Friday, January 4, 2013

Gap in the GAPS

Oh, Food! How wonderful and yet terrible you are!

My experiment with the GAPS Diet starts tomorrow.

In other words, I'm going to gorge on gluten-free pizza and gluten-free carrot cake, tonight.

Fortunately, after rereading the GAPS Diet's instructions, I discovered that the baby food intro portion is really mostly for people who have horrendous gut issues. I have some gut issues, but I wouldn't exactly put them in the realm of horrendous.

So I get to skip the first two weeks (hooray!) and jump straight into juices, soups, roasted or boiled meats, and baked goods.

Baked. Goods.

The baked goods are mostly made with nut flours, so almond flour (aka almond meal), or walnut flour, or whatever you prefer. Seeing as Whole Foods had almond flour in their bulk foods section, I went with almond flour, because forget having to buy a food processor - in addition to the juicer! - in order to make my own almond flour.

Ain't happenin'.

I did, however, end up buying a better roasting pan.

A couple of years ago, my sister gave me a smallish roasting pan from one of Houston's myriad restaurant supply stores. It served its purpose faithfully until...

Well, until the GAPS Guru forbade GAPS dieters from using aluminum if they can help it. This is particularly the case if the aluminum cookware in question has scratches, as that allows the aluminum to get into your food, bada boom, bada bing: cancer.

Or something like that. I'm still not convinced it's not some sort of hoodoo, but that's just me and my innate skepticism.

Unfortunately, if you don't want an aluminum roasting pan or a roasting pan covered in Teflon (because: cancer!), you have to buy either a stainless steel roasting pan or a copper one.

Have you seen the commodity prices for copper lately?

Ain't happenin'. (again)

Unfortunately, stainless steel ones are also tres cher. Or trop cher. Or something French meaning "too da*ned expensive." Nevertheless, that's what I got. I went to Williams-Sonoma, and I bought myself a smallish roasting pan to match my stainless steel saute and sauce pans.

And it was on sale. And it came with a *free* roasting rack. And it was only my second trip of the day to W-S.

W-S may be about to supplant Container Store in my affections.


Ain't happenin',

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