Rice Flour

The Breakup

I can’t believe that this is happening. 

Because of certain, unforeseen issues that have been springing up, I find myself having to make a conscious effort to break up with one of the greatest loves of my life – bread.

Lol. Ang drama diba? But seriously, my life and pantry are in for a big change. 

Our family doctor (aka my dad) advised us to try shifting to a gluten free diet, in the hopes that this will help cure Little MrC’s never-ending rashes. Because the seasons are changing again, rash-y days are here for us both, and it’s as ugly as it is uncomfortable.

I grew up dealing with the same skin issues that my kid is going through now, so I know how hard it is not to scratch all the itchy bits. Scratching makes things worse, though, obviously. So it’s really a struggle. For a while, when I was younger, I became dependent on my steroid ointment, and I really don’t want the kiddo to end up the same way. It’s both bad for you and expensive in the long run kasi

Rice Flour
Thank God for rice flour. Got this bag at Brie’s Baking Needs in Las Piñas.

 

So, our best bet right now is this diet shift. We are going gluten free (GF). It’s worth a try. Plus, abstaining from gluten is supposed to help with other things, too, like bloating, migraines and low energy levels, so this sounds like a good change to make.

Honestly though, I don’t see us making a 100%, no turning back transition, for practical reasons. But I will do as much as I can to limit gluten in our meals from now on. Starting with bread.

Oh, my bread and pastry-loving heart. Breakfast buffets are never gonna be the same. But, on the upside, because I bake, I hope to eventually make GF bread myself at home. Super huge challenge, I know, but I’m up for it. Also, in a few weeks, I feel like I’ll be able to call myself a puto-making expert. Lol.

 

I’m still a little clueless as to how this is gonna go, so I’m holding off on posting any meal plans until I have things figured out. It is daunting, but I’m lucky that I have friends who already are gluten free, and are super willing to answer my questions. There also are countless resources online for recipes, hacks, tips and tricks. Thank God for the interwebs.

It’s gonna be worth it. It’s gonna be worth it. It’s gonna be worth it. Yes, I still have to keep reminding myself, because a life without cake, ensaymadas, doughnuts and sandwich bread is my idea of a sad life. But hey, if it’s for the good of the kiddo, I’m all-in. Isipin ko nalang, the results could make me far happier than bread has ever had. Right?

Wish me luck, guys. And follow along on our gluten free journey! I’ll be using the hashtag #theglutenfreeproject on IG.

Anyone out there living a gluten free life? Please send me links to your favorite GF websites and social media accounts so I can follow them!

About MrsC | Patricia Cuyugan

I am a happy mom and housewife. Outside of this, I'm also a writer, a crocheter, and a self-taught home cook. I'm part of a book club, and I enjoy binge-watching my favorite TV shows. I'm super entertaining on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat! Follow me: MrsPCuyugan.

7 thoughts on “The Breakup

  1. i
    I agree with all moms here. Mahirap mag-give up sa bread, pero good thing may mga gluten free products available na sa market. Will follow through your glutenfreeproject 🙂

  2. Parang ang hirap ng buhay kapag walang bread. Hehehe. Bur seriously, this post interests me. Surely, will follow your gluten free kwentos on IG

  3. Oh…my youngest now has rashes that just won’t go away, it’s frustrating. Sigh, I don’t think I can do a gluten free diet again. When my eldest went gluten free, the rest of us went gluten free too for budgeting purposes. Will follow your gluten free project on IG. Baka naman may pag-asa kami.

  4. You can still have some bread when you guys eat out (usually may side na bread mga pasta diba So kahit break na kau… may chance pa rin!) pero seriously,
    i-sacrifice na ang bread for the baby, the itchiness nga nakakairita talaga and kawawa pagnagbleed, mas ouchy!

  5. Aww, I don’t think I can give up bread, isama mo na si rice. I feel that my life is incomplete, ramdam ko ito pag nagtravel kami abroad, nakakainit ng ulo pag walang rice. hehehe! But when you become a mom talaga, you will do anything for you child so good luck on your GF diet.

  6. Oh bread! I can give up rice but not bread!

    But I guess if it’s really needed then….i’ll learn to bake gf breads haha!

    Ask Tina Ong. Her kids are on GF diet for the same reason 🙂

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