Monday, August 18, 2008

New Recipes

So, I am now going to become an expert in yet another area. First, I became an expert in dealing with a child with bipolar. Then, God allowed me to become an expert in Spina Bifida, learning disasbilities and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. But wait! He's not done! I'm now going to become an expert in.... drumroll......
cooking without gluten!! Yes, it's true. Holland has been diagnosed with celiac disease. I've actually tried a gluten-free diet before with him, but I don't think I was as dedicated as I will have to be now. It's not going to be an easy thing. If you've ever looked at the ingredients in foods, you know that gluten is in everything. Not only can he not eat wheat, he can't eat oats, rye, or malt. (oh, so sad, no chocolate!)
So here's my first attempt at gluten-free sugar cookies after the celiac diagnosis. I'll let you know tomorrow if Holland eats them (let's also hope that the other two like them also!)

1 comment:

Jax said...

Well luckily he is not alone in this. I have heard of this more and more lately. My sister in law is dating a guy that has this, but comes from a whole family of it, so he grew up eating this way. From what Mari says, it really isn't all that hard once you narrow down to what you can have. She had the hardest time giving up pizza. But you can make your own. Bob's red mill has a whole big section for non gluten stuff.