cucumber & toasted almond quinoa salad with dill
Did you listen to Dr. Brooke's segment on the Whole Living radio show? You can listen to it for free at The Radio Blog. I learned a lot about gluten sensitivity and I totally admit being just like host Terri Trespicio; I figured if you didn't have Celiac disease then you had nothing to worry about! I also wondered why I had never even heard of gluten until the past few years ago and why gluten-free products, diets and cookbooks were suddenly all the rage. What's the deal? Why is gluten such a hot topic?
I learned that:
For anyone who is extending the gluten-free period beyond what the Action Plan calls for, or for anyone who discovered that maybe the gluten doesn't sit so well in their systems, you can find Whole Living's round-up of gluten-free recipes here and check out Delectably Free, a wonderful blog with gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan recipes. I'm rethinking the gluten idea and will try to limit my intake over the next few weeks because, hey, it couldn't hurt.
I have a rare snow day today! For breakfast I had a poached egg with avocado on toast and I think I'll make this hot cocoa recipe later as it seems more-or-less detox friendly. For those of you with winter weather, be careful outside! (Did you know that every state but Florida has snow somewhere on the ground?! Even Hawaii has some snow on a volcano.) Have any of you discovered a gluten intolerance or sensitivity? If you don't mind sharing, what sort of symptoms do you have? How did you realize it? Any tasty gluten-free recipes?