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Sunday, May 14, 2006

Gluten For Punishment

First of all, Happy Mother's Day and second of all, did you realize it's National Food Allergy Awareness Week? How totally stupid is that, people should not be allowed to have these dopey things every week! I probably shouldn't say anything as I'll be getting teary emails from people who's lives have Dramatically Changed because of National Food Allergy Awareness Week. Maybe next week is National Ingrown Toenail Week. Anyhoo, I've been adventuring in cooking, one of the vegetarian things I love is Seitan, the "wheat meat" - it's one of the coolest things every invented and you can do just about anything with it. BUT it's very expensive, about $4 for 8 oz so I don't buy it alot. My friend Kim had her daughter and future son in law send me the recipe they use - Renzo is apparently the expert. My first attempt I reversed the water and gluten - to correct it I would've ended up with enough seitan to feed the neighborhood so I threw it out. The second attempt I decided to throw caution to the wind and actually READ the directions which is when I discovered I didn't have the rest of the ingredients and had to improvise.What else is new? It came out better than I thought it would, especially for a first (well, second) attempt. In other news, David has decided to change the doors on the barn since he obviously doens't have enough going on (the bathroom, the pool, the fence, the backroom, the new mower). Pearl got a little upset but she's a puppy and lots of things upset her. We're going out to dinner for Mother's Day, I want to go to the Golden Coral Dinner Buffet which no one else ever wants to do so I'll let you know how it goes.

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