Friday, August 7, 2009

Gluten free farmers market cake

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My favorite booth at the farmer's market is not the artisan cheese or the organic veggies but Cinda's baked goodies. She makes normal goodies then she has a special selection of gluten free goodies. I had her cupcakes the first week, then a peanut butter cookie and now I have fallen in love with her chocolate cake.
Not long after quitting wheat I went to the local chocolate shop. Patty told me to go see Cinda a the Window at Chair 7. I didn't and am now regretting not checking this out before. Cinda bakes lovely goodies and the best part is I can have "just one" and not have to slave over a batch of cupcakes. Her frosting is a whipped delight as well. I saw my friend today while carrying my gluten free cake... she tasted it and was amazed. I love this response from gluten eating friends. It affirms that my taste buds can still be trusted. Cinda beats Betty Crocker any day as it's all from scratch. (However I LOVE that Betty has brought the gluten free "issue" mainstream.)

I have to admit that I glutened myself a few weeks ago. I had a moment of weakness while at an outdoor movie and had waffle fries from what I know is a very contaminated fryer. The cheesy waffle fries tasted soooo good and were warm on a cool night but within minutes my gut reacted. This was the first time that I "cheated" on purpose and it reaffirmed my need to eat wheat free and aim for gluten free. I paid dearly for those fries and was in a fog the whole next day.


Lindsey said...

Over the last year, I've "cheated" a couple times, and have always regretted it...for the most part. I did have a toasted bagel once that tasted sooo good I thought it would be worth the aftermath. It was heavenly while I was eating it...but afterwards...
I applaud all the "little folks" who are making gluten-free products. I just found a local bakery, Wheatberries, that bakes gluten-free bread every's so much better than store-bought products.

camper said...

i think i may be having some dairy issues too. I'm going to eliminate for a bit then just do small doses... arugh! I had cheese yesterday and have been "foggy" all day... I didn't even make it to the farmer's market to see Cinda's Gluten Free Goodies today!
I think eventually I may get a breadmaker and try to to make my own GF bread. It's just hard at 9,000 feet! :o) looks like a simple diet for the next week for me!