As you’ve already learned, having a grain allergy is different than being gluten intolerant or having Celiac disease. So when I was diagnosed with a grain allergy to ALL grains, one of the foods I had to immediately give up was sandwiches. At first I thought that I could tolerate white rice occasionally, but that has been proven to be untrue. White rice breaks out my face and makes me sick just like all other grains. Guess what ingredient is prominent in most gluten free bread?
You guessed it!
So for the last year and a half, I have been on a quest to find a yummy grain free bread recipe.
When I use the term “grain free,” I mean that the food item has no grain in it which includes wheat, rice, barley, rye or oats to name a few. So how do you make bread without using grain flour?
Obviously, it isn’t easy since most of the recipes I’ve tried taste totally awful. But since I just created a fantastic grain free bread recipe of my own, it has been “catch up on sandwiches” time!
All Grain Free Sandwiches Are Not Created Equal
Like I told you the other day, first I made sop chocolate to dip my bread into and then I ate a banana sandwich. By the time I finished that first loaf of bread, my mind was going crazy with all the sandwiches I wanted to eat. The next loaf of bread came out of the oven and I immediately cut into it and sliced off two pieces of bread.
By the time I went to bed, I had consumed a sandwich for each meal and all three were Avocado Egg Salad sandwiches.
Today when I woke up I had already planned to have a sandwich for breakfast.
I cut two slices of bread off the grain free loaf of bread, carefully put them on a plate, spread peach jelly on one piece of bread and homemade peanut butter on the other piece of bread. Then I put the two slices together slightly smooshing the peach jelly and peanut butter together.
I spread pear fruit spread on the top of the top slice of bread.
Okay, now the sandwich was ready to be eaten.
Ahhhhh, such a lovely breakfast.
Ahhhhh, such a lovely lunch.
No, I didn’t have a sandwich for dinner although I was very tempted to make another one.
Maybe you think I’ve gone a little overboard with the whole sandwich thing. It is just that I have been unable to eat sandwiches for so long that I am now really enjoying these very simple meals.
So the big question is, “What is the next kind of sandwich I’m going to eat?”
Oh, I’ve already got that figured out.
For breakfast, I’m going to have a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich.
My mouth is salivating with just the thought of that sandwich.
For lunch I’m going to have a Sloppy Joe and I’ve already made the Sloppy part of the sandwich. It is in the refrigerator just waiting to meet the Joe.
For dinner, well, I’m haven’t thought that far ahead.
It is so wonderful to eat sandwiches again. My excitement with sandwiches and the grain free bread clearly shows you who I am….simple and easy to please.
Imagine if everyone in the world was as enthusiastic about the little things and valued a simple, wholesome life.
People would be…
Yeah, people would value the little things like I value a loaf of grain free bread.
It really is the little things that make life worth the experience.
Puffy white clouds in a blue sky.
Sunrises and sunsets.
The sound of birds chirping.