Watermelon Does A Body Good!

I’ve always been a sucker for a sale… Recently, our grocery store had a coupon for a whole seedless watermelon at the low, low price of $3.99! Now realistically, how much watermelon can one family eat? But $3.99 was just too darn good a price to pass up. After purchasing my 14 pound watermelon (I…

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People Let Me Tell You ‘Bout My Best Friend…

I am a very lucky girl. My best friend Kelly is an amazing person who serves as my confidant (and, ahem, part time shrink), my shopping partner, and my co-conspirator to surviving life here in good ol’ suburbia. In addition to all of that, Kelly is a fantabulous baker. Now, I know you jaded Celiacs…

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Hold The Gluten Podcast 03 – Picnic Paranoia

Episode 3 of my Hold The Gluten Podcast is now live! Episode 3 “Picnic Paranoia” Features: A Celiac’s “Picnic Paranoia”. Food as a social experience. Surviving (gluten free!) summer picnics, pool parties, and various shindigs. Easy Gluten Free dishes to bring to get togethers. Maureen’s 7 Layer Dip Recipe. “Beyond Rice Cakes” – a gluten…

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Cool as a Cucumber

At times, I can be a “crunchy granola” kind of girl… The gluten free variety, of course! Exhibit A: I have a peculiar obsession with Goji Berries. Exhibit B: I can compost with the best of them! Exhibit C: I enjoy a cup of Yerba Mate and Pi Lo Chun (don’t ask, it’s some kind…

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Can An Irish Girl Make Good Pesto?

By heritage, I’m an “Irish Girl” who reluctantly grew up on meat, potatoes, irish stew, and (gag) turnips. Not my personal idea of a good time. I used to like Lucky Charms (that counts, right?!) but, alas, they’re not gluten free. I so happen to have a great fondness for Italian food!!! Recently I decided…

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Breakfast of Champions

Yesterday we celebrated Father’s Day. In the PC (pre-celiac) days, we would have (1) gone out to breakfast, (2) the kids would have trashed the table, floor, and surrounding vicinity, (3) we would have left a very, very generous tip, and (4) we would have vacated the building post-haste. With Celiac Disease, dining out for…

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Mint is Magnificent!

Little ol’ me is growing an herb garden. Well, I guess I should clarify; my herb garden is predominantly a mint garden. There are two basil plants thrown in for good measure, but mint is the front runner in the pack. Why? Well, I used to be a vodka kind of girl. In my single,…

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Waffles Are Wonderful!

I’ve always been a “road less taken” kind of girl. I never like to follow the crowd, have a bit of a rebellious streak, and never, ever am keen on anyone telling me what to do. Maybe that’s why I can’t cook to save my life!? Recipes are like the voice of authority to me.…

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