Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Bread (and Muffins!)

I have a confession to make.  Not to boast, but I am an awesome mom and an amazing wife.  I try to be as attentive and supportive as humanly possible with friends, family members, and even random strangers. But I totally suck at taking care of myself. In the three years since being diagnosed with…

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There’s A Vegetable In My Bread

I’ve mentioned before that I am a vegetarian. Swore off meat, fish, and chicken at the rebellious age of 18. Well, except for bacon. Just couldn’t give up the bacony goodness. So, in reality, I am a bacon eating (fraud) vegetarian. Being a vegetarian, one would think that I love, ahem, vegetables. Truth be told,…

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Waffle a la Mounds Bar

Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don’t. I personally always feel like a nut in a less “literal” sense, but happen to prefer Mounds Bars… When I was initially diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I had bought boxes and boxes of frozen gluten free waffles. Blueberry, apple and cinnamon, flax…you name it, I bought…

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It’s The Great Pumpkin (Pancake)!

Linus, “I’ve learned there are three things you don’t discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin.”  (From the classic movie, It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown) Summer just hasn’t been kind to me.  The heat and humidity have wreaked havoc on my curly hair.  Imagine having the grease up the door frame just…

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I Heart Quesadillas (and Bacon)

I am a weird eater. Even B.C. (before celiac), I had “food issues”. For example, at the tender age of 18, I suddenly decided to stop eating any meat, chicken, or fish. However, I COULDN’T give up bacon. So, I told myself that bacon came from the “Bacon Tree”. This is my twisted way of…

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Thanks For Feeding The Celiac

In taking a brief pause from the back to school mayhem, I (happily) realized we attended two tremendous gluten-free friendly picnics this Summer.  I admit it, my expectations “food-wise” are fairly low when it comes to friends and family members “accommodating” my disease.  That sounds harsh, but I totally don’t mean it in a bad…

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Guac Totally Rocks!

I have a special place in my heart for avocados… When I was first diagnosed three years ago with Celiac Disease, I had no idea what the heck was safe to eat. I made the usual newbie mistakes, thinking “wheat free” labels meant gluten free (and totally glutening myself in the process). I was terrified…

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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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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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