Tuesday, March 12, 2013

chick pea bars or vegan blonde brownie...I googled it and came across a blog with a recipe I thought might work for me and adapted it. You can do the same and adapt it to your liking. I am keeping them in the fridge. They are gf ef df sf but not sugar free and have mini choc chips (Enjoy Life). They are delicious!

Monday, March 11, 2013

GF noodle casserole...not the age old tuna anymore.

I used to love to make and eat tuna noodle casserole...wellllll now that I am trying to be a vegan I decided to try making a variation. I boiled GF noodles and sauteed chopped mushrooms in olive oil then thickened it with GF baking mix and added rice milk until desired thickness, stirring constantly. I also added salt and pepper. My salad has Romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, chopped onion and carrots and cucumber. I spritzed the salad with extra virgin olive oil and added salt and pepper. YUM!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Hello again!
I have not posted since the Summer of 2012. I could not access this site for some reason and stopped trying. I tried today and was able to get on so I will be blogging once again.
I find being gluten free, casein free ( I do some cheese on gf pizza because I got tired of trying the alternatives and not being pleased), soy free, egg free, and for the most part vegan with some meat, chicken, and fish slipping in when I order out and there are soups or dishes that are not vegan.
I embarked on this trying to be vegan regime after ending up in the ER with stomach pains and noticing that for days after that I only had vegetables and rice and did not have meat, fish, or poultry and felt better. I guess I would call what I do...plant based diet.
I am looking forward to getting back to blogging. I have missed it. I spend time at facebook, but this site has been wonderfully cathartic and helpful  to me in the past so here I am...back again!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

King Arthur's GF pancake mix

Tried this mix and it is delicious! I bagged up pancakes for the week. Love it!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

BEST GF cookies!

My Dad's CookiesBought these cookies today and my reaction was in the form of shouting, "these are the best gluten free cookies I have ever had!" They do have butter in them so they are not casein free (DARN) but they are DARN good!!!!

All set now...

Okay...so I am back...just had to update browser.

It has been a long time since I was active on this blog. I spend most of my Internet time on facebook. I need to return to blogging. I know that. So here I am again at what started out as a place to connect with others who are gluten intolerant...since that time I have so much more going on than gluten intolerance that it at times has been overwhelming, but that's okay, I am thankful for the knowledge and medical attention to what I now know is Hashimoto's disease. I HAVE HASHIMOTO'S DISEASE!

Gluten is out, I have known that for years now and always suspected dairy was not my friend either, but it has really gone way beyond those two offending substances that it is more of a question of what can I ingest and feel good inside and out.

I have tried or shall I pretended that certain alternative foods are fine and dandy for me, but with each passing day I discover new things that bother me and look for other alternatives to the alternatives.

These days I stick to white rice, some brown rice in products (Udi's bagels and breads), rice milk, make morning vegetable juice out of romaine lettuce, cukes, and celery, lots of water, herbal teas, salads but no nightshade vegetables and very few goitrogens (usually cooked if i do have them), white corn as opposed to yellow, no soy, no eggs (occasionally in baked goods), lot of fish, no red meat, no nuts, no fruit, and lots of gratitude for finally knowing what is wrong with me and getting help with it.

I take .175 Levothyroixine six days a week and on the seventh no pill. i take a probiotic and vitamin D daily.

I have regular visits with an endocrinologist and sonograms of my thyroid every six months.

There you have it...good to be back! Some foods are not my friends...but some are. I will survive!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Three bean with olives and tuna~

Three bean with olives and tuna...drizzled with olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and basil...fun warm weather dish. Enjoy!