I’ve been saying it for months, I don’t know if you’ve been listening, but articles on weather.com have been strongly suggesting to me that I am going to die soon and that they are going to be the ones responsible - so I’ve started a blog to catalogue the descent.
“[Franklin D. Roosevelt] had to persuade people to feel comfortable in his presence…. [The therapists and he] began to work on his gait, to work on the way he would walk with the canes and crutches and assistance he would use. So his walk, although slow, began to look more and more natural. And he would seat himself, and he would throw up his head, he would begin to talk — he was always talking, actually — to put people at ease. And this whole physical routine that he developed of putting people at ease was enormously effective, and it made people forget that he was disabled.”—Historian James Tobin speaks to Fresh Air about how FDR turned his polio disability into a political advantage (via nprfreshair)
I'm having a REALLY tough time cutting gluten out of my my diet (for health reasons). Like, I don't even know where to begin. Any tips/easy recipes for me to get started with please?
yo it’s for sure tough as heck! my best advice is to try to stick to naturally gluten free foods/meals, at least at first. anything with wheat/barley/rye, this includes most(but not all!) oats because they’re processed with wheat in most factories, dont eat!! so that leaves you with any other grains! quinoa, rice, corn, spelt, buckwheat, amaranth, and any flours made from these!! ANY fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables(and mushrooms!), double check labels if they’re canned! and most meats/dairy products and eggs, as long as they haven’t had fillers or spices or weird things added to them(pro tip: you can’t add anything like this to pork in the US products so they’re always good). be careful with deli meats/cheeses!
so I always buy JUST these things, no processed foods unless I 100% know that it’s gluten free or what is in them, but even then I buy verrry few processed foods.
and if you want to try to have somewhat normal meals, shop around for gluten free breads/pastas you enjoy! they’re all different flavors and textures, so it may take a while to find ones you like! I love Udi’s brand everything. Scharr, DeBoles, and Tinkyada has amazing pasta. And don’t forget naturally gf noodles: pad thai noodles, shirataki, kelp noodles, harusame, bean noodles, and others im sure readily available at most grocery food stores and asian markets! just double check ingredients to be sure!! also corn chips and tortillas! many corn chips and corn tortilla are made without gluten and usually say gluten free right on them(also they’re super easy to make) :)
I just recently got into making all my own doughs from scratch. bread, pastas, cakes, cookies, etc. these are all long recipes made with a bunch of weird flours, but if you ever need a good one feel free to ask!!
with all that in mind, my favorite foods currently are: pad thai(without soy sauce unless it’s GF), home cut sweet potato fries, fried rice n veggies n ham, meat loaf made with GF oats and rice flour(meatballs are th esame thing but in ball form), roasted brussels sprouts, omlettes!!, potpie made from my gf dough, spaghetti, taco salad!, grilled cheese/soup, spring rolls, and weird random casseroles made from leftover veggies/meats/spices/and a mix of milk/gf flour or broth/gf flour to make it nice and thick and cohesive.
good luck lil buddy!
!!edit!! some tricky things to watch out for: spice blends!! for tacos/chili/soup/dip. they often contain flour to bind them together! anything with malt in it: vinegars, sauce, alcohol. malt is okay oNLY if it’s been distilled(it will say it’s distilled). and any other thick sauces: dressings, barbecue sauce, etc. buy only marked gluten free sauces! there’s too many thickening agents that could be in em!
oh my god I just read a story about a 5 year old with leukemia who wanted to be batman so the make-a-wish foundation made a part of san francisco look like gotham city and dressed the kid up as batman and had him pretend to fight crime in it and now the kid is in remission and I’m like sitting here teary eyed fanning myself while eating french fries
I wish I had a separate personality that was like a rich teen girl from the 80’s so like I’d be in the middle of a conversation and then I’d casually put my hair behind my ears and say “my dad is totally gonna get bon jovi to come to my birthday party”
I wish my best friend was malia obama and she’d be like “this girl in my class is so mean” and I’d be like “have your dad put her in jail” and then I’d tilt my head and nonchalantly take a bite of an apple
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