Back to basics


Over the past year or so, my husband and I have slowly gotten away from healthier eating.  Actually, my husband has pretty much stuck to his healthier diet. I am the one that has fallen off the health wagon straight onto the dessert wagon. Last year, when my husband was diagnosed with heart disease, we…

Why you should bake from scratch


The other day I was looking at a recipe for Pineapple upside down cake at Betty Crocker.com. The recipe requires that you buy their yellow cake mix. Finding gluten-free cake mixes can be a challenge. I often have to order them online. I went to two different stores yesterday and could not find the Betty…

Review of Kinnikinnick vanilla glazed donuts


Who doesn’t love a really good donut? But when you’re gluten-free it’s not easy to find a doughnut that really tastes like a doughnut. I have tried and reviewed Katzes donuts in the past,  but unfortunately they upset my stomach so I had to stop ordering them. I recently discovered Kinnikinnick  donuts online at glutenfreepalace.com….

Cooking gluten free when you’re incapacitated


  I am still struggling with this bursitis/tendonitis in my right hand.  It seems to get better, then it flares up again.  So this will be a short post today… I am wearing a soft brace which limits my mobility somewhat.  That makes it quite a challenge to do my usual cooking and baking. Luckily,…

A lesson in getting glutened


  The other day we were in the Nashville area running errands, and we decided to stop for lunch at Ruby Tuesday. I had found that they have an allergen menu online. I thought this was great since most restaurants do not have this feature. I was able to look over my options ahead of…

Review of Rodizio Grill, Nashville


  This year for my birthday/anniversary, we thought we would try something a little bit different for our celebration dinner. Rodizio grill is a Brazilian steakhouse.  This is not your ordinary steakhouse, but a true dining experience.  They have restaurants all over the United States. Meats are spit roasted, and served by “gauchos” at tableside….

When is a gluten free Chinese Dumpling worth Fifty-four dollars?


When it’s delivered straight to your doorstep.  When it’s absolutely delicious.  When it conjures up those wonderful aromas and memories of Chinese takeout. Before I moved here to Tennesse, I was able to buy Feel Good Foods Chinese dumplings and egg rolls.  These dumplings and egg rolls are really delicious and easy to make.  But alas,…

Review of Aleia’s stuffing mix


  It’s always nice to find a new gluten free product that actually tastes good.  Sadly, this is not always the case. I had been buying another brand of gluten free stuffing mix, but it did not agree with me.  I have bought Aleia’s products before, so I thought I would try the stuffing mix….

A disappointed review of Julian Bakery Paleo protein bars


  I don’t like writing negative reviews.  But I always want to be honest in writing this blog, so I will be writing an honest review of Julian Bakery’s Paleo Protein Bars.  This review is my opinion only.  You may agree or disagree.  Here is a link to their website if you would like to…

Finding an allergen free coffee substitute and a review of Teeccino


    I had to give up coffee several years ago due to my IBS.  Before I knew of my gluten issues, I tried coffee substitutes that contained wheat and barley, as well as chicory.  I also tried an additive which contained chicory.  I have since found out that I can’t tolerate chicory. Some of these…

Using a scale in gluten free baking


I have been saying for awhile now that I was going to start using a scale for my gluten-free baking as it is far more accurate than using measuring cups. I finally bought a kitchen scale that has a tare setting.  This setting allows you to zero out the weight of the container you are…

Review of Banza gluten free pasta


The folks at Banza kindly sent me a free sample variety pack of their pasta to try.  This in no way impacts this review; my opinion is 100% my own.  While I love Ronzoni, Barilla and Tinkayada gluten free pasta, I am always looking for tasty alternatives. Banza is made from chickpeas.  I have never come across…

A new milestone and Welcome New December followers!


I am happy to say that I have reached the milestone of 10,000 views.  It has been just over a year and a half since I started this blog.  My original reason for starting it was to share my trials of being gluten and dairy free.  The blog has since evolved into a place to…

123…biscuits!


Yes, you read that right.  After my struggles with making a decent gluten free biscuit, I finally found a mix that works;  123  Southern Glory gluten free biscuit mix.  I have to say, I am ecstatic! The mix is free of: Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Casein, Peanut, Tree Nut, Egg and Soy  Ingredients: Rice flour, Tapioca…