Roasted Okra

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My parents are both part of the first generation in their respective families to not grow up on a working farm. This means that I, a second generation city girl, have one and three-quarters feet planted firmly in suburbia and one big toe at home in the dirt. I remember picking okra at my grandmother’s […]

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I’m a Liebster Blog Award Winner

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I’ve been nominated by my sweet friend Kelly Tarr for a Liebster Blog Award!  This award is for up-and-coming bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers.  After Kelly nominated me, I had to write a blog post telling 11 things about me and answering 11 questions from Kelly.  Next, I got to nominate a few […]

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Gluten Free Allergy Free Expo – In Review

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Imagine going to a place where you can eat everything.  There are no labels to read, no grand inquisition before ingesting a morsel, no blank stares when you mention your gluten intolerance.  No nothing…except enjoying. The Gluten-Free Allergy-Free Expo in Dallas was an amazing group of like-minded individuals whose own journeys with gluten intolerance led […]

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The Um…Weirdest Ways to Find My Blog

One of the great joys of my life is looking through the analytics on my site to see the search terms people use to find The Accidental Okie.  For instance, a lot of people want to know about roasting beets and making gluten-free banana bread using Better Batter flour.  A lot of people are looking […]

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Remembering

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My memories of September 11, 2001 are flashes of moments.  They play back like a movie reel of a character’s life flashing before his eyes.  Moments of realization, stress, emotion.  Fear. I was a sophomore at Baylor University and a resident assistant.  I had the two beds in my room joined together to make a […]

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Thai Beef Recipe

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Thai Beef or Larb is one of my favorite recipes.  It’s on our dinner rotation, especially when my mint garden is thriving.  Because it’s just enough interesting and just enough tame, it’s become my go-to meal when taking dinner to people who’ve just had babies – which seems to be all of my friends lately.  […]

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After You’ve Been Diagnosed with Gluten Intolerance

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I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance in 2006. It was before there were multiple types of Udi bread – or any great gluten-free bread – readily available at multiple stores.  Before many restaurants had gluten-free menus.  Before you could buy gluten-free cupcakes at the neighborhood cupcake shop.  Before you said “gluten free” and anyone knew […]

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Charlie Update

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Beware: This blog post talks about poop, and I don’t mean that in a euphemism sort of way. When we last left our hero, he had just come back from an ominous vet appointment.  The vet said his big belly was indicative of feline intestinal peritonitis, a terminal disease. See – giant belly. The vet […]

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Vote for Jen

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It’s a fact plain and simple that my friends are cooler than me. One of those friends is Jen Migonis.  Jen and I went to Focus Leadership Institute together in 2002.  Since that time Jen has taken up residence in my mind as the stereotype of everyone from the colonial East Coast – she is […]

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Gluten-Free Banana Bread

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I remember the first time I decided to make gluten-free banana bread.  It was fall.  I dreamed of the days when I’d eat a piece of buttered, hot banana bread and drink a cup of hot tea for breakfast. Those were the days – back before I learned that gluten was the poison wrecking my […]

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