Sunday, October 10, 2010

On Beyond Gluten!

Dr. Seuss writes in his book On Beyond Zebra (©1955):
"You can stop, if you want, with the Z
Because most people stop with the Z
But not me!
In the places I go there are things that I see
That I never could spell if I stopped with the Z.
I'm telling you this 'cause you're one of my friends.
My alphabet starts where your alphabet ends!"

I've chosen to apply this to my life of living "On Beyond Gluten!" Some people who have the diagnosis of needing to be gluten-free, chose to ignore the possibilities of living past gluten. There's often an assumption that gluten-free food is disgusting, and anything made of wheat and gluten would be much better. I used to think that, until I realized that I'd pick feeling healthy and having control over my body, over food that tastes slightly better.

For me, I've chosen to begin my path of discovering new recipes, foods, and ways to live on beyond gluten. I've had to use my imagination to alter recipes and dishes, I've had to find alternatives that I never thought I would be seeking. It's a journey that I'm still establishing, day by day.

This blog is meant to provide inspiration for people with a gluten-free diet to actually live on beyond gluten. The possibilities are endless - won't you discover them with me?