My mom found a green bean recipe in a magazine and tweaked it a bit.  It turned out to be delicious.  I love it not just for the taste but also for the fact that it’s a quick and easy way to prepare green beans.  Normally, we would cook the green beans for at least an hour on the stove to allow the flavoring from bullion or a concentrate to become fully integrated.  With this recipe, you can throw together delicious-tasting green beans in minutes. Read More →

I went to my gastroenterologist earlier this year. I recounted to her what had happened to me over Christmas and that I was beginning to suspect that my food reactions were allergic in nature. She was surprised by how sensitive I seemed to be to gluten and put me right up there with her most sensitive celiac patients. Her surprise was made even more significant by the fact she sees thousands of celiac patients. We discussed possibilities, and she ran some tests to check for mast cell activation disorder. She also suggested that I try taking a daily antihistamine like Zyrtec. Read More →

Note: This recipe has been updated since it was first published.

There was a lady at my church who baked the most delicious chocolate brownies.  She would bake a batch and bring them to the children and youth programs.  They were eaten up very quickly.  I was delighted to get a copy of this recipe years later in one of my church’s cookbooks and would make it for family, friends, church gatherings, and parties.  When I first started to remove gluten from my diet, I knew I had to find a way to convert this recipe.

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I love using my skillets. It’s easy to throw together a quick meal by throwing meat and veggies in it with some coconut oil and seasoning and cooking it all together. I can also use it to cook some veggies that prepared some other way wouldn’t be nearly as good. Read More →

A bully forces you into playing a game of Uncle. The bully grabs your arm and begins to twist. You resist and hold on for as long as you can, but you finally have enough and shout “Uncle!” However, the bully, instead of letting go, continues to twist. Panicked, you try to think of a way to fight him off. Read More →

Note:  This post has been updated since it was first published.

I’ve not had a lot of trouble shopping for gluten-free food products. There is so much available now, and there’s a ton of information out there, especially online. Below, I list some rules of thumb to assist me as I shop for gluten-free food products. Perhaps they will assist you in your shopping for gluten-free food products as well. However, everyone is different, and depending on your unique situation, you may have to handle things differently. Please consult with your doctor or nutritionist as required.

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Below are some of my favorite things to fix up for breakfast, things that are quick and easy to prepare.  I hope you will be able to find some new favorites for yourself in this list.  Please take note that where I list oatmeal or granola, I’m referring to gluten-free oatmeal and gluten-free granola. Also, once I discovered I had a problem with copper toxicity, I realized some of these breakfast options needed to be modified to provide more of a balance between copper and zinc. Keep this balance in mind when implementing some of these breakfast ideas. Many of these are highly copper-dominant. Read More →