Jenny’s Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

Ok so Christmas is coming … isn’t it? This month I’ve been busy with a lot of different things. I’ve been playing around in the kitchen and trying new recipes out. My kids love it when I do that. They are the best taste testers because they are always honest with me. I know that if they don’t keep asking for more, I have to change things up and make it better. So, in a way they are my best critics. And really, they are the reason that I do what I do. I can see how how gluten, dairy and soy affect them and it breaks my heart to see it. We don’t have anaphylactic allergies to any foods. And, some people would say that if your throat doesn’t close or you don’t get huge hives, you’re not really allergic to something. I beg to differ. When the boy has gluten or dairy he is completely different. Not to mention all the physical issues he has. Firstly, he has terrible stomach problems. Diarrhea and cramping are often severe in him and seeing him in pain is not an option. And, lets not forget about the runny nose, chronic cough and ear aches. Yeah, all that from a little milk or gluten. And, don’t even get me started on how it affects his personality. He is completely different. Completely. It’s hard to explain it, but he becomes very irrational, emotional, aggressive and obsessive at times. I was trying to introduce a new food to him a couple of weeks ago and I was quickly reminded of what he was like 4 years ago. Continue reading “Jenny’s Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets”

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What’s in a name?

Some of you out there may be asking … what’s with the name? I always find it interesting to know how someone picks a name for something that is so near and dear to them. I’m passionate about this blog. I love being able to share my story with people and to know that maybe, just maybe, I’ve helped someone who is struggling, just like I was. You see, I struggled for a long time when I was first told our family had to go gluten free, dairy free and soy free. I wanted to cry, and so I did. And, after I was done, I thought, I can do this. I’m intelligent, strong and depending on who you talk to, stubborn. I like a good challenge and so instead of seeing this as a set back, I saw it as a challenge. I always said, life gave me lemons and I need to figure out how to make my lemonade. Continue reading “What’s in a name?”

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Jenny’s Gluten Free Shake and Bake Chicken

So last week was a whirlwind. Seriously, I had something going on each day. The girl turned 4 last Tuesday. We had a celebration for her later in the week when hubby was able to be home. She was super excited for her birthday this year. I’ve always heard people say “I’ve got a 4 year old going on 14.” I always thought to myself what does that really mean? Now I understand. Completely. She has definitely come into her own this last year and has her own personality. Sometimes she has the most interesting personality … and that’s how I now understand what all those other parents were saying! Little girls can be so dramatic at times. But, dramatic or not, the party was a success. Continue reading “Jenny’s Gluten Free Shake and Bake Chicken”

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