Hey you sexy beasts, I’m Dominique. I eat gluten-free. I also enjoy laughing at people when they trip but I can’t make a blog about that (or could I). I’m sure you’re thinking, “She’s jumping on the GF bandwagon”. To that I would say, screw you, I built that bandwagon! Okay, I didn’t build it but I’ve been riding shotgun for over 6 years now. I don’t want to drone on too long about how sick I used to be when eating wheat but when I was in high school, I had the worst stomach pains from morning to night. I used to go home early because the pain was so bad (I would say I ditched school a good 50% from stomach pains, the rest was because school sucked). So what do you eat when you don’t feel good? Toast with a little butter. You can see how the cycle perpetuated itself.
Then, finally, it was suggested that I might be intolerant to wheat. So I cut it out and halle-frickin-lujah, it worked like a charm. I stopped feeling like I was 30 months pregnant with wheat babies. I can honestly say I didn’t mourn the loss too much as my wellness improved ten fold. Sure, I love bread and all bread related goodies as much as a low-carb dieter on hiatus, but I like feeling better a whole lot more. Is that slice of pizza really worth two or three days of the gastric battle that will occur afterwards? Shit no (see what I did there?).
And now that wheat is the new ‘Devil Food’ there are so many options that I no longer have to choose between awesome things to eat and not being able to button up my jeans for a week after a bite of cake. So, I’m here to be the guinea pig of all things wheat and gluten free- I will try products, restaurants and modify recipes in order to make ‘em a-okay. Being a lover of shortcuts, I promise to always try to find the easiest route to awesome food. It’s not always going to be pretty but it sure as hell will have chutzpah. That’s Gluten-Free Dom.