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Monday, January 31, 2011


Okay, I may be suffering from an unnatural level of excitement over this, but I'm so excited my new groceries just got here from Amazon! I can't wait to start our GF journey on Feb 7, and I'm looking forward to experimenting and playing around in the kitchen like a mad scientist with his first chemistry set.  And besides, I tend to be a bit more enthusiastic and exuberant than my saner counterparts anyway, so just go with it. ;-)

Anyway, I promise to give fair and honest reviews of everything, and to share tips, recipes, pictures and stories along the way.  Even if they make me look like a big freakin' dork.  Which many of them likely will.

So here's tonight's delivery (well, a single representative from each group, since I bought in bulk):

The first things I ordered from Amazon's Subscribe and Save (my favorite way to get dry goods...and no that's not advertising for them, that's just the truth!), are what I'm calling the "basics". We're still very much bread people, so I have to try this gluten-free sandwich bread mix. I will likely still make it from scratch, but this is worth a shot.  I looooove to bake cakes and have some important birthdays coming up, so I had to get Bob's Red Mill cake mix.  We can't live without pancakes (and my hubby's wonderful waffles), so we're trying gluten free Bisquick for starters.  My son Noah is a ramen junkie (though I was SO proud when he was reading the ingredients off a packet of it today and told me he could see why weren't going to buy THAT STUFF anymore, lol), so I got him the Pad Thai soup.  And I finally have my BFF's spaghetti sauce recipe, so that brown rice spaghetti better hope it's good enough to be worthy of her sauce! :)

Bisquick Pancake and Baking Mix, Gluten-Free, 16-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 3)

Welcome to my new blog!

I've thought about starting a blog for a long time (I think my friends were getting tired of me filling up their facebook feed anyway), so I've just decided to go for it.

A little about me, for anyone who doesn't already know: I'm Kati, a goofy, dorky Army wife and mom to some really cool and funny kids. I'm also a Noni to the sweetest 1 year old on the planet!  We have 4 dogs and 3 cats and they make me laugh a lot.

I'm a Christian, and therefore try to live my life the way God intended for me to - which is one of the reasons my family has started a new clean eating adventure.  Our definition of clean eating is a personal one - we're trying to choose only organic, natural, whole foods.  We are TRYING not to eat out, and to make careful choices when we do.  I try NOT to buy processed foods, but when I do, I read the labels and try to make sure I know what we're putting into our bodies.  And starting on February 7th, we're taking the plunge and going gluten-free!  So this week is a week of preparing, cleaning things out (and in some cases, eating up the stuff in the pantry) to get the house ready for us to do this thing!

I will be sharing this adventure with you, telling you what I try, what works, what doesn't, what made me laugh, what lessons I learned.  Our goal in this is to become healthier people. and to get off the meds my family has been on forever. 

One more thing you need to know about me: I'm random.  I will talk about whatever pops into my head at the moment - one day you may get recipes and I may be sharing what products I'm loving, the next day you may get a picture of my dog or a funny story about my kids.  If you decide to come along for our journey, expect to be spoken to just like a friend, and to hopefully just have a lot of fun!