Tuesday night was Parrish’s night to cook, and on the menu: Mushroom Polenta. Parrish had bought Bob’s Red Mill Corn Grits (polenta). It wasn’t gluten free, and he asked me to read the ingredients before he started cooking. There was only one ingredient: corn. Underneath the ingredient list: Made in a facility that processes wheat. I told Parrish it was fine, and he cooked a delicious meal. Well, as it turns out, it was not fine. NO BUENO.
I was so mad at myself. In all honesty friends, I walk the “made in a facility” grey line a lot. I’m not that strict on myself all the time. I’m gluten free for sure, but I don’t pay close attention to possible contamination. Some days it’s hard enough not to eat the obvious gluten, avoiding the hidden gluten seems unbearable. I already feel like a high-maintenance bother to my family and friends. So I did what any food blogger would do when angry, I tweeted about it :) And the Gluten Free Insider tweeted me this video, which really just solidifies why gluten free facilities are so important!
Sweet music :) This whole incident also reminded me of the night I ate some tortilla chips that should have been okay, but certainly were not. One visit to the company’s website showed me that they had a brand new chip just introduced, made with whole wheat! Yeah…no bueno. Contamination is definitely real.
So yesterday I continued to pay the price for my mistake, so I gave my tummy a special treat:
Green Monster with frothy bubbles :) Vanilla Light Soy milk with orange juice, strawberries, and three handfuls of spinach. Tasty Business.
I also dressed for success, with my new Modcloth belt that finally came back in stock!
I find that when you feel like “poop” :) it can often help to dress up a little bit. It’s funny though because the belt was supposed to be in silver…but it’s def a brass color. Ehh, I still lurve it.
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