Whether you’re new to gluten free meal planning or you’ve been gluten free for some time, you know how hard it can be to come up with foods that are healthy, safe, and affordable.   In my opinion, breakfast is the hardest meal to come up with something healthy and gluten free, and if there are some… Read More


  For me, and many people like me, choosing to eat gluten free is not a choice. It is a requirement if they want to feel healthy and lead a normal life.  Dealing with gluten intolerance or even being diagnosed with Celiac Disease is always difficult, but has gotten a lot easier than when I was first… Read More


I have been on a smoothie kick lately.  You may ask why.  Well I’m finding that I feel better all day when I have a healthy breakfast, but I just don’t have the time to make whole gluten-free grain waffles or pancakes topped with fruit, (and I don’t mean the heavily processed gluten-free waffles you… Read More


There are many individuals changing over to a gluten free diet.  Whether it’s because they have been diagnosed with celiac disease, not diagnosed, but just feel better eating gluten-free, or to live a healthier lifestyle.   But  is there a down side to living on a gluten-free diet?  Is living gluten free really as healthy as they people believe… Read More


  I keep getting questions about the gluten-free diet.  So for the next week I will be talking about the different aspects of a gluten-free lifestyle. So, you’ve been told you need to be on a gluten-free diet, or you are having medical issues, but don’t know why and someone told you to eat gluten-free.  But what is… Read More


Are you looking for ways to keep your children busy during holiday break? One great way, is to have them contribute to the holiday festivities.  How?  Have them help make holiday treats. In many families cookies are an important part of the holiday tradition. Even if your children aren’t able to bake yet, they can help decorate.… Read More


Today I have an alternative to the traditional green bean salad.  I came up with this recipe not too long after I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease because gluten-free fried onions didn’t exist, green bean salad with fried onions was out of the question at that time. Cranberry-Pecan Green Bean Salad 1 lb fresh green beans 1/4… Read More


I have been guest blogging over on my friend Susanne Myer’s blog  The Hillbilly Housewife.  If you’ve never visited Susanne’s blog you should check it out.  She has some great tips on living a frugal lifestyle, (and honestly in this economy couldn’t we all use some help saving money anywhere we can)? Anyway, there were some questions going… Read More


The new Living Without’s Gluten-Free Holidays Magazine came out on newstands last week.  I couldn’t wait to get my issue, but then I thought of you, dear readers, and bought a second one to give away to a lucky reader. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post and tell me… Read More


This breakfast smoothie is quick and very refreshing.   I made this for the girls for breakfast while they were staying with me this summer.  For a special treat, you can add 1 small can of sliced peaches.  Summer Sunshine Smoothie 1 qt. pineapple sherbet 1 (6 oz.) can pineapple juice* 1/4 C of lemon juice Place… Read More