OK, searching for Rachy friendly treats is perhaps the least of my worries right now. As it turns out this is going to be quite a learning curve and I am going to have to begin to cook the majority of my foods from scratch. I am not saying this is going to be a bad thing, in fact it is a good time to turn my diet around and start that ‘cleaning eating’ malarkey I have been talking about for quite some time.
I think the reality hit when I had a negative reaction to some MacDonalds Fries, having gone in there for ease I was hoping for a plain chicken salad but unfortunately they had run out of all salads. I thought opting for some fries was safe, it turns out I could not be more wrong.
Lesson learnt from this is that I am going to need to plan my meals and snacks in a much better fashion to what I am currently doing, I have had a visit to Holland and Barret with some purchases made but this is not going to be cheap. Instead I think my best option is to search for some homemade recipes – google is my friend.
Today was my first attempt at a dairy free Lasagne. I grabbed a recipe from google and went with it, having never made a white lasagne sauce from scratch before this was actually quite brave for me! OK, I admit it needs some work – the presentation isn’t the best and the white sauce looks non existent now that it has been cooked. The pasta wasn’t as soft as I would like it but these are all things I will work on for my next cook up. I have got to say though, it tasted pretty good!! I am pleased to have another portion in the freezer for another time.
I am not going to lie, this is going to be quite a funny, frustrating search with a lot of learning to come with the cooking from scratch – never been a strong point of mine but hey – we’ve all got to start somewhere!