Have you ever worked with any ingredients that are new to you?
I know this might sound crazy to some, but apparently, this is my FIRST time working with spelt flour!! 😃😃
I never thought I could be eating spelt because even though it’s wheat free, it still contains a low amount of gluten.
I have been doing some experiments on my body lately. So if you have been following me for a bit, you must know by now that I have some sort of intolerance to gluten. I’m pretty sure everybody does, but maybe in different ways. Some milder than what others would experience.
I am not highly intolerant to gluten to the point where I could be hospitalized by it. I really feel for those of you who totally cannot have gluten. 😩
So what happens when I eat gluten? My tummy gets so bloated as if I am 4 months pregnant, and the whole day would just be a mess for me. I would be so irritable and my mind cannot think clear. And I wish it were just a case of gas in my tummy that I can expel through random series of burps and farts.. Oopssy.. Gross I know, but how else do I explain? Okay, passing wind. 😃😃
Lately though, I have been daring myself to try to reintroduce wheat again in my diet ( please do not follow what I do, as my only grounds of reintroducing wheat in my diet was because I needed to–after a series of allergy elimination techniques I am working on with my Naturopath.)
The result? I find that if I have organic wheat products, and just enough, not too much, I am totally okay with it. So Yayyy for that. It’s progress, don’t you think?
Although, I must say, I am not a fan of wheat, so just a little bit occasionally and must be organic, is safe for me 😊
Back to topic, ever since this episode, I have also dared myself to try SPELT. Spelt is high in fibre and low in fat. It is an ancient grain, also known as triticum spelta. You must not confuse this with bread wheat which is mostly from triticum sativum ( bread wheat).
The first time I tried to make a SPELT pancake though, I failed. I did not like the texture. It felt gooey and just not my cup of tea, even though my friends and family still ate it and said it was good ( either it was good, or they just love me and don’t want to hurt my feelings haha!)
This is a picture of my first try at using SPELT. The chocolate sauce saved the whole dish, I think!