Halfway Through (Gluten Free Month Update)

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We’re halfway through.  I have survived two weeks without gluten.  I cannot honestly say that this has been without complaint, there was most definitely some whining involved.  I remember walking through the supermarket, thinking “OHMYGOD!! BREAD!!! CEREAL!!! COOOKIES!!!”  I think I would briefly consider assaulting someone for a good cheeseburger.  But, we’ve made it this…

Recipe: Zero Alarm Chili

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On friday, I started sneezing at 8am.  I didn’t slow down until 8pm.  Despite working from home and generally avoiding sick people, there was one inlet for infection that I forgot:  I pick up medications at my local pharmacy.  I often have to wait in line at the pharmacy counter, surrounded by red-nosed, snuffling, coughing…

Day 3 Gluten Free

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We started gluten free on Saturday.   3 days down, and I haven’t run screaming for the bread drawer or broken down and run for Dunkies.  Saturday was hard, and I was hungry.  Sunday was tough, and I was hungry.  Today was…less tough. I’ve been focusing on simple foods: Slow Cooker  chicken provencale (using chicken thighs instead…

Prepping for Gluten Free Month

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After realizing he had a 8 out of 10 match on “signs you may be gluten intolerant“, my husband has agreed to do a gluten intolerance test by going 1 month gluten free.  I’ve known about this overlap for a while (and mentioned it to him a couple years ago), but doing what is a…

Make It Work!

Pegboard in the kitchen, to keep pots, pans and utensils!

Slogan stolen from Tim Gunn of Project Runway. As I mentioned, my new kitchen is not ideal.  One frustration was a lack of places to store my pots and pans.  I had a cabinet over the wall oven where I could stack pots and pans, but getting out the one I needed was a sometimes…

My New House Is Not Perfect

…and I didn’t expect it to be. I knew I was looking at the house with a bit of rose colored glasses before closing, but once we started upacking things we made a few realizations. Like the kitchen was designed by someone who DEFINITELY didn’t cook. Or at least didn’t cook well. A glass-top electric…

From House To Home Step One

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Closing complete, we have a new house! One of my favorite movies is Under The Tuscan Sun.  Buying my new old house, I have remembered one of my favorite lines: “The trick to overcoming buyer’s remorse is to have a plan.  Pick one room and make it yours.  Go slowly through the house.  Be polite, introduce yourself,…