Big News: We’re Moving!!!

I have some fun news to share today. Chandler and I are moving!!!

So where are we going?

We’re moving to…

Not long ago, Chandler and I flew to Nashville for his interview and to scout out the area. His interview went well and a little over a week later, he officially accepted his new position.

There are definitely pros and cons to this move. I’m leaving behind an incredible job, all of our family lives in Winston-Salem, and I can already say with 100% certainty that this move is going to be a logistical nightmare.  It’s a big deal for these life long North Carolinians!

Ultimately, the pros outweighed the cons and this means that we can’t wait to call Music City and the Middle Tennessee area our home. 

So when are we moving?

Two weeks! This is a quick turn around move.  Chandler starts his new job right around Labor Day and then I guess we are officially Tennessee residents. What am I going to be doing? Stay tuned- I’ll be chatting about that soon! 

If you live or have ever lived in the Nashville/Franklin area, I would LOVE to hear your recommendations. Share away!


Are Frozen Veggies Safe for Celiacs?

Last week, I got glutened off of something really stupid: Plain frozen vegetables. Cauliflower to be exact. My first thought: What?!?! I was completely baffled.

 Upon further investigation, I realized that the Wal-Mart brand plain, frozen vegetables may contain traces of wheat. I didn’t even think to check the back of the bag. It was just cauliflower! No sauce, no nothing. 

Normally, I hate calling brands out (sorry Wal-Mart), but I just wanted to throw out a reminder to all my Celiac friends to check everything, even the things that may seem “obviously” gluten free.

My personal thoughts are most frozen vegetables are fine. I’ve been doing this gluten free thing for almost 2 years and this is the first time I’ve encountered frozen vegetable glutening. However, it’s just one more reminder that I have to be even more careful about living gluten free in a gluten filled world!

Two Ted Talks Worth Watching

Do you ever watch something or read something that just leaves you feeling motivated and encouraged? These two videos will definitely have that impact on you! The first is from the Kid President.The wonderfully wise 9-year-old says to treat everyone like it’s their birthday. How awesome is that?! Take 3 minutes out of your day [...]

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Strawberry Orange Julius

Orange Strawberry Julius

Hey hey! If you’re reading this, I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend. I always forget to take pictures when I’m out and about with friends and family, despite the best of intentions to post Instagram collages and well-documented blog posts. Such is life!  To celebrate America’s birthday, we went to my [...]

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Chocolate Cream Pie

chocolate cream pie {gluten free}

Chocolate Cream Pie for everyone! There is a cafeteria style restaurant in the southeastern states called K&W and they serve stereotypical, heart clogging southern foods- country fried steak, fried okra, corn bread, biscuits, green beans with bacon, chocolate cream pie, the usual. Growing up, we’d sometimes stop in for lunch after church and I would [...]

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Gallo Pinto

Pinto Gallo

I love international and ethnic cuisine! Thai food is probably by favorite, but I’m game for any of it. I’d totally do a gluten free vegetarian edition of a Bizarre Foods from the Around the World TV series if the opportunity ever popped up. My nonexistent Magic 8 Ball says Outlook no so good on that [...]

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