The Surprising Outcome of my No Credit Month in 2019

A few days before November, I don’t recall what prompted it exactly, but I spoke to my hubby asking him to be on board with a “No Shopping November” challenge.  Considering a few recent purchases (but not knowing we’d need a lot of work on our vehicle), he agreed that would be a good idea. …

Sheet Pan Frozen Mixed Veggies

One thing I buy frequently at COSCTO is their mixed frozen veggies.  Did you know often frozen veggies have more nutritional value than the ones in your crisper drawer because they have been flash frozen directly from the field rather than sitting in a warehouse or on a shelf in the grocery store for a…

Key Lime Pie fix: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Snack

I am a member of an online food intolerance and food allergy support group…and more often than not, I am really deeply concerned that those of us with food intolerances are not getting the nutrition nor caloric intake we need to thrive.  So here is a dessert that is not only keto-diet friendly and celiac-safe,…

One Minute Instant Pot No-Fail Noodles

I like cooking and am glad it’s part of my job, but I don’t want to be a slave to my kitchen, and I’m guessing neither do you. That is another reason I love my Instant Pot.  It makes my life a lot easier.  Especially when it comes to making gluten-free noodles. I don’t like…

Should I Be Cooking Fresh Meals All the Time if I’m a SAHM?

Once a girlfriend who has twice as many kids as I wondered how often I cooked fresh meals, and was really relieved when I said I try cook less often but make bigger meals to have leftovers for the week.  As a SAHM, sometimes people think (or we pressure ourselves) that we as moms ought…

Oven Roasted Frozen Broccoli and Chicken (with IP Noodles)

Meal Planning During my month of no shopping: Week one, Post 2 This is what I made for supper the other day: IP Noodles, roasted (frozen) broccoli and oven baked, breaded chicken.  My kids had fun helping me make the gluten-free chicken breading. Sheet pan Frozen Roasted Broccoli is easy and my favorite way of…

Gluten-Free DIY Panko Replacement

Guys, this may be one of the few times you can be truly glad you’re gluten-free…because homemade panko got way easier than the Pioneer woman’s bread-drying and hand-grating method (love her…just not that much work.) All you need is a few cups of plain rice cereal like Chex (Great Value works just fine) and a…

Easy, Cheap Meal: Sheet Potato Wedges and Green Beans plus Protein

Meals during my No Shopping Challenge: Day 1 Lunch:  Ham and Bean soup! Supper: Sheet pan Oven Potato Fries and Green Bean meal Method: Preheat oven 425* while you slice the fries. (I won’t bother talking about the steaks marinading since I am the world’s worst steak preparer, but half our crew appreciated the effort….

Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup

I bought my Instant Pot  in Nov. 2016…I have used it about every day, multiple times a day, and can’t imagine my gluten-free life without it!!  It reduces my stress levels involving food prep significantly, especially since my diet has had to evolve so greatly.(But if you do not have an IP, don’t worry, a…