My gluten free weight loss journey, week 3


  This week, my weight held steady.  I am happy that I did not gain, but I need to start focusing on portion sizes by weighing and measuring each portion. If you want to lose weight, especially on Weight Watchers™, you have to weigh and measure everything you consume. I am also going to get…

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….

Be our guest! Entertaining when you’re gluten free


  We had friends over for dinner this past weekend.  When you’re gluten free with multiple food issues, this could present a problem.  But it doesn’t have to. So what do you do when the people you are entertaining want to eat “real” food?  Here are some tips for a smooth and pleasant experience. Be…

Shared article-how to improve the quality of the gluten free dining experience


I’m always happy to see articles and websites that address the concerns of those who live with gluten and dairy intolerance or celiac disease.  I have practically given up dining out due to the sheer exhaustion finding allergen-free meals causes me, and the danger of getting glutened. Karen Broussard, the founder of Glutenfreetravelsite.com,  has written a…

Surprising gluten free foods


  We all miss our favorite foods since going gluten and dairy free.  But did you know that some of those foods that you thought you might never eat again are available in gluten and dairy free versions? Since the explosion of the gluten free craze partnered with the internet, you can get just about…

Take my advice…or don’t


  I often get emails from people all over the world asking for my advice.  This is one of the great things about writing a blog about gluten free living.  I feel confident that I have been gluten and dairy free long enough to help others overcome their struggle.  But there is one aspect of…

Sorry for the theme confusion!


  You might have noticed that I have been changing my theme quite a bit the last week or so.  I wanted to explain why and apologize for any confusion. This all started with a notion to move my blog to the self-hosted wordpress.org site.  This is the second time I chickened out before the…

Is it safe? Review of Smashburger, Murfreesboro


The other day, my husband and I took a drive to Murfreesboro.  Anytime we take a day trip, it becomes a challenge to find a place to stop for lunch that won’t make me deathly sick. Smashburger is one of the places that is utilizing online allergen menus that you can customize depending on what…

Common ingredients and their substitutions


If you cook or bake regularly like I do, you find a lot of common ingredients that you will need to substitute for gluten or dairy free ingredients. Here are substitutions that I use almost on a daily basis, and some I have never tried out, but others have.  I do not have any endorsement…

Review of 88 Acres Gluten free Bars


  It makes me really happy when I find something that is not only gluten and allergen free, but tastes really good.  These things don’t always go together, and that really bums me out.  These bars are free of peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, dairy, eggs and soy.  This is hard to come by. The folks…

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…

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,…