Gluten Free

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Quotes, Goat’s Milk, and Gluten-free…

‎”Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” – John Muir

Love this quote… and many others as you will learn… but SURELY he meant gluten-free bread ;) Honestly, the only gluten-free bread I’ve found that is worth buying is made by a company named <ahref=”http://againstthegraingourmet.com/”>Against The Grain</a>. If it wasn’t for them (since taking gluten out of my diet completely) I would just not eat bread at all honestly. Their  baguettes are delicious. Mmmm. Seriously, my husband and I both really love them. Their pizza shells are awesome too. I just wish they didn’t have cheese (made with cow’s milk) as an ingredient in their pizza crust because I can’t eat any dairy besides goat’s milk products. Maybe I will write to them and ask them to use goat’s milk in their crusts instead. (Yeah, I should do that!). That’s me. Saving the world for one gluten-free homie at a time <3

I started to slowly but surely realize that all of the bath products I used had gluten in them too. No joke, it’s in everything! It’s in my lotion. Doh. It was in my body wash and soap. Double doh. It was in my shampoo. Triple doh. No wonder my skin has been so awful and recently my Lupus specialist added “eczema” and “psoriasis” to the never ending diagnosis list. I’m sure it will all clear up now that I have figured out that gluten in my body/bath products was why my skin was flaring up so much lately. Let’s hope so! My best friend gave me a bar of goat’s milk soap and I am already seeing an improvement :) Yay! Now I just need to get new lotion, body wash & shampoo that are gluten free. I’ll let y’all know which ones I pick.

And speaking of goat’s milk I wouldn’t even be alive if it wasn’t for the nifty stuff. I almost died as a baby living on a tiny farm in Oregon because I couldn’t drink my mother’s milk. The old lady on the farm told her to feed me goat’s milk, and the rest is history. I’ve definitely come full circle with now using all goat’s milk products. The wonderful company <ahref=”http://meyenberg.com/”>Meyenberg</a> has not only made it possible for me to drink delicious milk again, they also have cheeses, and goat milk butter. I can attest that the butter and milk are superb. It’s so nice to have them to be able to cook with again. They even have it evaporated in a can for baking. You really have no idea how great it is until you’ve gone as long as I did without dairy at all. But it seems the same thing that kept me alive & healthy as a baby has the same effect on me now :)

So a big hearty THANK YOU to Meyenberg Farms and to Against The Grain gluten-free breads for your wonderful products. They make my life so much better & I’m able to enjoy the foods I love again. You guys rock!

I hear my bed calling my name, so I’m taking my cow’s milk free/gluten-free ass to bed! Hahaha.

<3 HopeBetweenTheDreams

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