Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Grain Free Croutons

This is a great recipe: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/potato-crouton-recipe.html

Seriously great, even though the original recipe involves potatoes. If you are allergic to nightshades, though, don't despair, as there are nightshade-free versions of this. One of the reasons I love this recipe is because for folks who are trying to make better food with limited supplies, it's more of a method than an actual recipe. A way to make some crunchy goodness to add to salads and baked potatoes and so on, and it can work with tons of foods.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Yesterday, a friend mentioned that she'd been sick lately. A nasty flu going around. And she mentioned that it was a surprise how long she'd taken to recover, because she's never sick. She's healthy so much that she never expects to get sick.

I hadn't until that moment realized that I'm the complete opposite.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Judging Others

With all the food issues that my family has to deal with now, we've run into various reactions from others. Some people are curious, some are sympathetic, some are annoyed, and some are downright antagonistic, which truly, I just don't get. I've had people look at our food and start rolling their eyes, or making snide comments about us in a perfectly audible undertone. Seriously, why do they even care what we eat?

And besides, it's an instant judgement based on a mere sliver of information. When that type of judgement is enough to make someone say or do something negative to another person? Not cool.

While I'd love to sit on my high horse and say I would never, ever make this type of judgement about someone else, I can't. If I tried, my high horse would buck me off into the muck filled with times I have made a judgement like that, without even thinking. I've formed opinions about a person because they have the same religion as someone I know who is rude and thoughtless. Or made judgements about someone because they are in the same tax bracket as an ex-roommate of mine. I know I have done this.

I try not to, and I'm definitely not proud of it, but I know it's happened. However, I have one memory that keeps me from going too far down that road of judging precipitously and acting on it. This memory reminds me that you never know what's truly going on with someone else.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Celiac Humor

This is a wonderful tumblr collection of what it's like to be gluten free/celiac. Cracks me up!


This is a great one to start with:
When I heard Dominoes made gluten free pizza