Monday, January 25, 2010

Love Sissie


First off, I have to say THANK YOU to all my lovely readers and friends. I really enjoyed reading your comments and emails about getting glutened. It’s so interesting how many of us feel like a bother to our friends and family!! Needless to say, I am feeling better. Not 100% yet, but better every day.



Happy Birthday to Joan, my sister and my best friend :)

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My sister Joan is an amazing person. She’s the type of sister that buys you yoga pants just because she bought herself a pair too. She’s incredibly caring and thoughtful. But she’s also hilarious. She’s a teacher, a wife, a friend, and the mother of  Lil' Gluten Loves Me. I am thankful daily to have her in my life, and there is NO amount of appreciation and love that I could ever show her that would feel enough. Happy Birthday Joan! I love you :) Love, Sissie


I actually just got back in to town from visiting my sister for her birthday. On the drive to her house, while listening to NPR, I was introduced to an acapella group SONOS. I am obsessed with their rendition of White Winter Hymnal – found here. I love Fleet Foxes, but the girls’ voice is breathtaking!

Last night, my sister’s husband made a Spanish Cheesecake from this cookbook:

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It’s a crustless cheesecake and the end result

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was SUPER delicious!!

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Creamy texture with the perfect amount of tart. Mmmmmm…glad I brought home a slice!

To wash it down, my sister and I halved one of these:

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Cider – Trader Joe’s style! And it was actually very good! I’ve never been a huge fan of cider, but I liked this. It wasn’t overly sweet, and it had just the right amount of sparkle!

I had such a fun weekend, but I have to admit that this afternoon I’m feeling a bit deflated. I really wish I lived closer to my sister…and that I didn’t have to go to work tomorrow :)

BUT I do start training for my very first 5k this week!! More on that later ;)


Michele said...

We missed you Saturday! I'm sure you saw the trophy. It's probably right there at the front door. :P

Heather said...

Happy birthday to your sister. Sounds like a fun night with the perfect dessert!

KimNixon said...

I am so glad that I came across your website and I can tell I will learn a lot here. I, too am a runner (for about a year now) and found out that gluten hates me on Jan. 13, 2010 just 5 days before my 46th birthday. My first attempt at Gluten Free baking was a disaster. Of coursemy digestion is actingup to the point I cannot do dairy and eggs--that really makes baking a challenge. I added your site as a link under "foodies at Thanks for this site!!