Category: Lifestyle

The Serendipitous Cucumber Experiment

Serendipity and Gardening I’ve always loved the concept of serendipity – a “fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”. In science, I’ve known it to mean “chance favors the prepared mind”. Many great discoveries were serendipitous – the discovery of penicillin, x-rays, Velcro and even the not so great discovery of saccharine (ya know it’s really bad for you, right?). As a scientist, I loved working in...

The Gluten-Free Weekly Menu Sept 21

Hi everyone! And welcome to our new followers! I hope you find some inspiration for cooking at home. Clean Eating It’s been an interesting journey as my husband and I transitioned from eating a lot of comfort or “junk” food to much cleaner cooking where we use fresh veggies, lean proteins, healthy grains and lots of spice! Our allergies are better, my digestion is better,...

gluten-free, dairy-free spaghetti and meatballs

The Gluten Free Weekly Menu June 1

Hello Summer! So it’s time for the casein free, gluten free weekly menu for June 1, 2015. And welcome new followers on Twitter, Pinterest and the Facebook Fan page! Take a look around the blog to find lots of clean eating but flavorful recipes. I love to use spices. The weekly menus are a great round up of recipes, too. This week I’m going to...

May is Celiac Awareness Month

Celiac Disease Symptoms – Courtesy of Gluten Dude May is celiac disease awareness month.  Did you know that 1 in 133 people have Celiac disease?  I am often asked why so many people are being diagnosed with Celiac disease or have developed an intolerance to gluten in the last few years. I really don’t know. Although there is a genetic component, leading researchers are looking at...

Honoring my Mother on the 22nd Anniversary of Her Death

Today is the 22nd anniversary of my mother’s death and I want to honor her memory and talk about how much she meant to me. She was wonderful, fashionable, interesting, kind and beautiful. She was my world and her death was very difficult to say the least. None of us were the same after she was gone. I was a hot mess for a very...