It is, occasionally, a real bummer not to be able to eat the food that everyone else around me gets to. It’s especially hard when we’re eating out and it’s fun and new food that I want to experience. And sometimes that means I break the gluten free rule – only to really, really regret it a few hours later. I’ve found that rather than getting wrapped up in wishing, it’s better to find a really good recipe, flip some flours around and make my own experiences. Of course, time doesn’t always allow for that, but when it does, I mean to fully take advantage of it.
And so, we made piergoies, an apple tart, cucumber salad, and potatoes with carmelized onion. Because I was totally craving Polish food, and there’s just no way that most of that is made without flour normally. But its absence didn’t diminish the meal at all. It turned out to be pretty easy (although next time I mean to roll the pierogi dough thinner, and I want to try a variety of fillings), and so very worth the time commitment.