My Food Journey

I grew up eating fast food, mostly McDonald’s, Wendy’s, pizza, mac ‘n cheese, baked beans, and hot dogs. My favorite meal was chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans.

When I went to college, it was great to not cook food myself. But now that I’m on my own, how do I do it? Can I be vegetarian too? I learned to make bread and played with rye and barley flours. I’m better at baking than cooking.

And then there is the added challenge of having a lactose-free diet for two weeks, followed by two weeks of a gluten-free diet, per doctor’s orders.

I don’t want to starve.

So I got gluten-free cookbooks from the library and researched recipes online. Already I am overwhelmed by the different flour substitutes.

My first cookbook exploration up next time even though it’s not Christmas:


4 thoughts on “My Food Journey

  1. i have been gluten free for over a year. if you have any questions or anything like that let me know. there is a trick to baking and cooking in general with no gluten. but i tell you. its so much better. its hard at times for sure but so worth it


      1. so are you dairy and gluten free? / when baking if it asks for two eggs. add three and if it asks for milk or sub almond bil. add the cup or measurement amount and add a splash more. these tricks allow for fluffy and moist cookies cakes and goodies !!! 🙂 in my opinion gluten free baked goods are better than the regs. 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for the tips! I was lactose free for 12 days. And after watching a documentary “Vegucated,” I might cut out all dairy and eggs in the near future. I made the switch to almond milk last year. The recipes I’ve tried gluten-free have been very yummy! And I’ve noticed that I don’t have to eat as much and that I’m fuller for longer.

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