Summary of No Shopping November Challenge, wk 1

Sometimes when inconvenient things like these happen, it can be easier to say “Let’s go to Starbucks and treat ourselves!  We’ve been through a lot!” But nope, sticking to the challenge despite the unexpected things. 

Two words I’m going to keep repeating this November no matter the challenges that may keep coming: Thankfulness and Intentionality.  (And thank YOU for intentionally spending time reading this!)    

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….

No Credit November Challenge, day 1

(If you want to know why I’m doing this challenge, watch here.) Yesterday my senior citizen neighbor who does not drive asked me if I could take her to Target.  You know, that place with the adorable home decor and the Dollar Deals center that collects women like flies on a sticky trap?  (Sorry, couldn’t resist…

My Inner Hoarder can’t Let Go

Yesterday I was prepping for guests, making the bed, and as I put the pale sage fitted sheet on the queen bed I noticed how worn out the fabric was looking.  (That was right after I found that not one, not two, but three of our pillow cases had tiny holes in them. ) All…

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…

Goals, Gluten-Free Living and My first YouTube Video

I recently posted about productivity and goals.  I set an achievable goal for myself for January, but I was a little doubtful of my ability. I feel mostly confident in the creative world…except when it comes to technology. I challenged myself to learn some basic video-editing on Shotcut. Well, my geek hubby keeps elbowing me…

Amy’s Favorite GF, Egg-Free Waffles Recipe

This recipe was inspired by an Allrecipes Pumpkin Waffle recipe; however I have an intolerance to egg and found the original recipe’s batter way too dry, so I customized it to my diet and tastes.  I like to make a double batch of this and use 3/4 of the waffles to prep some of my…

My Favorite Gluten-Free Flour Blend Recipe

I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time paying $8 for a GF cup-for-cup flour blend.  In fact, I’ve never bought even a bag of that stuff, on principle.  Doesn’t seem right to capitalize that much on others’ health-related need for GF flours.  But enough of my rant–let me tell you what…