#TBT Dining out gluten free


  I originally wrote this post on June 15, 2015.  It’s still relevant in the fact that dining out is still a major undertaking.  So much so, that I hardly go out to eat anymore. When I decided to go gluten free almost a year ago, I sat down and had a talk with my…

How to substitute sugar and oil in gluten free recipes


  Lately, I have been trying to kick my sugar addiction without much success.  A few months ago, I wrote about only baking once a month.  That failed utterly.   I have no control at all. I know it’s bad for me, but I can’t seem to stay away from it. Having IBS means I…

Carrot cake mishap


  I’ve been wanting to make a gluten free carrot cake for some time.  I just never got around to it until today.  So with my trusty King Arthur recipe,  I got out all of my ingredients, and spread them out over my incredibly small kitchen counter. I had already measured out and mixed all…

#TBT: Is gluten free a scam? revisited


  I originally wrote this post on June 11, 2015.   At the time, the news was filled with reports that the gluten-free diet was a “fad” and that gluten-free foods were a “scam”.  I got all kinds of incorrect medical advice until I figured out that my IBS was exacerbated by eating gluten and…

Accepting your gluten free lifestyle


  via Daily Prompt: Acceptance     How do you accept a diagnosis of celiac disease or non-celiac gluten intolerance?   How do you go through the grieving process of losing control over what you can put into your body? Acceptance comes from within. Whenever we experience a drastic life change, our first reaction is…

Battle of the chocolate cakes, Part 2


Several months ago, I wrote a post about the battle between the chocolate cakes, using King Arthur Measure for Measure flour and Mina’s chocolate cake mix.  Today the battle is between King Arthur and Better Batter.   I have heard people rave about it, so I decided to compare it to my favorite King Arthur…

#TBT: Revisiting older posts with new meaning


I am starting a new feature for Throwback Thursday; I will be revisiting some of my older posts and adding an updated commentary. Today’s retro post is from June 3rd, 2015: Advice is everywhere.  So are opinions.  Everyone has one, and everyone is entitled to one.  That is where the story should end, but it…

In the news: Eating a gluten free diet can cause diabetes….not so fast


We have all seen the latest headline: GLUTEN-FREE DIETS ACTUALLY INCREASE RISKS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES There is nothing new about this latest health scare.  Do these look familiar? Hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats cause cancer, World Health Organization declares Coffee causes cancer Before we all go off the deep end, let’s use…

My very short Kombucha experiment


  In a previous post , I decided experiment to see if Kombucha will not only help me with my IBS, but might enable me to eat small amounts of gluten and dairy. This post will detail the results of this experiment.  Please be advised that this post talks about bowel functions.  I drank GT’s Strawberry Serenity….

Do you have leaky gut? And what can you do about it?


  Disclaimer:  I will be sharing information and websites that discuss leaky gut syndrome and it’s possible treatments in this post.  I do not intend to diagnose any illness here; this post is intended to be informational.    After many years of battling IBS and my change to a gluten and dairy free lifestyle, I…

Food Myths that cause Weight Gain


  I came across this original article from Eat this, not That in my newsfeed a couple of days ago and wanted to share it with all of you. Here are some of the 10 most common. Myth 1: Kale is the healthiest green Reality Check: A 2014 study at William Paterson University ranked fruits and vegetables by…