Surprising gluten free foods


  We all miss our favorite foods since going gluten and dairy free.  But did you know that some of those foods that you thought you might never eat again are available in gluten and dairy free versions? Since the explosion of the gluten free craze partnered with the internet, you can get just about…

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….

Nima-Is it a double edged sword?


I would like to wish all of you a Happy and safe Thanksgiving!   I wrote about Nima, a new device that will test for gluten in foods, a few months ago.  I thought it was a great idea.  Finally, a way to test foods in a restaurant setting.  Finally, a way to be safe….

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?…

When pre-ordering doesn’t work-what you can do


      Last week, I wrote a post about pre-ordering when dining out, and how that can help you to have a more pleasant dining experience.  But what can you do when that is not an option?  Say you want to go to a local mom and pop, or fast food restaurant.  Pre-ordering at…

Is pre-ordering from a restaurant a good idea?


  While I was on my cruise to Hawaii, I learned a very valuable lesson.  The smoothest way to ensure that my food was prepared correctly and allergen free was to pre-order the next days’ meals in advance.  Yes, it sort of put me on the spot,  but it worked to my advantage.  Kitchen and…

Gluten free Hawaii on Pride of America, Part 2


  This is a very long post, but it is full of very valuable information, so please stay with it!     We have been back from our wonderful Hawaiian cruise aboard the Pride of America since Sunday.  It took us 24 hours, including two five-hour layovers, to get home.  I kept passing out on…

Is it gluten free? Find out with Nima


For those of you who have not heard of it, Nima® is a new way to test whether that supposedly gluten free meal you just ordered is really gluten free. As anyone with celiac or gluten intolerance knows, ordering a meal outside of your well-controlled kitchen can be a minefield.  So can family dinners.  …

Aloha! Cruising to Hawaii gluten free


It has been a dream of mine for a very long time to go to Hawaii.  My mom never got to go because my dad was in the navy and travelled all over the pacific-he just didn’t want to go back there. We were originally going to go to Aruba, but when my husband quit…

Review of Acme Feed and Seed, Nashville


Yesterday we took our kids into Nashville for the day.  Our plan was to have lunch, then head over to the Country Music Hall of Fame. We hit traffic on Route 65 and were sitting for a good half hour.  Once we got into downtown, it was just as congested.   Our boys took their…

Review of Red Robin’s interactive allergen menu


For most of us, dining out brings feelings of dread and can put us into a cold sweat.  We hope that the restaurant at least has an online gluten free or allergen menu we can study ahead of time, so we know what we’re up against. I saw a commercial for Red Robin the other…

Around the world I searched for you…


When I started this blog last year, I had no idea how many people in how many countries I would reach.  Looking at the above statistics, it is apparent that gluten issues are a world wide concern. Sometimes we Americans think we are the only country with problems.  I think this is mainly because of…

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…