Thursday, February 4, 2010
Tonight, I'm giving a talk to a Gluten Intolerance Group. When Jen Cafferty from the amazing Gluten-free Cooking Expo (www.gfreelife.com) 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!
Kim and Megan