The need to get real

28 Oct

Since I came to the conclusion that I was sensitive to gluten things have been a little all over the place. Initially I knew nothing about what I could and couldn’t consume. I started by purchasing a few gluten free alternative foods but it wasn’t too long before I realised that the best thing for me would be to ditch ALL processed foods if possible, including the GF ranges. Just REAL food for me from now on inshaaAllaah (God willing).

Things started well when I was serious about my change in dietary needs but soon the novelty wore off! Being GF is not an easy task, particularly when you’re on this journey on your own and your entire family is still consuming the ‘normal’ everyday foods, thus I got a little bored and gave into temptation. Despite my good intentions and good results, motivation can sometimes be limited due to changes in emotions, how well or poorly the fridge is stocked and how much time I have. Thus I have decided to start making full use of this blog in order to share recipes, meal ideas and progress as a reminder for myself, further motivation when I lack inspiration with meals and also for anyone out there who either needs to or wishes to embark on a gluten free life.

Since a GF lifestyle is a big deal and requires a lot of care and attention, I figured it would be a good idea for me to learn about the Prophetic medicine and start implementing it in my life. This may just involve using certain herbs and spices because of their benefits, we’ll see how it goes. Afterall, I now eat olives and use vinegar after learning they were things the Prophet salallaahu alayhi wa sallam liked.

I should point out that although I am Gluten Free, I follow a paleo diet. There’s a page on this blog about it and you can access it from the main menu.


One Response to “The need to get real”

  1. Dia November 7, 2012 at 04:21 #

    You describe the gluten free ride well! I’m fortunate in that my daughter, her little family & I went gluten free at the same time (summer 2009), so I am well supported on the journey! I also ticket to most food from scratch, and enjoy cooking more than I did for awhile!
    I love quinoa, and have a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share, and begin my meal planning around Those weekly veggies!
    Good luck on the journey!!

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