Ginger Lemon Girl

Carrie S. Forbes is the author of, a popular gluten-free food blog since 2007.  She is the author of five gluten-free cookbooks, "The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook," "The Everything Gluten-Free College Cookbook", "The Everything Gluten-Free Baking Cookbook", "201 Gluten-Free Recipes for Kids,"  and "The Everything Low Glycemic Cookbook." Her writing and recipes have been featured in Simply Gluten-Free Magazine, Gluten-Free Living Magazine, Delight Gluten-Free Magazine, The Roanoke Times, and The Wilson Daily Times. She loves sharing easy and delicious recipes, especially with those who are brand-new to the gluten-free lifestyle. She hails from Wilson, North Carolina. When she's not baking gluten-free goodies in her tiny kitchen, she enjoys going camping with her husband Michael, watching Law & Order on Netflix and keeping her five cats fat and happy.

Book Review: YumUniverse by Heather Crosby

Benbella Publishing contacted me several weeks ago with an offer to share 3 of the their newest publications with me. I was excited because I started a whole-foods, plant-based, vegan-ish dietary change several months ago and let me tell you, it's been a challenge. I think in some ways it's been much harder than going gluten-free was for me ....more

Day 80) Building Trust in your own Body

Trust is a funny thing. It can take years to truly build it up. Just a moment to destroy it ....more

Celebrating Veteran's Day 2014 - Operation Bold Alligator Overview

Bold Alligator 2014 Today's post is written by Michael Forbes, November 11, 2014. Michael and I (Carrie) participated in a media day with the US Marines & Naval Forces during their yearly Operation Bold Alligator Exercise. I'm very thankful that Michael was able to go with me, as I knew he would have the wonderful ability to retain much of what we experienced that day, and would be able to write a thorough and thoughtful essay of the day's events ....more

An October Food & Exercise Update & Kittehs

October has been a busy month! We participated in another 5K, this was focused on Autism Awareness in Greenville, NC. We participated with a BUNCH of kids who were part of a running club (I had no idea such a thing existed for kids!) and it was so inspiring to see these kids take part of a 5K (and completely kick our butts along the way! ...more

ENELL AMBASSADOR: Blue Ridge Veteran's 5K - Sept. 14, 2014

Well, as you can see, I'm a wee bit behind in getting this post shared! Life has gotten busy for me with my awesome 8-5 career in the medical library so I haven't had as much time to focus on writing posts and creating new recipes... However, I have been able to incorporate a lot more movement into my everyday... ....more

Celebrating 1 year of Dad's New Heart -- with a little help from ENELL

Today marks 10 days that I've gotten up super duper early (well at least for ME... I know other people do this all the time! God Bless You!) and spent 45 minutes - an hour or more taking a daily walk ....more

Celebrating Local NC Food: Baby Back Ribs with the NC Pork Council

This month's signature cut with the NC Pork Council is RIBS! OTHER than my husband (who isn't a fan of any meat on the bone....I know... I have no idea...???).. ....more

"Perky" News: I am an Enell Blog Ambassador... YIKES!

So what's this all about? Well, Enell is a company that makes sports bras and apparel for (shall we say) busty gals... And I am a very busty gal ....more

Jodi's Simple Vegetarian Antipasto Salad

photos by Jodi Hargreaves, used with permission. Jodi decided to save the day here at I told her that my poor blog had been neglected the past few months and I needed some new recipes ....more

The Bloggess has the right idea...

It's a good day for random cat and furry pictures... this was Jenny's idea... because yesterday (and today has just been too darn sad for words.. ....more