Lights out- gluten free in a power failure


Two nights  ago we had a wicked storm that knocked out our power.   While walking to my car from work, praying I wouldn’t be struck by lightning, it didn’t occur to me that I would have no dinner.   I had made my dinners for the week the previous Saturday as I always do….

Mooh!ve over butter


Once upon a time, everyone loved butter.  I remember one summer growing up, my mother switched over to margarine but didn’t tell my dad.  It was summer and the butter dish sat as it always did on our kitchen table.  Remember those? We would only refrigerate it between meals in the summer and would leave…

37 ways to annoy your lover and other family members


When I decided to go gluten free almost a year ago, I sat down and had a talk with my husband.  “Honey”, I said, ” I think I will have to give up gluten.  Everything I have read points to that”. “Ok”, he said, ” but I won’t be going gluten free.   But I…

Patty cake patty cake or epic fails in baking


I have never really been much of a baker.  Since going gluten free I have had to try my hand again. I have always been one of those people who love sweets.  Chalk it up to growing up in a household full of Entenmans, Devil Dogs,  Oreos and Twinkies.  I cried when Hostess went out…

On the road again-traveling with IBS and food allergies


I used to love road trips.  As a kid in the back of my dad’s station wagon, fighting with my brother, feeling the wind whip my hair, stopping at all those dumb roadside attractions.  When I didn’t have to pee every five minutes, and didn’t have to worry about what I ate.   Ah the…

Is gluten free a scam?


Why are gluten free diets considered a scam? Do a search on gluten free diets and you will not only find advocates, but naysayers. The gluten free movement has exploded recently, and with it dozens of websites, blogs, opinions, articles and debates. Those who say gluten free is a scam obviously don’t have a gluten…

Frankenwheatie-breeding the gluten out of wheat


A few weeks back, I came across an article online at youthhealthmag.com: Farmers trying to breed gluten free wheat Intrigued, I kept reading. The latest trend in diets is eating gluten-free. Gluten-free foods are a nearly one billion dollar business in the United States. Now, the Kansas Wheat Commission is funding research to find out…

If you knew sushi like I knew sushi


Ah sushi…..a food I have loved since I was 19 years old.  I have to thank my ex-husband for introducing me to it. This is about the only thing he was good for, except giving me my son.  Who, by the way, shares my love for it.  Maybe because I ate it before I knew…

Acid, acid we all fall down


For anyone who has never experienced acid reflux, it goes something like this: You are exhausted after a long day at work,  brain dead from listening to people complain all day.  You curse the guy in the car front of you who is going all of 12 mph.  Your stomach is growling at you like a…

Come on a my house, I’m gonna agave you everything…


Come on-a my house my house, I’m gonna give you everything-Rosemary Clooney What is agave?  It is the nectar from the agave plant, and yes, it is used to make tequila.  While tequila has its effect, it is not the subject of this post. Blue agave is used as a sugar substitute.   I am…

The Office Potluck-or how to become the office pariah


Let’s have a potluck!   Nothing strikes fear into the hearts and stomachs of the gluten, dairy and allergen stricken than a potluck sign up list.  Except maybe a catered office party.  But that is a subject for another blog. The person or persons who decide that they are the most qualified to boost morale…