Tagged with celiac disease

2013 Holiday Wrap Up: The Traveling

2013 Holiday Wrap Up: The Traveling

Can you believe it?  We survived the holidays and are well on our way into 2014.  I swear just about the time I get used to writing the current year, the next one ‘happens’ upon us. Hopefully this post has you not dreading being back to work gearing up for an exciting New Year.  I know I’m … Continue reading

Decide What’s Important To You

Decide What’s Important To You

…and your family. We met up with some friends last week (who happen to be workout freaks) and I could tell the wife was itching to pick my brain.  She knows I’m Paleo and that I cook all.the.time.  So while I was sitting on the couch, she came to sit by me and asked, “Jess, do you really … Continue reading

She Doesn’t Know Any Different

She Doesn’t Know Any Different

I almost titled this post, ‘She doesn’t know any better,’ but thought that wouldn’t be fair. I wanted to do a post talking about the way Emma eats.  Those crunchy people out there won’t really be surprised at what she eats, but most people I’ve encountered are shocked and maybe a little disgusted at what … Continue reading

Why I’m Giving Up Dairy, For Real

Why I’m Giving Up Dairy, For Real

There have been lots of changes going on the past few weeks, and now it’s time to get serious.  I know I’ve talked about eating Paleo, which means cutting out dairy, but for some reason, I’ve given myself permission to literally gorge on the stuff.  Those days are no more.  It’s been affecting me AND … Continue reading

Family Traditions: Donating Blood

Family Traditions: Donating Blood

I know this is kind of a random topic, but go with it. This past weekend, the family loaded up in Josh’s truck and headed south to Carter Blood Care.  We both were getting calls saying they were running low on donations, and wanted to know when we could come in.  Well, since I stay … Continue reading

A Cure For Diarrhea

A Cure For Diarrhea

Let’s face it, no one likes to talk about BMs (bowel movements), as my grandmother used to call them, but they’re a fact of life.  I’m pretty sure you should be going daily, and if you’re not, you might want to reexamine your ‘diet.” I wanted to give you a tip on if you are … Continue reading

Gluten-Free Is Not A Fad!

Gluten-Free Is Not A Fad!

At least not to me. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease (CD) 32 years ago and I HAVE to be gluten-free for life or I will die. Yes, I know that sounds harsh but sometimes the truth hurts. I cannot cheat in any way, shape, or form, nor do I want to. It’s not worth having … Continue reading

Make It Yourself: Homemade Almond Milk

Make It Yourself: Homemade Almond Milk

Welcome to my newly created category, called Make It Yourself (MIY).  I’m pretty sure this acronym will catch on just like DIY did, right?  Yeah, I didn’t think so. This time, though, I’m going to show you how to make delicious, dairy-free almond milk.  Since going Paleo a year ago, and knowing dairy sensitivity comes with … Continue reading