When my naturopath put me on OHAC, one of my first thoughts was “Goodbye, Pizza Friday…”. I was sad. I LOVE pizza. But Denise Jardine (The Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Kitchen) has, once again, come to my rescue.
If I’m being completely honest, one of the reasons I bought Denise’s cookbook was the picture of the mushroom pizza on the cover. Doesn’t that look delicious?I thought “Well if I can eat pizza on OHAC, this might work out okay.” I’m now a week in and though it was a bit rough mentally (grocery shopping takes a long time now because I have to read the labels on everything and not being able to eat chocolate has been interesting), but my body has adjusted and I feel good. Especially now that I’ve had pizza. Which reminds me, I need to finish the “Napoli Diaries” at some point…
While it’s not Friday, there is a hockey game on tonight. Round 1, game 3 vs the LA Kings. We are tied 0-0 at the end of the second and we are now in intermission. (We are down 2-0 in the series but I have hope. Serious hope. We can’t lose the series to LA. We just can’t… I could go on about the officiating, but it would take up this entire post.) Anyhow, hockey night at home generally includes pizza and, and no ifs, ands, or buts, we were having pizza for dinner.
You will realize how much I love pizza when I tell you that I made macadamia nut “cheese” and gluten-free pizza dough. And it was good. Thank goodness. Apparently I was a bit stingy with the toppings though, and so Sean dubbed the pizza “Recession Poverty Pizza”. Hmmph.
Sean was wary about the macadamia nut cheese, so I divided the pizza in half. Real cheese on one half with a couple pieces of the “cheese” so he could try it, and the other half for my “cheese”. The “cheese” looks like goat cheese, and it’s pretty close in texture and taste. Sean tried it and it was deemed good, but not “real”. Fair enough.
The cheese and pizza crust recipes are ones I would like to share, but I feel like I need to make them at least one more time first.
If at the end of all of this, if I have a couple allergies that really affect my eating, at least I will have alternatives. It’s a comforting thought.