Chicken Parmesan with Brussels Sprouts and Zucchini Gluten Free Sage Lesson Relearned

Chicken Parmesan with Brussels Sprouts and Zucchini

I grew up with my 100% Italian mom and grandma making Stuffed Shells or homemade Manicotti for Christmas. I made those for my kids and husband every Christmas until we…

There is No Spectacle on Earth More Appealing Thomas Wolfe Quote iphone Wallpaper

Love You Momma Annabelle

“There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.” ― Thomas Wolfe Love you Momma…

Present of Presence Holiday Party Gluten Free Gluten-free

The Present of Presence

There’s a group of people I know who own Christmas. They’ve got the holiday jeuge from decorations to Disney trips. Me… not so much. But I am known to whip…

The One That Started It All

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.” –Mahatma Gandhi This is the one that started it all—the quote that begun My…

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely Roald Dahl Quote 640 x 960 wallpaper glutenfreesage

This Is So Upbeat!

If you havegood thoughtsthey will shineout of your facelike sunbeamsand you will alwayslook lovely— Roald Dahl

J'aime la vie! I love life!

J’aime la Vie

J’aime la vie! I love life! To live happily and peacefully is a wonderful thing! We make ourselves happy—but everyone knows good people contribute to this happiness. I remember a…

Flakowitz Diner Boca Raton Restaurant Breakfast Foods poem by Jet Widick

Breakfast Foods

Breakfast foodsGet me in good moodsStart the day off the right way Steaming coffee in a cupEggs are best sunny side upLet’s get breakfast—you say yupHop in the truck and…

Sweet Onion and Hamburger Scramble Gluten Free Celiac Paleo

Sweet Onion and Hamburger Scramble

We were running low on eggs and had a big day ahead, so I needed a protein packed breakfast with staying power. Something to get us started on the right…

Woodford Reserve Bourbon

I wrote a letter to Woodford Reserve about a month ago that I received a response from last week. In a nutshell, my question to them was: Is Woodford Reserve…

Love Yourself First Quote Design glutenfreesage

Love Yourself First

Love Yourself… First

Rise Above the Carbs poem by Jet Widick design by Kristen Alden North Coast Post Media glutenfreesage

Rise Above the Carbs

Poem by Jet Widick, Design by Kristen Alden   Just because it’s on your plateDon’t dive in… HesitateEat the protein, carbs are just to tasteDon’t want those on your waist.Plus…

Shake Shack Gluten Free Burger

Shake Shack GF Burger

Unsweetened iced tea and a Shake Shack GF burger—with fresh tomatoes in a lettuce wrap from the restaurant in my neighborhood. This little gem is perfect for a girl on…

Just When the Caterpillar Thought the World Was Over Proverb Quote glutenfreesage 640 x 960 wallpaper

Literally my favorite quote on this planet!

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.–English Proverb

Spot On, Game On!

When I was first diagnosed with celiac, I was constantly searching for genuine replacements for what I was used to eating and serving to my family for our meals. I…

Once A Man Commits Heart Power Lombardi Quote glutenfreesage

Heart Power

Once a man (or woman) has made a commitment to a way of life,he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him.It’s something we call heart power.Once a man…

Benny and the Jets Gluten Free Eggs Benedict Clearwater Florida

Benny and the Jets!

Dining at Lenny’s Restaurant in Clearwater Florida. I “jeuged” the menu by asking Lenny’s waitress, Joanne, if she could coerce the chef to replace the english muffin with potatoes…

Inspiration Proclamation

I’m having this big gluten free Christmas party Lots of fun and full of smarties People who know really good food Like their wine and their favorite booze Lamb shanks…

Re-Examine All That You've Been Told Walt Whitman Quote glutenfreesage

Re-Examine All That You’ve Been Told

Re-examine all that you’ve been told… Dismiss that which insults your soul.–Walt Whitman

Ruby Slipper Cafe New Orleans Eggs Cochon

The Ruby Slipper Cafe New Orleans

Eggs Cochon—without the biscuit at the Ruby Slipper Cafe New Orleans. Totally GF and exquisitely deeelicious! And yes, I’m hooked on eggs benny. ☺

Walking on Sunshine

New Orleans is pedestrian friendly—a walking city! While visiting this week, I did a lot of “street” hiking with my family. I walked an average of 3-4 miles a day…

Quotes to Inspire Courage Success Determination

20 Quotes to Inspire Courage + Grit by Gillian Tracey

I just love this post from Gillian Tracey Design on success and determination, courage, and persevering through tough situations. Here’s one of my favorites of her gorgeous hand lettered quotes…

Betty Crocker Gluten Free Holiday Cookies Chocolate Chip

Gluten Free Holiday Cookies

Made these quick and easy gluten free holiday cookies to bring to the boyz for Thanksgiving.

Gluten Free Stuffing from Udis bread

His first GF Thanksgiving dinner—with gluten free stuffing made from Udis Bread—turned out delicious!

Titos Bloody Mary at Elizabeth's Restaurant New Orleans

Hidden Treasure

Heading to New Orleans? Try the hidden treasure: Elizabeth’s Restaurant on Gallier St. I had a gluten free breakfast consisting of poached eggs, grits, praline bacon (YUM), and a Tito’s…

You Are Beautiful Photo New Orleans

A Reminder

On a building in New Orleans Crescent Park 💙 You Are Beautiful

The Power of Proper Posture

Everywhere you look people are unknowingly hunched over their phones and computers. Shoulders rounded as they eat dinner after a hard day’s work. If a photo was taken they wouldn’t…

Cooking Well Doesn't Mean Cooking Fancy Julia Child Quote glutenfreesage

Cooking Well

Cooking well doesn’t mean cooking fancy.–Julia Child

My No Nonsense Gluten Free Sage Thanksgiving Dinner

“I’ve never made a Thanksgiving dinner before,” is the question my 29YO gluten free son asked me today. He’s cooking for 5 people. “Where do I start?” The most important…

Simply Gluten Free Magazine Thanksgiving Holiday Issue

Simply Gluten Free Holiday Issue

I just picked the Simply Gluten Free Holiday Issue today! I LOVE this magazine. Sometimes making a gluten free meal on a special holiday like Thanksgiving almost makes you yearn…

Gluten Free Sage Black Bean Burgers

Ingredients:1 1/2 lbs. ground chuck1 can Amy’s GF Refried Black Beans1 eggI cup Ole Florida Tortilla Chips, or any brand you have (crumbled)Olive oilSliced avocadoIceberg lettuceParmesan cheese (I use this…


One of the major gifts I was able to get back once I was GF and not anemic any more was being able to “BREATHE” effortlessly again on long walks…

Let Food Be Thy Medicine Hippocrates Quote glutenfreesage

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.— Hippocrates

Simple Workout Routine

Swim a half mile (which for me is 100 laps in my pool—easy access, no excuses) or Walk at least 2 miles anywhere you can: trails, parks, beach, your neighborhood,…

Every Veggie In Your House Soup

Every Veggie In Your House Soup

Make your own soup with every veggie in the house; whatever vegetables you have on hand! Dr. Henry Bieler has his own “every veggie in your house soup” recipe, too.…

Avocados Final Stage Ripening

Avocados from Our Tree

I made this amazing fresh spinach, swiss, and avocado egg scramble with fresh picked avocados from our tree. Even though we get a lot of avocados, we are learning what…

Special People and Their Wisdom

10 years ago I was in my car listening to the radio while Dr. Phil was being interviewed. I was looking for things to impress my boys to be who…

If Only Our Eyes Saw Souls Inspirational Quote Design 640 x 960 wallpaper glutenfreesage

If Only Our Eyes Saw Souls

If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodieshow very differentour ideal of beauty would be.

Rustic Italian Meatballs—Before

Rustic Italian Meatballs

Here’s a recipe I made last night for Rustic Italian Meatballs using my favorite sauce, Rao’s Marinara, and THE BEST gluten free bread crumbs by Gillian’s Foods. Ingredients:1 small sweet…

Tower of Power

One of my best friends, Nancy Sheffey, is also a personal trainer. She’s not just a trainer, however. Nancy takes a holistic approach to health and fitness, focusing on creating…

Inspirational Vancouver BC Hiking Trails

Inspirational Vancouver

On a recent trip to a very inspirational Vancouver BC and Squamish, we hiked 4-8 miles a day on the most beautiful trails. Our 72-YO friend Jim took us out…