Friday, August 20, 2010



Confession #1

Over the past few months, I’ve been having some CRAZY thoughts. It all started when I made these fantastic fried shrimp, from scratch. As I stirred herbs and spices in with a gluten free flour mix, I really concentrated on what I was doing. I wrote down every teaspoon.

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I carefully fried each shrimp in a small batch. I spent over an hour in the kitchen, dredging each bite and pressing on the gluten free flour.

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I took over 50 pictures. I paid attention to the lighting. I adjusted shrimp to get a more even shot. I carefully wrote out each step of this recipe and gave the end result it’s own Glamour Shot session…

and then I kept it all a secret.

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I blame it on the shrimp.

At first I just didn’t have time to post. But then I started thinking about this recipe, and how much time I had spent working on it. I wondered if this were the type of recipe that someone would pay to have. The seed was planted.

I want to write a cookbook. That exact sentence started creeping in to my daily thoughts. I can honestly say that before these shrimp, it had never crossed my mind.


But now, it’s like I can’t shake it. I researched publishing companies. I looked in to proposals, and wrote an outline.

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And I feel guilty. I don’t like keeping a recipe from you guys. Especially a recipe for Lime Kissed Shrimp that I know you would love. It just isn’t my style not to share with you. The minute I decided to make gluten free mozzarella sticks, I knew I would post it that afternoon. I couldn’t wait for you all to try it at home.

There’s no real point to me telling you that I’m keeping secrets from you. I more just want to actually put my intent in to writing. That way I will follow through.

I want to write a book. I want it to chronicle my first two years gluten free, with recipes sprinkled throughout. Something along the lines of Gluten Hates Me: A Guide to Life Without Gluten or Gluten Hates Me: A Guide. The title is the hardest part. Not hard: These shrimp will definitely be in there.

As will this pork chop.

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But until I’ve really given this dream my all, I can’t share these recipes. But one day, I will. And then I’ll have you all over for dinner and we can drink wine and eat shrimp until we burst.

I’ll even serve the gluten free mozzarella sticks. :)

Tomorrow, Confession #2…


Unknown said...

I'll buy it! You have a great voice and I love reading your posts. It makes me wish I had more time to work on my photos and writters voice to become a better blogger. You are living a big storyand learning and teaching a lot thru it.

Unknown said...

Hey you go girl!
Love your blog just came across it on the healthy living blog. I am also gf and surviving and love to cook so I look forward to seeing you recipes and ideas. I would totally buy your cookbook because this shrimp looks yummy!

funnyhaha said...

Awesome. Putting the words down to set your intention is a fabulous idea. I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see your dreams unfold. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." -(I totally forget who)

Marlow said...

Camper- Thanks lady!!!

Fit B- Thanks and Welcome!!

Krist- I love you!

Theresa said...

I know how you feel, I've wanted to write a cookbook for awhile now...
I'd totally buy your book!!! Yay!