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…

My gluten free weight loss journey, Weight Watchers week 12


I lost 1.8 pounds this week.  This is part of the five I gained last week carb cycling.  It seems like an uphill battle, but it’s a journey.  I have to keep telling myself that.  I also have a road trip looming this coming week along with two plus dinners out.  Hoo boy. At least…

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…

Easy crockpot red wine glazed lamb chops


I’m a big fan of crockpot cooking, especially when the outside temperature is over 90 degrees. This recipe for red wine glazed lamb chops only requires a few ingredients and is really easy to put together.  Here is my simplified version. I do not brown the chops, or cook down the wine glaze.  This cuts time…

My gluten free weight loss journey week 2


  This past week was a real challenge for me.  We had company over last weekend, and I over ate.  We had pasta, one of my most challenging foods.  I took way too much.  I gained back 2 pounds. Weight loss is a journey, but it can be really discouraging when you gain weight back….

My gluten free weight loss journey-week 1


  A few days ago, I posted that I was trying to lose some of the weight I have gained over the past months. By making some easy dietary changes, I was able to lose three pounds this past week.  I would like to share some tips on how you can also drop some pounds…

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…

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…

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…