The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

So why this blog and why now?  With recently being diagnosed with Primary Hyper-Parathyroidism and doing extensive Googling research, I found information that one of the best ways to help control it is to eat as closely to gluten-free and dairy-free including soy-free and corn-free as much as possible.  WOW!  At first I was really bummed, but then decided that this new lifestyle is going to be a wonderful adventure for me!

gfdfFirst off, anyone who knows me know I like to cook and love trying and testing new recipes.  So here we are!

After the thought of never having a Grandma’s pizza again (especially from our favorite pizza place), I discovered that it’s not going to be as hard as I thought it would be.  I will just need to put in a little more thoughtfulness.  I’m already familiar with gluten-free diets as three of my sisters have Celiac Disease.  It’s really the other three (dairy, soy and corn) that were throwing me off.

And just last week, I found out my BFF is struggling with a similar situation.  While I’m sad for her diagnosis, I’m excited to share this journey with her!

But with that challenge, the Fooducate app came to my rescue!  I upgraded to the premium feature which allows me to scan barcodes of products in the grocery store and it will tell me if there is milk, gluten or soy in any of them.  It’s just missing corn for me but I can read the labels for that!

This is where this blog comes in.  My goal here is to cook real food with real ingredients that anyone can get anywhere in the US at any store, and if you can’t find them in your local store, just ask me I’ll help you figure out where you can.

I’m excited to see where this journey takes me and hopefully I’ll help someone else out in the process.

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