Aloha! Cruising to Hawaii gluten free


It has been a dream of mine for a very long time to go to Hawaii.  My mom never got to go because my dad was in the navy and travelled all over the pacific-he just didn’t want to go back there. We were originally going to go to Aruba, but when my husband quit…

Going local-supporting local farms


  Our local farmers market here in White House, TN, opened up last month.  We have never experienced fresh produce and meat right from the farm before. While the local Kroger has pretty good produce and meats, there is nothing like fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and meats. It is a bit of a challenge,…

Why IBS should be managed with diet, not drugs


While my kids were visiting from the Northeast, we went out to dinner at our local steak house.  I ordered my salad without croutons and cheese, but forgot about the butter on the steak.  I did mention a dairy and gluten issue, but I guess the server didn’t relay this to the kitchen. There are…

Review of Acme Feed and Seed, Nashville


Yesterday we took our kids into Nashville for the day.  Our plan was to have lunch, then head over to the Country Music Hall of Fame. We hit traffic on Route 65 and were sitting for a good half hour.  Once we got into downtown, it was just as congested.   Our boys took their…

Why isn’t gluten free food advertised?


Watching TV this morning, a commercial for a local restaurant, Captain D’s, came on for the umpteenth time.  Listening to the food offerings of fried fish, fried chicken, etc, I wondered why more restaurants and supermarkets don’t advertise that they have gluten or dairy free options. As you can see in their allergen menu, everything…

Kids are coming….


  This weekend, my kids will be visiting from the Northeast.  It’s the first time we’ll be seeing them since October. This visit poses a bit of a problem.  Several of us have dietary restrictions, while two of us don’t.  My son and I are gluten and dairy intolerant.  He is FODMAP intolerant.  My husband…

Don’t get crabby! Saving an epic fail


We all make mistakes, especially in the kitchen.  But it’s what you do with those mistakes that separates the cooks from the spectators. A couple days ago, I made a crab casserole from this recipe.  I am not faulting the recipe here, but my method. Here are the ingredients as listed in the recipe: INGREDIENTS…

Why gluten intolerance is worse than celiac


I came across an article I would like to share with all of you.  It pertains to gluten intolerance, and how it can be worse than celiac disease. The full article can be viewed here. The author, Kriss Kresser, writes that gluten intolerance is an overlooked diagnosis, and that all of the gluten shaming that is…

Eating gluten gave me a panic attack


  A few days ago, I wrote about my experiment with trying to eat gluten, by eating a couple of slices of pizza. I primed myself with Immodium, thinking the only problem would be my digestive system.  Boy, was I wrong. It took almost a whole day for me to experience symptoms, but that’s not…