Posts Tagged With: gluten free

November 3, 2011

Easy Noodle Bowl.

Like Ramen, but want something a little healthier? Or, if you’re like me and gluten-free, do you miss the comfort of a bowl of noodles? That’s when you make yourself this easy recipe. Promise you, it’ll only take a few more minutes than making yourself ramen, and it’s so much more flavorful! Noodle Bowl for one. Ingredients 1/2 Tbsp flavorless oil, like vegetable oil or canola oil 1/4 tsp minced ginger 1/4 tsp minced garlic (or more if you’re like me) pinch red pepper flakes 1/4 cup mushrooms 1 cup good quality broth (I used beef) noodles (you can use…

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August 19, 2011

Gluten-free Chicken Katsu

In the past few weeks, I’ve fallen into a pattern where I wasn’t trying anything new, food-wise. I am a decent cook, but there are a lot of things I don’t make on a regular basis. Chicken is one of them. So I decided to challenge myself to making one new thing a week. I figure it gives me a couple days of wiggle room in making them- which is key when you’re a stay at home mom to two kids 5 and under. They just don’t give you the time you need. Chicken Katsu was a dish that immediately…

July 11, 2011

Frying, my culinary true love.

I admit it. If it can be fried, odds are I’ll fry it. I’ve already promised my mom to draw the line at frying butter, so don’t worry people. I won’t be installing a deep fryer here either. Saturday night, I was the lone adult in the house, and while I had food for the kidlets covered, I’d completely forgotten about dinner for myself. So I looked up a couple recipes and winged fried mozzarella sticks. I learned a valuable lesson- when they mention that you can use a skillet, but need the oil to be able to cover the…

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May 28, 2011

Disneyland and Bravery.

The Oldest Kidlet is a lot like me. Same drive, same short-temper (which I’ve learned to control). Same need to be the center of attention. He’s exhausting for that reason. Ever butt heads with a parent, only to wonder why because you’re so much alike? Sometimes it’s because you’re alike in the good and bad ways. I honestly don’t remember what started it, but we were getting in the car yesterday after hitting up a coffee place on the way to Disneyland. I looked back at my boys and said, “You two are going to be the death of me.”…

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April 16, 2011

People go gluten free that don’t have to?

In the month I’ve been gluten free, I’ve run into a lot of people asking me if I was doing it just for the sake of doing it. Apparently, there’s a large number of people who are going gluten free because they’ve heard people on gf diets say that they’re healthier and happier. There’s a reason, but it isn’t exactly the gluten-free diet. First of all, celiacs and the gluten intolerant are on gluten-free diets because we have to be. I don’t know of many that wouldn’t want to be able to eat wheat, barley or rye- I know I…

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March 23, 2011

Two weeks and I’m surviving!

So I’ve been on a gluten-free diet for two weeks now. Honestly, I didn’t expect a simple shift in my diet to change things quickly. Having been on plenty of forums for those with food allergies, I knew that it could take awhile to see changes. But honestly, I’ve seen a lot of changes for the better. That said, it doesn’t mean it’s been easy. I’m still trying to figure out a balance in my meals to make them be more satisfying. While I’m getting enough food, I find that I’m hungry more often. Then there are the cravings. I…

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March 12, 2011

Ch-Ch-Changes, part deux.

Recently, I posted something about changes going on in my life, talking about signing my kids up for school. The Oldest Kidlet at a new school for kindergarten, and the Little Kidlet for preschool. Well, there’s a lot going on! This week I went to the doctor for some intestinal issues I’d been having. TMI, I know- but I’d had a gurgly stomach, cramping and obviously I’ve been fatigued. I put up with it for awhile, making sure that no organs were tender (I’m not an idiot). I’d had this pop up about a year ago, and my last doctor…