So, this is not the first Lent when I have been gluten-free. Both Lent and gluten-free can be frustrating on their own, how to survive the double-whammy? And this year, I decided to revive my old standby sacrifice, sweets.
Well, it truly sucks to have skip deep-fried foods, including fried and breaded fish. At times, it does feel like I’m living on cheese. OK, so there is a reward. 😀 Of course, it is only Friday that is the bad day, but still, no meat, no bread. I definitely find myself falling back on gluten-free substitutes, like rice crackers, gluten-free breads, corn products. It also makes me realize how much I’ve come to rely on candy as a source of carbs–I like my chubby little tummy.
Of course, this is all so First World Problems. I’m glad I have enough awareness of food and health to understand my food sensitivities and allergies, and I have the option to make voluntary diet selections, skipping things I just don’t like or I don’t feel like eating or that I exclude for a philosophical or religious purpose.
Having said that, if I lived in a lot of places, I would likely never know I was gluten sensitive because I wouldn’t be exposed to it very much, if at all. First World Problems.
Well, there is plenty to eat in the fridge. Yeah, it sucks I can’t have bacon in my grits on Friday mornings, but I’ll survive. Until Saturday. Snrt.
To a bit of creative thinking, in the kitchen or out.