Many people have the misconception that by being on a gluten free diet you will lose weight. Sorry to disappoint, but that is not a fact and sadly, I am living proof of that. Being gluten free is a lifestyle not a weight loss plan. For the last couple of years, my weight has been on my mind. From the moment I wake up, to the moment I fall asleep it's there, like a dark cloud that won't go away. But, I can't seem to motivate myself to actually do anything about it. I see other people dropping weight and getting in shape and I just sigh and wish that my jelly belly would just disappear. Why oh why does it have to be so hard?!? Is it that my metabolism has slowed down the older I get? Or do I give into my cravings more often than not? (Probably the latter) I've managed to find all the fattening treats that are gf so that I can indulge in my cravings without getting sick. But guess what? I am sick. Sick of my chubbiness, that is! I keep trying to remember the feeling of being slim...when I could wear a bikini and felt ok about it...I want that again! Is it possible? I'll be 39 years old here in a few short months, that would be the new 19, right??? On top of that, my brother is getting married in Vegas, Vegas people! We know what that means, the place where skin is in! I have 2 1/2 short months to slim down! So please, send me lots of motivation...I'll need it! And as my niece Kama* says, I'm going to "get my sexy back" gluten free style!
Friday, December 24, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
It's like Mexican food without the tortillas, Italian without the pasta...I'm sure you get the idea. My dear friend, Janea, and I decided we were going to make some good comfort food for our chili Sunday dinner. We decided to make chili con carne with a side of gluten free corn bread. Thanks to Bob's Red Mill's gluten free flours, we baked some pretty good corn bread. It disappeared as quickly as the regular corn bread did! I am so excited to do some more gluten free baking. Looking at the baking recipes isn't as intimidating as it was before. Thankfully, my local Henry's Farmers Market carries a wide variety of the 50 gluten free products that Bob's Red Mills has to offer. You can also order it online at http://www.bobsredmill.com/.
We followed the directions on the back of Bob's Red Mill Cornmeal bag. It called for milk, which we substituted with almond milk. We also used Xylitol instead of sugar.
Delicious with some butter and a drizzle of honey!
Try it out and have a sweet gluten free day!