Friday, April 30, 2010

Easy Lunch Boxes Review and Giveaway

I have a Review and Giveaway of Easy Lunch Boxes on my other blog, Mom's Misc. Adventures.

I love this lunch box system, it is so easy to use.

One Lucky Winner will receive a cooler (color of their choice) and four containers with Lids.

Giveaway available to The USA and Canada Residents.

Giveaway goes through May 12th.

Go to my other blog, Mom's Misc. Adventures to find out how to enter this giveaway.

It is almost the weekend.
Have a great rest of the week.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Gluten Free Breakfast Burritos

Here is a simple recipe for "Gluten-Free Breakfast Burritos".

I made this up for breakfast this morning and I thought I would share it with you.

I sliced up 5 or 6 slices of Canadian bacon.
And chopped up about a cup of broccoli.
and then set the aside.

I added 6 eggs in a frying pan.
Then added the Canadian bacon and the broccoli.
And added a slice of chopped cheese (you can substitute the cheese for a cheese alternative, like almond cheese or a vegan cheese).
Added some salt and pepper for taste.

Then scramble the eggs and the rest of the ingredients together.
Cook until the eggs are done.

Then warm up the gluten-free tortillas one at a time in a frying pan or in the microwave.

Then put a tortilla on a plate and add some of the egg mixture.
Then fold up the tortilla.

Makes 5 or 6 breakfast burritos.

If you don't want to use tortilla just leave it out and eat the egg mixture instead.

Check out some other great gluten-free recipes at Gluten-Free Homemaker and Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free.

Have a great week.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Kettle Cuisine Winner

I have the winner for The Kettle Cuisine Soup Giveaway.
Congratulations to #14 Dan and Karissa at Dan and Karissa.
I used Random to determine the winner.

A Father - Daughter Story.

In 1986 Jerry Shafir founded Kettle Cuisine. He wanted to create great tasting, natural soups of high quality. When he found out that his daughter had to eat a gluten-free diet, he began to look for ways to make great tasting gluten-free soups.

Kettle Cuisine Soups are:
•All natural, gluten-free frozen soups
•Restaurant quality , chef inspired recipes
•Convenient , ready to heat - 10oz. servings.
•10 varieties to pick from
•Hearty chilies, rich chowders and savory soups.
•Organic, vegetarian, and dairy free varieties
•High protein, high fiber and low fat options

You can purchase Kettle Cuisine Soups at Kettle Cuisine or your local store.
Look up Where to buy.

Thank-you everyone who entered my giveaway, I appreciate you following my blog.

I will have a review on Jolly Llama Sorbets in the next couple of days.
And I will have a review and giveaway next week on Custom Choice Cereal.

I hope to have more tips and recipes for you soon.
In the meantime you can read this post, How I Learned That I Am Gluten Intolerant

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Welcome to all my New Followers

I want to welcome all my new followers. Welcome, Welcome, Welcome.
I am so glad to have you here. Thank-you for taking the time to read my website.
I really appreciate all my followers, Thank-you.

I want to point out a few things about my website.

I love to share all that I have learned over the years, in the hope that it will help someone else.
I have lots of tips, recipes and resources for you to check out, here.

On the top left hand side of my blog you will find all my pages.
You can find my posts listed under "Site Map".

Here is a couple of my posts you may enjoy reading.
What are the benefits of a gluten free diet?
How to eat healthy and gluten-free

I have on my blog. Here is my Link, Lisa's Amazon Store. has so many things. You would be surprised at all that they have on there.

Coming up next, A Review of Jolly Llama Sorbets.

If you ever have any questions just let me know.
Have a great week.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


I came across this great gluten-free bread recipe.

I tried Delicious Gluten-Free Bread at Gluten-Free Goddess. And it is Delicious. I like to share with others when I come across a great recipe, and this is a great one.

I hope to come up with a great gluten-free bread recipe here soon.

Check out some of my recipes. Lisa's Recipes.

I have The Kettle Cuisine Soup Giveaway going on right now. Goes through April 22nd.

Here is a great video on how to make gluten-free bread.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy 101 Award

I received this very sweet Award from Retro Girl. Wow, I am so honored and flattered! Thanks! Am so glad to be meeting such awesome Mama-Bloggers! Go visit her and give her some comment love!

Here are the rules:
1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
2. List who gave the award to you and use a link to her blog (or hyperlink).
3. List 10 things that make you happy.
4. Pass the award on to other bloggers and visit their blog to let them know about the award.

10 Things that Make Me Happy

1. Spending time with my family.
2. Listening to music
3. Relaxing with the husband and son while watching a good movie.
4. Going to The Beach
5. Blogging and facebook
6. Watching funny videos on You Tube.
7. Reconnecting with High School Friends.
8. Having a game night.
9. Going to Church with my Parents.
10. Playing with a puppy or kitten.

Here are a few New friends that I'm passing this award to:

Misty at Miss Fit
Jo at Jo's Health Corner
Danielle at The Gaerte Gang
Moms Wear Your Tees
Geneva at Healthy Living

Monday, April 12, 2010

Kettle Cuisine Review and Giveaway

Kettle Cuisine sent me three coupons for free soups.

I went to my local gluten-free store Ligonberries Market. I picked up their "New England Clam Chowder", "Angus Beef Steak Chili with Beans" and "Chicken Soup with Rice Noodles".

My favorite one is the "New England Clam Chowder". Ever since I was a little girl I have loved clam chowder. It was a real treat to have a bowl of yummy clam chowder. Kettle Cuisine's "New England Clam Chowder" is Thick, Chunky and Creamy. It was delicious. Very Good. I loved it.

The "Angus Beef Steak Chili with Beans" tasted like real chilli. I had my husband try it and he said he really liked it. It was also thick and chunky and so delicious.

The "Chicken Soup with Noodles" was really good also.

I would definitely recommend this soup company. Their soups are probably the best tasting soups I have ever had. The only con I can think of would be that there be more soup in the bowls.

A Father - Daughter Story.
In 1986 Jerry Shafir founded Kettle Cuisine. He wanted to create great tasting, natural soups of high quality. When he found out that his daughter had to eat a gluten-free diet, he began to look for ways to make great tasting gluten-free soups.

Kettle Cuisine Soups are:

  • All natural, gluten-free frozen soups

  • Restaurant quality , chef inspired recipes

  • Convenient , ready to heat - 10oz. servings.

  • 10 varieties to pick from

  • Hearty chili's, rich chowders and savory soups.

  • Organic, vegetarian, and dairy free varieties

  • High protein, high fiber and low fat options

You can purchase Kettle Cuisine Soups at Kettle Cuisine or your local store.
Look up Where to buy.

Now for the Giveaway.

One lucky winner will get three coupons for Free Kettle Cuisine Soups.

Here is how you can enter:

1. Follow me on Google Friend Connect. 1 entry
2. Subscribe to my RSS Feed or subscribe to my feed via E-Mail. 1 entry each
3. Follow me on Twitter 1 entry
4. Twitter about this giveaway. 1 entry
5. Write a blog post about this Giveaway on your blog and link back to me Lisa's Gluten-Free Advice and Healthy Living and to Kettle Cuisine. Worth three entries.
6. Grab my Button and add it to your Blog. Worth three entries.
7. Add my blog to your blog roll. Worth two entries.
8. Become a Fan of mine on Facebook. 1 entry

That gives you 14 possible entries to this giveaway.

Leave one comment for each entry.

Include the Links to your Post and or Twitter.

Please leave me your e-mail address, so that I can contact you in the event that you win.

The Giveaway will go on till April 22nd.

Giveaway for USA residents only.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Namaste Foods Giveaway Winner

I have the winner for The Namaste Foods Giveaway.

And the Winner is... #95 Denyse.

Congratulations Denyse!!! I sent you an e-mail.

I used Random to determine the winner.

Namaste Foods makes products that are:

•All Natural
•Kosher Certified
•Outstanding taste and texture
•18 varieties available including 8 that are sugar-free
•Great value - get more for your money
•Simple, clean, environmentally-free packaging

And Made in a dedicated facility free of: Gluten, Wheat, Potato, Soy, Corn Dairy, Tree Nuts, Peanuts and Casein. They are located in Coeur d'Alend, Idaho.

They also have a Gluten-Free Cookbook called, "Simple Pleasures".

February of this year marks the 10th Anniversary of Namaste Foods. From humble beginnings, they have grown into one of the most respected manufactures of the gluten free and allergen free foods in the United States and beyond.

Their products can be purchased at their website, Namaste Foods or at your local store.

They have a store locator on their website.

You can also purchase their products on my store, Lisa's Amazon Store.

Thank-you everyone for entering my giveaway. I had 138 entries. You are awesome.

Coming up next Kettle Cuisine Review and Giveaway.


Friday, April 9, 2010

The Ultimate Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

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Hi, my name is Lisa.
Welcome everyone to Lisa's Gluten-Free Advice and Healthy Living.

I am a stay at home mom. I have been happily married now for almost 22 years. We have a four year old son who is our miracle baby. And we have two dogs that are almost 13 years old now, they are our great companions and protectors. I have been a Christian since I was a little girl, my Dad has been a huge inspiration to me in that area. My Dad is my hero.
I learned that I am gluten intolerant going on two years now. I am also sensitive to sugars and dairy products.
You can read more about me here, About Me or here, View my complete profile.
I love to do reviews and giveaways.

I have a giveaway going on right now. Kettle Cuisine Soups, Goes until April 22nd.
Check out my Squidoo Lens, Gluten-Free and Healthy Living.
Make your own Squidoo lens.
Here is a few of my posts you might be interested in.
What is gluten intolerance or celiac disease?
What are the benefits of a gluten-free diet?
How to eat healthy and gluten-free
How I learned that I am gluten intolerant
Gluten-Free Recipes
I suggest you find a support group. It is free. I love my support group. I has helped me allot. And it is wonderful to know that I am not the only one out there with gluten intolerance/celiac diesease.
Gluten Intolerance Group
You can look on my Resources list to find more information on gluten intolerance/celiac disease.

Here is a great video that explains the gluten-free diet.

I have been blogging since Dec. 2008, but did not get real serious about till Nov. 2009. One of my sister's friends told me about how she is doing on her Hawaii Travel website, and that got me really interested. Now I love blogging and sharing my experience with others in the hope that it will help someone else. And I hope to have fun in the process and meet lots of really interesting people out there in the blogging world.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

I am going to be participating in this awesome blog party, hosted by the ladies from 5 Minutes for Mom.

Click on this link to find out how to enter.

The Blog Party will be from April 9th - April 16th.

If you want more traffic for your blog, come join in on the fun.

Lots of prizes to be won.

There is a few days left for my Namaste Foods Giveaway. Ends April 10th.

Do you have a giveaway going on? You can link it to my Link Your Giveaway Thursdays
on my other blog.

Have a good rest of the week, the weekend is almost here, yay.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

What are the benefits of a gluten-free diet?

Someone asked me this question a few days ago.

What are the benefits of a gluten free diet?


First I think we should look at the symptoms of gluten sensitivity.


  • Abdominal pain and distension

  • Bloating

  • Diarrhea

  • Greasy, Foul smelling, floating stools

  • Vomiting

  • Acid reflux

  • Constipation

  • Gas and flatulence

  • Nausea

  • Weight loss or weight gain

  • Loss of appetite

  • Fatigue and weakness

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Depression, irritability and mood disorders

  • Fuzzy brain or inability to concentrate

  • Dental enamel deficiencies and irregularities

  • Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

  • Respiratory problems

  • Lactose intolerance

  • Rosacea

  • Hashimoto's disease

  • Hair loss

  • Bruising easily

  • Muscle cramping and muscle weakness

  • Swelling and inflammation

  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies

  • Joint and bone pain

  • Infertility

  • Abnormal menstrual cycles

  • Seizures

  • Ataxia (bad balance)

  • Canker sores

  • Eczema and psoriasis

  • Acne

  • Early onset osteoporosis

  • Night blindness

  • Hypoglycemia, low blood sugar

  • Nosebleeds

  • Elevated liver function tests (AST, ALT)

  • Lack of motivation

  • Hashimoto's disease, Sjogren's syndrome, Lupus erythematosus and other autoimmune disorders

  • Irritable bowel syndrome or spastic colon

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia

  • Lupus (an autoimmune disease)

  • Unexplained anemia

  • Pyschological issues (hypochondria, depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, neurosis and mood disorders)

  • Food allergies

  • Parasites or other infection

  • Gallbladder disease

  • Thyroid disease

  • Cystic fibrosis (respiratory disorder)

  • Diverticulosis

  • Diabetes

  • Thyroid Disease

  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis (skin rash related to celiac disease)

  • Peripheral Neuropathy (tingling or numbness in arms and legs)

  • and many more conditions

Symptoms in children

  • Inability to concentrate

  • Irritability

  • ADD/ADHD or Autism and Down Syndrome

  • Failure to thrive (infants and toddlers)

  • Short stature or delayed growth

  • Delayed onset of puberty

  • Weak bones or bone pain

  • Abdominal pain and distension

  • Nosebleeds

If these symptoms are not put under control like being on a gluten free diet, they can turn into more serious conditions. Like Heart Disease, Lung Disease, Addison's Disease, the list goes on and on.


Gluten Intolerance or Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder.

The best way to tell if you have gluten intolerance or celiac disease is to have your doctor test you for celiac disease (note: You need to keep eating your gluten filled diet, in order for the doctor to determine weather or not you have celiac disease).  Even if your celiac test shows up normal, you could still could have gluten intolerance.  And I would suggest having a food sensitivity test done by a nature path.


The cure: stay away from gluten and any other foods that you are sensitive to.

Many people have reported feeling so much better after staying off gluten. And many people have lost weight eating a gluten free diet.But there have been people who have gained weight,you just have to be careful not to eat too much of a good thing.


So what are the benefits from being on a gluten free diet?

Well for one, you feel so much better, you have more energy and your stomach doesn't hurt anymore. You don't feel swollen. You don't feel sluggish anymore, You actually feel like you can function again. And best of all you have improved digestion, which means you are absorbing the nutrients in your food again. And your health improves.


Here are some of my related posts:


Here is a couple of great resources from Wikipedia.


I hope this has helped to explain the benefits of a gluten-free diet.

Have a wonderful week.


Happy Easter


Here is wishing you a very Happy Easterfrom Lisa's Gluten-Free Advice and Healthy Living.
Have a Blessed Day.
I appreciate all my reader's and follower's.Thank-you,Lisa

Friday, April 2, 2010

Beef Vegetable Soup

Gluten-Free Beef Vegetable Soup

Brown 1 1/2 - 2 pounds of Hamburger meat in a frying Pan.

In a Big Pot I add the rest of ingredients.
1 Box of Beef Stock or Broth (I like to use Imagine Organic Beef Broth, it has no sugar in it).
4-6 cups of Water
6 Peeled and Chopped Potatoes
1-2 pounds of chopped Carrots
1 Bunch of chopped Celery
(Optional) Add 1 1/2 cups of Brown Rice to the soup.

1 - 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Garlic Powder and Onion Powder to Taste
Oregano and Thyme to Taste
Cook till the vegetables are tender.
Then add the Hamburger.

I like to divide the soup and add more water then put half of it in the freezer for later.