For anyone who follows or reads my blog on a regular basis, it is no secret that I miss pizza. In fact, along with Chinese food, it is the one thing I cannot replicate successfully.
I have tried many recipes, mixes and pre-made, and they all failed miserably. You just can’t replicate that chewy, browned, yeasty crust with gluten free flour. You just can’t.
Last week, I wrote about eating wheat pasta by mistake. I took Immodium to ward off any ill effects, and it worked. Granted, I only ate one piece, but the success of that experiment made me wonder if I could use it on occasion to eat some of the foods I have had to leave behind since I began this gluten free lifestyle.
Last night while we were enjoying a warm spring night our patio, my husband and I started talking about some of the foods we missed eating since we started eating healthier. We decided to start with frozen pizza. It will be a double whammy, with both gluten and dairy. It might make me deathly sick, then again, it might not. In the words of my gluten intolerant son, who will be visiting us in a few weeks, when I asked him about dining out and avoiding food sensitivities, he said, “I’m on vacation, I’m not going to obsess about it.” He has the right attitude. I have been obsessing….maybe it’s time to enjoy life again, as long as I don’t go overboard. Don’t get me wrong, I realize this is not a healthy way to eat what I want, and I won’t be doing it often. Immodium can really screw you up, but then again, so can a bagel. Just in different ways.
I suffered for years due to gluten intolerance, and practically lived on Immodium. Not a healthy lifestyle. I certainly will still be eating gluten and dairy free foods on a regular basis. But it would be nice to be able to be a bit free every once in awhile (as long as I’m not more than 10 minutes from home). I’m not sure of the consequences, and if there are consequences, if they will be worth it. But you only go around once in this life; sometimes you just have to say, what the hell.
I will post the results of this experiment later this week, after my gluten fix is satiated. And I will be making flour free brownies…so there!