Just look at my scones, aren’t they just perfect? Guess what? I made them without the recommended 28g of oil – so slightly lower in fat too, so I’m not just thinking of gluten-free now, but healthy eating – multi tasking diva, lol! They were from a packet mix so I suppose I cheated a little but so what? Just a good food for a treat, they are a little better having been made for a day and they don’t have the ‘bicarbonate’ taste you sometimes can get after eating scones. So all good then?
Well, perhaps I speak too soon – all was not perfect with the pasta I made for my lunch. I followed the instructions on the packet. I always tell people to do this, since a previous experience of ending up with a lump of starch once when preparing gluten-free pasta. I was stirring the pan as advised as tasted the pasta which was a little too al-dente, then in a matter of seconds it went very mushy. I have still prepared my pasta salad for lunch so I will report back how this tastes later today.
I’m up early today, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and ready for whatever the day may bring. Reflecting on things this morning and I do feel that it is really important as a dietitian not to impose your food likes/dislikes on others, I have always been somewhat aware of this when I recommend sip feed drinks to patients but also in clinic. I recommend those people who are newly diagnosed coeliac, it is really important to try as many different foods as possible as we all like different food. I may not like many of the gluten-free biscuits, for example, but others may – so I would advise to try again with foods if you are struggling with. So don’t let my feelings on gluten free biscuits cloud your judgement, they are worth trying for a treat. This is also good advice for people who have been coeliac for a number of years and who are stuck in a rut of eating the same food all the time – my experience over the past few days is that even in a short period of three years the choice of gluten-free food has improved significantly.