Monday, June 14, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
First up, my mom made the quick bread mix. There are 3 yummy sounding recipe options on back - pumpkin, zucchini-carrot, and banana. We went for the banana. OH MAN! Yum-ville! Moist, tasty, sweet but not too sweet and a perfect texture. My non-GF mom and non-GF friend, Emily, both agreed. We put some in the freezer for my GF sister to try and she was in heaven, too. Lots of thumbs way up!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Welcome to the April 1, 2010 edition of the gluten free lifestyle blog carnival. There are some great posts to check out, including some related to Easter and Passover!
Linda Simon presents Great Gluten Free Spaghetti and Marvelous Meatballs Kitchen Therapy posted at Kitchen Therapy, saying, "Tender, moist meatballs that are half meat, half minced mushrooms. Photos of two kinds of gluten-free pasta."
Amy Green @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free presents Apple & Carrot Gluten Free Breakfast Cake: VitaMixed posted at Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free, saying, "A delicious, slightly sweet cake made with my beloved VitaMix. Read the comments section for suggestions on how to make this with a food processor."
Linda@NHE presents Gluten Free Lemon Pasta Recipe posted at Natural Health Ezine, saying, "A few weeks ago, we went to my sister’s house for dinner. She learned about a year or two ago that she has a sensitivity to gluten, so she’s been living the gluten-free diet for the past few months. She’s found some really great recipes including this Lemon and Asparagus Pasta which is not only gluten free, but healthy too!"
That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of the gluten free lifestyle blog carnivalm, which will be hosted by http://www.simplysugarandglutenfree.com/, using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page. If you are interested in hosting in the future, let me know!
Happy April! Spring is here!
Monday, March 1, 2010
A few things to update you on - we are having a girl! We found out last week at the ultrasound. Also, we started hypnobirthing classes. If you haven't heard about this alternative birthing method, check it out. I can't say enough about how wonderful it is so far. I'm very encouraged the research and look forward to a calm, serene delivery!
Don't forget to visit Ging Recommends today for the March 1st edition of the GF Blog Carnival. I peeked at it and saw lots of interesting recipes, tips, and reviews.
Until next time...take care!
Monday, February 1, 2010
I have started to switch over to some maternity pants. So much more comfortable! On a tip from a friend at prenatal yoga, I checked out ebay for some deals - they have LOTS of new maternity clothes at great prices. Oh! We have our next ultrasound on February 9th, which is the first opportunity we'll have to find out if it's a boy or a girl! Can't wait!
Looking for some great gluten free recipes, tips, advice, product reviews, and much more? Don't forget to check out the February 1st edition of the Gluten Free Lifestyle Blog Carnival. This month's host is Shirley over at Gluten Free Easily. Stop by and check it out! Want to be a blog carnival host? Just email me at thefoodallergycoach[at]yahoo[dot]com.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
In one of my last posts, I mentioned that we had some family stuff going on and that I started working on a project that takes me out of the office 3 days per week. That has only been part of the story...the rest is that I'M PREGNANT! Our due date is July 4th (fun, huh?). We are incredibly excited, but it's taken a lot out of me - some days, I haven't been able to get off the couch. Whoever called it morning sickness was lying I've decided. The nausea has been incredible and it usually lasts all day long. I have found that sea sickness bands help stop the gagging so that I can actually get food down. I can't remember the last time I was hungry.
I haven't cooked anything since early November and have only done the grocery shopping a couple of times. (My poor husband!). I have lost all interest in food. As you can imagine, this makes many parts of my work difficult - blogging, meal planning... Oye. I was able to do about a month of the rotation diet before the symptoms set in. It's been impossible ever since due to a million food aversions that I'm coming across and my inability to do any food prep. I spoke with the Queen of Rotation herself, Nicolette Dumke, and she advised that I just rotate grains. Easy enough, because I don't want any grains anyway. It's fascinating me, actually.
I find that the nausea increases rapidly if I wait too long to eat, but when I do eat, I don't feel well afterwards. They say that your digestive track goes through a multitude of changes. I know that I cannot digest lactose at all, and there have got to be other things...but it feels like it's everything - just like it did before I figured out that I have celiac disease (I became afraid to eat for fear of feeling sick and lost 20+ pounds overnight). It's back to a food diary and symptom tracking for me!
There have been some signs that I will start to come around to my old self - after losing 8 pounds, I haven't lost any weight this week, which means I must be eating more. I also don't need to nap as much as I had been. I can't wait to get back into the swing of things - blogging and publishing away! Thanks for hanging in there with me! I'll be in touch soon!