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Gluten Free Groceries for $1/lb Gluten Free Groceries for $1/lb

September 1, 2012

Confession here: I’m not good at budget grocery shopping. However, I do want to be a good steward with our money and our income is variable, so I’ve decided that I need to get some help =)
Help for me has come in the form of a grocery shopping coach – Patti Laurens. I had...

Gluten Free Thai At Home: Larb Gluten Free Thai At Home: Larb

August 30, 2012

One of our favorite, favorite restaurants back in Birmingham was a local Thai restaurant called Surin. Unfortunately, finding gluten free Thai fare (or any GF Asian food at all) can be difficult. That’s not going to stop me from eating Thai food though! By no means!
Over the past few years, I’ve tried my hand...

gluten free monkey bread recipe Gluten Free Monkey Bread

August 28, 2012

With our Monkey Bread recipe, you'll have the perfect breakfast for any special occasion. Sweet balls of dough are doused in butter and cinnamon sugar, then baked to make a delightful pull-apart bread.

gluten free easy gluten free waffles recipe Quick & Easy Gluten Free Waffles

Here is a waffle recipe that will get your mouth watering. You can use gluten free Bisquick to whip the batter up in just a minute or two. The resulting waffles are decadent and yummy with any topping you add.

gluten free cupcakes recipe Getting Ready for Foodball: Georgia and Alabama Gluten Free Cupcakes

August 17, 2012

While this recipe uses a box mix, you'll be altering it a little to make sure your cupcakes come out perfectly. You can make any color combination you want, to support your chosen teams.

gluten free honey chicken recipe Gluten Free Honey Chicken

August 16, 2012

Enjoy this yummy recipe that is based on Honey Chicken. If you love Chinese food, you'll love making your own gluten free versions at home. It does take a while to make this recipe, but it is well worth your time.

Three Gluten Free Summer Snack Ideas Three Gluten Free Summer Snack Ideas

August 1, 2012

I got an email this week from a reader who wanted gluten free snack ideas, so I thought I’d share our current favorites =) I really wish we weren’t driving today because I could get some hilarious pictures of the kids digging into any three of these options. Maybe later =)
1. Raw Jicama with...

gluten free raspberry chocolate cake recipe Gluten Free Raspberry Chocolate Cake in a Mug

July 19, 2012

A good mug cake recipe is simple to whip up and great for those last minute sweet cravings. We often double this and make two cakes since it's hard to share. It really is a delightful dessert.

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

Three Things You Should Think About Before You Host Your Next Dinner Party Three Things You Should Think About Before You Host Your Next Dinner Party

July 9, 2012

It will be no surprise to anyone reading this that being a gluten free guest in someone else’s home could easily be compared to a minefield. This minefield extends beyond the food to the relationship between the host and guest. A recent article in the New York Times addresses many of the relational issues that...

What Can You Eat on a Primal Diet? What Can You Eat on a Primal Diet?

June 28, 2012

Somehow I managed to forget, until now, to tell you what we can eat on a Primal Diet. Most of what follows this paragraph is excerpted from and based on the notes that John and I made while planning this experiment (on an incredibly long drive through the desert). All of our notes came from...

Day 10 On The Primal Diet – Playing Around With Intermittent Fasting Day 10 On The Primal Diet – Playing Around With Intermittent Fasting

June 27, 2012

Today is day 10 on our 30 day Primal Diet experiment, and I’m feeling great. What surprising about that is the fact that I haven’t had anything to eat all day long. It’s currently 2:45 pm and all I’ve had today is some coffee and a couple liters of water. (We’re in south Texas and...

7 Hormonal Issues Related To Gluten Sensitivity and Intolerance 7 Hormonal Issues Related To Gluten Sensitivity and Intolerance

June 25, 2012

Today’s guest post is from Court Tuttle. Court discovered that gluten was causing a lot of problems in his life – like insomnia, muscle weakness, and erratic energy levels – because it was affecting how his body produced hormones. He mentioned this briefly in his last post about his success on a gluten free diet,...

Do We Really Need Gluten Free Soap? Yeah, Maybe So Do We Really Need Gluten Free Soap? Yeah, Maybe So

June 21, 2012

I’ll admit this up front: When I first heard of gluten free soap, my reaction was, “What… really? Do we really need gluten free soap? Soap?” I mean, I’m usually the first person in the room to suggest a gluten free diet for someone suffering from IBS, stomach problems or any sort of chronic illness...

gluten free ginger cake recipe More Gluten Free Cake in a Mug…..Gluten Free Ginger Cake!

June 20, 2012

A chocolate mug cake recipe is awesome, but this ginger flavored twist is even better. For those who prefer a less sweet version of the traditional cake, ginger offers a more sophisticated taste experience.

Primal Diet Trial – Days 1 & 2 Primal Diet Trial – Days 1 & 2

June 19, 2012

Here is the first meal update for our 30-Day Primal Experiment. We won’t overwhelm you with daily meal updates, but we’ll keep track of what we’re eating and send it out every few days. I’m also planning to post the recipe for anything that I make that we love.
If you’ve been wondering what to...

30 Days on the Primal Diet: A New Experiment On A Gluten Free Diet 30 Days on the Primal Diet: A New Experiment On A Gluten Free Diet

June 18, 2012

It’s interesting to me when I look back at the past several years of how Mary and I have eaten. We went completely gluten free in 2003, and we basically ate whatever we wanted so long as it didn’t have gluten. It was essentially the Standard American Diet minus the gluten.
Then in 2006, we...

Do I Have To Proof My Yeast When I’m Making Bread Using a Gluten Free Bread Mix? Do I Have To Proof My Yeast When I’m Making Bread Using a Gluten Free Bread Mix?

May 17, 2012

Hi Mary:
I just read your post making my own gluten free bread mix. I’m a little confused. You say that we can put the 2.5 c of flour mix in a qt size bag. Then you say we add the xanthum gum, sugar and yeast to the flour. So, my question is how does...

Thank Goodness I Ditched The Gluten! Thank Goodness I Ditched The Gluten!

May 16, 2012

Today’s guest post is from Court Tuttle, whom John and I met through a business coaching group a few years ago. Court found the gluten free diet through a somewhat unconventional path and we are happy to get to share his story with you.
For almost a decade of my life, my energy levels were...

The First Gluten Free Baking Challenge Was A Lot Of Fun! The First Gluten Free Baking Challenge Was A Lot Of Fun!

May 10, 2012

The first Bake Gluten Free Challenge ended on May 7th and it was a resounding success! I had so much fun reading the entries and looking at the photos that I’ve compiled a bunch of them here for you to read too.
Sahra White is the winner of the Bake Gluten Free Challenge and she’ll...

gluten free chocolate cake recipe Gluten Free Chocolate Cake In A Mug!

April 26, 2012

We have here a recipe that is so quick and easy, you may notice a difference to your waistline. This delicate chocolate cake is mixed and microwaved in a coffee mug. Be careful not to overuse the recipe.

gluten free doughnuts like krispy kreme recipe Gluten Free Doughnuts: Forget Krispy Kreme; Make These Instead

February 23, 2012

Making a doughnut recipe at home is the best way to get the freshest desserts possible. These doughnuts are fried, so they may not be the healthiest option, but they are well worth the extra fat.