Remember the time when everyone referred to everything that was then popular as being the “new black?” Maybe that is still the case and I happen to just not go out enough. Whatever the case, I feel like this is a good example for all of the gluten free foods that have invaded our gluten rich foods space. I am not gluten intolerant and I know this because I have eaten seitan wings at Watercourse several times. The seitan wings there are pure gluten. Literally. They take a bunch of wheat germ and run water over it until the only thing that remains is the protein base or gluten of the wheat. They then take that mound or whatever form it may be at that point in time and shape and flavor it. It’s pretty great tasting, except the mound proceeds to just sit in your stomach for a couple of days after you eat it and no one wants that. Anyway, the number of gluten free items have exploded in recent years due to the high demand from individuals, claiming they are gluten sensitive. Well, there are a number of debates around this topic. Although the number of people diagnosed with Celiac’s disease in the past few years has quadrupled, many people are questioning if all of these people are actually afflicted or if it is more of a personal diagnosis. Regardless, we now have items like gluten free tortillas, which are actually pretty tasty, and gluten free wraps, which still do a great job of keeping ingredients together, on the market.
I want a burrito but every time I eat a burrito, I get a stomach ache. And that is terrible so some one suggested that I try a gluten free tortilla. And so I did try a gluten free tortilla, and you know what, I still had a stomach ache. Which is not a surprise because I think that I am allergic to cheese. When ever I eat cheese, I immediately feel like I ate too much food and that that food was not healthy and that I will never feel normal again. It is incredibly hard to avoid cheese though. I mean, cheese is in everything. Literally, there is cheese in sandwiches and there is cheese on the best kinds of pizza and there is cheese on all of the best burritos I have ever had. There is probably even more gluten than in any other type of food. I think when you need to avoid gluten, you eat a lot of fruit and vegetables and protein like meat and eggs. You can also have cheese. But you can not have bread or wheat or certain kinds of grains. You can have rice though. So a lot of people have Asian food. Like Chinese food. I worked in a Chinese food restaurant and a lot of people always asked for a gluten free menu. Which we did not have. We never had a gluten free menu because the only difference was that people would use gluten free soy sauce. They would be able to eat gluten free tortillas too.