A Gluten Free Diet is Not a Weight Loss Diet

There are the photos of Miley’s skinny frame, Gwenyth’s GOOP posts, and Stacy Keibler’s recent 21-day cleanse. All celebrity testimonials of weight loss on a gluten free diet. But for the rest of us living day to day in the real world, does a gluten free diet promote weight loss? Weight fluctuations are common in... Read more »

Inspire Kids' Creativity with an Arts and Crafts Nook

Inspire Kids' Creativity with an Arts and Crafts Nook
With my kids home this summer and me returning to work, it’s important to have plenty of activities to keep them occupied during the day. My kids love arts and crafts, but creating any art project is always a project in itself. Crayons over here, construction paper hidden there, glue sticks nowhere to be found,... Read more »

I accidentally ate gluten. Now what?

It happens to the best of us. We try and try to keep things safe for ourselves or loved ones to eat, but still we accidentally ingest gluten.  I’ve been on this diet for almost 5 years now and have done really well. This weekend, however, I was accidentally served what was supposed to be... Read more »
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Berghoffs Create Gluten Free Cookbook for Teens

Berghoffs Create Gluten Free Cookbook for Teens
With May being National Celiac Awareness Month, the time couldn’t be better to highlight a new gluten free cookbook on the market from a Chicagoan with deep roots to the city, Carlyn Berghoff, CEO of Berghoff Catering and Restaurant Group. I grew up dining at the iconic Berghoff restaurant and have fond memories of the... Read more »

A Gluten Free Pregnancy: The 4th Trimester

With Mother’s Day approaching, I thought it fitting to write a post for all you brand new, gluten free moms (myself included)… You survived pregnancy, huffed and puffed through labor, and baby is here! Now what? The first three months with a newborn, commonly known as the fourth trimester, are an exciting and exhausting time... Read more »

A Gluten Free Pregnancy: Countdown to Delivery Day

A Gluten Free Pregnancy: Countdown to Delivery Day
You’re almost there! If your due date is rapidly approaching, or in my case, your due date has come and gone with no new little bundle yet, you are probably trying to get some last remaining to do’s scratched off your list. Baby websites like Babycenter and The Bump have some great to do lists... Read more »
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News N' Nibbles: Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

News N' Nibbles: Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake
It wouldn’t be Chicago if while on the cusp of Spring, we are due for yet another snowstorm this week. Ugh! I don’t know about you, but I am having a serious case of cabin fever. To help get into the spirit of Spring, I decided to made a Gluten Free and Dairy Free Lemon... Read more »

DIY Decorating: Combined Master Bedroom and Baby Nursery

Our master bedroom - after update and with baby's crib.
While moving into a McMansion could certainly the solve space issues we are encountering in our modest three-bedroom home with two children and a third on the way any day, it is not in our fiscal future any time soon. Even if we had thousands of extra square footage at our disposal, I think we’d... Read more »

Souper Duper Allergen Free Soups

Souper Duper Allergen Free Soups
I’m all about convenience lately. With a baby that can come really at any moment now, my energy for preparing home cooked meals is waning. Unfortunately most of the time, convenience food usually equates to pre-packaged, hard to pronounce ingredients, and overly processed. And to quote Lloyd Dobler from Say Anything (one of my favorites),... Read more »
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Gluten Free Valentine's Day: Candy, Crafts, and Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Gluten Free Valentine's Day: Candy, Crafts, and Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
Valentine’s Day is almost here. We’ve been busy over here getting ready for school parties and our own little sweet celebrations at home, so I thought I’d share some of our home made crafts and sweet treats. Last year, I opted to make a decadent red velvet cake to celebrate. So good! This year, I’m... Read more »
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