Focus C-day 2 is clear kitchen all gluten.
All day put gluten items on front porch, goad friends into take.
Baking pans, spelt/wheat flours, sesame seed perhaps hulled w. same equipment wheat once visit. Gone.
Bread machine (impossible remove gluten every crevice.)
Waffle maker (ditto.)
Cutting boards. Wooden spoons.
Apple juice-infused cranberry also (maybe touch wheat-touched equipment.)
Honey roasted peanut also MTW-TE.
Cabinets wiped. Wiped again.
Kind of nice free up so much space.
Next stop Whole Foods. Do you know if you have any nuts that weren’t produced on the same equipment as wheat? Feels insane, say this series words. Inquisitive Customer Service rep is sufferer irritable bowel syndrome, Bigfoot sufferer irritable bowel syndrome too? No, one of my kids was just diagnosed with celiac. Customer Service rep inquire Bigfoot know it possible make granola bar at home? I like making things at home, but I need to find gluten-free ingredients to start. I can’t find nuts that weren’t maybe produced near wheat. No…Whole Foods no GF honey roasted peanut. No GF almond. No GF walnut. All MTW-TE.
Visit Trader Joe’s. Trader Joe’s HRPs same problem, but almonds/walnuts only maybe touch soy/peanut, no gluten—progress! Then think, maybe Whole Foods just has higher standards for labeling things gluten free. Bigfoot mind, Trader Joe = Jimmy Buffet-type flip flop pop top cheeseburger lackadaisical sort not overly concerned w. adhere regulations. Caution-wind: buy Trader Joe’s nuts.
Back home. Goodbye, cute toaster. Hello shiny-new, not cute microwave. Never had microwave. Children stare. Is popcorn gluten free? (I think so.) How does it work? (I don’t know.) Jack, stunned: We’re like a real American family now.
Dinner time bake Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Pizza. Boys love! Later realize TJGFP baked on (previous home of 1,000,000 gluten-yes pizzas & boules) pizza stone. Sorry.
Bubs report crummy tummy. Psychosomatic? Never had this symptom before diagnosis & three different doctors ask does your stomach hurt? Or maybe now realizes pain = not normal part of eating food.
Breakfast time Bubs ask oats, then are oats gluten free? (I think so.) Bigfoot buy GF oats. Then read impossible trust oat crop not dusted w. wheat from neighboring farm; even if oat farm secluded from wheat farm, highway travel from gluten free farm to mill, air full of gluten from wheat farm share same highway. (Srsly?) Decide hold off on oats.
But hey! Entire point buy microwave = make paleo crumpet in own home. For first in-house paleo crumpet, instead of boring ramekin, Bigfoot use colorful muffin paper. Think add lively party atmosphere GF breakfast. Not realize this like makeup on corpse, frill only serve underscore macabre sitch.
After initial disappointment crumpet not exciting cupcake, happiness. Paleo crumpet excellent vehicle for favorite jam. Yay! Also full protein (egg, almond flour must be lots) & omega 3’s (ground flax). Yay! Bubs skip (skip!) to garage, hop on bicycle. Yay! Already feel better after one (probably tainted) GF pizza and one untainted breakfast? Paleo crumpet (one minute muffin) recipe here.
Ohhh. But breakfast tainted too: jam was opened during gluten times.
Carry on. Pack lunch w. all GF-confirmed foods:
Rice cakes(GF) w. (new jar) peanut butter (GF)
Cheese stick (GF)
Water (pretty sure OK)