Thursday, February 3, 2011

WWC Goes Gluten, Sugar, Dairy & Soy-Free!

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Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free: 120 Easy and Delicious Recipes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

That's right. WWC has been gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, and soy-free for over a month now. Well, at least one half of half! :) At first, it was quite difficult. I wanted the pizza, sugary treats, and other "stuff" I was used to eating. Even last week I had some MAJOR sugar cravings. I was a bit moody and even threw a tantrum-style pity party for myself as I thought the joys of eating were over.

At the pinnacle of feeling sorry for my sad, sugar-craving self, I thought, "There have to be options!" Like all good bloggers, I took to the web in search of wisdom. I found a fellow blogger, Amy Green of Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free, whose delicious blog opened my eyes to the potential of gluten-free delicacies and the announcement of her new book.

She inspired me so much that I've decided that I might actually want to put my kitchen to use. As such, I've pre-ordered my copy of her new book and can't wait until it gets here so I can start tasting the 180 easy and delicious recipes I can make in 20 minutes or less! Easy, delicious, quick, AND gluten- and sugar-free? Totally can't wait! And, no, I was not asked to endorse this book in any way. Amy Green has absolutely no idea who I am or that I am even writing this. I am just that excited to share what I think will be a great book. Click HERE or the image below to order your own.

Through this unwanted but necessary adventure, I've discovered a world of real foods, whole foods, fresh foods, new flavors, and fabulous textures of which I was previously unaware...or at least unwilling to try. By stepping out of my comfort zone and making choices that positively impact my health, I've discovered and/or rediscovered such simple brilliant pleasures as brown rice tortillas, organic arugula, fresh honeycomb, and an amazing local restaurant that serves delicious gluten-free and dairy-free culinary options. Now, I am happy to be a gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, and soy-free me.


  1. Well, good for you! Sounds like you are well on your way. Although I have no idea about this journey, I have noticed the blog "Humble Pie" with Lissa, has many gluten free recipes. Thought you might want to check that out...
    Best of luck
    Becky C

  2. I have recently cut out all of the white stuff. Sugar, Pasta, Flour, etc. I've already lost 5 or 6 lbs, and I'm a girl who lives on pasta and wine. I also have been looking for more info. Thank you for the info on the book, so glad I stopped by, tami

  3. What a wonderfully healthy idea! I've heard about gals who live that lifestyle lose weight and really truly just feel better and have more energy! You'll have to keep us up to date on how you're doing on it and how you feel. I try very hard to stay away from the "whites" like Tami - but those cravings are so difficult to break away from! I, too, have lost a few pounds. I think it's definitely worth it! :)

    xoxo laurie

  4. Good for you!!
    I haven't gone quite that far, but since Jan. 1 I've been on the whole living challenge and I've just stayed on it. I've greatly reduced the amount of white flour and sugar and have been making more dishes with vegetables and whole grains...or NO grains. Tonight we'll have spaghetti squash with mushrooms, spinach, and lean turkey meatballs. I feel LOADS better. I've been very surprised at the difference.
    Thanks for the tip on the book as well!

  5. Good for you! It is not an easy road for sure! I am dairy free and that is tough enough!
    Dairy is everywhere!!!!!!!

  6. I am passing this link to a friend whose daughter was just diagnosed with Celiac disease. She needs to get this book.

    I will be very interested to see you try the recipes.

  7. Good for you. Sadly I'm a glutton for gluten...and it shows!

  8. Bravo to your bravery! I've considered the gluten-free diet as well, but I think going sugar-free would be so much easier....Let me know how this is going for you. Would you consider sharing some of those great recipes occasionally here?
    Best wishes!

  9. Wow Amy, that's a lot to give up but I know you can do it. Feeling better will be so worth it.

  10. Nice book... ill have to look out for it- I really need to go sugar free- I have the WORST SWEET TOOTH!! As far as pizza- make your own crust if you can, but I use Daiya 'cheese' its gf,df,sf... and it tastes GREAT. Also, I love Earth Balance for 'butter'. Those are the things I missed the most! With these, I feel like I can do it! :) keep us updated on your progress and on great recipes you come across. We all could use the help!

  11. Hi Amy! What a neat surprise! I was looking though my blog stats and I noticed that you linked to me...your endorsement of my book is incredible. It means so much that you wrote an entire post about my book...and you don't even have it yet.

    I got the first copy a couple of days ago and it's so exciting. I actually cooked from my own book last night...we had my healthier turkey meatloaf that has quinoa in it instead of bread crumbs. It's a favorite of my husband's...I was planning on freezing the leftover for a night when I'm too busy to cook but he told me he wants to eat meatloaf sandwiches for lunch. Of course he got his way.

    Much love,
    Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free

    PS - I love the mustard colored barn door. I think you and I have similar decor tastes.

  12. What a great review! You'll love Amy's book. :)

    I've been sugar free for about 12 years now and gluten free for the last two, and it does get easier. Even my hubby (who can eat whatever he wants) sometimes finds "conventional" baked goods to lack flavor, he's gotten so used to eating my wholegrain options.

    Congratulations on making health-enhancing changes in your life. (And the sugar cravings do go away, eventually!) :)


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