May 29, 2008

Nuts, Seeds and Fiber...


So I decided to do a little research on nuts and seeds to see how much fiber they might have. Here is what I came up with.


Nuts (Fiber Content)

~Raw about 23 (1oz) = 3.3 g Fiber


Brazil Nuts
~Roasted and Raw (1oz) = 2 g Fiber


~Raw (1oz) = 0.9 g Fiber


~Raw (1oz) = 2.6 g Fiber

~Dried / Shredded (1oz) = 1.3 g Fiber


~Raw about 21 (1oz) = 2.7 g Fiber


~Raw about 10 – 12 (1oz) = 2.4 g Fiber


~Raw (1oz) = 2.4 g Fiber


~Raw about 20 jumbo halves (1oz) = 2.7 g Fiber


~Raw (1oz) = 1.9 g Fiber


Seeds (Fiber Content)

Pine Nut
~Raw (1oz) = 1.5 g Fiber


~Roasted (1oz) = 1.1 g Fiber


~Raw (1oz) = 3 g Fiber


In my search for all things fiber I found the following at


In folk medicine the foods that get special recognition as laxatives include almonds, apples, avocados, chicory, dates, endive, figs, flaxseed, grapes, mango, papaya, persimmon, pineapple, prunes, rutabagas, soybeans, turnips, walnuts and watercress.


So what's the fiber count in those items? Well here you go!

~Raw about 23 (1oz) = 3.3 g Fiber


~Raw medium (4.9oz) = 3.3 g Fiber


~Whole (7.1oz) = 13.5 g Fiber


~Raw chopped (1oz) = 1.2 g Fiber


~Raw (1oz) = 2.1 g Fiber


~1/2 cup chopped (0.9oz) = 0.8 g Fiber


~Raw small (1.4oz) = 1.2 g Fiber


~Raw teaspoon whole (0.1oz) = 0.9 g Fiber


~Raw (5oz) = 1.3 g Fiber


~Raw no skin no seed (7.3oz) = 3.7 g Fiber


~Raw medium (10.7oz) = 5.5 g Fiber


~Raw (5.9oz) = 6 g Fiber


~Raw diced (5.5oz) = 2.2 g Fiber


~Raw (1oz) = 2 g Fiber


~Raw cup (4.9oz) = 3.5 g Fiber


~Raw (4oz) = 4.8 g Fiber


~Raw small (2.2oz) = 1.1 g Fiber


~Raw (1oz) = 1.9 g Fiber


~Cup Chopped (1.2oz) = 0.2 g Fiber


BTW... I pull all this information off in case you want to see how much fiber is in something else.

May 25, 2008



So, Thursday my mother in law calls my husband to see if I can make a rice crispy treat cake for Saturday (My brother in laws graduation party which I knew nothing about till that night after I got home from my ball game at 9pm). Anyways I made a rice crispy treat cake for them! See... I so get taken advantage of!

At the party they had burgers, chicken, hot dogs, fruit, chips, dips, and potato salad. My mother in law asked if we wanted to come over on Sunday for left overs after they get home from church, so we said sure (assuming it was everything from Saturday that was previously listed). I went to the grocery store this morning for milk and bought 12 ears of corn because they were $0.25 a piece. I got a dozen. I thought it would be cool to have with the summer food and called to tell them I was bringing it over. I got no response or feedback other than we will see you then.

So, we got to my in laws house, I have corn already husked in hand ready to cook, and I am told we are having enchilada's. I said that sounds great and my mother in law stated that I wouldn't be able to eat the enchiladas because she made them with flour tortillas... FLOUR TORTILLAS? She stated that's what she had in the refrigerator. Why couldn't you get corn from the store so everyone could eat them. She set aside some chicken so I could have a salad. I AM NOT A F!#$%^& RABBIT! What is up with you people thinking we want to eat a salad. That is not thinking of us! WOW a salad. You are so original. F#$% YOU! I Hope anyone who does this to a person who has some food allergy or issue get 10 fold. As a matter of fact it is now going to be my personal responsibility/mission to make their life hell for making me feel this way.

Do you people not understand how emotional this is... its not funny to joke about or say how everything sucks! I ALREADY KNOW THIS!

I do alot of things for my husbands family (parties on my dime, give them items I could sell but see they really need them...) and this is what I get... text messages telling me I have some nerve and that my blowup was very rude and how badly hurt I hurt his mom from his sister... think about all the time's y'all hurt me! Your stupid I cant eat this joke and I will sit next to Lindsy because she cant eat that joke. In the 15 years I have known this family I have never said one thing. I have never gotten upset or mad at anyone for their comments. I don't gossip with them and talk bad about the other family members I sit there and listen. I always keep my mouth shut and chuckle now and then. I bend over backwards for these people and this is the way I get treated! Maybe its some religious thing... I haven't been to church for a really long time because of the way the JUDGE people and GOSSIP. Wow to coincidental.

Maybe I should post the text messages that were sent back and forth... Pretty sad his sister had to text me instead of call.

Dead Banana's


What do you do with dead banana's? You make Banana Bread! Well I went on a search for a recipe that sounded good. I found 2 online and found one in a cook book I purchased. I decided to use the recipe in the cook book "The Gluten-Free Gourmet Bakes Bread" by Bette Hagman. The only beef I have with this book is it doesn't tell you how much of each flour to use for each recipe. You have to make the "Flour Mix Formulas" near the beginning of the book. It's lame, but I did it!

So here is my finished product. I baked it 3 minutes less than what the recipe called for and I think it was baked too long. It didn't have much flavor either. Maybe that's because its Gluten-Free?!? I have no clue. My husband says I am being to hard on myself and that it tastes fine. I personally think it needs to be sweeter and moister. I have to say I ate half the loaf =o)

May 20, 2008

Okay, so I Regret it!


Eating PF Changs Mongolian Beef! Oh man, today I feel so sick. The pain I started out having, the one that led us to the diagnosis of having Celiac Disease, is back. I am so bloated and in pain today its not funny! Did I learn from that? Probably not! This pain would of so been worth it if I ate a Ding Dong! Blah...

May 17, 2008



Well... I ordered out P.F. Changs tonight. We ordered Orange Peel Chicken, Mongolian Beef, House Chow Mien, GF Ginger Chicken and GF Lettuce Wraps. Well, aside from someone cutting me off in line I paid for our food, brought it back to the hotel (all excited) and found they didn't give us lettuce for the wraps. I refuse to drive the 7 miles back to go get the lettuce. I was ticked! I was so ticked that all I got to eat was ginger chicken that I ate Mongolian Beef. IT WAS SO GOOD! If you've had it you know how good it is! I don't think I'll regret eating that. Good thing I was mad enough to eat it =o)

May 16, 2008

All Winter Flour


Today we arrived in Palm Springs at the Embassy Suites and there were yummy looking Key Lime cookies on the bed. The very first ingredient was "All Winter Flour". Have you ever heard of this? I thought, "Sweet... its not wheat flour" but still hesitated. Luckily I brought my laptop with me and this is what I found... There are two different kinds of commercially sold wheat flour: winter flour is a starchy, soft flour; spring flour is a hard flour and contains a larger percentage of gluten. So great right! I didnt eat them, but that really sucks. How dare they call it something different to trick me. Oh well! Ding Dong Countdown - Why do I keep counting I should just eat these cookies! 58 Days!

May 13, 2008

I'm Not A Damn Rabbit!


Just because I can't eat what you eat doesn't mean I want a salad. I so sick of you freakin' people who always offer up salad as a meal or offer salad period! I'm not a damn rabbit and SALAD IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE WITH YOUR MEAL! Or if your on a diet, salad is something you eat as a meal. News flash people I AM NOT ON A DIET! Why cant you people learn new recipes that use other non glutenous alternatives to thicken instead of wheat flour? Didn't you go to culinary school for that (talking about the S Cafe here at work)? I go in the Cafe at least 3 times a week and they know I eat there. Every time I go there I have to ask what the ingredients are. You know how inconvenient that is? Why cant you just list it on the stupid flier you make up for that entree that day? AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! How many days a week or how often do i have to feel depressed and frustrated! I AM SICK OF THIS! Ding Dong Countdowm - 61 Days

May 11, 2008

Mothers Day At The Park


So the theme for the day was Mexican food and of course I needed to come up with something Gluten Free for myself to eat and to share. So, I looked online and in all my cook books and found nothing that sounded delectable. I am a big fan of cumin and chili powder in Mexican cooking, so I stole some major ingredients and ideas off about 4 recipes. Can you believe non of those recipes used cumin and they all want you to add refried beans and green chili's and salsa. I wanted something simple that I knew was tasty and Gluten Free (I only had to look at the ingredients of the Tomato Sauce and it was Contadina).


It seemed to have a great response with everyone. I was quite surprised at how well it turned out. I have to say it was really really yummy... so yummy I had 4 helpings that day =o)


Enchilada Casserole or Mexican Lasagna or whatever you want to call it!


Preheat oven to 350

13” X 9” Glass pan needed



1 ½ pounds lean ground meat

1 medium onion chopped

1 teaspoon garlic chopped

16oz. tomato sauce

1 ½ cups water

3 tablespoons Chili Powder (split 2 tbsp and 1 tbsp)

1 ½ teaspoons Cumin (split 1 tsp and ½ tsp)

¼ teaspoon salt

10 – 12 GF Mission White Corn Tortilla’s

32oz. Sour Cream

16oz. shredded Mexican Cheese Mix (Monterey Jack or Cheddar)

½ cup olives sliced




Brown meat with onion, garlic, 1 tablespoon chili powder and ½ teaspoon cumin; drain fat. Add tomato sauce, water, 2 tablespoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon cumin and salt; simmer 20 minutes. In the 13” x 9” glass pan, spoon ½ the meat sauce in to the bottom of the pan (make sure there aren't any big chunks of meat). Arrange tortillas over the top of meat sauce overlapping if necessary. Spread 16oz. sour cream over the tortillas. Sprinkle 8oz. cheese over sour cream. Repeat. Garnish with olives and bake at 350 for 20 – 22 minutes, until hot and the sides are slightly bubbly.

End result...



Without Olives


Let me know if you try it and if you like it! Feedback is always great and any additions would be great to try as long as its not salsa, refried beans or chili's.


Here's a pic of the crazy Maumausolo family!

Great Times Ya'll!

May 9, 2008

You Bastards!


So I am starving! I could of swore that I had some Gorilla Munch in my office to eat for breakfast this morning but I forgot that I ate the last of it yesterday. So, I went to the cafe we have here at work and all they have are sandwiches and SHIT! I AM NOT GOING TO EAT CHIPS FOR BREAKFAST. I am extremely frustrated right now as they don't stock gluten free items for breakfast in the vending machine. BTW the grill was closed for breakfast. Why the hell do I cry about this. Its just so F!@#$% up! If I want something to eat I have to either eat chips, a candy bar or nuts. Oh or leave work and find something at some fast food place. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! This is so inconvienient! What did I do to deserve this?

May 8, 2008

Sugar? Or Just Off A Couple Days!


Well, I started taking a multi vitamin every morning since Tuesday (i know a long time huh?). I think multi vitamins effect me when I eat chocolate. Let me tell you... I eat chocolate EVERY DAY! I don't get dizzy or feel sick when I eat large quantities. Since Tuesday, I feel sick and dizzy when I eat chocolate. Need I remind you I eat this 60% cacao dark chocolate every day! The sickness or dizziness happens about 25-40 minutes after I eat it. I WILL NOT GIVE UP ANOTHER DELECTABLY DELICIOUS TREAT!!!! NO NO NO! YOU CANT MAKE ME! So your probably wondering... does it have gluten in it, well you tell me... Ingredients: Chocolate, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Milk Fat, Soy Lecithin/An Emulsfier and Vanilla. Doesnt look like it. The packaging doesnt say anything about processing where wheat is processed, nothing. And why now? Now that I am on a multi vitamin? The multi vitamin is Kirkland brand and on the side says "Gluten-Free". Ding Dong Countdown... 66 Days!

May 6, 2008

Did You Know? Costco Tortilla Chips...


Did you know that the tortilla chips from Costco are Gluten-Free? Hallelujah, Praise Jesus! They are! They are made by Mission. I went to the grocery store (Vons) to see if the Mission tortilla chips said anything about Gluten-Free and they didn't. Is this because the chips on the shelves there are old or are the chips on the shelves at Costco old? hmmmm. Maybe Costco was just nice enough to put that on thier packaging. Oh well! Just thought that was cool! So... if your ever having a party and you want to invite me and your going to have tortilla chips and home made salsa you would definitely impress me by buying the Costco/Kirkland Tortilla Strips. I would really feel loved too. Ding Dong Countdown - 68 Days

May 2, 2008

Ding Dong Countdown!


Well the time has come my friends that I am going to count down the days till I am going to allow myself to eat a Ding Dong. A YUMMY GLUTENOUS DING DONG! Everyday I hurt (my heart that is) when I cant have a Ding Dong or see a person eat one. It's sad and pathetic I know! So... I am going to eat a Ding Dong (possibly 2) 6 months from the day I received the call from the Gastroenterology Nurse. That day is September 13th! Hmmmmm... That seems so far away! Maybe I shall change the date to July =o) July 13th will be the day that I eat a yummy glutenous Ding Dong. If I die at least you know I died a happy woman that day. 72 days ladies and gentleman! 72 days... Still seems like a really long time =o(
What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a disease of the small intestine. The small intestine is a 22 foot long tube that begins at the stomach and ends at the large intestine (colon). The first 1-1/2 feet of the small intestine (the part that is attached to the stomach) is called the duodenum, the middle part is called the jejunum, and the last part (the part that is attached to the colon) is called the ileum. Food empties from the stomach into the small intestine where it is digested and absorbed into the body. While food is being digested and absorbed, it is transported by the small intestine to the colon. What enters the colon is primarily undigested food. In celiac disease, there is an immunological (allergic) reaction within the inner lining of the small intestine to (gluten) that are present in wheat, rye, barley and, to a lesser extent, in oats. The immunological reaction causes inflammation that destroys the lining of the small intestine. This reduces the absorption of dietary nutrients and can lead to symptoms and signs of nutritional, vitamin, and mineral deficiencies.

I found this information at the link below.

BTW I dont claim to be an expert or doctor. This is information I have found or what has worked for me.