I knew there was a reason I named my site, blog and business Raspberry Prairie. I mean, besides it is fun, I love the color raspberry and we live in Kansas. And today it is clear. It is a new year and I know what I need to do. My youngest, Gracie (or Grace the Ace as she's known in this house), has struggled with tummy issues for a couple of years now. Yes, she's going on 5 which means close to half of her little life. We shuttled her from doctor to doctor and given her medicine after medicine, all to no one specific diagnosis or clear cut treatment. A mama has her hunches, but in the meantime we are going to take a different route.
We know she's super sensitive to food -- from her severe tree nut allergy to little things like OJ, we are always careful. And now we know that gluten is really hard on her -- even though Celiac tests are negative. So we've done better but now it is time to just go for it! G free for G!
And guess what? I've been having some weird allergy-related symtoms lately, too. And yes, recent testing came up that I am very sensitive to wheat, gluten, barley & rye. Yikes. So, I'm jumping on the bandwagon with her. And the rest of our family will get to be included, too.
It is my hope I can get myself re-interested in nutrition and cooking. In graocery shopping and meal planning. Many of the things I've grown to dislike over the years of being a busy, working mom, food allergies, and other distractions. My goal is to keep it simple, so maybe you'll come along with me?
Oh and as for the name. Here we are -- in the wheat state. Ironic, isn't it. So, now I've created a prairie made of raspberries, not wheat. One where we can enjoy fresh juicy, red, delicious raspberries instead of wheat. And it will free us, and it will make us better. I know it will!