Living with Celiac

Autumn Pasta Bake- and Yes, it’s Gluten Free

I love pasta. I also love autumn. I was grocery shopping and I had the perfect idea to combine the two. Granted, this could have turned out terribly. First, let's get to the ingredients: 1 box of gluten free penne noodles, cooked. 2 rolls of cinnamon and cranberry goat cheese 1 bag of mozzarella cheese… Continue reading Autumn Pasta Bake- and Yes, it’s Gluten Free

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The Spot On App: Yep it really is “Spot On”

No matter how you feel about planned parenthood- I'm a big fan but some aren't- you should at least love their period tracking app,┬áSpot On. Available for Android and for IOS, this app is both a great way to track your every day health, and to be sure that your birth control is functioning as… Continue reading The Spot On App: Yep it really is “Spot On”

Book Reviews, Religion and Politics

A Case for Christ by Lee Strobel: Secular Book Review

So before we start, I have to relay the five star recommendations I've received per this book. The main selling points were: If you read this book, you'll convert. It gives great evidence. The author used to be an Atheist so you'll relate. It's the best evidence based book on Christianity. Every Christian that's read it has said that it's solidified their faith. However, my final book rating is a 2/5. That's not because I found it challenging to my lack of faith; after all, I gave "The Sin of Certainty" a 5/5- I loved it. It's because I didn't find the author or the book credible. It's definitely a money grab. Here's what I mean: When you open "A Case for Christ" you're met with a very crass portrayal of Atheism. The author, Lee Strobel, relays how he was oh so upset that his wife, whom he claims to love, converted to Christianity. Perhaps, had he had a moral standing against it or his wife had been concealing it from him, I could have understood, but those weren't his qualms. His qualms were simply that his wife wasn't "fun" anymore, and that he had married "fun Leslie". As an Atheist, I can't find this credible. If my boyfriend of a year was to suddenly convert to Christianity, then I may ask him his reasoning - especially because he's seemingly just as, if not more set in his lack of theism than I am- but I wouldn't bemoan his decision to convert. Strobel seems to be portraying the stereotypical caricature of an Atheist rather than his realistic experience as an Atheist.

Book Reviews, Religion and Politics

The Sin of Certainty by Peter Enns: Where was this when I was questioning faith?

Rating: 5/5 I'm going to try to do this without quotes or spoilers. (I listened to it on Audiobook, quotes are tough) I know I'm a self professed Atheist but I love this book, and it's not because it's so bad that it's good. No, it's quite the opposite. Peter Enns is an amazing writer,… Continue reading The Sin of Certainty by Peter Enns: Where was this when I was questioning faith?

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Gluten-free Recipe: Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins

Most of you know by now that I'm gluten free. As a result, I've had to get crafty in the kitchen, making things that both myself and my boyfriend enjoy, while also making sure that they fit into my dietary restrictions. While most of my recipes are dinner recipes and healthy, I splurged a little… Continue reading Gluten-free Recipe: Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins

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Every couple should live together before making a commitment, otherwise, that commitment might turn out to be a broken one.

Every single couple on this planet should live together before getting married. I would say "hitched" but I've grown to loathe that word, along with "honky-tonk", "hanky-panky" and "moist". I only say this because my boyfriend and I were lucky enough to receive and internship at an asset management firm this summer (I won't say… Continue reading Every couple should live together before making a commitment, otherwise, that commitment might turn out to be a broken one.

Living with Celiac

Recipe: Gluten-free BBQ Lime Chicken

So, I've never been out about my passion for cooking, but I've decided that I'm going to post my creations once a week on this blog to give some of my fellow gluten-free friends some new things to try! My boyfriend is from Memphis, so he likes BBQ things. I happen to like BBQ things… Continue reading Recipe: Gluten-free BBQ Lime Chicken

Living with Celiac

Living gluten free: it’s not that bad

More and more, I've noticed people in my life needing to start living the gluten-free lifestyle. I say lifestyle because it definitely isn't as easy as avoiding nuts (my boyfriend is allergic to tree nuts and he never has any issues with cross contamination). Gluten sneaks into almost everything that we eat, which is why… Continue reading Living gluten free: it’s not that bad

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I’m voting for HRC to give Bernie Sanders his opportunity to continue his mission, and because some people have much more to lose with a Trump presidency.

I'm a huge Bernie supporter. I will defend Bernie Sanders until the day I die. In fact, I might even go get his tattoo. I honestly don't like any other candidate. Bernie's views lined up with my own almost perfectly. I would have loved to hear more about sexual assault, but hey, I'll take what… Continue reading I’m voting for HRC to give Bernie Sanders his opportunity to continue his mission, and because some people have much more to lose with a Trump presidency.