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JoAnn ..

California
I began my blog in late 2008 partially as an attempt to archive my experiences in learning to cook gluten free. I also wanted to spread the word that untreated celiac disease can lead to other autoimmune diseases, so eating gluten free is not only key to controlling current symptoms, but is... Full Bio
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Citrus-y Chicken Tacos by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness During my eternal quest for yummy but EASY dinners that my kids will eat, I ran across an interesting recipe for chicken tacos at AllRecipes.com .  The original reci ... Read on »
Our new favorite chili: White Bean and Ground Turkey by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness With the advent of cold weather, I've been experimenting with warm comforting foods like chili, and was pleasantly surprised when tried a recipe for White Bean and C ... Read on »
Yes, I'm still alive....and in Idaho! by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Beautiful Boise Sorry about the very long gap in my posts.... 2011 has been quite a year for me!  So many changes... I'll just mention a couple of th ... Read on »
A Product Review plus a MENU PLAN! by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness The yummy-looking pie in the picture above is a cherry pie I made for Christmas using the Gluten Free Pantry's Perfect Pie Crust mix.  I've fallen in love ... Read on »
Grain-Free Casein-Free Banana Berry Bundt Cake! by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Well, some of you have seen this recipe before....it's nearly identical to my Banana Blueberry Muffin recipe.  But I wanted to do something a little different thi ... Read on »
Letter To People who are NOT struggling with Chronic Pain by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness From http://www.painexhibit.com/ag213_Collen Well, I've been absent from this blog for a LONG time.  In fact, I haven't posted since before Halloween.  ... Read on »
Fruit Crumble Redux - TYPO CORRECTED!! by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness  OK, I tried making the apple-pear-berry crumble again the other night; this time I used my oven thermometer to keep track of the temperature.  Unfortunately it fluc ... Read on »
Grain-Free Coconut-Almond-Flax Bread by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Now that I have my trusty oven thermometer, I decided to bake something that I've been wanting to try for a little while now.  I developed this bread dough based on ... Read on »
Oven temperature inaccuracies!! by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I've recently discovered that the oven in our new house is NOT at all accurate.  Which causes big problems for me (and potentially for you, if you are trying any of my reci ... Read on »
Comfort food for fall - Mixed Fruit Crumble by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Dear readers, I don't know about you, but I LOVE fall!  I love that it's cool, even chilly, but that the raw, sharp winds of winter have not yet arrived.  Here in Ca ... Read on »
What to eat when you're too sick to eat by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I'm having some very weird symptoms lately....weird for me anyway: severe acid reflux, nausea, and food aversion. Food aversion is actually fairly common for people with ... Read on »
Dusting off the Crockpot again by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Decided to do a cooking post tonight....I'm sure everyone's had enough of my health issues for a while! And it's definitely getting to be the right time of year for ... Read on »
A painful lesson in frugality - a blessing in disguise! by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I recently learned something the hard way: my family can (almost) get along on MUCH less income than I thought....the "hard way" because I experienced a sudden, unexpected ... Read on »
Move is over...now to unpack! by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness OK, we've been here for a month, and I DO have the kitchen unpacked and (somewhat) organized. Last night I actually made chili ! I know that many of you are living in ... Read on »
Warning, warning..... by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness .....danger, Will Robinson! (For those who are too young to have watched television in the 1960s, this is a reference to a VERY old TV show called Lost In Space. The ro ... Read on »
What to eat when there's no time to cook - a tribute to Trader Joe's! by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness We move in less than a week now...I really HATE moving! :( Oh well, it will be worth it to get to the cooler, foggier environment of the central coast of California. T ... Read on »
A post on Lyme disease and how it affects my life by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I know that I've been a bad blogger lately, but I've had more than one good excuse for the dearth of posts. For one thing, I am currently in a MAJOR battle with Anthem B ... Read on »
Great Variation on Banana-Berry Muffins by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Just a quick tip: if you wish, you can add 1/2 cup of cocoa powder to the melted coconut oil in the muffin recipe in the previous post. I used blueberries, blackberries ... Read on »
Traveling gluten free, continued - grain free muffin recipe! by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness One thing that helped us immensely on both of our long trips (mentioned in the previous post ) was that we brought our own gluten free sandwiches made with the grain fr ... Read on »
More on traveling while gluten free and chronically ill by JoAnn .. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I thought it was time to post again about traveling while gluten free (and while sick)....and it's important for me to share not only the pitfalls and perils, but also ... Read on »