Monday, January 2, 2012

When You've Got an Itch . . .

My cherub, who got 5 inches cut off of
her hair!  I love this style on her!


It's the new year and I've got a new cookbook, kitchen tools, and King Arthur supplies!

This is NOT, I repeat, NOT what I want to do . . .

but for the sake of our girl cherub, we must.

We must be gluten-free.

That's right.

I hear your gasp! 

You feel my pain!

Together, we grieve!

But for many months, the Mr. and I have discussed this option.

We've -- no, that's not right, I've read and researched and shared vital information with him.

After tubs of benedryl cream and a tingl-y tongue, and itch-y, rash-y neck, it's time we do what's best for our cherub and we see if gluten is the culprit.

Do you know what gluten is in?


E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G!  I tell you!

But after 2 hours at the grocery store for only 1 week of food, I think we're going to make it!

Today, for the first time in a very long time, there's been no itching or weird feeling tongue on our youngest cherub!

Maybe it's coincidence.

Maybe it's a quinky-dink.

Or maybe, just maybe me and the Mr. are right!

Only time will tell.  Our plan is to remove the gluten for a legitimate amount of time then re-introduce a single gluten-containing food at a time and watch for the tell-tell signs. 

It's iffy, and maybe a little "tree-hugger" style of helping our cherub, but if it works then it'll be worth it!  If we're not successful, we will use modern medicine and smarter people than us to help us figure out what's going on! 

Until then, I'll still be sharing with you recipes that you won't want to miss out on . . . and some of them will be gluten free!

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