Sunday, September 21, 2014

Where I've Been: A Blog Update

Hanging out in Nice, France
I've been neglecting you, my readers, for a few weeks now and I feel terrible about it. So what's the deal? Where have I gone?

I'm currently on a six week "vacation" in France, scoping out where I hope to live with my family for the next year. We've been traveling from city to city, mostly in the South of France, to get a feel for each location.

Every few days is a new local, and while it's been a lot of fun, it hasn't left a lot of time for writing. In fact, I have pretty much declined any new freelance work, and struggled to get caught up on outstanding assignments.

We've been to Nice, Monaco (just for fun, not to live!), Menton, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, Avignon, and we're currently in Montpellier. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Review: Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Products are Perfect for School Lunches

My 5 year old is a typical kid, who likes to eat in a hurry and loves anything he can hold in his hands rather than have the need to use a utensil. Sandwiches, wraps, hamburgers, muffins- all those fun things that are not easy to find gluten free. Over the almost 4 years that he has been gluten free, we have tried almost every brand of bread on the market, with varying degrees of success. Most gluten free breads come frozen, and then not only have to be defrosted but also have to be toasted before being edible. Others have huge holes in the middle, or are dry and mealy.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Gluten Free Weekly Meal Plan (September 1-5, 2014)

We've been living in a hotel for the past week since selling our house, waiting for our departure to France. We leave for 6 weeks in France tomorrow, so the truth is, I'm not really sure what we'll be eating for the rest of the week, except that it will be gluten free! Still, it's back to school for most, so quick and easy meals are a must. Here are some simple meal ideas to make back to school dinners run smoothly. Did I mention that these recipes are all extremely budget friendly?

Monday: Chicken with Tomatoes & Olives (RECIPE)