Sunday, March 13, 2011

Wake up, Sleuth!

My sweet Katie
(She doesn't go by that anymore.)
Sorry, it only seems like I have been sleeping. I have really just been very busy and unable to blog. I finished the course on editing, but life has still been quite full. Today I should probably be napping, but I am here sleuthing about instead.

What's in Your Wallet?
I was looking for some other photos, but when I ran across these first two, I decided to post them in the "Me" section. Mommas have been known to miss their babies long after the babyness has worn off before this, and no doubt happen they will do so again. 

This top one is my daughter on the day she came home from the hospital. Can you tell she wasn't a preemie? She was a quarter pound shy of being ten pounds. I made the outfit she is wearing to bring her home in. Isn't she adorable? She is all grown up now and will be graduating from college in May, but I couldn't resist showing you her baby picture.

(He never did go by that name;
it was one a friend gave him.)
This next one is of my son. He was a wee one when he was born, less than five pounds (he was a preemie), and is nine years older than his sister. I like this picture of him so much. It was taken by a professional photographer, and I think it is beautiful. Of course, it helps that he was such a handsome little fellow. These days he is a teacher, but this day I am remembering my cuddly little boy. Thanks for strolling down Memory Lane with me.

On to business. Even though I haven't been posting them, I have been finding stuff, so here goes...

Food intolerance update
I have been slipping small amounts of dairy into my foods and getting away with it. I can eat ranch dressing in small amounts now, and I have been having tiny amounts of cheese (like a teaspoon or less of mozzarella and just a sprinkling of Parmesan - though not at the same time) and seem to do okay with them. I tried eggs again last week. Made me sick. Still. However, I didn't put one in a recipe, and it didn't bother me. I figure if I can eat them sometimes, it just means a little more nutrition. I will continue to use dairy alternatives for my daily use though.

Nogii Bars - from Elizabeth Hasselbeck

Popcorn, Indiana - I haven't tried these yet. I looked at our Costco and our Walmart, but neither one in my town seems to have them. I will be checking Walgreens. I have heard some impressive reviews, especially on their limited edition popcorn flavors.

At a blog called, Gluten Free Appetite, I found this wonderful news: Kellogg's is coming out with gluten free Rice Crispies soon! This blog also has a nice list of restaurants that do gluten free.

And speaking of mainstream brands having gluten free cereals, I was at Walmart the other day and could not find any Chex cereals. I know it is sometimes hard to find a specific cereal on the cereal aisle (they can hide so well there), but I looked and looked and looked. I hope I was just not seeing them.

Gluten Freeville posted this great news about Safeway stores (I like that blog, can you tell?) Safeway used to be in my town, but haven't been for years, but I do travel to states where they are and this is good information for those away-from-home times.

I have started using Honeysuckle White's Turkey Breakfast Link Sausages. They are pretty tasty and they don't have a lot of fat, making them easy on my gallbladderless body. I cook the whole package at once, eat a couple and put the rest in the freezer to heat up when I want them.

If you haven't already heard, Enjoy Life has just launched a bunch of new stuff. Would you just look at those Mega Chunks? I love this company: No Gluten, No Dairy, No Eggs, No Soy, No Kidding! Now I have to find out who is selling them in my little corner of the world.

My Favorite Find
Have you seen them yet? I found these at Fred Meyer, and I love them.
Sometimes I eat a whole one, but I often just cut one in half.
They have teff in them, giving me another grain in my diet. They have a
different sort of after taste to them, but it is mild and reminds me a bit
of chocolate. Don't expect chocolate though. It just reminds me of it.
They are soft and pliable. I sometimes spread one with peanut butter and
and add whatever else I want, all-fruit jam, fresh fruit, raisins, nuts, etc.,
roll it up and eat it! No cooking necessary. I love these things. Haven't
figured out a savory combination that I like yet. It wants cream cheese.
I need to order some cashews and make some!

But if I want, I can heat them and they crisp up nicely. I popped this one
under the broiler for a few minutes and then added vegetables and topped
it with salsa. It is delicious. No Kidding.

Blogger Alert
Bitt of Raw. This site has recipes for delicious and nutritious foods: gluten and vegan, which makes them free of all I need them to be! Look around. I am sending you straight to the carrot cupcakes. :)

This is probably a good offering for the day. Sorry about the formatting issues.

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