Saturday, January 31, 2009

Take a migraine maker and turn it into a coffee caker...

Voila! I tried that recipe for the chocolate snack cake minus the cocoa, substituted ground pecans for the cocoa, and skipped the I said Voila!!!!! cake and no head-ache!

Don't have to thank me...I do these experimental things for fun...I feel the best I have felt since "the procedure"...HUGS

Friday, January 30, 2009

Learned all over again...

I ate so many pieces of my chocolate cake, last night I had a I really surprised. I was just sharing that with Caitlin in a blog comment. I gave in to the craving but it came with painful price. Now, I could blame the migraine on my aftersurgery stuff but I suspect it was from too much chocolate...bad me...oh well... I am fine again, aside from feeling a tad depressed and very snack cake will be minus the chocolate. Perhaps a colorful carrot cake. COOL! Take care.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

chocolate cake

I was recovering and craving something sweet so I made a gluten free egg free casein free cake. It is yummy and even hubby thinks so too.

I used Bob's Redmill Gluten free biscuit mix for the flour. I used oil instead of shortening.

I mixed it all right in the pan, skipping the oiling and flouring of the pan, and it was just fine.

I made the frosting with powdered sugar and cocoa and palm oil shortening and vanilla and almond milk and a sprinkle of salt. I measured nothing.

When the cake was baking I put a pie plate of pecans in the oven the last 10 minutes to roast them. Then I crushed them and added them to the frosting.

I adapted a recipe I found at The recipe was submitted by Diana Rattray. It is called NO EGG WONDER CAKE...thanks, Diana!

1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 oil (or the recipe actually says shortening)
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 TB vinegar
1 cup cold water

Mix well and bake at 350 deg for about 30 min.

I let it cool and then frosted it.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009


The Dr removed a large polyp from the lining of my uterus yesterday and said it was smooth so he does not suspect cancer...phew...BUT of course the lab work will have to confirm that. Hubby asked him what he meant by "large" polyp and he said, "Like the size of a Mike n Ike's candy." I love a funny doctor!

Laying low today...feeling fine, just tired. HUGS

Sunday, January 25, 2009

boom CHOCO boom

My sister bought me an ENJOY LIFE boom CHOCO boom rice milk with crispy rice bar and I am so grateful...boom boom! I love them!

She brought our parents to the diner and surprised was GREAT! The surprise is that they live 3 hours away...WOW! Like I said, "It was great!"

I will be buying more of these candy bars...ENJOY LIFE! BRAVO!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

You are going to do what???

Modern medicine never ceases to amaze me...doctors can take pictures of our insides and that makes me crazy...glad they can but it is hard for my mind to get around that Tuesday they will take pics inside my uterus...amazing.

Made some gluten free egg free dairy free pumpkin pecan pancakes again...didn't have any kind of syrup so I had them plain and they were filling, a little blah, but a nice change. I did add nutmeg and cinnamon but they were still a little bland.

Diner duty is fun, I can't has always been a love/hate thing to do for me...

HAPPY SATURDAY or whatever day you are reading this...BJOYFL!(that's the name of a book I wrote)


Monday, January 19, 2009

"What would you do for a Klondike bar?"

My hubby and son have been into Klondike bars lately and yesterday I grabbed for one and was about to rip off the wrapper when a voice said, "Do you really want to do that?" It wasn't my hubby or son it was my voice of "somefoodsarenotmyfriends" reason. I could see the rest of my afternoon playing out before my eyes in my head...I would not stop at one I would go on and on...we had a box of 24 from Sam's Club and twenty-three of them would not be safe if I choked down the first one. I AM AN ADDICT...

Yes, when I eat something that is not on my GOOD FOODS FOR ME list it seems I have to have more and more of it and feel sick and don't enjoy it, but feel I have to keep ingesting it...sounds like ADDICT behavior to me...

I watched bits of the movie CLEAN AND SOBER with Michael Keaton yesterday. I think it was on ENCORE and hubby was watching it and flicking to football games and I was kind of in and out of the room...more about ADDICTION...

So the ditty "What would you do for a Klondike bar?" kept playing in my head, but I didn't succumb. There is power over resisting temptation...HUGS

Monday, January 12, 2009

March of the pumpkins...

My granddaughters remember the day I misspoke and asked them if they had seen "March of the Pumpkins" and we have joked about it ever since.
I saw a pumpkin cookie recipe on the back of Bob's Redmill millet flour package and knew I had to try it. The only thing I was not thrilled about was the eggs but I used them any ways. I know about egg substitutes but I just went ahead and used the eggs...I used brown rice syrup instead of honey and did not use raisins or molasses and did not have cinnamon or ginger in the house but I did have the nutmeg and then I thought why not use ground cloves, so I did and voila...oh yeah I used chopped walnuts for the nut option...again, voila! Good cookies. And you know what...those pumpkin cookies marched right into my mouth easily.


Friday, January 9, 2009

Life for me is better with food eliminations but...

...other things happen. Remember when they came out with the bumper sticker "Shit happens" I thought it was so crude until one day I realized it kind of said it all with only two words.
Then later on I heard a teenager say, "It sucks to be you" and again I thought it was a crude remark until it hit me that those five words can often be right on.

So, at the end of the month I have to have a D&C. No big deal. But I feel like saying "shit happens" and keep hearing a voice whispering in my ear, "It sucks to be you."


Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Not a snow day, an ice day. The roads and sidewalks and driveways and byways...ICE!
I am getting ready to leave the house to don my apron and waitress at our diner. hopefully I won't slip on the ice and go boom boom...I just remembered poor Dr Atkins and all the research and good eating he did all his life and then OOPS SLIPPED on the ice and was dead...on that cheery CAREFUL you all.


PS oh yeah I made pancakes with millet flour and GF baking mix and water and baking powder and salt and oil. They were good. First time using millet flour. Very nice. Another alternative to using that nasty old wheat.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Teff products

I have eaten the teff pancakes/flatbread with syrup and plain and today I toasted them so I am pleased. The way the cooked product looks reminds me of the days I used to eat brown bread. I think it smells like the brown bread too. Maybe my imagination is playing tricks on me, but I like what I am eating so who cares what it reminds me of.

I am waitressing a lot lately and like I did when we had the diner before I pretend I am someone else...SALLY THE works for Beyonce with her Sasha Fierce so what the heck...

Not much action here on blogspot. I used to get more people commenting, but then again I don't read other blogs as much as I used to so what do I expect. I don't expect a thing. I will continue to blog about my intolerances and not worry about whether or not I read blogs or my blog gets read.

Freedom comes in many forms and when I feel free from is sweet!


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Thanks again, Bob!

I made teff pancakes/flatbread and all I have to say is THANKS AGAIN, Bob!
Go to the Bob's Redmill website if you want the recipe. ENJOY!