Archive for October 2013

McKinley Medical Center at the University of Illinois

The University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign Campus has a medical facility called McKinley the equivalent of a third world hospital.  The doctors that work at said facility are garnered from the worst in their graduating class of a medical school in Guam.  In other words these so called doctors couldn’t tell the difference between a pimple... Read more »

Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Banana Casserole with Toasted Marshmallows

What would Thanksgiving be like without a sweet potato casserole with roasted marshmallows?  Thanksgiving is about 4 weeks away and it is time to plan the menu even if you are going to someone’s home and need to bring a dish.  Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Banana Casserole topped with Sugared Pecans is what you will want... Read more »

Frosted Pumpkin Cookies For Halloween and Thanksgiving

Its pumpkin season or commonly known as Halloween.  Remember the days before razor blade stuffed apples and drug infused candy?  Ah the good-olde-days. Now we serve our little goblins and witches prewrapped manufacturers’ candy.  Are you thinking what I’m thinking?  Maybe the manufacturers hired a goon to tamper with our homemade goodies in order that... Read more »

Vegan Gluten-Free Vegetable Lasagna Stimulates Your Taste Buds

Who doesn’t love lasagna? It’s hardy and every bite stimulates all your taste buds.  It’s rich with tomatoes and pasta layered with what the imagination wants.  Lasagna is a layered dish. Traditionally it is made with lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese, mozzarella and pasta sauce.  But when you are vegan gluten-free lasagna changes its demeanor to... Read more »

The Cheesecake Factory has a Gluten-Free Menu

I had the most delicious meal at The Cheesecake Factory.  They have a gluten-free menu that covers all bases.  From pasta to salads to carcass the menu has quite a variety. I had a salad filled with chopped veggies (beets, avocados, tomatoes, carrots, okra(?) and a few more standard fair) and dressed with a light... Read more »

Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Brownies and Pumpkin Bread

It’s pumpkin season!   Time to carve one up and place it on your front stoop and it will either welcome the kiddies or scare the hell out of them. This year Halloween falls on a Thursday.  Fortunately for the little imp, the village I reside in ends the festivities at 7p.m.  “The Big Bang Theory”... Read more »

When Chocolate is the Culprit and I Know the Brother of The I Quit Girl

Vegan is a lifestyle.  Gluten-free is not a choice unless you want it to be.  Allergic to chocolate, now that is devastating.  The BigBang Theory Show being cancelled, can be sucidal.  It’s not being cancelled, relax.  Being told to relax is annoying. Today I subbed at the high school in special education.  Not my favorite... Read more »

Why Go Out to Dinner When An Evening At Home is Quite Enjoyable

I spent the day, actually just the morning torturing the kids with the SAT exam while my husband spent his morning on the golf course.  When we met up later in the afternoon after I had given a few haircuts and a fantastic looking keratin (I’m also a hairdresser) we thought we would stay in... Read more »

How to Stop the Government Shutdown in the Future

Here are a few suggestions on how to not ever have another government shutdown.  Delete the democrats and the republicans.  Only one party: The American Party. The party is not allowed to raise money of any sort. Candidates must submit to interviews, debates and must write articles on all issues. Only candidates that have given... Read more »

Sour Dough Bread With Whole Wheat Flour not for the Gluten-Free

There is a rumor going around that it is safe to eat Sour Dough Bread which is made with whole wheat flour even if you are gluten-free.  Wrong.  I made the Sour Dough Bread and within hours I had symptoms and was not feeling well.  I have an allergy to gluten; my symptoms are minor... Read more »