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Beyond Gluten Free

I Have a Dream

After several years of research in the current state of all things gluten free, I am becoming more and more convinced that there is more to this issue than just eating gluten free. And so for the last several years I have been dreaming of what life could be like…and that has taken me to this new place:

Beyond Gluten Free…

Here are some of those initial dreams…

I dream that:

Add these to my existing dreams:

  • I have a dream that everyone will understand how important it is to be gluten free. So that means that people who can’t afford the tests, don’t know about the tests, don’t eat organic, don’t have the money to eat organic and are not in the pathway of the information that would let them know they could be healthier if they drastically reduced the amount of gluten in their diets.
  • I have a dream that people will come to know that gluten free means healthy food and not food for sick people..
  • Many of my friends and people I talk to are hesitant to eat gluten free food because they think it doesn’t taste good…well some of that is true…a lot of gf food doesn’t taste good. However, there are more and more products that taste better and better.
  • A friend of mine tasted my Madeleine cakes and in the same breath said, It doesn’t matter that these are gf. THEY ARE DELICIOUS…so I’ll just tell my kids they are gluten free and that way they won’t touch them.
  • It will be as important to be gluten intolerant as to test positive for celiac disease
  • People will talk about grains as what they are: abundant grains and not what they are not: gluten free
  • One day in the not too distant future I will open cooking magazines and there will be delicious recipes that use abundant grains
  • My friends will understand how important it is for all of us to eat abundant grains rather that gluten based grains
  • There will be abundant grain breads in restaurants and I won’t have to take my bread everywhere so I can have sandwiches like everyone else
  • Culinary schools will have accurate information on the use of abundant grains and their importance
  • There will be delicious and reasonably priced abundant grain products in mainstream groceries
  • Wait-staff will know what I mean when I say I am gluten intolerant
  • People and professionals will know that abundant grains are healthier
  • There will be accurate, reasonably priced and commonplace testing for gluten intolerance as well as celiac disease
  • Abundant grains will be a mainstay and not “alternative” or “exotic” grains
  • and I also dream that I have a dream that Weight Watchers will offer a gluten free alternative to their meals and recipes.

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