A Glimpse of a Gluten Free Day: Battling Dessert and Lunch
In the past, I would allow myself to "cheat" a little when I was first diagnosed. Ya know, what’s a little wheat here and there really going to do to you? Well, then I did my research. I haven’t come across a Celiac Association in the whole world that doesn’t advise against this behavior. They all suggest that as soon as you eat gluten again, you begin damaging the villi in your intestines even though no pain may be felt. No thank you!
So, my dilemma: resisting the apple dumpling cake. I quickly got a hold of this fabulous recipe and to my utmost delight the only ingredient that needs to be amended in order to make this wonderful cake gluten free is the flour!!! And of course I am willing to share. I will include the recipe at the bottom of this post.
Oh, and if you’re not a baker, check out Udi’s gluten free muffins and cinnamon rolls – They are pretty fabulous too!
Now on to another typical dilemma of mine…no lunch, which means I have to buy it. With today’s economy the way it is, I can’t afford to buy a $10-15 salad every time I forget my lunch. Furthermore, after a grueling morning suffering through the almost overwhelming temptations brought on by my co-worker’s great grandma’s apple dumpling cake, I was not in the mood to sacrifice anymore! So here’s an easy solution, keep a loaf of Udi’s gluten free bread in your desk. Remember, unlike other gluten free breads, there’s no need to refrigerate this tasty loaf! Grab a couple slices and you can be out the door along side your co-workers headed to the choice sandwich shop! Just ask for your sandwich without bread (make sure you request that they change their gloves before touching your meat/veggies to avoid cross contamination). Once you get to the table, pull out your bread and prepare your sandwich! Voila! – lunch on the go made gluten free with the help of Udi’s. What a great relief after the tragic morning events.
A seemingly tragic day saved in the end by Udi’s…sigh 🙂
Great Grandma’s Apple Dumpling Cake