Oh Wheel of Gluten


  Dining out with food allergies is like spinning the wheel of fortune; or if you’re a gambler, the roulette wheel. If you can actually find the allergen menu for a particular restaurant, your head will spin just like the wheel while you try to compare different allergens and what items are safe.  If it’s…

Moo Goo Gai Pain


Ever since I can remember, I have loved chinese food.  It was a big part of my family life growing up-Mother’s Day, Easter, Christmas, birthdays…either take out or eat in.  One from column A, two from column B. I never understood why instead of being hungry an hour later, I would be running to the…

Sing a song of sixpence, I baked a chicken pie


  Baking pie has always terrified me.  It is the one thing I have never attempted.  Okay, maybe it’s a silly fear.   My grandfather was the birthday cake baker.  But my grandmother would bake pies- from scratch with no recipe.  Ah, those were the days! Last week, hubby was grumbling about how awful those…

Between a rock and a hard roll-about gluten free bread


  I love bread.  When I found out I had to give up gluten, I panicked.  Ghosts of family dinners past haunted me like old Jacob Marley did Scrooge.  Spaghetti and meat balls, meat loaf and mashed potatoes, goulash, pork chops and stuffing…..and it wasn’t even the pasta or the stuffing that I had to give…

Gone with the wheat-the burning of mylanta


My poor gallbladder gave up the ghost in 1998 and I almost instantly had IBS.  You know IBS?  The disease no one wants to talk about in mixed company.  When you always know where every bathroom is because you have an app on your phone.  Long car trips make you break out in a cold sweat….