Two weeks ago I stand facing my kitchen with arms crossed ready to do battle. My husband sits perched at our bar Americain watching cautiously, sipping his morning tea. I fling cabinets open and toss anything and everything with a wheat ingredient into the trash can. He says nothing. How can he" I’ve been reading aloud to him every night from Grain Brain and Wheat Belly (because I know he won’t read these on his own) and now, I’ve decided for the both of us, that the time has come to see if this whole gluten-free diet is fact or fiction.
I know it might appear that I’ve completely flipped my lid considering that only months ago I was making croissants from scratch and whipping up tarts à la minute, but since the body clock is ticking away and the nutritional supplements are piling up along with the pre-natal vitamins and the extraneous bottles of flax-seed oil, fish oil, and Bragg amino acids ? why not just go whole hog"
Meyer Lemon Polenta Cake with Brown Butter and Walnuts
“Not the Acme batard! You’re really going to toss that too"” My husband jumps up from his stool and digs the loaf out of the trash. I grab it back and shove it further down. He leaves the kitchen a little teary eyed and perhaps a little deflated. He’s a sandwich guy and this, no doubt, is sacrilege. It’s not that I like to throw away food ? both of us hate that more than anything ? but if the science in these two books is true then the wheat of today is unsafe for human consumption.
We are not celiac and we are not trying this purge for weight loss reasons although we both could stand to lose a little around the middle. But the fact remains that over this two-week self-imposed non-gluten diet and my crazy kitchen cleanse we have both lost 5 pounds by simply NOT eating anything made with wheat. The real bonus is: I feel great. I wake up feeling GREAT! I run farther and faster, I have more energy during the day, and my clo...