Saturday, August 14, 2010

Is Gluten-Free for Me?

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

Go_ahead_its_gluten_free Ever since Kate's post about bread on Monday, I've seriously been thinking of going gluten free.  Do I think I have a wheat problem?  No, but everybody keeps saying they lost weight, and since I hate to diet, I thought I might try this.  (I do think my mother is wheat intolerant and I'm encouraging her to go wheat free for a couple of weeks to see if she'd feel better.  It would be easier if she had a buddy to do it with.)

Here's my problem.  First of all I love bread.  I love rolls.  I love any kind of dessert made with flour.  (Well, I'm not that keen on fruit pies -- but I love meat pies.)

Sm pink bday cake Second of all -- my birthday is coming up in a few weeks and I WILL NOT GIVE UP BIRTHDAY CAKE!  I MUST have something under my candles that tastes delicious.

Here's another caveat:  I love chocolate, but I don't like chocolate cake.  I love white cake and spice cake (especially if it has walnuts and raisins in it).

I'd like to make a gluten-free birthday day for myself.  Anybody got any good recipes?

In the meantime, I've got a bunch of English muffins in the freezer to eat before the great experiment starts.  I'd better go start on that project right now.