Getting Past the Gluten-Free Blues

I recently had a conversation with a colleague. It went something like this:

Her: Yeah, two doctors told me I needed to eliminate gluten. I try, but, you know, you have to cheat sometimes.

Me (being as polite as possible): Cheat? No, I never cheat.

Her (looking at me like I’ve grown another head): Really? I cheat all the time.

Me (not saying, “this is why you feel so horrible”): So, we had a great experience with one of your staff last week… Continue reading “Getting Past the Gluten-Free Blues”

Gluten-Free Cooking with Beans

Beans are a great, naturally gluten-free food. High in protein and fiber, they are nutritious, delicious, and extremely flexible. Seriously, how many other foods can be eaten whole or ground into flour? I love beans because they are perfect for so many meals.

Needless to say, my favorite way to enjoy beans is with rice. Recently, while in Austin visiting family, I had red beans and rice. I helpfully suggested we eat them every day; my family declined this perfectly reasonable idea. Someday, I will perfect my own red beans and rice recipe, or so I keep promising myself. Continue reading “Gluten-Free Cooking with Beans”