Usually these types of dietary adjustments involve children. But since my children would have no trouble living off of wheat bread, cheese, and the energy of the univers alone, they seem to be exempt from this issue (fingers crossed this continues to be the case). But that means I've been preparing different meals for everyone in the house while experimenting with this transition. Before deciding to jump head first into a primarily gluten-free kitchen, Finn and Maya might eat their age-appropriate dinner while Wes would say, "Don't worry about me." Then he would head off to make a burrito. I've been left eating the uber exciting chicken-brown rice-veggie combo that would double as both recovery food after an "episode" and the new gluten-free diet. It's b-o-r-i-n-g. I am already tiring of the smell and taste of brown rice (always cooking in my rice steamer).
I've even started buying gluten-free mixes, snacks, and soups at Fresh & Easy or Trader Joe's when I'm in a lazy bind. But a lot of those foods are really really gross. I'm not going to lie. I don't think I've ever tasted anything more "cardboard box" than pre-packaged gluten-free cookies. Yuck. And the price! So very expensive. Clearly not going to work. So I went online in search of some recipe blogs (now located in my sidebar below) to help out in the kitchen. And I immediately ordered two books that I know are going to make a huge difference (click titles for links to shop):
The recipes in this book look off the charts delicious. And Silvana breaks everything down, so that you know exactly what to buy. She's tested it all, and distilled it down into this goldmine. She has seriously done all the work, and offered it up to us in a hard-bound, beautifully photographed, silver platter of a resource. I immediately gave a huge sigh of relief when I opened this book. Her household is gluten-free, and everyone is able to enjoy delicious meals without missing out on anything. I love the thought of cooking one meal for everyone, without skipping a beat.