Thank you all you wonderful people who have given me gluten-free and dairy-free ideas, you are all so helpful! I'm still struggling, but feel like I have a plan now. Or more of a plan. Or at least some substitutes for foods I love.
I still get frustrated in some situations though. Like yesterday, I had a call-back for a small principal part in Hello, Dolly! and I got the part (of Minnie Fay). I was thrilled (still am!!) and wanted to celebrate so I picked up a bottle of wine and wanted something indulgent for dinner too. Pizza? Can't. Pasta? Can't. A raw vegetable salad? Ummm, not so indulgent. In the end I bought some tortilla chips and had them with guacamole. But I really would have loved a pizza! :-)
One thing that I miss is baked goods. So I'll be experimenting with those, I guess. Over the weekend I realised I had too many blackening bananas so I looked for a banana bread recipe - and found one that is both gluten-free and dairy-free. It turned out fabulous - my husband couldn't even tell the difference. ;-)
You can find the recipe on the Taste of Home website here but I am copying it down in this post too, just in case. I really wouldn't want to lose it!
Banana Bread (gluten- and dairy-free)
2 cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups mashed ripe bananas (4-5 medium)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I omitted these)
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, bananas, sugar, applesauce, oil and vanilla.
Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
Transfer to two 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with walnuts. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
This is my entry into June's Whip up Something New challenge, hosted by Gnoe over here.
P.S. This blog has turned into a recipe/nutrition blog lately... I assure you, I AM reading and have some coold reviews coming soon. Promise. :-)