Friday, September 5, 2008

Will the Real White Flour Please Step Forward

Which is it-the right one or the left one? Can you tell???

Three weeks ago today we found out that TL has about 25 food intolerances-allergies-whatever you want to call them. Because I have certain digestive issues, I decided to go cold turkey along with him and avoid these foods, you can go here to see my tale of woe.

It's been an interesting experience trying to find things to cook. I have been so frustrated because I have looked at literally hundreds of recipes, including some of the old faves, and I have to say, oops, can't eat that, has milk, or oops, can't eat that, has tomatoes, or oops can't eat that, it has eggs, wheat, oregano, chilis, on and on ad nauseum.......

I met up with Chef Brad at of all places, a swim meet and he gave me some great advice. Turns out he is an expert on "grainology" and is a fellow wheat intolerance sufferer...... So we press forward, learning new ways of doing things and here's a photo of my new "white flour:"

A combination of spelt, sorghum and brown rice-throw it in the grinder and voila-white flour.....sort of....

So didja guess which one was the real white flour? Yup, the one on the left...

3 comments:

John Taylor Family said...

Hey, I got it right! So how does it cook and at what portions do you mix them together?

I would love to try this for John...and my friend who has kids with Celiacs would appreciate too!

Allyson said...

So how is TL doing with the new diet, is it helping?

Strange how we run into people at the times we need them most....is it strange???

Patrice said...

I LOVE Chef Brad! What does the doctor say is the "long-term" prognosis for T? My holistic doc has various allergen drops to help with them. I happen to have dairy and wheat with me now that I would be willing to give to T if he wants to try to build up a tolerance.

Let me know, or call, or whatever. Good luck to both of you!