Gluten Free Banana Bread

David about to dig into his banana bread breakfast.

Updated 12/16/13: I just made this banana bread last week, so when someone asked for a banana bread recipe tonight, I updated the recipe with a few tweaks. Last Monday morning I was cleaning up the kitchen and discovered that we had somehow accumulated 10 very ripe bananas in the back of the freezer. John […]

Gluten Free Spiced Apple Pancakes

Gluten Free Spiced Apple Pancakes

Updated recipe from the archives. We’re not enjoying the beautiful, chilly fall mornings in the Catskills with apples freshly picked from the orchard down the road The fall air has made it back to Alabama this morning and it is lovely. A perfect day to drink hot tea on the deck and enjoy the cool […]

How to Get Your Nutritional Needs Met on a Gluten-Free, Casein-Free (GFCF) Diet

I get quite a few questions from readers who want to know how a gluten free diet will affect them nutritionally. Since that’s not my area of expertise, I went to my friend Tovah to get an answer for a mom who recently wrote it, concerned about how to give her autistic child a well-balance […]

4 Tips To Getting Back On A Gluten Free Diet After The Holidays

4 Tips To Getting Back On A Gluten Free Diet After The Holidays Did you stop eating a gluten free diet over the holidays? Are you ready to start feeling better again? Read this! I have a question for you. I have been gluten free for 8 months, it has changed my life – I […]

How To Start a Gluten Free Diet Without Reading Anything

This past week a message, similar to the following, showed up in my Facebook news feed: Where can I find a plan (not info) for someone who needs to try gluten free as a trial, but doesn’t have the time to learn all the details at the moment? Go! . Of course, I quickly responded […]

Does A Gluten Free Diet Cure Adult Acne?

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I love to talk to people that have quit eating a gluten free diet because I’m curious as to why they stopped. Was it because they didn’t enjoy the food? Was it too much trouble? or something else entirely? One answer that I often hear is that they quit eating gluten free because they weren’t […]

Lose Weight, Improve Energy Levels, and Feel Great: Three Variations On The Standard Gluten Free Diet

There’s often a lot of confusion about starting a gluten free diet. Most people, when they’re interested in eating gluten free, look up “gluten”, find out that’s it’s contained in wheat, and they figure all they need to do is avoid wheat in their diet. Then they hear that gluten might be in other grains […]

10 Ways to Accidentally Gluten Yourself at Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is full of gluten-filled landmines. If this is your first Thanksgiving on a gluten free diet, you might not realize the challenge that awaits you. Read this list and make sure you’re ready to stay gluten free this Thanksgiving. Even if you’re not new to the gluten free diet, a refresher of the potential […]

Am I Gluten Intolerant? How To Find Out

In last week newsletter I mistakenly said that the only way to know if you are gluten intolerant is to try a gluten free diet. My wonderful newsletter readers wrote back to let me know that I was wrong. Here’s the question that I was responding to, followed by my readers’ responses. Q: My doctor […]

10 Reasons You’re Not Staying on a GF Diet

The emails that my readers send me tend to go through spurts. Sometimes all of the emails are very encouraging. Sometimes they are filled with questions from the curious. At other times, the emails are filled with whiny complaints and excuses. We’re in one of those phases right now, so here’s some tough love. If […]

“I’m Starting A Gluten Free Diet. When Will I Feel Better?”

One of the more frequent questions that I see in my email runs something like this: “I’m about to start a gluten free trial because I think it may help with some of the symptoms I’ve been suffering with for years. What I don’t know, and I don’t know who else to ask, is when […]

Pasta, Po’Boys and Pineapple: What’s on our table

Tofu with Pineapple and Bell Peppers

Last night’s supper was delicious AND fast.  That’s not a combination that happens by chance in my household.  Most of our meals are delicious….they just tend to take a while to cook.  The time that a recipe takes has never before been a criteria when I was choosing our meals. That has changed. Now that […]

Our Gluten Free Beer Tasting

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This post was written by my husband, John. A few weeks ago, my sister and her husband came to stay with us for a few days. We were celebrating the birth of our daughter, Lucy, and decided to have a gluten free beer tasting to go along with our gluten free pizza. Mary and I […]

Gluten Free Waffles

Our family has found a new favorite weekend breakfast – gluten free waffles! You all know that we’ve been on the gluten free diet for years now, so that first bite of homemade waffles was absolute heaven!  We stuffed ourselves! The recipe is a  conversion of the “Basic Waffles” recipe in Joy of Cooking. The […]

Starting a Gluten Free Diet: Free Menu Plan

Free Menu Plan: As promised, here is a free menu plan for the first week of your gluten free diet. If you haven’t subscribed to our newsletter yet, head over to our sign-up page, register for the newsletter (it’s all free!) and you’ll get the download instructions for the gluten free diet menu plan. If […]