I… am 30 weeks pregnant. After a short detour into Whatever-Will-Stay-Down Land, I am back off gluten. I have to say, I eat so much healthier now.
SuperDad… is, for the first time ever, actually giving gluten-free living a real try. Go SuperDad!
E… On March 11th, she will celebrate 4 years off of gluten! Wow! Where does the time go? School lunch was our biggest challenge recently. She packs her lunch every day. She either has leftovers (GF spaghetti, GF mac & cheese, and soup are some of her faves) or PB & J* (as of now, her school still allows peanut butter), along with fruit (grapes, sometimes applesauce), and yogurt or string cheese. I was worried, but things have gone really well. She's old enough now (almost 6) that she knows what she can have, and what she can't.
D… Is almost 4. He recently had very minor surgery to put in ear tubes. He hasn't ever had an ear infection, but he had lost almost all of his hearing due to trapped fluid. After a 7-minute surgery, he's good as new!
Miss Baby M… Is 17 months old. She has no idea what is about to happen to her life about 10 weeks from now! She has never had gluten.
*I don't know that I've ever shared it, so below you will find our very best ever gluten-free bread recipe, the result of much fine tuning.
SuperDad's Super Gluten Free Bread
½ t dried yeast
2 t xanthan gum
¾ c white rice flour
¾ c brown rice flour
¾ c tapioca flour
1 t salt
2 T sugar (can replace with honey)
1/3 c dry milk substitute
3 T vegetable oil
1 t apple cider vinegar
1 c warm water
Mix dry ingredients in lg. bowl. Mix in all other ingredients. Stir just to mix. Place in bread machine. Use Light setting.