Thinking of going Paleo? Read this first!


The Paleo diet is one of the most popular diets, and has been for quite a few years.  In case you don’t know exactly what you can and can’t eat on the Paleo diet, here is a handy chart:     But a recent study published in Nature Journal Nutrition and Diabetes, has revealed following a…

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…

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…

I’m convinced sugar is poison


  Something weird happened yesterday.   Although I have been trying to cut back on my sugar intake, I was jonesing for a chocolate cake.  I was going to make my go-to King Arthur cake pan cake recipe with maple syrup instead of white sugar, but I didn’t have enough maple syrup.   I decided…

Review of This is Vegan foods artisan cheeses


This is Vegan Foods was kind enough to send me 14 samples of their vegan, soy cheese. This will in no way bias my review.  One of the things that anyone who is dairy free misses most is cheese.  It is really difficult to find good, artisan cheeses that don’t contain dairy, gluten or nuts….

Easy, creamy, gluten and dairy free mac and cheese


  If you have been dairy free for any length of time, like I have, you really miss all things gooey and cheesy. I have had a lot of success cooking with dairy free cheese. specifically Daiya.  I think it melts so much better than soy cheese.  But could it stand up to the mac…

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…

Review of Namaste Foods gluten free Pizza Crust mix


I received a free sample from Namaste Foods in exchange for this review.  This in no way will affect my honest opinion of their product. If you have followed or read my blog for any length of time, you are familiar with my epic struggle to find a decent gluten-free pizza crust.   The closest…

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…

TBT-Lost in Translation, the foreign language of food allergens


  I originally wrote this post in June of 2015.  Since then, I have pretty much licked all of these issues.  Gluten and dairy free products were all a foreign language to me.  But now I speak fluent gluten and dairy free.   I love to cook.  When I started this journey of being gluten and…