Bread is soothing to the Soul

I will never forget the first time I tried Udi’s GF bread. It was the first bread I had eaten in 2 months after being diagnosed with Celiac. Our friends had invited us over for the weekend. My husband and I hadn’t gone anywhere for the first two months after my diagnosis. I was depressed, worried about what I would eat, wondering how I would explain this sickness to friends.

Then I realized I can’t let this sickness turn me into a recluse. We agreed to go north to their home and my husband, always the protector, explained to them what was happening with my body. Not only could I not have gluten, but I couldn’t have dairy either. The first night my girlfriend made a wonderful pork dish for dinner. She did a great job. Everything she made was Gluten and Dairy free. She told me she had a surprise for me for breakfast in the morning. When we woke up she was already in the kitchen cooking away. She was trying a berry french toast recipe that she had found online. She went shopping for the ingredients. A person who worked at Whole Foods Market in Bellevue, WA recommended UDI’s bread and said it was the best Gluten Free bread out there.

I was so excited about the loaf of bread I couldn’t wait to eat this breakfast. When she put it in the oven to bake the smell filled the house. Bread, cinnamon, coconut milk and berries. I remember taking my first bite once it was done baking and had cooled. I cried. I cried because I hadn’t tasted bread in 2 months. I cried because I hadn’t realized how much I missed something soooo comforting to the soul. I cried because you do find out who your true friends are when you get sick. I will never forget that morning when I ate my first bite of UDI’s. It was amazing and a memory I cherish in so many ways. My picture attached, I’m the tall one in the brown dress. Vickie, the one who made breakfast is next to me in the shorts.

Everyone in this photo except Vickie is now Gluten free due to Gluten Intolerance or Celiac and we all eat UDI’s bread.

Name: Kristine L.
City: Tacoma
State: WA

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