Thursday, February 4, 2010

Abundance -

Tonight, I'm giving a talk to a Gluten Intolerance Group. When Jen Cafferty from the amazing Gluten-free Cooking Expo ( asked me to come to this group, I thought long and hard about what I wanted to talk about.

Then it came to me: Abundance (In this particular case, gluten-free abundance.)

Don't you just love the richness of that word?

Sure, there are tons of great products out there for people living with restricted diets, whether they're avoiding gluten or dairy or meat or soy, etc. But, there is also a world of great foods and ingredients that are naturally free of those issues, too. Let's celebrate the bounty that nature has provided!

Even though you might be allergic or intolerant to anything, there is so much that you can have.

So, I'll be celebrating corn and cornmeal and polenta; rice and risotto; kasha and quinoa; potatoes and beans; and all the beautiful produce that shows itself at farmers' markets and in CSA baskets and at the grocery store every season.

I spend a lot of my time thinking about and working on recipes that take the place of foods that we can't or don't eat. It's good to remember that there is so much that we can enjoy.

Let's celebrate ABUNDANCE!

Happy Cooking!

Ancient Grains: A Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Millet, Oats, Spelt, Farro, Sorghum & Teff (Superfoods for Life)is available now! Super Seeds, is available now! You can also find tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes.

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  1. I completely agree--it's so important to focus on what you CAN have when you have dietary restrictions. Usually you can have much more than you think. And no matter your restrictions, if you have enough to eat, period, you're luckier than a lot of people in the world.

    Great post!

  2. love the attitude! I am gluten/dairy/egg/soy/corn/and sugar free and can make lots of luscious, tasty things. half of it is mindset!