Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.

Ruth Reichl

If you are like me, you probably felt your heart sink when you read that quote. If you are like me, you have probably already given up on normal things like having a date with your spouse at a restaurant, attending a party, or having dinner with friends. If you are like me, you might be wondering how you ever got to a place in your life where being able to eat a container of yogurt or a scoop of cottage cheese was cause for celebration. You are desperate for flavor, desperate for some semblance of normalcy. Just once you would like to share a meal with your family where your plate doesn’t remind you, remind everyone, of where you are and what you deal with.

My complete story is on my “About” page but in a nutshell, I am currently living with Achalasia, Celiac Disease and chronic LA Grade D Esophagitis. I am working really hard with my doctors, personal trainer and nutritionists to try to figure out how to manage these conditions, how to cook differently and care for myself differently.

I really, really want to get some of my life back. Wanna come along for the ride?

You could score some recipes for gluten-free mechanical soft foods that fit into a GERD diet. ❤️🤷❤️ (They are delicious even if you don’t have swallowing issues, reflux or Celiac.) But maybe, just maybe – Achalasia or not – you will be inspired to work on getting part of your life back too.



Sure! I’m with you!

Let me know when you post something new. Go ahead and send a message directly to my inbox when there are new recipes, thoughts and ideas.

  • Greek Turkey Burgers

    July 21, 2019 by

    I like these a lot. My husband, however, LOVES them. Seriously. He actually rolls his eyes with the first bite every single time. I made them tonight when my stepson came over and I had to laugh. He did the exact same thing as his dad. He took his first bite, rolled his eyes and… Read more

  • Keeping It Simple: Root Beer Floats

    July 20, 2019 by

    This more of a reminder than a recipe because I often forget it. But… making food we can eat does not always have to be hard. It doesn’t. It really can be as simple as a Root Beer Float on a hot summer day. I made these with Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt and some ice… Read more

  • Conference Food Done Right! It’s a Real Thing!

    July 19, 2019 by

    I am at another work conference – this one put on by NAGARA, the National Association of Government Archivists and Records Administrators. Like with other conferences I’ve attended, I added dietary restructions to my registration. “I need mechanical soft diet, gluten free and with all GERD diet restrictions. It’s really complicated so don’t even worry… Read more

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