Friday is without a doubt the best day of the week! Two days with the possibility to relax and take it easy and just enjoy all these things I don’t feel I have time for during the workweek. Actually the best part is not having the alarm go off at 5am! 😉
This weekend started off with a great dinner. Mathias wanted me to come to the area in downtown where he is working so we could try one of all the restaurants he loves in the area. It turned out to be a creperie serving gluten and lactose free food. We shared a fantastic salmon galette and a crepe filled with apples for dessert. A very yummy start to the weekend!
Yesterday we went on a little car excursion without any specific goal in mind… suddenly we found ourselves at ICA Maxi in Solna where we:
1) found the longest isle for gluten free food we've seen in a store
2) bought funelled chanterelles which are now spread over half our dining table in order to dry
We tried making gluten free pancakes tonight. To tell you the truth I couldn't taste the difference…
I found the recipe on ICA.se.
Last night we made spaghetti and meat sauce. When we looked at the spaghetti being boiled it didn't look especially tasty… the water looked brownish and the spaghetti colorless and tasteless. To our surprise though it tasted better than it looked! It didn't taste as good the Barilla Spaghetti we've usually bought, but I think I'll learn to like this too.
One good thing with the gluten free diet is that we can still eat lots of Thai-inspired food with rice, coconut milk, spices and different types of meats. I think I can survive not eating the great tasting Barilla pasta as long as I can eat (homemade) Thai food
I've now made my first gluten free bread: oat bread. It also contained linseed, aniseed, fennel seed and a special gluten free flour mix. The bread turned out great! I'll definitely do this one many more times, but I suppose I should try some other of the bread recipes from my new recipe book first. The book is called "Baka utan gluten" and is written by Elisabeth Ekstrand Hemmingsson.