Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A change in the name and other thoughts.

Well, I changed the name of my blog again.  I am trying to find one that no one else is using and Gluten Free Mommy was so I am trying Twins Mommy.  I would hope it isn't taken but who knows.

I am struggling today.  I am having my left shoulder tendonitis and  sciatica on the right side all the way down my leg.  I am also struggling with depression and anger issues.  I have been trying to use 5-htp for my depression but it doesn't seem to be working well enough.  I am going back on the prozac.  I don't want to but I also know that I am driving my husband crazy.  I am trying to deal with my anger biblically as I learned in couseling but am struggling to understand where the anger is coming from to begin with.  I know my chronic pain contributes to my depression which has always manifested in anger.  I also know that my cheating on gluten didn't help my pain and that it is going to take a while to fully detox from the gluten again.  I am also wondering if Diet Pepsi contributes to the pain.  I have been pretty much pain free for over a week and then had some soda yesterday and am hurting today.  I am going to test this theory by abstaining from any soda for a while and see if the pain gets better again.  I am trying to get away from my Diet Pepsi but it is my last vice.  I have at least cut way back.  I sure hope I don't have to give it up completely.

Hubby was awesome this morning and let me sleep in while he started breakfast for the girls.  He tried out a new pancake recipe I found on the Arrowhead Mills website.  We didn't use Arrowhead Mills brand for the recipe and I added 3 teaspoons more of the Stevia.  They turned out great though.  One of the best pancakes I have made so far.


1 cup  White Rice Flour
3 tablespoons tapioca starch/flour
1/3 cup potato starch/flour
4 tablespoons milk powder
1 packet Stevia in the Raw (I use the bulk which is 1 tsp.  I used 4 tsp)
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
2 large eggs
2 cups buttermilk
3 Tablespoons canola oil

In a large bowl sift all the dry ingredients together.  Whisk in eggs, buttermilk and oil until well blended and smooth.
Heat a large well oiled skillet or griddle over a medium high heat.  Spoon batter onto hot griddle and flip when batter begins to bubble and side are dry.  Continue to cook until pancake is golden.

One thing I have noticed with GF pancakes is that they are a little gummy even after cooking well.  I don't know if there is a recipe out there that doesn't do that or if it is just a trade off of gluten free.

Anyway, if anyone has suggestions for a way of controlling my depression more naturally I am all ears.

God Bless and have a wonderful day!!


  1. We have found that eliminating soy and potato products took our "crabbies" away.
    Take Care,

  2. I don't eat soy but I will have to look at the potato idea. Thanks Karen.