Bah – I new I wouldnt’ be good at blogging! I have to apologise for the lack of photos. I know they make a blog much more interesting to read. Plain text is not very interesting to read, but I appreciate you sticking with me whilst I organise myself.
Life has been a bit hectic around here between sickness and getting ready for a trip away to my brothers wedding in less than 2 weeks.
On the weekend I attended a lecture given by two very well respected doctors on the field of bio medicine. I’m still trying to absorb the information presented and when I do I will do summary on here. One thing that was mentioned and I’ve been doing some googling on since the lecture was removing all grains from the diet – not just gluten containing grains and corn but ALL grains. This along with the mantra’s of “Heal the gut, heal the child” and Hippocarates, “All disease begins in the gut”, really drove home to me the importance of my job of feeding my family.
At first I thought, ‘how can you do that and still have a diet resembling something normal?’. With a little googling and a phone call to my mum, I have what sounds like a yummy fig and honey muffins and a grain free baking book in my cart. I’ll be trialling this recipe today with a bit of a twist. Cross your fingers for a success. I’d recently also heard of crumbing fish in almond meal which was apparently very yummy, so I’ll try some nut crusted nuggets today too.
I haven’t discussed going grain free with our doctor as yet, even though she was also at the lecture. It does seem to take some confusion out of the gluten free baking maze though as removes some of the gluten free options. I found myself getting paralyzed by all the options and baking mix recipes I’d found. To go grain free and remove sorghum and rice from the options, actually makes it easier in my opinion. It basically leaves nut flours,bean flours, quinoa flour, potato and tapioca starches. I still have some sorghum and rice flour here so I will use that up whilst I get myself organised for grain free and going away. We visit our doctor again a few days after we are back from our holiday so I will discuss a completely grain free diet with her before going hard core. The only issue I see with using so many nuts though is that our son has a bowel reaction to nuts so they need to be soaked and dehydrated first to kill the enzymes causing this reaction, then ground into a flour or meal. Just another layer of complexity to deal with but it will be worth it – I know it will.