So here’s a not-so-big secret…I am a terrible sweet tooth. I’m the kind of person that likes to read the dessert menu first and see how that might pan out with any other course I choose. So I was very excited when the delightful Angie and Bettina announced they were running a Awesome Sweet Alternatives class. The Coconut Blondies (below) were the stars of the show…
I did something a little indulgent last week and participated in a healthy food cooking class at Queenscliff Neighbourhood House. Actually, the presenters cooked and the class ate! It was awesome!
Without telling you all my gastronomic history – I have had a bit of a bad tum in recent years. Last year, I had a colonoscopy which found nothing. So I took myself off to a naturopath who did a blood test. She later diagnosed me with leaky gut syndrome (I know, yucko!) and informed me that I was intolerant to wheat, dairy, eggs, nuts, mushrooms and radishes!
At first it was a relief to have some sort of explanation. Then, it felt like a jail sentence. Then, I decided to give it a bit of a go – those familiar with my pain call it ‘the elimination diet’. And, I have to say, my tummy is a lot happier and I’ve lost a bit of weight. (My family are happy because my flatulence has decreased as well…oh, sorry, we weren’t going there). So, hence, my interest in a healthy cooking class. The first thing we ate was bread. Paleo bread and get this, the Life Changing Loaf.