If there were one food that I could not turn down, it would be pizza. I really love pizza, all kinds of pizza. It is my ultimate comfort food. We are luck enough to be surrounded with some amazing mom and pop pizza parlors. For a long time, every time we got pizza, we got it from a different place in our area. Some were just ok, and some were amazing. I dabbled a little at making pizza at home, and it would turn out pretty good.
Funny thing is, pizza usually made me feel like garbage. It was so good while I was eating it, but then later I would be miserable, even if I only had one piece. After investigation, trial and error, and working with a nutritionist, it was determined that have non Celiac gluten sensitivity, otherwise known as gluten intolerance. It is not a life threatening thing, gluten does not cause me permanent damage, but when I eat gluten it makes me pretty sick. So, I had to cut gluten out of my diet.
Do you know what has a ton of gluten in it? Pizza.
This makes me sad.
The good news is, more and more places are offering gluten free pizza. A few national chains, and several really delicious local pizzerias offer gluten free pizzas, plus many grocery stores are not stocking premade crusts, or crust mixes, so I have been able to make pizza at home.
|A fall harvest pizza I made at home.|