Monday, April 2, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies...

...and being Gluten Free

*For those of you that don't know, I become gluten free by choice just about a year ago. Personally, it was a defining moment & I have never looked back. The one thing I miss is a GOOD sandwich on rye or sourdough but then I remember how rotten I feel when I eat bread & the craving quickly disappears.

So it was interesting when I baked these Toll House cookies for Austin (and who DOESN'T love 'em?) and one broke in half as I was taking them off the cookie sheet. I instinctively popped the smaller piece into my mouth, and after 2 or 3 chews, I spit it out! Whoa! The old me would've said..."get a glass of milk & eat the 2nd half of that cookie!" The GF me said..."that sure does taste funny!" I have gotten so use to the new textures and tastes of what I eat these days, there is no room for Toll House cookies!

I have absolutely no desire for the cakes, cookies & brownies I ate without batting an eye.
 Talk about an AHA moment! 

...Taking pictures of them is calorie free and it only makes me feel good inside!
Happy Snapping!


  1. You definitely have way more willpower than I ever think I can or will have! So much for being Kelly when I grow up! :)

  2. Lol- I can not wait to see you!

  3. They look so yummy!
    Hey, e-mail me the name of your Gluten-Free cookbook......please? :-D
    BTW....I don't know if I would have spit the cookie out...ya gotta treat yourself every now and then :-)

  4. Totally eyeing not the cookie...but that mug! Is that a mason jar mug?

    1. It is! Found it at a grocery store. I only bought one for a prop.... But now i think I want a set!

  5. I want a mason jar mug prop . . .


    Fabulous photographs and wonderful post. I think it's awesome you spit out the cookie, and find it even more awesome you don't really miss things like Toll House cookies anymore. Now that is something to write about, Kelly! And how. :) xo

  6. Well, good for you for stinking to your diet. I would have a hard time not taking a bite or 2 or 3. And I do have quite a few of those mason jar mugs...we do think alike!!

  7. Lovely creamy light and tones Kelly! I adore the overhead pov in the first shot ... How did you resist leaving a few telltale crumbs from munching on a cookie or two? xx

  8. Speaking of beauties, those are some beautiful cookies! Yummmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeee


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