Archive for September 2011

Football, Food and RVs Galore: Tips to Having your Best "Family-Friendly" Tailgate Ever

Football, Food and RVs Galore: Tips to Having your Best "Family-Friendly" Tailgate Ever
Whether or not they realize it yet, my 4 and 6 year old children’s collegiate future has been determined.  Grades willing, they will attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Don’t get me wrong. If Harvard comes knocking, we will most certainly answer the door and let them in, but the orange and blue blood... Read more »

Door to Door Organics: Local Produce and More Delivered Right to Your Door

With hectic work schedules and after school activities, everyone is looking for a little more convenience in their lives. When it comes to cooking, I am always looking for ways to save time yet still have nutritious meals that meet my dietary restrictions. Fresh produce always seems to run out quickly in our household, usually... Read more »

Gluten and Dairy Free Tuscan Bread Soup

Gluten and Dairy Free Tuscan Bread Soup
I have a love affair with Italy. I’ve had the opportunity to travel there pre-celiac as well as post-celiac diagnosis and have fallen more in love with the people, the culture and the food each time I visit.The food is simple, fresh, and so delicious. One of the recipes I brought home with me on... Read more »
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Southwestern Stuffed Green Peppers: Bring the Heat on a Cool Night

Southwestern Stuffed Green Peppers: Bring the Heat on a Cool Night
After a long week, sometimes all I want to do is veg out. Yes, mindless relaxation on the couch but also enjoying a meatless meal. Pasta is a great go-to option, but don’t forget the versatility of green peppers. Too often, I am chopping the green peppers up for the pasta sauce and forgetting their... Read more »

5-minute Gluten and Dairy Free Burrito

5-minute Gluten and Dairy Free Burrito
I am going to date myself by writing this, but this weekend is my 20-year high school reunion. In reminiscing a bit about my high school days, there is the fond memory of hopping into someone’s car after a kegger got busted and driving out to “Burritoville” to get burritos that seemed as big as... Read more »

Gladly Celebrating Gluten Free on Celiac Awareness Day

Maybe you’ve seen gluten free products on grocery store shelves and wondered what they were all about. Perhaps you know of someone at work who cannot eat anything with wheat, rye, or barley in it. Or, you might even have a family member living with it. It is Celiac Disease, an autoimmune condition affecting over... Read more »
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Gluten Free Goodies at Groupon Today

It is such a gratifying feeling when you get a good deal on something. Whether it’s a cute pair of shoes or cheap flights for a weekend getaway, paying less than expected is an added bonus that brightens my day. When it comes to gluten free food however, deals are usually hard to come by. ... Read more »

Fall for Comfort Food with GF/DF Mac N' Cheese

Fall for Comfort Food with GF/DF Mac N' Cheese
When the weather turns cooler, we turn away from simple salads to heartier fare. Enter mac n’ cheese. It is a classic comfort food that my kids will happily eat. Having celiac disease and a dairy allergy though, it was something I virtually erased from my memory. The two primary ingredients are cheese and wheat... Read more »
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