Inspiration for Gluten Free Living

Many of you already know that Bob and I live a life free of gluten and dairy products (and a few other things).  I reacted with the  kind of panic and sorrow that is typical of people who are asked to radically change the way they eat.  I could not see that there would beContinue reading “Inspiration for Gluten Free Living”

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 #12: Find Ways to Enjoy the Holiday Meal

The holidays are approaching and many people with food restrictions are dreading the holiday dinner. When people talk about this they often use the word “surviving” but with careful thought and planning it is possible to actually enjoy the holiday meal. These are my suggestions for ways to actually enjoy the holiday meal, even withContinue reading “12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #12: Find Ways to Enjoy the Holiday Meal”

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”

Fall Flavors: Rotini in Pumpkin Sauce

Cool, crisp autumn mornings make me hungry.  A few of my favorite recipes full of fall flavors may start showing up here and there. Inspiration for my recipes comes from a variety of places. Many are revisions of old favorites. I also do a lot of “make it up as I go” cooking.  These wereContinue reading “Fall Flavors: Rotini in Pumpkin Sauce”

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 #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”

Carrot Raisin Breakfast Mini-Muffins

These healthy little gluten free, low fat muffins will satisfy a sweet tooth while also providing a healthy dose of fiber and protein. Ingredients: 1 T. flax seed meal plus 3 T. hot water (or 1 egg) ¾ c. milk (I use almond milk) ½ c. unsweetened applesauce 1/3 c. agave nectar ( or 2/3Continue reading “Carrot Raisin Breakfast Mini-Muffins”

Cinco de Mayo Celebration Revisited

Since some of you may have missed the gluten free Cinco de Mayo progressive dinner last year with Shirley of Gluten Free Easily, Anne Marie of My Sweet Marie, and Carrie of Gluten Free Fabulous I have decided to revisit that post this year. Get ready for a FIESTA!

12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #4: Don’t Forget Your Fruits and Veggies

When you are just starting out it may seem gluten is everywhere, hiding in everything.  The good news is it’s not.  However, finding those places where gluten is not may seem overwhelming. I suggest starting with groups of naturally gluten free foods. Fruits and vegetables are a wonderful place to start. They are not onlyContinue reading “12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #4: Don’t Forget Your Fruits and Veggies”