Heigh ho, Heigh ho it’s back to work I go…


  After being off from work for six months, I am returning to a part time job on Monday. I have mixed feelings.  I have been enjoying my freedom to do what I want when I want, but I am becoming a bit too focused on my retired husband.  I think it will do us…

An evening at the Improv…


  The mark of a good cook is the ability to improvise a simple dish with the ingredients you have on hand, without using a recipe. The same goes whether you are gluten and/or dairy free or not-you should be able to make a meal for yourself at any given time with whatever you have…

Epic Fail-beef wellington


  After the delay for Valentine’s Day due to hubby being under the weather, I put my filet mignon, pie crust and mushrooms back into the freezer so they would not spoil.   I took them back out to thaw on Tuesday, so I could make my beef wellington last night. I found a shortcut…

The Queen of bread….


  Disclaimer:  this post is my opinion only.  I neither endorse nor condemn the opinions and advice of Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Oz or Dr. William Davis. I’m sure all of you have seen the Weight Watchers commercial where Oprah looks into the camera with tears in her eyes and gushes “I love bread!   I eat bread…

Blogger’s recognition award


I am wonderfully surprised and very grateful to be nominated by J.O.Y.Full inspirations for the blogger’s recognition award.  Her site is a great combination of yummy recipes and inspirational posts. She has been wonderfully supportive of my blog Please take a moment to visit her site if you can. In keeping with the tradition of the Bloggers…

BMI or BS?


  We’ve all seen it-what is your BMI or body mass index?  And we have all cringed when we were told the numbers.  But you might not know that BMI is basically BS. To quote this webpage Cut the waist: The concept of BMI – a simple ratio of weight in relation to height, was…

Rich man’s frug, poor man’s stew


  I am always looking for a quick, easy, crockpot recipe.  I found a recipe for “poor man’s stew” courtesy of The magical slow cooker website.  She got her inspiration for the recipe from The Princess Bride-this is the stew Fezzic fed Montoya to sober him up. As always, I put my own spin and modifications on this…

Around the world I searched for you…


When I started this blog last year, I had no idea how many people in how many countries I would reach.  Looking at the above statistics, it is apparent that gluten issues are a world wide concern. Sometimes we Americans think we are the only country with problems.  I think this is mainly because of…

Take tea and see


  About two years ago I had to give up coffee.  I tried everything from fake coffee to powdered additives (javacid) to low acid coffee, but I just couldn’t drink it.  I actually realized that most of these fake coffees and additives contain chicory root.  If you have IBS, I’d be willing to bet that…