My grass fed dairy experiment


      Since going gluten and dairy free, there are certain foods that I truly miss.  There are foods I can do without too, but I really do miss dairy, especially yogurt.  I used to eat Greek yogurt every day, until I realized it was making me sick. I really do not like coconut…

Easy microwave mushroom risotto


Yes, you read that right.  You can make risotto in the microwave.  I didn’t think it would work, but it did, beautifully. If you have ever made risotto, you know how labor intensive it can be.  You have to babysit it, and constantly stir the rice, adding stock a ladle at a time.  It’s a…

Bechamel sauce and Green bean casserole


  I have mentioned green bean casserole in several posts, specifically about holiday dinners.  But you don’t have to wait for a holiday to have gluten and dairy free green bean casserole. Two obstacles to making gluten and dairy free green bean casserole are cream of mushroom soup and fried onions.  I found really great…

TBT-Lost in Translation, the foreign language of food allergens


  I originally wrote this post in June of 2015.  Since then, I have pretty much licked all of these issues.  Gluten and dairy free products were all a foreign language to me.  But now I speak fluent gluten and dairy free.   I love to cook.  When I started this journey of being gluten and…

Review of Namaste Gluten free Bread mix


The folks at Namaste sent me a free sample of their bread mix to review.  This review is my honest opinion, regardless of receiving a free product.  The search for truly good gluten-free bread has led me down some interesting paths.  I have tried mixes (King Arthur and Pamela’s), and frozen, (Udi’s, Kinnickinick, O’Doughs) and have not…

Wrestling with my sugar demon


  One of the pitfalls of writing a food blog is weight gain.  In the past year, I have tried a couple of times to kick the sugar habit, without any lasting success. After my husband was diagnosed with heart disease last year, we went on a health kick. We lasted a pretty long time,…

May Strawberries and shortcake


  May is a great month.  Flowers are blooming, and fresh fruits and vegetables are being harvested.  The long winter is over, and we can eat delicious, fresh fruit again. We are extremely lucky to have one of our local farms, Hill Family farm, growing fresh strawberries. I have never liked supermarket strawberries.  They are…

My two year gluten free journey


I cannot believe that I have been writing this blog for two years.  How time flies.  It seems just yesterday that I began this gluten free, dairy free journey.   I have learned a lot about not only living a gluten free lifestyle but also a lot about blogging.  I would like to share my…

Wake Up and Smell the FAT Burning!


Originally posted on Get Better Naturally:
If you’re like most Americans you’ve spent a lifetime training your body (and being trained) to use sugar as a primary source of fuel. The problem is not only does eating that way spike your insulin creating cravings for sweets, but it also keeps you from burning fat efficiently.…

Some eggcellent facts about eggs


Eggs are the perfect food.  They are full of protein, vitamins and minerals.  They are easy to make in a thousand different ways.  But eggs get a bad rap.  I am here to set you straight on some egg myths, courtesy of Eat this, not that! I want to say here that if you can…

Review of King Arthur gluten free Gingerbread mix


      I don’t usually like gluten free cake mixes.  I find that most of them are disappointing. Having said that, I am consistently pleased with King Arthur gluten-free flour, so I thought I would try their Gingerbread mix.  You can also make cookies with it.

In the news: A gluten-free diet can cause heart disease. Or can it?


      This post is meant for informational purposes only.  The opinions and views herein are strictly my own.  Science and the media have done it again; a new study by BMJ is making headlines.  It basically states that eating gluten free diet increases your risk of heart disease, and you should only stop…

Chocolate Covered Cherry Trifle


  This recipe wasn’t originally meant to be a trifle.  I experimented with an idea for a recipe, and it didn’t turn out the way I planned.  But I turned my frown upside down by re-working the idea into a delicious dessert. I started out with my favorite King Arthur Cake Pan Cake recipe. I…