Thursday, October 18, 2007

bathrobes and comfort foods

It gets cold fast around here. One day you're using your air-conditioning and the next, your heater. I actually checked my bathrobe for spiders before putting it on, I can't even remember when I wore it last. This gluten free diet is a real challenge. I wake up and my brain automatically thinks of the old foods...oatmeal, cheerios, toast with jam, all things that I can no longer eat. This old dog has some new tricks to learn. I have my own shelf in the pantry and I continually stare at it. All the wrappers look foreign and the foods are unusual to me, nothing has turned into comfort food yet...I think I need that to happen.

Just like bathrobes...foods feel like old friends that get left on that hook behind your bedroom door, minus the spiders, of course.


Blogger dreamergirl said...

I´ve been trying to eat more healthy for the last couple of weeks. After researching a bit I find the supplies in my cupboard foreign too. I don´t know how to prepare certain things, others taste funny. But I am sure there will be comfort in the healthy too.

If you come across some yummy recipes, please share them :) xOx Silvia

12:24 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

first of all: you look great in your bathrobe ;) and, wow, the photos that denise posted of your weekend together... they're amazing. you all looks so gorgeous :) i love your new hair look too!
as for foods: i really hope you find something comforting soon. hang on in there. and root around the internet for yummy recipes. i don't know much about gluten free sites but there must be loads out there. my dad's diabetic and i find recipes to bake him stuff all the time!
love to you

12:57 PM  
Blogger Shaz said...

Gluten free chocolate cake is yummy i will hunt for the recipe for you. Just for a treat!!!
Love to you always xx

4:17 PM  
Blogger LEstes65 said...

I hope your new strange foods become comfort food soon. I know what you mean. You need that. When I had to do the hard-core anti-candida diet, it took a long time for me to find some a couple of items that became my new "junk foods".

God give Darlene the strength to do this. Give her some comfort foods. Amen.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Wonderful catching up on the last few blog posts ... I know the new diet takes some getting used to ... but remember, this is the food that your body needs to be nurtured. The pieces of your wellness are the quilt that you can wrap yourself in. Much peace and love, xx, deb

7:24 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Love the photo...I hope soon the food will feel as good as the old comfy robe!
Will call you soon. Jill leaved tomorrow!

7:38 PM  
Blogger Trish Ryan said...

I'm trying to think about eggs and fruit in the morning, but wow, it almost doesn't seem natural!

8:28 PM  
Blogger Michelle O'Neil said...

I'll give you my recipe for peanut butter muffins.

1 C. peanut butter (no sugar added, no additives, good stuff, may also use almond butter)

1/2 C. honey

2 eggs

1/4 t. baking soda.

300' for about 22 minutes.

May you find comfort. : )


3:12 AM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

Of course.

As you explore the new diet, you will come to the realization that more than one of the foods will be put into your shopping cart first and more frequently.

Perhaps it will be the "cute" design of the packaging. Perhaps it will be the fond remembrance of the last time you tasted it. Perhaps it will be the nuance of flavor that keeps you coming back. But most importantly is the fact that the container can be used as a defense (weapon) against spiders.

Glad to know that your new adventure into things culinary are going well and that you are feeling at least a tad bit better. (I am sure it is more than a tad bit.)

May love, peace and good health be with you always.

4:52 AM  
Blogger BJ said...

I give you so much credit for progressing with your gluten-free diet. I can only imagine how difficult it would be. But I do understand that it is very necessary. And I know that you will find more comfort foods soon!

Bathrobes.......yours looks so comfy too. I like when the weather changes a little and you just need something soft to throw on and snuggle in it! But this morning I had to kick on the air conditioning! Maryland weather is unpredictable!

Thank you for your sweet comments on my post. I read your post often because I think about you and all that you have been through. I admire you so much and your desire to keep at it!!!!! I just don't always comment. You are an amazing woman....and beautiful to boot!

2:30 PM  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

There is such a learning curve, but once you get there, it all becomes second nature...and you will find new comfort foods. It's a big change though. I hope that it is making you feel better (you look amazingly beautiful)and that it all starts feeling familar very soon.

love to you.xoxo

2:35 PM  
Blogger Mary Timme said...

I think gluten free is one the most challenging diets out there! I admire you, Darlene, I'd be kicking and whining by now!

11:59 AM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

what a great picture. It seems you are getting younger and younger looking in your photos. Wish that would happen to me:)

4:49 AM  
Anonymous gerry rosser said...

Is gluten bad for certain people, or bad for everyone?
I'm lost on this gluten thing.

10:50 AM  
Blogger nicole said...

Check out -- amazing recipes and inspiration. She's also just come out with a book. Good luck!

2:02 PM  

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