Crustless Sweet Potato Pie Perfection.

Sweet potato - cooked without salt 4 cup, cubes Sugar - Granulated (sucrose), 2 cup Milk - Nonfat (fat free or skim), 2 cup Eggs - Whole, raw, 6 large Butter - Unsalted, 5 tbsp Vanilla extract - Imitation, no alcohol, 2 tsp Spices - Cinnamon, ground, 2 tsp Spices - Pumpkin pie spice, 2 tsp Spices - salt 2 tsp Pamelas Products - Gluten Free Baking Pancake Mix, 6 tablespoons. Mix with mixer until it is smooth-ish. :-) Pour into 2 pie pans and bake at 350 for 1 hour, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. This pie only has 223 calories per serving, whereas a quick google search tells me that regular sweet potato pie with crust is 300-400 calories a serving. You won't miss the crust, trust me. :-)

Gluten Free Halloween Candy List.

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Symptoms of gluten intolerance?

Will a gluten free diet improve your health?

"Celiac patients can also develop headaches, tingling, fatigue, muscle pain, skin rashes, joint pain, and other symptoms, because the autoimmune attack at the root of the disease gradually erodes the wall of the intestine, leading to poor absorption of iron, folate, and other nutrients that affect everything from energy to brain function."

More yumminess.

I picked up a bag of the Glutino chocolate covered pretzels the other day at a salvage grocery for 50 cents.  Usually, they are pretty spendy at something like 5 dollars a bag, but they are good, so, so good.  You should have them sometimes as a little treat for yourself.  : -) 


Scalloped potatoes.

Yes, potatoes are naturally gluten free, but the boxed scalloped potatoes contain gluten and most of the cream of something soups contain gluten, so you really have to think before preparing your gluten free food.  Fortunately, this is easy and wonderful.

8 potatoes sliced thin - you don't have to peel them.
1 can Progresso creamy mushroom soup - which is gluten free.
1  1/2 onion
a few sprinkles (very light) of garlic salt.  Check the label on this, it may contain wheat.
10 slices american cheese or 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. 

Cover with foil. 

Bake at 375°F for approximately 1 hour or until potatoes reach desired texture.
For a crispy top layer, uncover during the last 10-15 minutes of cooking time.  

My family has been begging for these. 


What we've been eating lately.

We've been eating some seriously tasty stuff.

Pumpkin cinnamon roll cupcakes boil gluten free lasagna - This is brilliant.

Bloomfield Farms - My favorite baking mixes.

Sweet Potato Pie  I didn't have cloves or nutmeg, so I put the teaspoon of cinnamon and then a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.  Yumminess.

Apple Cake - Haven't tried it but might try it today since we have a lot of apples.


Do you have Celiac Disease?

Here is a checklist.  This doesn't even include the crazy-long list of symptoms for non-celiac gluten intolerance, though since the intestinal biopsy is no longer considered 'the gold standard" and really there is no gold standard, it's even tougher to get any kind of a diagnosis.  It is estimated that in the United States 95% OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE CELIAC DISEASE HAVE NOT BEEN DIAGNOSED. Try eating gluten free, you just might feel better and it's not that difficult.  If I can do it, anyone can.