Frugal Mom$ter and Lifelong Learning Podcast Host

Gluten Free Bread #Fail

Today is officially Monkey’s 5th birthday. I cannot believe where I was 5 years ago and what was going through my mind overnight and into the wee hours of the morning. I am still amazed at how quickly, yet slowly, this time has gone. He’s grown into an amazingly hilarious...

Adventures in Eating Gluten and Egg Free

Deciding to go gluten-free wasn’t an easy decision to make, that is, until I tried gluten not once, but twice, at the end of the 8Safe Elimination Diet. Once I felt that pain and discomfort, choosing to avoid gluten became a lot easier. We’ve been busy around these parts enjoying...

A Gluten for Punishment

On Friday, I decided to make homemade pizza just as I used to before going on the elimination diet. I knew gluten bothered me, but while I am absolutely adamant about not eating eggs again anytime soon (nor baking with them), I just wanted to try gluten and wheat one.more.time. The...

I may be going Gluten Free. Forgive me.

Gluten was the biggest test of the 8Safe program that I was looking forward to. It was the culmination of the entire program and would either keep the door open to a bunch of delectable goodness or close it over for a while (or permanently). I had high hopes that I...

There’s Something Fishy with Fish

Another quick update on my testing day with fish on Monday. I had some tuna earlier in the day, and a piece of salmon in the afternoon. I didn’t finish the day with a 3rd serving for full results, but I wasn’t in the mood to eat any more fish....

Thinking Twice About Tree Nuts

A quick update on my elimination diet: I tested tree nuts last week and found to have a small reaction. My skin flared a bit about 24 hours later. I didn’t have the full required amounts (I just wasn’t in the mood to eat more than 2 servings). I had a...

It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Peanuts… peanut butter. Jelly… jelly. The ol’ Valentine’s Day was peanut day! That was great, because I love a good chocolate with peanut butter. Too bad, I didn’t get one. Chris and I don’t normally swap Valentine’s Day gifts, if anything we pick-up clearance candy after to share. I was...