Since going gluten-free in May 2010 after receiving my Celiac diagnosis, I have pretty much found substitutions for all of my gluten-loaded favorites. Through trial and error, I found a pretty decent pizza crust mix when the pizza craving hits. When I’m in the mood for Japanese, I have found a decent gluten-free Asian chicken and rice meal. When I want breakfast for dinner, the Gluten-Free Bisquick does pretty good job of making pancakes and biscuits (you must eat them quick though – they don’t keep as well as regular biscuits). I have even found a chocolate cake mix )made by King Arthur) that seriously beats any, ANY cake mix I have ever made (my parents even request that I use this mix when I bake for them).
But the one thing that I don’t think it is possible to make a gluten-free version of is a Krisy Kreme donut. I will say that I have done a pretty good job of altering a cake donut recipe, which was found on one of my favorite blogs, to make it gluten-free which can be tasty for special occasions and the Kinnickinick Gluten-Free donuts are pretty good but its still not the same. If you compare Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme donuts, you know what I mean. Dunkin Donuts are more of the cake-like and dense whereas Krispy Kreme are yeast donuts and are light and melt in your mouth. That is what I am missing and crave so badly!
There are some individuals with Celiac who do not have violent reactions to gluten but instead more of a discomfort and can actually take a “day off” from the gluten-free diet every once in a while to indulge in some gluten-filled goodness without too many complications. Alas, I do not fall into that category. Believe me, I have really really considered whether it would be worth it but then I think back to instances like this one I blogged about but I think its best to stick with the gluten-free plan.
So I will stick to dreaming about these beauties:
image via google
What is your ultimate craving?
7 comments on “Day 18: Cravings”
C.C. needs doughnuts now!!!!! So hungry with reading all these blog posts about cravings! LOL!
Also, Damaris says to remind you to put your link in the linky. 🙂
I know! I’ve been in a fog between the cold medicines and my normal fibro fog so I’ve been pretty forgetful! Hopefully now I’m back on track!
I’m dreading reading the cravings posts! Hopefully they are all yummy and healthy foods 🙂
Reeses peanut butter cups… :'( not only am I gluten-free, but at the moment I am peanut free as well. And that’s not good… because peanut butter is my ultimate go to for comfort food. Stressful day? Peanut butter. Worrying about something? Peanut butter. Just a normal day? Peanut butter. … well, you get the point.
Anyway, silly me had to go and watch Cake Boss last night, only to see them make a chocolate cake filled with crushed Reeses. Oh it made my mouth water….
Before those popped into my head, it was pizza for the longest time… I’m dying for some white, light, fluffy crust with all the toppings.
For the most part I am nut-free as well. I can not eat raw peanuts (or any other type of nut) but I can tolerate peanut butter. Its strange but true! I think I would die from withdrawal if I had to lose my Reese’s Cups!
I just started a gluten-free/dairy-free semi vegtarian, non-processed diet. I know, quite a mouthful! I am craving hot chocolate with caramel Baileys, real garlic bread, and well I could go on and on! Thank you for a great website!