So, peanuts and I go way back. To the time when I was eating Cracker Jack, and my parents saw my face swell up and rushed me to a neighbor’s house for Benadryl. And then there was the time I ordered a chocolate chip bagel (pre-gluten-free days) and the baker gave me a peanut butter [...]
About a month ago, I was sitting in the Denver airport, doing what I call my “despairering.” This is the activity where I despair about food for no good reason. I mean, no good reason. I wasn’t hungry. I wasn’t in any physical pain. But I was having a mental tantrum. Some of my thoughts [...]
At times, I’m a little like the character Bubba Blue in Forrest Gump. But, instead of shrimp, I’m really into potatoes. I like mashed potatoes, smashed potatoes, baked potatoes, fried potatoes, braised potatoes, potato salad, home fries, hashbrowns, twice-baked potatoes, German fries, and the ultimate french fry. Yes, now that I’m gluten-free, I could easily [...]
When I first left gluten, eggs, dairy, and sugar behind, I had nightmares about cake batter for a month. No joke! In my dream/nightmare I stood over my Kitchen Aid mixer watching the batter go round and round, wishing I could eat it. My torment was a direct result of withdrawal. Before diagnosis, I had [...]
When was the last time you took a nap? I mean, a really, nice, long, I-don’t-have-to-get- up-for-anything kind of nap. If you can’t remember when that was, go lie down right now. Seriously.