To carb or not to carb, that is the question


  There is no bigger issue for gluten free and gluten eating dieters alike; whether or not to stop eating carbs.  The answer is not a simple one.  It all comes down to portion control. Low carb diets such as Atkins, and the South Beach diet focus on eating high protein and fat,  and low…

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…

Chocolate sunbutter overnight oats and easy ways to cut portions


As my gluten free weight loss journey continues, I have found some easy ways to cut portions, as well as carbs.  One way to cut carbs and increase fiber and protein is to eat oatmeal for breakfast, instead of toast. If you have heart disease, like my hubby, it’s important to manage your weight and…

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…

Bacon and Shrimp stuffed sweet potatoes


  If you are trying to lose weight like I am, you want to eat more complex carbohydrates. Sweet potatoes are not only good for you, but they fill you up too.  Don’t know about sweet potatoes?  Here are some interesting dietary facts. This is a really easy recipe and delicious too.  You can find…

Easy crockpot Lo Mein


  If you are gluten free,  Chinese food is something you will have to give up.  It’s not easy to replicate either. This recipe is not exactly like the takeout Chinese food you remember, but it’s pretty tasty, and relatively healthy.  It’s easy to put together and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients.  Here’s my…

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…

Gluten and dairy free apple and pear crisp


In light of my recent commitment to losing weight, I am trying to cut down on my baking of gluten and sugar laden desserts.  Along the same line as my recent Gluten free mixed berry fruit crumble,  I thought I would try a slightly different variation. I had some pre-sliced apples on hand ( I have…

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…

When good advice goes bad: nutrition advice you should stop believing


We all want to live healthier lives.  But sometimes we fall for advice that isn’t necessarily good for us, whether it’s the latest health scare, or the latest celebrity fad.   Here are some nutrition myths you might believe in, but shouldn’t.   You can read the original article here. Eat more “natural” foods Sometimes,…