In the Kitchen

gluten-free+breadFinding out you have a food sensitivity or allergy can be an emotional experience.  It was for me at least.  No bread?  My first thought was, “Yeah…that’s going to be a problem.”  My second thought was, “I’m going to need some toast while I think this over.”

I wish I could say I went cold turkey and stayed that way.  I didn’t, because you know what?  I’m not perfect.  It’s hard giving up a food you love. Whether we like to acknowledge it or not, we have emotional ties to our food.  The only way I managed to forever give up foods that didn’t serve me was to learn how to cook without them.  These days I rarely crave foods that I once thought I couldn’t live without.  There is practically always a way to cook and bake around sensitivities, and in many cities some restaurants are becoming havens for the food sensitive person.

It’s time to stop being overwhelmed at the idea of cooking gluten-free or dairy-free or whatever your particular sensitivities are.  The links to the right will act as a guide to cooking and baking around food allergies and sensitivities.  Get in the kitchen and have some fun with it.  It’s all the rage people!  Even the New York Times is talking about it.

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