Review of 1-2-3 gluten free brownie mix


  I am always happy to find a new gluten-free brownie recipe, or mix.  I picked up this mix on a whim at my local health food store.  I love baking from scratch, but mixes are so much easier and less time-consuming.  I had made their biscuit mix previously, which was pretty good (still not…

Gluten free on the road


We’re coming to the end of our road trip and I can honestly say it’s been a challenge.   Anything I don’t make with my own hands is questionable.   Thank goodness for my electric cooler and IBgard.  Road trips make me extremely anxious about getting glutened.  I try to plan ahead, but when you’re…

Review of IBgard


  Living with IBS can be a nightmare.  I have struggled with this condition for 20 years, ever since I had my gall bladder out.  Going gluten and dairy free helped tremendously, but I still get flare-ups. This past week, I had several.  I am sure it has a lot to do with my change…

When the chef lies about food allergens


  The other night, as a reward for successful weight loss, we treated ourselves to a dinner out. I told the server that I could not eat gluten or dairy.  I didn’t say I had an allergy, but perhaps I will have to start doing that just to protect myself. I ordered my usual; grilled…

Want to lose weight? Stop eating these…


  Aside from being gluten free(which can cause weight gain), there are things that we eat that can stall our weight loss progress.  In this article from cheatsheet.com, there are some common foods that might be surprisingly bad for weight loss.  Here’s an excerpt: Diet soda Dieters may be apt to slurp down diet soda,…

Five foods you should never cook in a crockpot


Crockpots can be a very welcome addition to your kitchen arsenal.  They can also produce mushy, unappetizing messes.  It all depends on what you put in them. Here are some foods you should never cook in a crockpot.  You can read the original article here.  Rice     Though it takes around 20 minutes to…

Will a cheat day break your weight loss plateau?


When I posted the other day that I didn’t lose any weight this week, one of my followers commented that she had read that a “cheat day” would break that plateau. I had actually never heard of this, so I did some research. There are numerous posts from people who used this tactic with really…

What’s up with that, Papa John’s?


  I recently read an article which stated that Papa John’s was finally climbing aboard the gluten free bandwagon and was going to offer a gluten free version of its pizza.  But this announcement came with a caveat that is causing quite a backlash. According to the article which is published on Fortune.com: Although the…

When you’re losing inches, but not pounds (Weight Watchers week 4)


The last few weeks have made for a really interesting weight loss journey.  As I begin week four of that journey, I wanted to write this post today for all of you who are struggling to lose weight while being gluten free.  As I have written, it’s an uphill battle.   But it’s particularly discouraging…

When swapping ingredients isn’t worth it in Weight Watchers


Today I tried to make my favorite chocolate cake recipe by swapping ingredients to take points off for Weight Watchers.  It was an utter failure. I have been making this cake for over a year now, and I am sorry I tried to swap out the oil for apple sauce and the sugar for maple…