Will you be my Valentine if I make you Beef Wellington?


  Valentine’s day is right around the corner, and those of us with celiac or gluten and dairy intolerance are wondering just what we are going to do about it. My husband and I have gone out to dinner in the past, and aside from the food intolerance which wasn’t a factor then, we found…

20 ways to leave your gluten


with apologies to Paul Simon     The problem’s all inside your gut doc said to me The answer isn’t easy and a pill won’t make you free I’d like to help you with your struggle eating wheat There must be twenty ways To leave your gluten He said it really is your body mounting an attack, furthermore…

Jawohl-making Jagerschnitzel


  I love to cook as I have posted here before.  I usually make two big meals a week so I can have leftovers. Last night I decided to be ambitious and make jagerschnitzel and german potato salad.  I used two different recipes. The jagerschnitzel recipe I used was posted here.  My thanks to sarahnspice…

The pros win


  I’m feeling a bit more positive today.  After yesterday’s post about longing to be free of gluten and dairy restrictions, I realize I am capable of more than I ever imagined. Whenever I have been faced with a critical decision, I have always made a pros and cons list to help me decide which…

I want to be free…..


  I need to rant today. I used to love going out to dinner.  It was the highlight of a busy week-spending much needed time with my husband.  When we were both working, we hardly saw each other. Sharing a meal together that I didn’t have to cook, or he didn’t have to clean up…

99 bottles of beer on the wall….


I’m sure at some point those of us who have celiac or gluten intolerance have been out with friends at some bar wondering, “what the hell can I drink besides water?”  Good question.  I’m about to tell you. Besides the obvious, like beer, not all alcohol is safe if you are gluten free.  If you…

Believe half of what you see….


The information in this article is my opinion only.   Today’s post was going to be about the dangers of supplements.  But before I get into that, I wanted to mention a blog post I ran across today.  It does tie in with my initial post idea because it is really about being informed and…

Pie in the sky revisited


This is a rather long post, so bear with me! Yesterday I met the ultimate challenge-making a lemon meringue pie.  It’s funny because I never would have dreamed of making one before I went gluten and dairy free.  I can’t just buy one now at the store or order a slice in a restaurant. I…

Pizza pizza-new product reviews


All of these products are gluten and dairy free.  Always read labels for other allergens!!!! Those of you who have been reading my blog know of my struggle to find a good gluten and dairy free pizza crust.  I have finally found it! As you can probably guess, I was very skeptical, but I have…

A taste of honey


I am posting all the time about the importance of reading labels.  I recently ordered some new products from my favorite website Gluten free palace.  In the excitement of finding some brand new things, I forgot my own rule. I unfortunately have a sweet tooth-so when I saw these: my eyes lit up like a…

A cure for celiac?


    I came across an article this morning on beyondceliac.org that caught my interest.  The article is entitled 3 reasons we need a cure for celiac disease.  Even thought I do not have celiac (my DNA might prove otherwise but the jury is still out) this article also translates to those of us with not…

Pie in the sky


  Recently I have been thinking of making a lemon meringue pie.  I remember my mom making it, but don’t really remember the details. It was one of the few things she could bake.  Making it gluten and dairy free will be a challenge. I have been reading up on technique-the only real difference is…

10 reasons not to go gluten free


  Lately there have been so many people jumping on the gluten free bandwagon, there is barely room for the tambourine.   Many people are not only misinformed, misguided and misunderstanding about not only what gluten is and isn’t, but the reasons for eating and not eating it. I have been watching a new show…

Reflections


  Today is my 53rd birthday.  As we get older, we concern ourselves less with gifts and birthday wishes, and more about our lives and how we affect others. I have always been a kind, caring person.  I cannot stand when someone else is hurting. Whether it be an abused animal, or a person struggling…