Sad, sad biscuits…Why gluten free dough is my nemesis


  I have come to the conclusion that gluten free dough is my nemesis.  In my fourth attempt ( is it the fourth-frankly I ‘ve lost count) to make gluten free biscuits,  I began to think that the biscuit dough really had it out for me.  Silly, I know, but is it really that difficult…

Review of O’Doughs gluten free bread and two more


I am always happy to share new products with all of you.  Variety is the spice of life, so they say.  It’s easy to get into a rut with gluten or dairy free products.  Sometimes a situation beyond our control forces our hand to try something new. I was at my local market the other…

Is it IBS, Crohn’s or Celiac? How to tell the difference


  I had an email this morning from someone suffering from gas and bloating.  He wanted to know if it was IBS or Crohn’s disease, and if I could help him.  Not being a doctor, I could not answer that question.   He could also be lactose or dairy intolerant.  He could also have a more…

Epic fail-baking powder biscuits


  Last night I made yet another attempt to make biscuits.  Like my pancake fails, this is another food that is really hard to replicate into gluten free.  I did finally crack the pancake debacle, but I am not sure I will be able to crack biscuits. When you think of biscuits, you think of…

Lactose free butter is a thing


  There was a recent post on Facebook about lactose-free butter.  Yes, you read that right. Not milk.  Butter.   And yogurt, sour cream and cream cheese too.  Green Valley Organics makes all of these things, but they make them with goat’s milk. There is, of course, lactose-free milk on the market, but it is…

Surviving Holiday dinners gluten and dairy free


  It’s almost that time again-time when holiday dinners strike fear into the hearts of the gluten, dairy and allergen intolerant, and those who cook for them. With a couple of years of holiday dinners under my belt, I’d like to share my tips and tricks for surviving those holiday dinners with your sanity, and…

When pre-ordering doesn’t work-what you can do


      Last week, I wrote a post about pre-ordering when dining out, and how that can help you to have a more pleasant dining experience.  But what can you do when that is not an option?  Say you want to go to a local mom and pop, or fast food restaurant.  Pre-ordering at…

Is pre-ordering from a restaurant a good idea?


  While I was on my cruise to Hawaii, I learned a very valuable lesson.  The smoothest way to ensure that my food was prepared correctly and allergen free was to pre-order the next days’ meals in advance.  Yes, it sort of put me on the spot,  but it worked to my advantage.  Kitchen and…

Gluten free hacks


When I find a really good article about gluten free hacks, I want to, of course, share it with all of you.  These hacks include baking, as well as general hacks. Gluten free baking is one of the most difficult things to master in the roster of gluten-free living.  But once you do, it opens up…

It’s that time of year again-time for holiday baking


  Fall is in the air and pumpkin spice everything is everywhere.  It’s time to think about holiday baking.  If you are gluten or dairy free, or have allergies to eggs, you probably think you will have to miss out on all of those delicious pies, cakes and cookies.  Well, I am here to tell…

Gluten free-Why you must be 100% committed


After returning from a wonderful trip to Hawaii, it occurred to me that if I had not been totally committed to being gluten and dairy free on this trip, I would have been miserable. There are those out there who are what I call weekend wheat junkies-they are good all week, then go out for…

Gluten free Hawaii on Pride of America, Part 2


  This is a very long post, but it is full of very valuable information, so please stay with it!     We have been back from our wonderful Hawaiian cruise aboard the Pride of America since Sunday.  It took us 24 hours, including two five-hour layovers, to get home.  I kept passing out on…