Saturday, November 26, 2011


If you read this blog, I think it's okay to assume that you know what I'm talking about when I say, Don't you hate it when your belly goes crazy for no apparent reason?

Then you start to wonder what had the gluten, or if something carelessly got contaminated, even if my family are veterans when it comes to preventing it. Or maybe my body just can't take the overindulgence of a holiday weekend. It seems that on holidays or when I travel, it's an almost guaranteed stomachache. I suppose that it just becomes easier for the gluten to slip in there, or I just assume that what I'm eating should be okay.

Whatever it is, I spent my night with the heating pad instead of at a well-anticipated party.
I don't want to whine and bitch about how it's not fair, but man, sometimes it just really sucks.

And yet again I'm reminded to be more careful.

Take heed! Just a reminder, as the holiday season rolls around, be vigilant about what goes into your stomach. Gluten doesn't take a vacation just because we do!

On another note, I'll have a recipe for pineapple upside down cake in a bit. :o)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Joe's Crab Shack Eat-at-Home

I caught these new Joe's Crab Shack steamable meals on sale at HEB a few weeks ago.

Intrigued, I picked then up and saw that the salmon with dijon mustard was labeled gluten free. Sweeeet. They're not all gluten free, but this particular one is.

Quick shot- because I was too hungry to fool with picture-taking.

It's ridiculously easy. It all comes packaged in pouches, which you microwave, then pour out onto a plate. Pretty good hunk of meat, tasty sides. Dinner for two in 10 minutes with hardly any dishes to clean. I really couldn't ask for more. Except for a cat who doesn't go berserk because I cooked fish. And, you know, someone to eat the other serving. (Shmoop alert: One month till he is out of that war zone and back in my arms. Shmoop over) At least I get some good leftovers for lunch tomorrow!

The only con is that when the fish is done cooking it looks kinda funky- like when you boil chicken and it gets that residue on the pot. But they give you sauce to pour over it and then you can't even tell.

Anyway. Good product, will be buying it again.