Is The Schell Cafe a gluten-free blog?
No. And yes. How’s that for confusing? The Schell Cafe didn’t start out gluten-free, so you’ll find hundreds of recipes from the first four years that most definitely contain gluten. If you are celiac or have a gluten intolerance, please adjust accordingly!
Earlier this year, I transitioned our family to a gluten-free diet. When I say transitioned I mean I tossed everything in the pantry. It was scary to look at the empty cupboards and wonder what I was going to feed Husband and the Littles. The first few weeks were difficult. But we persevered. And you know what? We feel better without gluten.
We also feel better without milk, cheese, sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, yellow food dye #5, and corn. But, I’m still working on “transitioning” those out of our diets! Well, not the HFCS – it’s gone. I believe processed food is ailing our country, especially our children. What we consider food is sometimes so far removed from it’s natural state that we are really just eating a science experiment. Don’t believe me? Just look at the long list of ingredients on any box of packaged food. I bet there is at minimum one ingredient you can’t spell, pronounce or define. This makes me scratch my head and wonder what are we eating?
The Schell Cafe is gluten-free. Not because it’s a fad, but because two of the Littles were diagnosed intolerant and it makes one of them sick if she ingests it. Our journey into this new and unknown territory sans gluten has been a blessing. It’s opened my eyes – actually my eyes were open; it’s forced me to be pro-active about what I’m feeding our family.
When I started my blogging journey at The Schell Café, I had no idea I would one day write a guest post for a series on living gluten-free. What a difference a year (or five!) makes. I’m sharing our gluten-free story at my friend Jessica’s blog today. Please join me at ATX Gluten Free.
And, plan on coming back to The Schell Cafe soon and often. Together we’ll transition into the realm of delicious and real food.
One recipe at a time.