Don’t blame the cookie-finding hidden gluten


A post came up yesterday on Facebook about Panera Bread’s gluten conscious monster cookie.  People were generally outraged that the cookie wasn’t labelled gluten free and that they had “some nerve” even having this item on the menu. I simply stated that a quick online search would provide ingredients in the cookie which would verify whether…

On reaching a milestone, and embracing new technology


Yesterday on my Facebook feed a memory popped up-“I started this diet one week ago today”.  I became gluten free on August 20, 2014.  Hard to believe so much time has passed. I never thought when I began this journey that I would become somewhat of an expert on gluten free living.  I never thought…

Flat as a pancake-again


Ah, the quest for the perfect, fluffy, gluten free pancake.  A pipe dream?  I’m beginning to think so. After my success with gfjules pizza dough, I thought I would try her pancake mix. I followed the instructions for making half the bag-the bag contains 16 oz of mix, and half is 1 2/3 cups.  Wouldn’t…

A Lesson in conversion and a review of No Whey chocolate


  If you are a person who uses Facebook and are following any gluten free pages, you will undoubtedly find a lot of gluten free recipes.  But some of those recipes are not gluten free, and you might want to make them anyway.  You might not think it is possible, but it really is. Let’s…

Pizza nirvana-review of Gluten free Jules Pizza dough mix


  I have written many posts on the search for a decent gluten free pizza.  I have tried several dough mixes (Pamela’s, King Arthur, Betty Crocker) but they have come up short.  I have tried frozen doughs, frozen pizzas and local pizza place pizzas, and have always been disappointed.   They were either soggy, like…

The blame game


  The other night, my hubby and I were craving steak, so we went to our favorite local steak house, Colorado Grill. The staff here is very attentive to dietary allergies and intolerances, but the waitress we had the other night really went above and beyond.  Or so I thought. The restaurant was crowded, so…

Review of Udi’s cinnamon buns


  Anyone who has been reading or following my blog for any length of time knows of my love affair with Udi’s.  I love their breads, there is no doubt.  But I am sad to report that I am not so in love with their baked goods. Unfortunately for me, most of their baked goods…

Gluten free chocolate pan cake that actually tastes like cake


A couple of weeks ago, I posted that I was going to try to bake with King Arthur measure for measure flour.  Well, today I took the plunge- I made their chocolate pan cake with this flour substitute. I have to admit I was skeptical-I have seen many cup for cup flour substitutes, and have…

SRDD (Same recipe, different day)


  Last week, I posted a recipe for banana bread.  Since our change in diet in April, we have been eating a lot more fruit, bananas included. Before our recent trip to Baltimore, we bought a few too many bananas, and by the time we came back, they were on the way to overripeness.  We…

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is finally proven


Over the last several months, I have written several posts on the misinformation not only by the press but by so called experts on whether gluten sensitivity is a myth. Those of us not diagnosed with celiac disease have borne the eye rolls, sneers and downright condescension of doctors, waiters and family alike.  The echoes…

When the rains came-a soggy, gluten free weekend in Maryland


  We got back yesterday from a very soggy weekend visiting family in Maryland.  We hopped on a plane at Nashville International early Friday morning to arrive at Baltimore at 12:00 PM.  I have not flown since 1997-things are a bit different, to say the least!  There was no TSA, no 3-1-1, and planes had…