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Gluten-free challenge - day four

Not long to go until the end of hump day - that middle day when you really break the back of the week (or, in this case, the gluten-free challenge).

It all seems to be going well on the eating front.

The house brick/car sponge loaf is getting smaller by the day, thanks to me having a slice toasted (and covered in jam to mask the taste) for breakfast.

I had an extra thick slice today to help get rid of it faster.

It really is the only nasty gluten-free food alternative I've come across so far though.

I'm still enjoying the porridge (and hope my mum will also enjoy it if I save my leftovers for her next visit - uncooked leftovers, obviously).

Lunch was soup again (well, I was at a meeting last night so there was no time to make a salad or anything) and once again my slices of fibre loaf were quite tasty.

Oven-baked salmon, butternut squash mash, a flat mushroom with halloumi cheese and some samphire meant I didn't have to make any substitutions for tea.

I did get out some more gluten-free crackers this evening and shared them with Gary, who agreed they were quite nice but, unlike me, didn't think they were tastier than Jacobs Crackers.

The cat, who usually enjoys the occasional cheesy biscuit, turned up her nose though.

The only thing I must learn about gluten-free crackers is to hold them over a plate as they don't half make crumbs.

I've decided to treat Gary to dinner out tomorrow night to see how easier it is to get a gluten-free meal out and about in Workington.

I'll have to be careful or he'll be wanting me to take on dietry challenges every week so he gets treated to a night away from the kitchen or my cooking.

Come to think of it, regular challenges might not be a bad thing.

I went to see Jean today and she gave me another box of gluten-free foods to sample (I've got my eye on a couple of part-baked rolls for breakfast tomorrow).

I could get used to being handed boxes of free food and I'm willing to make sacrifices to get them.

Does anyone fancy setting me a chocolate-eating challenge?

It would be tough but someone has to do it...don't they (in moderation, of course)?

Now, after this evening's chocolate treat, where did I put my kettlebell?

By Sarah Nicholls
Published: May 17, 2012


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