Saturday, October 31, 2009


As you go about your day
Smile your face away

Put a costume on
With a ghoulish theme
Open up your door
And let out a scream

You just might have some fun
If you see white coats run run


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chicken stir fry

Went to my endocrinologist yesterday. She upped my Synthroid dose and suggested I lost weigh by lowering my carb intake and exercising more. SOOOOOOO...I started a daily journal, writing down everything I eat and drink. With all the things I don't eat and drink I felt frustrated at first, but okay after I relaxed about it. It is time. Sure my quality of life has greatly improved over the past few years of finding out what I should eliminate, but I am still overweight. one is going okay. I feel good, not deprived. Day one...

I made chicken stir fry for dinner. I had three cooked skinless, boneless chicken breasts. I cut them up. Made Jasmine rice. Stir fried garlic, onion, carrots, celery, cashews and mushrooms; at the end I added the chicken and sea salt and pepper.

I thought I took a picture on my cell phone, but I must not have saved it. Believe me, it was delicious, and very colorful.

Instead of having more than one serving I am trying to stop after one plateful.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cinnamon Sugar Blueberry GF CF EF pancakes

I thought I would try some blueberry pancakes again, even though fruit does not agree with me most of the time (fructose). I dumped about 1/3 cup Bob's GF flour, 1/2tsp. BP, 1/4 tsp. BS, pinch salt, 1 tsp. sugar in a small bowl, added 1/3 cup almond milk, and a little vanilla, mixed it up and then added frozen blueberries. This made two good sized pancakes. I sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top of one, placed the other on top of that one and sprinkled more cinnamon sugar on top of the top one (sounding more and more like a DR. Seuss book).

You can see for yourself...the yumminess...still try to avoid sugar but a little won't hurt my delicate insides...HUGS

Monday, October 19, 2009

CF creamed something over GF toast

Another craving had me making the white sauce I made in the last blog entry and pouring it over Corn Harvest GF bread toasted with a side of brown rice and pinto beans. I poured the gravy over the beans and rice too. Mornings have been pretty darn yummy lately.

My version of creamed chip beef over toast...sort of kind of...well, I love it, maybe you will too. HUGS

Sunday, October 18, 2009

My version of sausage gravy over biscuits with a twist my recipe adapted versions are usually a bit weird, but that's how I roll. I made those veggie pancakes yesterday and had some leftover so I decided this morning to try a white sauce over them and then I thought about sausage gravy over biscuits and since I didn't have sausage but did have bacon I cooked some bacon, made a white sauce and put it all over my veggie pancakes...oh MY morning comfort foodness...YUMMY!!!!!

white sauce

I melted some Spectrum shortening, added some Bob's Redmill GF flour, whisked it, added some almond milk, pepper (lots of it) and after whisking it all some more and cooking it a few minutes it was ready to pour over my veggie pancakes...I didn't add salt because the bacon is salty...

LOVE IT and I will try it with sausage another time. ENJOY!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Veggie pancakes...yum!

I try blueberry pancakes and apple slice pancakes; thinking I'm doing something healthy for my insides...and I probably am...BUT I just don't digest fruity things as well as I do veggie things...SO...I found a recipe for Vegetables Pancakes at so I tried it; adapted, of course.


1 cup Bob's Redmill GF FLour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Pinch of pepper

Process in food processor the following:
I peeled raw baking potato
1 peeled carrot
onion (as much or little as you like)

Add veggies to dry mix, then I added 1 cup of almond milk INSTEAD of the 2 eggs in the recipe on

Cook on an oil sprayed griddle, flip and enjoy!

I ate them plain but am already thinking any kind of white sauce or hot sauce might be a nice topper for variety.

I went to see WHIP IT and recommend it. For me it was an enjoyable movie with the message, "Do what you love to do" AND parents should support and encourage their kid's dreams. The roller derby scenes ROCKED! Love that Ellen Page!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Casein free Gluten free Pumpkin pie

Another craving lead me to buy a can of pumpkin pie filling, Libby's I think...I made a crust with chopped almonds processed with Spectrum shortening and Gluten free flour mix (Bob's Redmill) and a little cold water. I spooned the mixture into the bottom of a pie plate, patted it down and then added the can of pumpkin pie filling mixed with almond milk and only one egg instead of two. The can calls for two eggs, but since I try to avoid eggs I only used one and it worked out fine...I will make this one again...the almond milk with the almond crust gives the whole pie a tasty twist on the old way of making it.

Took a couple bike rides this week. The Fall colors are spectacular!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

cinnamon roll using a gluten free pancake

Another I made a thin gluten free pancake, dropped some chopped walnuts into the batter, and then after flipping it and then flopping it on a plate I spread Spectrum shortening on it and sprinkled cinnamon sugar before rolling it up...I took a sharp knife and made some slices and voila...cinammon rolls...adapted and oh so satisfying!

Took a ten mile bike ride and worked on my current novel...made for a nice day. hey hey!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Kettle Corn that is casein and salt free

I had a craving for kettle corn. I made the popcorn in the microwave (in an earlier post) and simply added a level teaspoon of sugar to the 3 Tab. of oil and the 1/3 cup of popping kernels. I set the large covered bowl on 6 minutes. You have to watch it at the end to make sure it doesn't burn. It was very satisfying...yum!