Some of my favorite memories of my grandmother center around her kitchen. She never seemed to use a recipe, but everything was always delicious. She always had a big garden and summers were busy with canning and freezing and pickling. Any grandkids around were expected to shuck corn, shell peas, peel peaches or do any other chore we were given. She made the best dinner rolls I have every eaten, but they weren't gluten free and neither was I back then. I have her recipe, but haven't tried to convert it...yet.
I can remember when you couldn't buy gluten free pasta. I ate potatoes or rice as a substitute for pasta, and it was a poor substitute. Now the options are almost endless and I am enjoying it immensely. Even fresh pasta! Something I need to learn to make, for sure.
I was shopping recently in Albertsons and came across and end cap with a whole new selection of certified gluten free pastas from Barilla. At least all new to me. I chose one made of chickpea and a rotini made from red lentil. The ingredients list shows only red lentil and nothing else. How do they do that?
I am a big believer is using little indulgences for self-care. I think it's important to do something nice for yourself every day, just to promote that sense of well-being and comfort. In winter, one aspect of that is staying warm. My husband and I each have our personal blankets and snuggies that we curl up in to read or watch TV or just to sip on tea and listen to music. I think this is in line with the Danish principle of hygge and it makes perfect sense to me. Especially at home. Home should always be about comfort and peace; an escape from the rest of the world that whirls by crazily. This free pattern is perfect for that.
Hi there! I am Jeannine.
I believe that a holistic and balanced approach to life is a must when living with an autoimmune disease. I share gluten and dairy free recipes and all the other things I do here. I just like doing stuff and making stuff.
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