Review of Beanfields chips


The folks at Beanfields were nice enough to send me some free samples (an entire box) of 2 of each flavor to try out so that I could review them and share my thoughts with you.  This will in no way impact my review-I remain impartial. Aside from plain potato chips (flavored chips often have…

Best of gluten and dairy free for 2016


  Since it’s almost New Year’s Eve, I thought I would do the typical “best of” compilation of my favorite recipes and products.  My picks are of course subjective. Best Gluten-free Bread I have tried many brands of gluten free bread, but Udi’s is my number one favorite.  I especially love their hamburger rolls and…

A new year; A new beginning


  Well, dear readers, in a few short days, we will begin at the beginning.  January 1st looms large, and brings with it those good intended, largely abandoned resolutions. This year began with a low note; my husband’s diagnosis of heart disease, and ended on a high note; our lifelong dream trip to Hawaii.  Fate…

Who needs takeout? Gluten free Sesame Shrimp over rice noodles


      Even though I said a couple of posts ago I had given up on trying to make gluten free Chinese food, I  lied.  When I can’t do something, I usually keep at it until I crack it.  Not always, but most of the time.  Especially when it comes to finding gluten-free versions…

Lemon cake and a review of Mina’s gluten free baking mix


Update: after eating several pieces of this cake, it has grown on me.  It’s not pretty, but it tastes amazing! I thought I would take a break from the chocolate/pumpkin thing for awhile and make a lemon cake. The folks at Mina’s sent me a sample of their gluten free baking mix, along with the…

Baking pan substitutions and conversions


For anyone who bakes on a regular basis (little did I know I would be one of those people), it’s really frustrating when a recipe calls for a pan size we do not own.  Especially if it is one we would seldom use, like a springform pan.   Do we run to the store to…

Battle of the chocolate cakes-King Arthur vs. Mina’s


      I do love chocolate cake. Who doesn’t?  Once I went gluten free I was afraid I would have to give it up.  It took a lot of searching for that perfect recipe, but sometimes, you also want convenience. This is a battle I don’t mind fighting; the battle between the King Arthur…

Over the river and through the woods….


  Christmas is the time of year when we visit family to share the joy of the season and being together with loved ones.  But road trips present special problems for those of us with gluten and dairy intolerance. There are certain things you can do to ease your way through a long car trip….

Tips on converting favorite recipes


  Maybe you have a favorite family recipe, like your mom’s chocolate cake, that you can no longer eat because you are gluten free.  Or maybe you saw this awesome recipe online or in a magazine, but, sigh, you just skipped it because you know you can’t eat it.  Well, I can help! I have…

Is it lactose intolerance or is it A1 protein?


  What is A2 milk, and why does it matter?   Some folks in Australia, at the A2 milk company, claim that their A2 milk solves the problem of drinking cow’s milk for those of us who are dairy intolerant. You can read the entire article here. The claim is that it is not the…

What’s poppin’?


  Last week I wrote to several companies, requesting gluten free versions of their most loved products.  I thought I would share them with you. This is a follow up to last weeks blog post; Hey, Pillsbury dough boy!  I had an interesting range of responses; from the helpful to the ridiculous. Here is the…