Gluten-free Lavender Honey Pancakes

Every so often, I have a brilliant idea that is actually brilliant. This was one of those ideas. I didn't have any meats thawed for dinner. 4:30 pm rolled around and I found myself wondering what I was going to feed the children for dinner... And then, it hit me. Brinner! I'll make pancakes! As … Continue reading Gluten-free Lavender Honey Pancakes

Butternut Mac ‘n’ Cheese

I love Mac 'n' cheese. That was honestly one of the most heartbreaking losses in the "going gluten-free" part of my life. I've since learned to cope with rice pasta and corn-free real cheese instead of the modified food starch cheese-like dust. But I tell you, it was a difficult road for this pasta-holic. But … Continue reading Butternut Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Bread Day Disappointment

Oh, today is the day. I dried the sprouted grain (spelt) yesterday, so today was grinding day. Thanks to my Vitamix blender given to us by my husband's late grandfather, the process went fairly quickly.  I grind in small batches and sift the flour so that I end up with a really fine quality flour … Continue reading Bread Day Disappointment

Sourdough Starter

I've had a theory for a while that was recently confirmed by an article I was reading about the connection between sourdough bread and Celiac disease. According to the article, the fermentation of the sourdough starter helps to break down gluten in wheat. Interesting. I've also learned that sprouting grains prior to drying and grinding … Continue reading Sourdough Starter

The Testing

I scheduled my first appointment with Dr. Karen Solomon at Integrative Health and Chiropractic in Morehead City, North Carolina. I had been referred there by my dear friend and mentor, Cindy, who had found much relief in seeing Dr. Karen. I didn't really know what to expect, other than that my insurance wasn't going to … Continue reading The Testing

How I Cooked for my Family Without a Stovetop

Being allergic to wheat, gluten grains, and corn, I do 98% of my cooking from scratch. I get the usual reactions from people; "What CAN you eat?" or, "I wish I had an allergy so I could be as skinny as you!" or, "Oh, you're trendy!" or "Why? What does eating it do to you?" … Continue reading How I Cooked for my Family Without a Stovetop

The Mystery

***DISCLAIMER: I will preface this post by saying that Western medicine has its place and I certainly know that not all medical professionals are incompetent; quite the opposite, in fact. I was very glad to have them around when I was delivering my baby. That said, my experience with doctors and medical professionals as a … Continue reading The Mystery