A Little Sweet Something Extra

Today we have an extra post with something sweet — my recipe for power balls. These are a healthier sweet treat and with no baking required are perfect for summer. Genie’s Power Balls Ingredients: 3/4 c. natural peanut butter (without added sugars, oils, etc.  Peanuts and a maybe a little salt are all I want toContinue reading “A Little Sweet Something Extra”

A Valentine’s Day Treat

Genie’s Note:  A few of my readers may not know that before I was Espirational I was Gluten-Free and Loving It (on another blogging platform).  That blog is long closed, but I am still loving the gluten-free life.  So for Valentines Day I decided to do something I haven’t done for a while and shareContinue reading “A Valentine’s Day Treat”

12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #11: Learn to Carry Snacks

This is important for anyone living with any type of food restriction.  Always have food you can safely eat on hand (or in your pocket, purse or car).  You never know when you might get caught out where there is nothing available that you can eat. I carry trail mix or almonds.  These are purchasedContinue reading “12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #11: Learn to Carry Snacks”

12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #10: Seek Out Help When Needed

Making serious changes in the way you eat is not something you can do alone.  This is a time when you need to “call out the troops” for help.   The people you turn to for support will be uniquely yours, but these are a few possible ways to find support for a healthy lifestyle. YourContinue reading “12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #10: Seek Out Help When Needed”

National Waffle Day

Genies Note:  In honor of National Waffle Day I decided to dust off an old post from my food blogger days.  It’s a little longer than I write now, but I think you’ll like it.  Enjoy! Waffles: Not Just for Breakfast Anymore Please take a moment to consider the waffle, that lowly dimpled bread often relegatedContinue reading “National Waffle Day”

12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #8: Strive to Maintain a Balanced Life

It is easy to become so concerned about one area of life that we are pulled out of balance in others.  What pulls us out of balance can be anything, including money, work, health concerns, fitness and even food.  None of these things are necessarily bad, but when any one becomes the center of ourContinue reading “12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #8: Strive to Maintain a Balanced Life”

12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #7: Learning Substitutions

Learning substitutions for foods and ingredients containing gluten is an important step in learning to cook and bake gluten free.  It can take time and a little trial and error to figure out what works best for you.  Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Pasta – Of course there are a variety of gluten freeContinue reading “12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #7: Learning Substitutions”

12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #6: Get to Know your Gluten Free Grains

Wheat is not the only grain available to us.  Even if you can no longer eat wheat, grains are still an important part of a healthy diet.  Alternative grains are an important source of fiber as well as other valuable nutrients. Let’s list a few: Rice (Check out the many different varieties) Quinoa Amaranth MilletContinue reading “12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #6: Get to Know your Gluten Free Grains”

12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #5: Learn Other Names and Forms of Wheat

Wheat, rye, barley and oats are easy to remember but what are some of the other words we need to look for on food labels?  The list below includes varieties and hybrids of wheat, trademarked names for wheat and wheat products, flours and products or ingredients made from wheat.  Keep in mind this list isContinue reading “12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #5: Learn Other Names and Forms of Wheat”

Celiac Disease Awareness Month Revisited

This year I am going back and giving you a chance to catch up on posts from the past you may have missed.  These are the Celiac Disease Awareness Month Posts from 2014.  Enjoy! https://espirational.com/2014/05/05/an-espirational-cinco-de-mayo-progressive-dinner/ https://espirational.com/2014/05/12/10-alternatives-to-buying-gluten-free-bread/ https://espirational.com/2014/05/19/ten-reasons-i-love-the-gluten-free-life/ https://espirational.com/2014/05/26/the-celiac-disease-awareness-campaign/ https://espirational.com/2014/05/31/celiac-disease-awareness-month-wrap-up/   ————————– Rogene Robbins loves the gluten free life.  She is the author of the eBook TheContinue reading “Celiac Disease Awareness Month Revisited”