Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Christmas Dinner...The "New Normal"
I hope everyone had a beautiful Christmas. I took a quick snapshot of my Christmas dinner. Prior to going wheat free, I could never have imagined being able to eat so well after eliminating wheat and grains from my life. I certainly could not have imagined losing weight this way. I served this beautiful lasagna to my unsuspecting wheat eating family members last night...and nobody knew anything was different until half way through our meal when I told them that I had made the "noodles" (last year I made regular lasagna for them and a smaller wheat free version for me). It was priceless...and not because I tricked them, but because they literally could not tell the difference. It just reaffirms to me that eating this way can be and is delicious for everyone -- not just those of us that have chosen not to consume wheat and grains. It was a pretty typical holiday prep day yesterday...I baked cranberry lemon coconut muffins, chocolate chip cookies, pecan parmesan crackers, and cheddar black pepper biscuits. I made lasagna for dinner. For breakfast this morning we had scrambled eggs with cheese, sausage, muffins and biscuits. The menu really wasn't much different than our typical Christmas menus...the only difference was in some of the ingredients used to make these items. Life without wheat isn't just good...it's great! Welcome to the "new normal". Enjoy!