Goodbye, GF!

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October 18, 2011 by buttermilkbaker

Okay not really.

Well, sort of.

Let me explain. I started re-introducing gluten into my diet last week. While I love how I feel without it, I don’t love the constant hesitation and over-analyzing it causes when thinking about my next meal. Ultimately what I decided is this: I’ll avoid gluten (and overly processed wheat products, like boxed crackers/cookies/etc.) when I can and/or want to, and I’ll aim to reduce the amount of wheat in my diet on the whole. But if I’m craving pizza or pasta or a big slice of artisan bread…by golly, Immona have it!

And have it I did.

A whooolleee lot of it. Pics from the weekend:

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1. Egg in a hole in a thick slice of artisan sourdough bread from Whole Foods. Amazing.

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Run, baby, run!!!

 

 

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2. Apple picking! We scored a decent bundle of fresh apples, but I have to say that my first foray into this storied New England tradition was a bit of a flop. The angsty teenage boy at the orchard told us right off the bat that there weren’t any apples left…

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Lessons to be learned: a) don’t listen to angsty teenage boys (we walked out with almost a dozen and a half apples!), b) remember to stop and smell the apples crisp fall air, c) go earlier in the season. Wamp wamp.

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Oh, and d) buy lots of apple cider donuts. These babies were yummy.

 

 

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3. Pizza Friday. Rapidly becoming my favorite Friday evening ritual. This was made with multigrain pizza dough from Whole Foods, homemade 3 Ingredient Marinara, bell pepper, spicy turkey sausage, mushrooms and fresh grated asiago fresco. Amazing.

 

 

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4. Pizza…Monday?

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This time, with some nice green stuff on the side. Those would be Pam-sauteed sugar snap peas, broccoli, and–random, I know–some matchstick-diced apple. At the last minute, I realized the meal was pretty heavy on the savory-salty tastes, and I wanted some crisp sweetness to break it up. The result? Exactly what I’d hoped! A subtle yet significant note of sweet acidity to cut through the creamy cheese, hearty marinara, and spicy jalapeno chicken sausage.

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It was too good not to make again.

 

Welcome back, gluten. Here’s hoping you don’t blow me up like a walrus.

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One thought on “Goodbye, GF!

  1. tennisweetie16 says:

    Gorgeous pictures BB! Your vegetables have beautiful colors too!

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