Monday, March 11, 2013

Looks and Taste

My youngest son Matthew has a lot of dietary restrictions. He can’t properly digest gluten or casein, and he’s allergic to nuts. It means I have to cook everything from scratch (which I’m secretly grateful for because I think we eat a lot healthier than we would otherwise). But it also means we can't eat anything with wheat, oats, rye, barley, etc. And no milk, cheese, etc. And no nuts.

So Matthew and I are always on the lookout for good recipes. We recently bought The Gluten Free Bible, a collection of GF recipes. We made the first recipe, Summer Rolls. The ingredients were rice wrappers, beef, shrimp, cilantro, and noodles. It was a lot of work--thankfully, Matt always helps--and they turned out beautiful. Sadly, they were very bland, even with the spicy dipping sauce. 

Another recipe bites the dust.


  1. These looks like the Vietnamese spring rolls, which I often find to be rather bland too. :P They do taste better with the fish sauce though.

    Maybe the next recipe will be a winner?

  2. That doesn't sound rather bland. Shows how things can turn out.