I’m trying to see things more positively, even if it means turning upside-down so the glass looks half-full. After two months or so of gluten avoidance, it seems that the best course of action for Cait’s health is that we make our house damn near gluten free. Right now we’re still getting rid of some gluteny stuff we’ve got, but today I made the big decision to pack up all the unopened stuff from our basement shelves to donate to a food bank. I decided I could either resent the situation and dwell on the money, or make the best of it and make our loss helpful someone else who is in a worse situation. And it does feel better.
There are definitely still aspects of the transition for which I can’t see the positive – replacing the Kitchen Aid, just to name one – but I’m going to see what I can do to let go of the frustration and move forward with the smaller things, at least.
It’s not all forced Pollyanna smiles, either. We truly are benefiting from the change in some ways, not the least of which is that it is forcing us to move even farther away from processed food, and shake up our food routines. Tonight we had baked tofu, grilled vegetables, and zucchini fritters. All naturally gluten free (except the fritters which required one simple substitution of GF flour blend for white flour) and all delicious.
I’m still me, though, and even though the glass is half full that does mean there’s an awful lot of empty in there too, so I will point out that Teddy hated all of it and Natalie only liked the tofu. And cooking from scratch means a hellacious amount of dishes.
But it was tasty for the adults, it was in season, some of it was local, and it was healthy. You can’t shake a stick at that.