Thursday, April 10, 2014

Red Apple Lipstick Review & Giveaway


I have to admit, I have never been very sensitive about whether or not my skin care and beauty products contain gluten. I mean, I make sure that anything that goes on my lips is gluten-free, but beyond that, I've never seemed to have any issues. I do read all the labels on the products I use, and I know that my make-up and lotions are gluten free, but my hair products contain wheat amino acids. But honestly, as long as I don't chew on my hair I have never had an issue.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Gluten Free Glazed Cinnamon Scones


Ok, so I've never actually had a scone, gluten free or otherwise. Whenever I was presented with a baked good choice I would go with whatever contained the most chocolate. What can I say, I'm a chocoholic. Since scones always made me think of something prim and proper that fancy people had with tea, it had never crossed my mind to even make them. That was until I came across a recipe for them on Pinterest that was accompanied by an amazing looking picture.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Why I Don't Eat Out (Much) Anymore


Prior to my diagnosis with celiac, I was a restaurant and junk food fiend. My favorite food was fried and I would never say no to a dessert or other carb (and gluten) laden treat. So you can imagine my devastation when I found out that basically all of my favorite foods were off limits after finding out I could no longer eat gluten. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Chicago GFAF Expo 2014 Ticket Giveaway!


You may have read my post a couple weeks ago announcing that I will be attending the Gluten Free & Allergen Free Expo (GFAF) in Chicago as a part of the Official Blogger Team. I am beyond excited and have been preparing for this in many ways - including ordering some LGF merch to hand out to those of you who stop and see me.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the GFAF Expo, it is the largest gluten and allergy-free event that brings together all of your favorite brands, authors and bloggers all in one place. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Snap Peas and Mushrooms in Wine Sauce


On my way home from work the other night I was thinking about everything in my fridge and pantry trying to decide what to make for dinner. I knew I had wine (always do) and I had these beautiful looking sugar snap peas that were craving a dish to be in. Conveniently I had some leftover whipping cream too. After mulling through my options, this Snap Peas and Mushrooms in Wine Sauce was born.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bacon Kale Pasta


Everywhere I turn lately, kale seems to be the "it" food. Labeled as the "queen of greens" and the "healthiest food on the planet", I had to wonder what all the hype was about. After doing a little research, I was convinced that my diet definitely needed more kale in it. Often times, a gluten-free diet is lower in essential nutrients, and not being one to want to take a multi-vitamin, I try to load up on fruits and veggies instead of processed foods. Since kale is loaded with nutrients and has many health benefits, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and give it a try. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Homemade Gluten-Free Pancakes


When I was growing up, I used to be able to sleep in till noon or later on the weekends. One of my favorite things though was being woken up by my mom to "Pancakes will be ready soon". This simple phrase got me right out of bed, despite not being a morning person at all. To this day, I still love me some pancakes on a weekend morning.