Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

Not so much a resolution as a committment

I will only eat real food.

The celiac actually mostly necessitates this; gluten shows up a lot in additives and in the overprocessing of food. One of the easiest ways to cut gluten is basically to eat real food. Food that looks like it did when it came out of the earth. Meat without fillers.

I've been trying to do this for a while, actually - getting us off of convenience food. But when you're the only person in a three-person household that these things matter to, you get voted down a lot.

Not so much when there's a medical necessity.

And no, Adam and Elayna aren't going off gluten, not unless Elayna also has celiac (bloodwork will come back next week), but we can still all eat real food, and we damn well will. *nods* Because it's healthier anyway. And it's cheaper anyway. It just takes more effort, but not too much, if one plans adequately.

So this is dinner tonight. Every recipe on her site is gluten-free and dead easy, requiring basic staples instead of 16 kinds of flour and arcane spices that you pay $20 for to use in one recipe ever, and hello, crockpot. (I love my crockpot.) I got her book for Chanukah. And this book, too, because sometimes the fancier recipes are good and I will not give up baking.

I say it's not a resolution because resolutions imply the possibility of failure, to me. I have to go gluten-free. No option. I can't just decide in March "oh, I suck, I'm breaking that resolution." You know? And so since I'm already making a broad, sweeping dietary change, it's easy to expand it just a little: no soy (I'd been cheating on that in the past, because trace amounts are in everything), and no hyperprocessed food (which makes cutting soy easier anyway). It is a mere coincidence that this is resolution season.

Which is not to say that everything will be super-healthy. I bought this today, too. :)
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