Today was a bread bowl kinda day. For those of you who don’t know what I mean, I’ll explain. A bread bowl kind of day is a grey, rainy, typically chilly day where the only thing you want for dinner is a Panera bread bowl filled with some kind of delicious soup. So today was a bread bowl today. And man did I crave it.
For the first time since I gave up gluten, I really craved it. Not like I want it, like that I really want it kinda craving. So instead, I decided to roast baby potatoes. But the idea of 30-40 minute cooking time was a little too much, so I ended up roasting a steak and onions. And while it didn’t take away the craving, at least it reminded me of all the good food I can eat.
I’ve been getting the question of “Since you don’t have celiac, are you still going to give up gluten?” Legitimate question. I still haven’t fully decided on the answer, but I’ll try to explain it this way.
My stomach issues have not been solved. I got more sick at work than I’ve been in a long time. Not only is it annoying/painful, it’s downright embarrassing. So I don’t think giving up gluten has solved all my issues. However, it has taken away back pain that I had experienced for 3+ months. Back pain that made me have a bottle of Aleve wherever I went. And for cosmetic issues – my dark circles have gotten significantly lighter.
So – I’m planning on giving it up 90% of the time. I’ll make exceptions for special occasions (think Thanksgiving, my father’s grilled bruschetta) and the occasional exception, but otherwise that’s it. I haven’t figured it out or found a magic solution, but what kind of journey is it if you don’t figure it out along the way.