Review | November ’14 Send Me Gluten Free Box

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A few months ago, I decided to do a little test and cut gluten out of my diet for a couple of weeks. After 3 whole weeks without it, I felt that it didn’t make a big enough difference for me to make a permanent transition (for now, at least). However, in that time, I entered a few gluten-free contests and ended up winning this Send Me Gluten Free box! We all know how much I love subscription boxes, so I was very excited to give it a try! Continue reading

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Happiness is a Warm Pizza (& a Glass of Sauv Blanc)

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It’s been 10 days since I’ve had gluten and I’m not gonna lie to you: it’s been hard. I love – and I mean love – to eat. I went to culinary school, guys. I like my food. So it’s been really tough for me to give up gluten, since it’s in almost everything I like. (Living in NC + going out to eat gluten-free = no fried pickles. What’s the point of living in NC if you can’t eat fried pickles??) And don’t even get me started on giving up beer. It’s pumpkin beer season, you guys. WORST. TIMING. EVER.  Continue reading

The Frustrations of Being Undiagnosed

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I guess I’ve always been sick a lot. Growing up, I seemed to get strep throat every single year. When I got mono in the 8th grade, I was sick for nearly 3 months. When I get a cold, or the flu, or even a bruise, it seems to take my body a pretty ridiculous amount of time to heal. But, despite the doctor appointments and the hospital visits and the blood tests, I still don’t have answers. Continue reading