I love Diet Coke. I honestly love it. Drinking one makes me happier. Running out makes me sad. I am addicted. Definitely addicted.
I’ve been addicted to Diet Coke for about five years. I’ve tried several times to quit. I know it’s not good for me. But once I gave up gluten, I stopped trying to quit Diet Coke. I was already quitting gluten…I didn’t want to give anything else up. I made my peace with it. I try to only have one a day, although I was up to 3 a day for a few weeks. And I try to have triple the amount of water.
Then my sister introduced me to Crystal Light.
I instantly liked it. I found a bought a few boxes for buy one get one free, but in all honesty they sat around for a while. That is until this past week. Now…I haven’t gone crazy. I’ve had like a half a packet a day. I find that a whole packet is too much flavor. But here’s the thing:
Oh Aspartame. How I hate thee.
I know it’s bad for me. I know I shouldn’t drink it. I really need to stop.
The weird part is, I have high food standards. I understand the importance of organic farming. I get angry about GMO’s. I live to support local farmers. I absolutely, under NO circumstances, will eat meat that hasn’t been humanely raised and processed. But for some reason, I have ZERO standards when it comes to what I drink. If it’s calorie free, I’m all over it. Ugh.
*************** On to things I will never stop:
My search for the best gluten free pizza dough.
Last night I prepared a box of the 365 brand gluten free pizza mix and divided the dough in to 2 small dough balls and one large. The two small I popped in the freezer; the large dough ball in the fridge. When I got home from work tonight, Parrish had already rolled the dough EXTRA thin.
His and Hers
Being the sweet man that he is, he even made an appetizer of cheesy dough balls.
This was BY FAR the best gluten free pizza we have made yet. It was crispy, chewy, and cheesy. The thin crust makes all the difference. The thicker the crust, the denser the gluten free dough is. Often one slice feels like eating an entire loaf.
I made my pizza with EXTRA sauce and EXTRA cheese. Ooey, Gooey, Goodness
Parrish topped his pizza with green peppers, pepperoni, and local sausage from Fickle Creek. Meaty.
Early bed time tonight! I have an early date with my treadmill and The Young and the Restless. :)