Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cuban Style Pork

Yesterday I started a story for you explaining why I haven’t been blogging much lately. So here’s part two…

Part Two

The biggest factor addressed in this book for me is something I never thought would be a part of this blog... I need to maintain a gluten-free diet. Let me tell you up front, I am not happy about this. I repeat, NOT HAPPY!!! Finding this out is like a psychological and emotional stab in the heart. But I as much as I don't want to admit it, I have been feeling better without gluten in my diet. I haven't gotten to 100% yet, but I am eating about 90-95% gluten-free. For some reason, though, this is effecting my inspiration and motivation to cook. As silly as it sounds, I feel so restricted. I know there are a ton of things I can and do make that don’t contain gluten, but I love me some bread, and the idea of not cooking with it has me messed up. It’s been three weeks now and I know I need to get over it. I’m working on it. I hope to start cooking more again. But I am determined not to make this blog about eating gluten-free even though you will probably see more recipes that don’t contain gluten.

I hope I haven’t bored you terribly with my two part, rambling story. But the moral of this story is that if you have hypothyroidism, or have symptoms of hypothyroidism, I highly recommend this book. **In fact, I have a doctor's appointment Wednesday afternoon, so I will let you all know how it goes.

Cuban Style Pork


  1. Dear Leah,
    Thank you for your 2-part story on your health discoveries. I support you 100% in your efforts to eat gluten free. I believe less gluten is helpful for many folks - maybe most folks. Your use of sweet potatoes has inspired me to experiment with sweet potatoes in my meals vs white potatoes. Thank you, again! I look forward to your emails each day! Love, Aunt Alice

  2. First I cracked up when you wrote yesterday that you like to keep your blog posts short and sweet because you know I am such a rambler! lol!

    Second thank you for sharing such personal information. I too have suffered from a thyroid problem for 8 years and I too still don't feel 100% every day. I am quite interested in this book and will have to check it out. But I love food so much that I think it would be so hard to go gluten free. You will defiantly have to keep us posted and share any good recipes you find in your journey (because if a gluten free diet would help me I would totally have to ease into it).