So ironically enough, this follows on from my post about the yummy banana bread…one i’m definitely going to have to make GF only in future. Yes…i’m one of those tiresome people, or at least, i’m going to have to become one.
Bear with me here.
To explain: i’ve known for a while now that gluten is a bit of an issue for me. And not in the trendy, affected way that so many these days have embraced, ostensibly for the sake of their health and/or waistline, but mostly as an accessory to their hipster credibility. Sadly it is the latter sort of negative connotation toward being GF that has contributed to me ignoring the issue for so long.
The backstory here is that over the past two years, i’ve been diagnosed with both colitis and fructose malabsorbtion, the former of which my doctor was only interested in medicating me for (and which didn’t do much anyway, so I quit taking his drugs fairly early in the piece) and the latter of which I was supposed to start following a low FODMAP diet for. Have you ever looked at that diet? I saw onions and garlic on the ‘can’t eat’ list and thought, fuck that…because seriously, that’s just ridiculous. I am not cutting those things out of my diet. I didn’t really look further than that, but maybe I should have, in restrospect.