I am so excited to share these gluten free recipes with you, my reader![Need to skip down to the recipes?]
Here's what I think is the cool part - confession time- I actually don't like to cook. So what am I doing writing about recipes then?
Well, here's why.
I cook at home at least 90% of the time, if not more than that. I prefer to cook at home because I'm just really particular about my food. I want to eat really healthy food, and one way to ensure that is to cook it myself.
That said, I am just not one of those people who enjoy cooking as an art, I mean, it sure can be an art, but for me, I cook to eat.
It's simply a practical thing for me. To be fair though, I've learned to enjoy cooking. I make it fun and simple and as stress-free as possible. I belong to Rachel Ray's school of thought when it comes to cooking- 30 minute meals is music to my ears :)
I tell you all this to say: if I can do it, so can you!
This site is really a way for me to inspire all people to eat healthy, delicious, and colorful gluten free vegetarian food.
Especially for those of you who are either completely lost when it comes to cooking, or you're just lost on how to cook healthily, this site is for you.
If you already love cooking and are great at experimenting, but just need pointers to cook gluten free recipes or vegetarian recipes, feel right at home.
So what are the benefits of home made food?
A side benefit of taking on a non-traditional diet is that your food likely won't be readily available out there, so you're forced to make it yourself.
I can attest first hand to the benefits of home made food. I grew up on a small farm in Kenya, so not only did we make everything we ate, we grew it as well. It's weird because I naturally grew up with gluten free recipes, even though nobody called them that. There just was no wheat around to attack our digestive system.
So by default we ate a healthy diet - vegetables, fruits, legumes, roots, grains such as corn and sorghum, wild berries - all the stuff that is now billed by health gurus as super foods. Even the ocassional meat and eggs that we ate were from animals that had been raised in the most natural way, eating grass.
I mean, most people in rural Africa just can't afford hormones and antibiotics and processed cattle feed.
Ironically, I thought we were eating poorly because we couldn't afford to buy wheat bread and soda and processed foods.
How life changes!
Who doesn't like to save money?
My family used to eat out a lot - at least 50% of the time, especially when we first moved to Austin. This place is a bastion of amazing restaurants. When we cut down on eating out we realized that it saved us $200 a week easy.
Obviously I'm a vegetarian, so my gluten free recipes that I have crafted or adopted will obviously be vegetarian. If you're pescetarian or even a meat eater, these recipes can be great for you to cook on those days when you want to be meat free.
A quick note: once you try the gluten free recipes shared here, I'd love to hear your feedback on how they turned out.
Feel free to embellish the recipe as much as possible, if that's how you roll.
Then come back and share with us so that more people can try your out- we could use all the deliciousness a gluten free lifestyle will let us have.