Carb cycling? Will it work for weight loss?


As I move along in my journey to healthy gluten free living, I am still fine-tuning the process.  I am still trying to find that “sweet spot”. I wrote a few days ago about “cheat days” and how they might help with plateaus.  But is one cheat day a week enough? Before I started Weight…

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…

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…

Gluten free mixed berry fruit crumble


Tell me what you think!  Would you make this?  Have you done Weight Watchers as a gluten and dairy free diet?  How did you do it?  Share your thoughts in the comments! I have been toying with the idea of joining Weight Watchers lately.  Being a food blogger, and trying out new gluten and dairy…

Review of King Arthur Gluten free Scone mix


  If you have been following or reading my blog for any length of time, you know of my epic failures at making biscuits: Epic fail #1 Epic fail #2 I decided that making scones, especially from a mix, might have a better result.  King Arthur mixes are pretty reliable, so I ordered a box…

Of Chickpeas, chocolate and dessert


  There is no doubt chickpeas are healthy.  But I don’t really care for them as they are.  I’ve never been a big fan of beans in general, unless they are of the baked variety. I have often seen recipes using beans instead of flour in desserts.  But I never thought these recipes would work;…

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…

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…

#TBT Retro Recipe-Chicken pot pie


When I originally posted this on May 25, 2015, I was just beginning my gluten free journey.  I was never much of a baker until I discovered that if I wanted to have my favorite treats, I would have to make them myself. When I made this pie, I was terrified of pie crust.  I…