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A Kellogg’s Winner and new giveaway

The winner of the $100 Visa Gift Card, courtesy of BlogHer and Kellogg’s for the Week #5 post, is #47, Kerry!

I’ve posted Week #6, and that means a new giveaway of a $100 Visa Gift Card.  Which could come in awfully handy since CHRISTMAS IS ONLY IN 3 MONTHS plus change.  I was staring at my calendar today, and that kind of freaked me out a little.  Especially since our thermometer hit 145 today.  Give or take a few degrees.  So head over to my review/giveaway page and get yourself entered!  There’s not a moment to lose.

Anyhoo.  This weeks topic is about how we moms have the ability to set the tone for the day.  Good or bad.  I also talk a little bit about my personal coffee obsession.  And by the way, since I’m off wheat, gluten, and dairy, I have discovered the joys of Soy Creamer.  It ain’t too bad.  But I am grieving the loss of my favorite blended frozen coffee drink for now.  Which saddens me.  BUT LOOK!  I now possess the ability to lift my coffee cup with only one hand!  I could not do that last week without the prednisone.  Always search for the silver lining, I say.  Even if you have to tear the entire ensemble apart.

Have a happy Tuesday, and don’t forget that I still have the Big IQ Kids giveaway going on as well.

4 Responses to A Kellogg’s Winner and new giveaway

  • Deedee, I am glad you are showing some improvement. You may also wish to ask your rheumatologist if he/she also recommends limiting things like tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. For some people those apparently increase inflammation.

    • Pam,

      YES! The nightshade vegetables. I have been cutting them out. Which is HARD because for years I’ve thrown all of those things (plus mushrooms) into my scrambled eggs in the morning. Giving up my spaghetti sauce will be especially trying. But I’m doing it, because by golly, I’m going to get better!

  • We did dairy-free gluten-free for six months and then realized we could add back the dairy (thank goodness).

    Anyway, I just gave up all the things that need milk (like cereal) because I couldn’t handle the soy flavor. I even tried soy ice cream and it just bothered me too much – luckily my kids liked it.

    Almond Milk though is happiness in a carton, it is the only one I enjoy just having a glass of (even better than cows milk). You can also make almond milk with almonds and water and a good blender.

    I tried making ice cream with the homemade almond milk and it had a grainy texture but I don’t have a vitamix so I may not be able to get it as fine as you could. I didn’t try making ice cream with the store bought almond milk though. Oh, my kids didn’t complain about the ice cream, it still had sugar in it. My favorite for making ice cream is coconut milk, yummy.

  • I know the first weeks of going dairy and/or gluten free can be a stressful challenge. Believe me, we’ve been there since we are also soy and egg-free! And, we just found out yesterday my two siblings with MS are to be nightshade free. Talk about challenging family potlucks!

    Anyway, I’m glad to read you are feeling mini times of better-ness. I recommend two books that have the potential to relieve the food adjustment issues.

    1) Go Dairy Free by Alisa Marie Fleming opened my eyes to so many options other than soy (which I don’t encourage one to drink unless it is non-GMO and organic).
    2) Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook by Cybele Pascal. It’s awesome! No need to feel neglected in the food department; lots of yummy there. Since you have a Vitamix (or equivalent), no need to purchase all those gf grains. Just buy the grains themselves and grind them when you need them. WAY cheaper.