Review of 1-2-3 gluten free brownie mix


  I am always happy to find a new gluten-free brownie recipe, or mix.  I picked up this mix on a whim at my local health food store.  I love baking from scratch, but mixes are so much easier and less time-consuming.  I had made their biscuit mix previously, which was pretty good (still not…

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…

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…

Review of Enjoy Life New baked chewy bar flavors


I have never met an Enjoy Life product I didn’t like.  These new flavor bars are no exception.  The folks at Enjoy Life were nice enough to send me samples to try.  Here is my unbiased review. This was the first flavor I tried.  They didn’t disappoint.  These bars are full of rich caramel flavor….

Review of This is Vegan Foods Gluten free Pizza


      I was really excited when I learned that my friend Brian over at This is Vegan Foods started making pizzas with his artisan dairy free cheeses.  I was even more excited to learn that he was offering a gluten free version. I did a review on his artisan cheeses a few months…

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…

My gluten free weight loss journey, week 4


  I have to confess, I have gotten a bit lax with my eating habits this week.  My weight is holding steady for now. We got a digital scale, only to find it was 5.5 pounds too heavy.  We tested a container of 20-pound cat litter to see if it was accurate.  I thought a…

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 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…

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…