Updates, bites, and bits, and stuff. Gluten free bites, of course.

Greetings and salutations!

Welcome to the newly mini-facelifted Gluten Free Fitness.

I hope you find it a bit easier to navigate and easier on the eyes.  Someday I will have the $$ to have my friend JC of JCDFitness fame do a kick butt custom design, but until then a huge thanks goes to Hive Health Media for the use of the customizable smooth theme.  The theme allowed me, who is completely tech un-savvy, to mess about a bit and try to make it work.  Thank you!  It is still a work in progress, so if you see something you hate, let me know and I will try my best to fix it.  I know the “featured articles” photos are messed up, I’m still working on figuring that out.  (Clears throat.  Tech un-savvy, I already mentioned that, eh?)\

LiveLong for LiveStrong event

I’ve been busy rehabbing from knee surgery (again) and everything is going fantastically well.

So well, in fact, that I am participating in a charity bicycle ride on 10/2/11.  The event is to benefit LiveStrong (Lance Armstrong’s Cancer Foundation) and our local Joe DiMaggio children’s hospital here in South Florida.  If you have the ability to donate, every little bit will help.  Click here to go to the donation page, and I thank you in advance.  I will think of you all when the sun is beating down on me but I am deliriously happy to have the ability to ride.  After all, that’s why we do the things we do, right?  We do them because we can, and because there are many who cannot.  I ride for those who cannot, those who we have lost, and those who are fighting for their lives.


You may have noticed a lack of posts.  Yes, it’s true. It’s not for a lack of things to write about, I assure you.

My brain and my mouth runneth over (hmm…maybe I need to get a speech to text program…) but my time has been short and precious.  And to be honest, I suffer from must-be-perfect-ism.  This means that if a post is not as perfect as it can be, I often just don’t bother with it at all.  I am going to make a serious attempt to stop that, and get posts out even if they are shorter or (gasp!) not perfect.  Sometimes the ideas are just as important as the execution, know what I mean?  The upshot of all this is that I am planning on posting more frequently, but likely short posts.  I make no promises.  If you haven’t already, definitely join us at the Gluten Free Fitness page on Facebook.  I often post links to interesting stories and other assorted goodies on there, several times a week at least.  There’s whole bunches of good peeps that hang out, so come join us!


Onward to some other news around the web.

My friend Shirley at Gluten Free Easily hosted this month’s “Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free!” event, and the theme was “unrecipes.”  YES!!!  The idea of “not really a recipe” is rampant across the intrawebz, and I like it a lot.  Check out all the yumminess.  I actually cooked a dish as an unrecipe, and posted it somewhere-Facebook, Twitter, I can’t remember.  Shirley called me on it and asked me to include it for Go Ahead Honey and, well, I flaked.

Without further ado, here is my most recent take on Mediterranean Chicken “not really a recipe.”
  • Chicken breasts or thighs
  • Tomato sauce in a can
  • Dried oregano
  • Sea Salt
  • Fresh pepper
  • Capers
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Fresh lemon juice
Instructions: Dump all but the last 2 ingredients into Crock Pot.  Turn on and cook for 6-8 hours on low.  During the last hour add the last 2 ingredients, and throw in some green beans if you got ‘em.

Mediterranean Chicken served with roasted carrots and sauteed spinach, tomato, and cauliflower


I have bunches more to share, but I really want to get up from the computer, and so to allow this to be posted, that will be all for now!!

If you would like more reading, check out the featured articles or Gluten Free and Fit 101.

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  1. I’m crazy about your “not really a recipe recipes.” Oh, and cooking instructions that start with the word “dump” are my kind of instructions. Especially when they follow-up with “throw.” I just love you! And this dish of yours sound easy and delicious. Absolutely perfect.

  2. Love this unrecipe, Erin! Really great flavors and so simple! :-) Thanks for linking to the Go Ahead Honey event, too–much appreciated, dear.

    And a charity bike ride already? You are amazing!

    Kudos on your site redesign, and yes, give up that perfectionism a bit. We’d like to see more of you! :-)


  3. Erin says:

    LOL Melissa! I see no other reason to do anything other than dump and throw, for the most part ;). Which is why I will never be a pastry chef. It is really delicious though, and so easy to “throw” together at the beginning of a busy day to have a delicious meal at the end of it!

  4. Erin says:

    Shirley, there are so many great looking “unrecipes” on Go Ahead Honey I have some work to do!
    Thanks on the site redesign :) I am in debt to those much smarter than me who make these themes fairly easy to customize.

    Yes! A charity event is forthcoming. I thought I was going to do the 31 mile ride, but as I did 43 miles yesterday I think the 62 miles is completely doable. Our immediate family has been impacted by cancer, as have so many other families around the world. Any little part I can do is well worth the effort.

  5. Linda says:

    Cool!! Here’s mine:

    Dump 4 raw chicken breasts, 1 chopped onion, 1 chopped Jalapeno, 2 12 oz cans GF enchalada sause and 1 can pinto beans into crock pot. Cook till chicken tears apart easily with fork (5 hours on high) . Add package organic frozen corn defrosted and another can of beans. Cook 30 more minutes. Tear or cut six corn tortillas, stir in, wait 5 minutes and enjoy!!

  6. Erin says:

    Yum, that sounds awesome Linda! Mexican Crockpot Chicken :)

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