We are blessed with another spectacular sunny January day today. I head over to Crissy Fields, at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge with T and the pooch, while C is at school. We hook up with a couple of other pre-school moms and all agree that we will never tire of the view from this spot. We munch on a stash of my cherry granola bars and find it difficult to tear ourselves away when it’s time to head back across the bridge for the school run.
One of my fellow Bay Area gluten-free bloggers was also heading across the bridge today. But, before she embarked on her day out at the Academy of the Sciences with her little guy, she wrote a great post for D-tox January that serves as a reminder as to why its so important to eat a good range of fruits and vegetables on a regular basis.
Tia of the blog, Glügle Gluten Free, is funny. Really funny. Read her post and become an instant veggie convert, even find yourself considering roasting radishes. Really. Oh, and find a great recipe for a green smoothie too. One of those fab ‘hidden greens’ smoothie recipes, with an extra boost or two thrown in there for good measure.
I just read a CNN article (from a few days ago – a bit slow on the uptake this end) about Subway testing gluten-free buns at 700 of its outlets in Dallas and East Texas. Now I’m not a Subway fan myself, but if I told C that he could have gluten for a day, the first place he would want to go to celebrate would likely be Subway. Aside from pizzas (where we now have found great gluten-free crust alternatives), Subway epitomizes everything to him that he cannot have. We have a Subway a 5 minute walk away from our house and although I really don’t want to encourage him to start loving that place, it’d be a big psychological boost for him to be able to go there just like everyone else. Exiting that mainstream food outlets are beginning to embrace gluten-free. Good that they have recognized that it is a potential revenue stream that they can no longer ignore.
I’ve just found myself tearing up at American Idol. Oh dear. Time to sign off and hit the hay…