There will be some definite changes in the recipes and beverages I post here, starting now! Last week I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, for which the only treatment is a lifelong gluten-free diet. My coworker and wonderful friend, a 59-year-old man named Lonnie, made this news a lot easier to cope with by calling it “Silly Ass Disease.” I can’t think of it by any other name now, and it makes me smile every time I hear “Celiac.” Which is a completely backwards reaction.
All of my recipes from here on out will be gluten-free, but I will include ingredients to use for those who aren’t gluten-free. I see this as a huge opportunity to create new recipes that other Celiacs, gluten-intolerant, and other gluten-free people can enjoy. Don’t worry, they will still all be vegetarian and vegan…I’m not about to start eating meat!
I will likely also post my favorite gluten-free products as I come across the ones I like, and the ones that are completely terrible….because there will definitely be some. For example: Nut-Thins as a replacement for crackers? Not a huge fan. Maybe they’ll grow on me, but I will continue to search.
The first gluten-free product I tried was spaghetti. Sam Mills Pasta d’oro, gluten-free corn pasta.
With this product I made Spaghetti Aglio Olio with freshly-grated parmesan, and it actually turned out great! Once I had all my spices and oil in there, I forgot that it was corn pasta. It has a slightly different taste and texture, but not to the point where it’s incredibly noticeable. I definitely recommend this product!
That’s it for now! Get ready for some delicious vegetarian & vegan gluten-free recipes from your favorite Silly Ass at Bev & Veg!