I was hoping to be reporting some of the positive effects of going gluten-free by now, but to be honest, I got nothing. I was lured in with tales of nice skin, happy digestion, increased energy, and better mood. Maybe my body is playing some sort of cruel trick on me, but I’m having a bit of an opposite reaction. My skin is at it’s all time worst, and, without going into detail….digestion is not happy, I am VERY tired, and slightly more up and down than usual.
Ever the optimist (if those who know me well could please resist from falling on the ground laughing right now that would be great, thanks), I am just going to chalk it up to poor choices/adjustment period.
For lunch some quick and simple scrambled eggs+egg white, arugula and brie.
For dinner I decided to try the “spaghetti squash as stand in for pasta” trick that I see recommended in magazines all the time. I’m a pretty big fan of most squash, but I hadn’t given spaghetti squash a try since I was a kid.
I made up a small batch of sauce and roasted the squash in the oven for about 20 minutes.
Top with fresh parmesan, and tada! Looks just like spaghetti.
Verdict? Tasty, but it’s not fooling anyone. I think I would prefer to eat it on it’s own, maybe with some butter and S&P on top. There really is no substitute for pasta….
Yes, I am aware that this is becoming a photo-journal of everything I eat… I am OK with this.
I also gave the bread another shot today. I think it’s safe to say I owe my oven an apology. The brick was definitely not her fault…
This time it rose a little bit more, and was slightly more “bread-ish”, but still not quite what I was hoping for.
I’ll post the recipe anyway, hopefully someone can give me some tips on what I’m doing wrong!