We are lucky enough to have a Flavorosa tree in the back yard that produces thousands of these guys. Absolutely delicious! In fact we are making a batch of "Slivovitz" today. It is the very end of the season though. Our tree still has some left, but they are extremely ripe and need to be picked.
Great story - amazing transformation photos - Christie looks incredible and beautiful...is she single :-)
Seriously though, the gluten free lifestyle is really hard to put in words. Once you cut out all gluten 100%, the difference you experience in terms of energy levels is really unbelievable.
"MORE ENERGY" is the phrase you hear everytime someone goes gluten free. If you do it right, you will probably detox for a while (headaches etc), but afterwards you will start to feel GREAT.
I know what she means by "food coma". When I was eating wheat bread, pizza, beer etc, even when I only had them occasionally and ate loads of fruit & veggies, the affects of consuming gluten seem to stay in my body for a long time and negatively impacted my energy levels.
Hi, Julie. I am thrilled to have stumbled across your blog this evening. I am no longer an avid blog reader and left Facebook far behind months ago for a myriad of reasons, but I found yours when looking for somebody else who might be actually doing this. .. I need to do this for so many reasons. I am watching the movie for the thirty or fortieth time and the desire has been lurking for a good two years. Lots of personal reasons I won't bore you with, but I'd like to take what has been a very difficult year and start something positive by working my way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I also am going to be doing it gluten free. My biggest obstacle is not having a car to get to any other grocery store other than Kroger (in KY) and Walmart. And living on a very low income because of a disability I have. I'm an Army Veteran who by nature of that has dealt with some fairly tough things, so I'm excited about this. I will likely be able to only do a recipe a week, thus a much slower rate, though. So, I am ready to start this adventure. :)