Hold The Gluten Podcast 01 – Gulp…Testing 1-2-3

Well, it’s official, the very first episode of my Hold The Gluten Podcast is LIVE!!! I need to give huge props to my very talented tech-savvy hubby.  Without him, I would never have entered this mystifying world of two turntables and a microphone.  Well, there’s really no turntables, but it just sounds hipper. Episode 1…

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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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Happy as a Horse’s Hiney!

I realize that as I begin this post, some of you may be scratching your head with puzzlement at the title. Bear with me, I’ll explain… P.F. Changs is one of my favorite gluten-free dining experiences. For those of you who have visited a P.F. Changs Restaurant, you are familiar with the two large, ornate…

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Not A Dry Eye in the Room (Except Mine!)

No, I’m not hungover. Yes, I have slept recently. One of the funny things about Celiac Disease is that a person can develop other disorders, intolerances, etc. Ok, that’s not really funny, but I’m trying to find some humor in this 🙂 Since I’ve been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I have had the worst dry…

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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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Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake, Baker’s Man

Our weekends have been filled with picnics, birthday parties, and other random social events. On Sunday, I was schlepping my six year old to yet another party. Knowing there would be absolutely nothing I could eat at this celebration (well, if I was desperate, there’s always the party napkin!), I quickly downed a gluten free…

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Hello World!

Ok, maybe I’m being uncreative, but I kept the automatic title the Blog People provided for me. “Hello World!” just seems appropriate. This is actually very exciting (and a little stressful). My first blog entry MUST be a cleverly written piece filled with wit, spunk, and meaningful text. No pressure, you can do it Maureen.…

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