This story on giving up gluten (gradually) ran on Patch yesterday morning. If you'd like to leave a comment or share a recipe, please go to the Patch site. Thank you!
For the past couple of years, I have been slowly waving goodbye to gluten. I haven't thrown it out of my life completely - I still love baking (and eating) cookies, cakes, brownies and pies, and that includes giving into gluttony and licking spatulas covered with raw batter before the pans go in the oven. But I have what my gastroenterologist delicately calls a "gluten sensitivity." My mother and my cousin's daughter both have Celiac disease. My nephew and another cousin have type 1 diabetes. A study published by the New England Journal of Medicine shows that the two diseases are genetically linked.