I am SO excited. It is amazing how difficult things can lead to a new idea. Being grain-free has been surprisingly easy for me, with one exception. Breakfast. I like eggs – just not in the morning. I have been making do by eating dinner leftovers or yogurt with honey and chopped nuts. I really miss oatmeal. Yes – it is gluten free, but it is a grain, so I need to stay away from it.
Well – I just had dental surgery and am on a soft-food diet. While grocery shopping for something – ANYTHING – to vary my diet I found this. Hodgson Mill Gluten Free BUCKWHEAT Creamy Hot Cereal. Yay!! In spite of its name, buckwheat is NOT a grain. The only other ingredient is ground flax seeds.
I made it this morning following the directions for the microwave. It can also be cooked on the stove. It was delicious. I added a little honey. I also used a mix of heavy cream and water to add richness. Yum!! Next time I plan to use some maple syrup and see how that tastes.
So there is a bright side to dental surgery after all. Hopefully I will make more discoveries. I probably will be able to go on a more varied diet in a week or so. The whole process will take a minimum of 4 months – so hopefully there will be some more good finds on this long road!