About the Author
I'm still learning how to live and eat well despite a very restricted diet, which (due to my peanut allergy) also means a restricted life.
Food Foes*All recipes on this site are free of gluten (wheat, barley, rye, spelt), dairy, soy, eggs, peanuts, shellfish, tuna, beef, pork, tomatoes, apples, peaches, and strawberries. And quite a few other things, too.
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“This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!”
~ Julia Child, My Life in France
“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”
“...no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.”
~Julia Child, My Life in France
"Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it."
"After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual 'food' out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps." ~Miss Piggy
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Category Archives: Living Gluten-Free
Mr. Munger is now the proud owner of a BA. He’s been out of the area for the past two years, so I haven’t even begun to fully adjust to the idea that he won’t have to head back up … Continue reading
Yes, I know it’s now December and this is no longer seasonally fitting to talk about Thanksgiving. I’d planned on showing off pictures of my Thanksgiving feast sooner, but the combination of coming down with a cold that just didn’t … Continue reading
“Wouldn’t it be bad if I found out I was allergic to more foods?” My sister, Shannon, shot me back a worried look that said, “Don’t even joke about that!” With my already nearly epic allergen list (peanuts, mushrooms, coconut, … Continue reading
While my neighbors take advantage of a cooler summer day by having a garage sale and the kids ride bikes in the afternoon sun, the ice cream man is serenading the local residents with tinny versions of “Silent Night” and … Continue reading
I’ll be honest with you, I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Disneyland. Spending a day at Mickey’s lair makes me feel like I’m vacationing inside of a giant advertisement—an entire theme park dedicated to living in, wearing, … Continue reading
I used to blindly walk into an unfamiliar restaurant with my fingers thoroughly crossed in the hopes that there was something on the menu I could eat without too much modification. And then I’d see it. That small little asterisk … Continue reading
My friend, Emmalie, who is gluten and lactose free as well as vegetarian, and I were talking about the complicated process of going gluten-free. And she shared an excellent idea with me about how she keeps track of what foods … Continue reading
Unlike a lot of typical “American” dishes that are centered primarily around wheat, a lot of Indian dishes are naturally gluten-free because of the focus on rice. I also find that Mexican food (providing you stay clear of the flour … Continue reading
So, you’ve just been diagnosed with coeliac disease or you’re starting an elimination diet to determine the future state of your relationship with gluten. You’re feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to go from here. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed … Continue reading
I grew up in a family with a lot of food allergies, so reading ingredient labels looking for random things like mushrooms, mint, carrots, and honeydew was just a part of life. It wasn’t until I discovered I had Celiac … Continue reading