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Gluten-free challenge - day three

No exercise to report in the training blog today, I'm afraid, but the gluten-free challenge is going well.

This evening I decided to test some crackers from my box of gluten-free samples.

I discovered, when I knocked the packed on the floor, that they were quite brittle.

Luckily the pieces were still big enough to taste properly, though, and they were quite yummy.

They were lovely and cheesy and there was only a slight hint of not-quite-the-usual-cracker about them.

I think I'll give them 7/10.

One thing that did puzzle me, though, was the apparent perforation down the middle of the rectangular treats.

Can anyone explain that?

Today's meals have gone down well (not that I tend to have any difficulty eating).

For breakfast I went back to my free-from porridge, accompanied by a yoghurt and a piece of house brick/car sponge loaf toasted with jam on (I have to get rid of it somehow and it would be wasteful to throw it out.)

My cat quite likes licking a little bit of porridge (or yoghurt, rice pudding, custard...she's not fussy) off my finger so I decided to see whether she would savour or turn up her nose at the idea of gluten-free oats.

I can report that the porridge scored highly with Holly.

I was looking forward to lunch and seeing whether the two slices of fibre loaf I had packed to going with my soup would taste like bread or scouring pads.

They started off looking much like the latter but the transformation after a 15-second blitz in the microwave was amazing.

Suddenly they looked bread like, tasted bread like and even met with the approval of my colleague who I got to taste test a little bit.

Well, maybe getting decent gluten-free bread isn't impossible after all.

Tea was a quick pitstop before dashing off to an evening meeting so I had prepared a nutty quinoa salad and had a couple of gluten-free crispbreads to go with it.

I have to say the crispbreads weren't as tasty as the previous brand I had (which I actually bought for my mum's last visit but decided to eat myself as she didn't have them).

They gave no cause for complaint, though.

Cue a naturally gluten-free banana to keep my energy levels up during my council meeting, and some chocolate just because I could, and I was all set up.

I even managed to persuade Gary to try (grudgingly) a gluten-free digestive earlier.

He actually liked it.

I think I'm on the verge of converting the household to think that gluten-free's not so bad after all.

By Sarah Nicholls
Published: May 16, 2012


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Try genius sliced bread from Sainsbury or Tesco its the best gluten free bread around and is great toasted or fresh

Posted by Keith Bond on 17 May 2012 at 09:27

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