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 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…

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…

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 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….

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…

Cheesy tomato and tuna pie


  I’m a big fan of gluten free Bisquick, and impossible pies.  They are easy to make and really delicious.  This one knocks it out of the ballpark. It’s really easy to put together.  Having farm fresh tomatoes doesn’t hurt either, but the supermarket variety will do.  You can find the original Betty Crocker recipe…

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…

In the news: A gluten-free diet can cause heart disease. Or can it?


      This post is meant for informational purposes only.  The opinions and views herein are strictly my own.  Science and the media have done it again; a new study by BMJ is making headlines.  It basically states that eating gluten free diet increases your risk of heart disease, and you should only stop…