Trader Joe’s is awesome! You should totally shop there. There are so many reasons. Reason #1 you should shop at Trader Joe’s So, the other day… I was opening a couple of packets of chicken to put in my slow cooker. The first one was fine and normal. Plop! In it went. I opened the […]
Diane from The W.H.O.L.E. Gang is doing a special series for Celiac Awareness Month (May). It is called 30 Days to Easy Gluten-Free Living. So far, there have been some amazing posts about everything from foods to keep stocked in your pantry to how to get your kids to eat whole foods to inspiration for […]
Please forgive me if you see this Ted Talk everywhere, but I just had to post it after watching it. Michelle, at What’s Cooking with Kids posted this yesterday, and it is fabulous. Robyn O’Brien talks about why our food allergies have gone through the roof since the early 90s. Please share this with as […]
So, here is part two of our getaway. I’ll just jump right in. After getting all of the fabulous opinions, we headed off on our journey. We made an appointment with Vincent Arroyo Winery for 12:30pm, but on the way, we got stuck behind a painting truck. The kind that paints the stripes on the […]
Well, it came. No matter how much we all wish it wouldn’t. It finally came for me. And it wasn’t so bad. Especially because I made sure it came with style. And fun. And lots of great food and wine. That’s right, folks. I turned the big 4-0. I am, officially, no longer in […]
I lied to my son. It was minor, and it was to get him to try something good for him, but it was still a lie. I don’t feel very good about it. A lie is a lie, and I don’t want to start down that road. Each lie gets a little bit bigger until […]
While perusing facebook the other day, I came across a challenge thrown up by Gluten-Free Girl. I am always up for a challenge, and this one seemed fun. Shauna (Gluten-Free Girl) challenged us to write a blog post by Monday (7-5-10) night finishing the sentence, “Cooking became easier, and more fun, when I learned […]” I had to think for a minute because I have always loved to cook, when I have the time. But I have always been the kind of person to stick with a few recipes and repeat them over and over. Once I found out I couldn’t eat gluten, some of those recipes had to go. That’s ok. They weren’t very healthy for me anyway. So, I thought about it. I thought, and thought, and thought about it. And here is what I came up with.
Well, this post has nothing to do with food. It is all about me having to express my emotions. It’s something that every parent goes through but especially every mom. My baby’s first steps into the outside world and away from me. You see, even though the Little Man is not quite two years-old, he is leaving me.
This last weekend, we went to my father-in-law’s place in Big Sur, CA. It is on top of one of the hills on the east side of highway 1. It is just beautiful up there. As you go up the driveway, you can just feel any stress you have leaving your body. That is why I am so disappointed that my memories of this place will be forever tainted with being gluten-ed there on Saturday night.
Once upon a time, a long, long time ago…(It was almost 20 years, so it really was a long time ago.) I was working in a warehouse for an airline, but that part is unimportant. We had a driver come in one day and say something that I have never forgotten. I don’t remember what […]