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Gluten-Free Bread Showcase.

Diet and Food By August 20, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 11 Comments

For those who are unaccustomed, gluten-free bread is kind of terrible.  It’s like the bread can’t commit to being bread.  It starts out strong – looks good, smells good – but once you try to make a sandwich out of that sucker, it falls apart into a crumbly mess in a matter of milliseconds.  For the last year, I’ve been entirely…

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Feed Me.

Diet and Food, Real Life Diabetes By July 20, 2015 Tags: , , , , 5 Comments

“I spent [insert slightly obscene amount of money] at the grocery store this afternoon … again,” I said as I put the grocery bags on the kitchen floor. Chris looked over and assessed the content of the bags.  “It goes into our bodies.  This is what we should be spending our money on.” Food is an important topic in our…

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Gluten-Free … Still.

Diet and Food, Gluten Free, Real Life Diabetes By June 2, 2015 Tags: , , , , 16 Comments

I don’t have celiac disease.  I don’t have gluten-sensitivity antibodies.  My endocrinologist ran a slate of tests to determine if my body was pro- or anti-gluten, and nothing came back weird.  As I mentioned last September, the basic gist is that my body seems to have no trouble at all with gluten.  Except that it totally does. For a good,…

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Chocolate Chip and Heath Bar Cookies OMG.

Diet and Food, Gluten Free By December 23, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , 5 Comments

I can’t cook, but I can bake.  (Which is a bit ironic, because the things I create are best avoided, for my own, personal blood sugar reasons.  /digression)  And for our annual holiday dessert party, I worked with a cookie recipe from the How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook to bake up some delicious treats. Here’s the low-down on…

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Pros and Cons of Going Gluten-Free. (and a brief lament about the smooshed banana)

Diet and Food, Gluten Free, Traveling By October 22, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , 21 Comments

It’s been about seven weeks on this “no way, gluten!” lifestyle, and I’m starting to find my footing.  But there are still many pros and cons to balance, so I’m listing them here.  That way, I can look back at this post in a few months and be all, “Pfffft.  Whiner.  You’re in the zone now.” Here we go –…

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Opening a Can of Gluten-Free Pumpkin Whoop Ass.

Diet and Food, Gluten Free By October 13, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 12 Comments

I’m five-ish weeks into a gluten-free life, and the waah waaaaaah is starting to wear off.  (I can’t pretend to be above the waaah.  Diabetes is such a food-anchored disease, and an additional restriction acts as an extra fun vacuum, sucking the fun out of meals even more.)  But I’m rounding a corner with this new (and admittedly self-imposed, but…

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Not Guten for My Gut.

Diet and Food, Gluten Free, Traveling By September 22, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , 10 Comments

Skipping gluten was once classified as a preference, but the last few weeks have shown me – beyond a shadow of a doubt – that gluten is not “guten” for my gut.  It feels good, figuring out what was causing so much chaos, and I feel more human, and much healthier. So all that “oooh, so healthy!!” stuff aside, going…

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Belly Ache.

Diet and Food, Gluten Free, Real Life Diabetes By September 12, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 36 Comments

My celiac tests came back negative.  So did my IgA or IgG AGAs (these could be exactly the same as a celiac test but I do not know all the lingo and thus, I remain clueless).  The basic gist is that my body seems to have no trouble at all with gluten. Except that it totally does. I don’t know…

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Gluten-Free Pizza Crust for the Epically Lazy.

Diet and Food, Real Life Diabetes By August 15, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 9 Comments

[Insert whole paragraph about how I hate to cook/am bad at cooking/have no interest in cooking/would rather paint the deck.] I don’t normally do anything resembling a “food review” because that’s not my bag (baby).  But I’m lazy when it comes to preparing food, so if I stumble across something that makes being a lazy chef even easier, well then…

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Ironic Baking.

Diet and Food, Real Life Diabetes By May 29, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , 9 Comments

Earlier this week, Birdzone asked if we could bake some bread.  (We’ve been baking bread for her since she was very small, avoiding gluten for the first 15 months of her life and becoming gluten-free bakers, after a fashion, for a year or two.)  Now, thanks to a bread machine that makes baking bread easier, we whip up random recipes. …

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Gluten-Free Your Face: Nutella Cake.

Diet and Food By December 13, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Today is Cookie Day, as my mother is coming over and she, Birdy, and I are going to bake the hell out of some cookies.  (My mission is to make these and have them end up delicious.)  In keeping with the baking theme, and in time for the holiday gluttonous rush, I wanted to re-share a recipe for gluten-free Nutella…

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