Celebrate the foods that you can eat!
Got a Gluten Free Question? Ask Lisa, Gluten Free FoodieApril 18th, 2013 at Thu, 18th, 2013 at 9:42 am by Lisa - Gluten Free Foodie
I get emails and questions all the time. I thought I would start to share some of the questions that I get with you. This is a very common question that I get all the time …
I am just not interested in my Gluten Free diet anymore. Is it really that bad if I have Gluten every once in awhile?
Well Sara, it isn’t about cheating on a diet. If you have Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance – living Gluten Free is a choice that you have to make. You have to commit to learning everything you can about ingredients, preventing cross-contamination and what questions to ask when you are dining out. The Gluten Free diet is the ONLY way to heal your body and to stop destroying your body when you eat Gluten. Your symptoms should go away once you have been on a strict Gluten Free diet.
I suggest talking to your doctor if you are continuing to have symptoms.
I would like to offer some ideas to kick-start your Gluten Free diet. Luckily for us it is Spring and Farmers Market season is upon us! I highly suggest going to your local Farmers Market and talking to your farmers in your community. Fresh local food is a great way to savor more than just your meal but to connect with your community.
I picked up some fingerling potatoes from Secret Springs Farm and made them tonight for dinner. Wash them and make sure they are completely dry. This will help them crisp up. Add some olive oil to a roasting pan, sprinkle some sea salt, fresh ground black pepper, rosemary, thyme and oregano. I like to add a few shakes of paprika. Put the lid on and place the pan into the preheated oven – 375 degrees. It should take approximately 45 minutes. Carefully take them pan out of the oven – there will be steam when you remove the lid.
Gently toss the potatoes and add 1-2 chopped fresh garlic cloves. Toss a bit more.
Place the pan back into the oven, without the lid for 5 minutes.
Serve with your favorite Farmers Market Vegetables, eggs or meats if you desire.
I went this past weekend and met up with some friends and my favorite new farm on Bainbridge Island.
Please help me welcome – Secret Spring Farm. Be sure to say hello to Maia and her husband Erik when you see them at the market.