Watch out Amurica. I’m startin a gluten-free revolution.

Kevin likes to eat waffles with peanut butter and syrup when he comes over. On the gluten-free diet, he still can!!

Due to nearly 7 years of continuous stomach aches, I’ve decided to do something about it! I’m in the process of being tested for Celiac’s Disease, which is a gluten allergy. This means I’m not eating anything with wheat, barley, rye, or oats. Being that my diet prior to two weeks ago consisted of bagels, pretzels, and pizza (yes, im a poor college student), my diet has drastically changed!

Kaely enjoying my gluten-free cooking!

 

I’ve been eating a lot of veggies, rice, and fresh fruit. Instead of bagels with peanut butter, I’ve been taking rice cakes with me for my Mcdonalds mornings. At Chipotle, I started ordering a bowl, instead of a burrito. It hasn’t been that bad, if anything, it forces me to eat healthier. I’ve been feeling great and my community has been really helpful- eating places where I can get a salad or baked potato. Many of my friends are actually considering jumping on the gluten-free bandwagon to see if the allergy is the cause of their stomach problems too!

One thing I did get sad about was the fact that most baked goods typically have wheat flour in the recipes. This means no cookies, brownies, cakes, etc.  Since I am in charge of making the treat for my community group I got a little depressed…UNTIL!!! Last night Kevin & I went over to Michael & Andrea’s for dinner and Michael made gluten-free chocolate chip cookies! They were delicious! The Nusbaum’s even got me started with gluten-free baking staples that most recipes call for: brown rice flour, xantham gum, and tapioca flour! Thankful for a community that meets needs and comes alongside eachother!

Michael Nusbaum's Gluten Free cookies!

I’ve been enjoying the changes. Whether or not the tests come back positive after these first few weeks, I’ve been seeing the positive side effects of the lifestyle! There are even studies done to show the decreased likelihood for obesity or autism in young children raised on this diet!

Watch out Amurica.

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Proverbs 31 Women? Not quite…

Kayla and I often try our hand at being domestic. Sometimes we succeed. Yesterday we miserably failed.

We wanted to make Brittany McIntyre’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. All was going well.  We even doubled the recipe so that we could share them with all of our friends and my community group!

The first batch was in the oven and the sweet pumpkin smell was filling the house…and then…

Kayla shows me the egg carton.

“How long after the expiration date can you use eggs?” She asked. We looked at the date. June 22nd. (How in the world did a full carton of eggs make it unnoticed in the fridge that long?!) We quickly googled, “how do you know if you have a bad egg…” and then did a float test…

The remaining egg in the carton FAILED the float test. This was an issue because we used EIGHT bad eggs in our batter…So what did we do? Called Jackie Lopina and Poison Control….

Consensus? We should probably not serve the muffins…

 

 

 

 

So in the end, Kayla and I learned a valuable lesson of womanhood that we will still look back on when we are 30….

Check the dates on your eggs before you bake with them. It will save you from wasting half of your pantry in throwing away a whole bowl of bad muffin batter.

 

Good thing Jesus takes our poor efforts at being proverbs 31 women and makes them perfect before the Father!!