dear gluten, i don’t think we can be friends

2013, September

i started to notice the stomach pains in 2011 — a while ago i know. but every once in a while, after i had eaten a large amount of bread or pasta my stomach was not happy with me. fast forward two years and the problem has gotten more regular. honestly i don’t think i’m allergic but something is definitely not right.

and so in an effort to stop this madness {which i’m actually kinda sad about because i love pasta} i’ve decided to start small on this no gluten thing and cut out bread and pasta. just to see what’s up. maybe it’s not that at all and it’s the restaurant food that doesn’t agree with me.

this decision did however kick me into wanting to not just cut bread and pasta out but to eat healthier. i did say during on of my blog everyday in july posts that i wanted to cut out soda for 90 days. well that lasted a mighty 3 weeks. but it’s better than nothing and i want to try for 30 days first and build up from there. why am i doing this? i want to stop feeling horrendous after eating unecessary amounts of pasta, candy, fast food, bread…the list goes on.

i am always researching easy and quick recipes online and when i stumbled on this egg white and oatmeal protein pankcake recipe i just had to try it. the blogger had eaten it as a post-workout breakfast so that motivated me to go them gym {ironic}.



the recipe is simple enough:


  • 1 cup egg whites
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1 packet stevia or 2 teaspoons sugar
  • cinnamon to taste


  1. spray pan with cooking spray and heat over a medium high heat
  2. stir all ingredients together until adequately combined and pour into pan
  3. when the pancake begins to turn white and the edges of the pancake begin to harden, flip and cook for another one to two minutes
  4. top with syrup, nut butter, fresh fruit or slivered almonds and enjoy

it’s delicious. delectable and delightful. perfect after my saturday morning gym workout. i’m totally sold. which means i might be having it for breakfast 5 days in a row.


try it out, tell me what you think!


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