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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…