Over the river and through the woods….


  Christmas is the time of year when we visit family to share the joy of the season and being together with loved ones.  But road trips present special problems for those of us with gluten and dairy intolerance. There are certain things you can do to ease your way through a long car trip….

Turkey Day tips


  Thanksgiving is just a few days away.  It can be a very stressful time but it doesn’t have to be.  I would like to share some tips from thekitchn.com on how to deal when the day throws you a curveball. Here are some of their really helpful tips. How much turkey should I buy?…

The gift that keeps on giving


  I received an email the other day from our rental office that they had a gift for us for reaching one year of tenancy.  I said to my husband, “I’d be willing to be that it’s full of food we can’t eat”  Turns out I was right. The gift box was filled with chocolate, candy,…

How to have a gluten and dairy free Thanksgiving


  Thanksgiving is just around the corner (my how time flies!)  I thought I would share some ideas and recipes for a safe Thanksgiving meal. Thanksgiving dinners that are not gluten and dairy free require a lot of advance planning, but when you have to prepare that dinner both gluten and dairy free, you are…

It’s that time of year again-time for holiday baking


  Fall is in the air and pumpkin spice everything is everywhere.  It’s time to think about holiday baking.  If you are gluten or dairy free, or have allergies to eggs, you probably think you will have to miss out on all of those delicious pies, cakes and cookies.  Well, I am here to tell…

A Lesson in conversion and a review of No Whey chocolate


  If you are a person who uses Facebook and are following any gluten free pages, you will undoubtedly find a lot of gluten free recipes.  But some of those recipes are not gluten free, and you might want to make them anyway.  You might not think it is possible, but it really is. Let’s…

Here comes Peter Cottontail…


  I have many happy memories of childhood Easters, and Easter baskets.  We had a huge, sugar coated egg that we would get every year-what ever happened to those? But of course, aside from jelly beans, who could forget Mr. Chocolate Bunny?  We would always eat the ears first! And don’t forget the chocolate, cream,…

10 reasons not to go gluten free


  Lately there have been so many people jumping on the gluten free bandwagon, there is barely room for the tambourine.   Many people are not only misinformed, misguided and misunderstanding about not only what gluten is and isn’t, but the reasons for eating and not eating it. I have been watching a new show…

Happy New Year


  Firstly, I want to thank everyone who has followed, commented and read my blog for the past several months.  I hope to grow my readership in the coming year and help more people who are living this life. Let’s talk about New Year’s resolutions. We all make New Years resolutions, but seldom keep them….

Home for the holidays…allergen free


Ah the holidays-filled with cookies, treats, candies, groaning holiday tables, cookie exchanges, holiday office parties…..visions of sugarplums.  Or for someone who has food allergies, more like a holiday nightmare. Joining a gluten free group on facebook has been a real eye-opener for me. It is wonderful to share stories,  recipes, articles and tragic tales with…

The Office Potluck-or how to become the office pariah


Let’s have a potluck!   Nothing strikes fear into the hearts and stomachs of the gluten, dairy and allergen stricken than a potluck sign up list.  Except maybe a catered office party.  But that is a subject for another blog. The person or persons who decide that they are the most qualified to boost morale…