So, I survived 40 days of Lent with no bread. The closest thing I had to bread was a doughnut and falafel chips.
Now, was it easy? Believe it or not, it was. I will admit, when faced with homemade Irish Soda Bread, I was tempted to have a nibble, but I refrained. When my boyfriend's mom picked up fresh loaves of bread from the bakery, I wanted to eat the heel of the bread (the end pieces that are super crusty and delicious), but I walked away. I found plenty of other treats to eat, like whole grains, almonds and frozen yogurt.
That might sound boring, but I have a newfound love for quinoa, barley, wheat berries and rice. Good foods that fill my belly. I also noticed that my stomach wasn't bothering me as much. Maybe bread is the culprit behind some of my stomach woes.
Tonight, when we go out to dinner for Easter (happy Easter and Passover!), I will most definitely eat a slice (or three) of a bread. Hopefully it tastes just as fantastic as I remembered!