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….

Surviving Holiday dinners gluten and dairy free


  It’s almost that time again-time when holiday dinners strike fear into the hearts of the gluten, dairy and allergen intolerant, and those who cook for them. With a couple of years of holiday dinners under my belt, I’d like to share my tips and tricks for surviving those holiday dinners with your sanity, and…

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…

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…

Three days til Hawaii!!


  Only three more days until Paradise!  I started planning this cruise in January, so it’s been a long time coming.  Nothing left to do but the packing. As I stated in previous posts, I am hoping to blog live from the ship/airport, and I will be taking lots of pictures, not only of the…

Sailing soon aboard the Pride of America


  My apologies for not posting for the last several days. I spent yesterday in the ER with a pounding headache from the epidural I got on Friday. They could not do much for me.  I wasn’t going to get the injection, but did so anyway, and now regret it.   I have an appointment…

When the rains came-a soggy, gluten free weekend in Maryland


  We got back yesterday from a very soggy weekend visiting family in Maryland.  We hopped on a plane at Nashville International early Friday morning to arrive at Baltimore at 12:00 PM.  I have not flown since 1997-things are a bit different, to say the least!  There was no TSA, no 3-1-1, and planes had…

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…

Going local-supporting local farms


  Our local farmers market here in White House, TN, opened up last month.  We have never experienced fresh produce and meat right from the farm before. While the local Kroger has pretty good produce and meats, there is nothing like fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and meats. It is a bit of a challenge,…

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…

Why isn’t gluten free food advertised?


Watching TV this morning, a commercial for a local restaurant, Captain D’s, came on for the umpteenth time.  Listening to the food offerings of fried fish, fried chicken, etc, I wondered why more restaurants and supermarkets don’t advertise that they have gluten or dairy free options. As you can see in their allergen menu, everything…

New Book Giveaway!


I am pleased to announce that my new book Gluten Envy is now available for download at Amazon.com. In order to celebrate, I am running a giveaway to receive free copies of my book. See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: Gluten Envy: How to stop the envy and start living (Kindle Edition). https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/d723d011a33aca55 NO…

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…