Monday, November 23, 2015

22 Thanksgiving Tips to keep the Gluten Monster Away!

1. Be Vocal  - tell people you are gluten free

2. Be an Advocate - tell people you are allergic. Your child is allergic

3. Tell everyone you are carrying an Epi pen

4. Bring safe food to share with others

5. Download your Free Mom Certified Celebrates Heritage Cookbook (Limited Time 11/24/15 - 11/28/15)

6. Potatoes are naturally gluten free

7. Get a turkey which is labeled gluten free

8. Pick up a bag of Namaste Perfect Blend Gluten Free Flour

9. Take your Probiotic

10. Take Thrive Probiotic for your lower gut health

11. Share your favorite gluten free recipes with friends

12. Smile more!

13. Wear your Red Apple Lipstick

14. Enter to win the Love with Food box (below)

15. Use canned coconut milk instead of whipping cream or heavy cream for dairy free baking

16. Fresh green beans are gluten free

17. Gluten Free Rolls Rock!!

18. Make up Grandma Pecola's Sweet Potato Pie - you will not be disappointed

19. Label the gluten free food

20. Use separate cooking utensils for gluten free dishes

21. Use glass or metal for left overs - no reheating gluten free food in plastic

22.  Tell me what your Thankful for in the comments

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Lentil Soup made with Massel

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Massel is improving!  Have you heard the already vegan product is removing more irritants and maintaining great flavor.  Massel 7's chicken, beef and vegetable has taken out the onion and garlic from the cubes. So many gluten free consumers have requested Massel remove the onion and garlic as they are irritants for people with IBS and are also a know allergen.  This exciting news.

Now for your recipe. This is a great soup for the chilly weather and is wonderful reheat the next day for lunch.  The Lentil soup is very hearty and completely vegan. 

1 yellow onion, chopped
2 tbs olive oil 
pink salt
4 rainbow carrots, chopped
2 zucchini, chopped
2 yellow squash, chopped
5 tomatoes, chopped
1 quart hot water
1 vegetable Massel 7's
2 cups lentil bean, soaked in boiling hot water for 15 minutes.

Saute 1 chopped onion in olive oil, pink salt and pepper for a few minutes in the bottom of a large soup pot. Add a chopped carrots and continue sautéing. Then add water and Massel vegetable cube. Cook until carrots begin to soften. Add chopped zucchini and yellow squash, tomatoes. Cook for 5-10 minutes. Drain lentils and add to soup pot. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 minutes, or until all veggies are soft. 

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Early Christmas Gift Just For You

Download Santa's Gluten Free Cookie Plate for Free today! 

Please share this gift with others.  I want to help bring a smile to every child's face this Christmas with a safe cookie just for them! 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wakame San-J Meatloaf

Wakame Meatloaf and Bok Choy Greens

This recipe was truly inspired by San-J products.  The meatloaf is perfect and super healthy. Hiding seaweed in your meatloaf. Did you know seaweed helps heal inflammation in the gut?  It does! 

2 lbs grass fed ground beef
1 dry soup San-J Wakame package
1/4 cup San-J Tamari sauce
1/4 cup honey

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix together the ground beef with the Wakame soup packet. Form 4 small loafs and place in 9x12 pan.  Drizzle a small amount of Tamari over the loafs. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes. Rotate pan and bake for an additional 20 minutes.

To make the glaze set a small sauce pan on the stove. Add 1/4 cup of San-J Tamari and honey to the pan. Whisk together over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to simmer. Simmer until the meatloaf is done. Serve the meatloaf with honey sauce over the top. 

You can add Bok Choy Greens to make the meal complete.

Here is  a video of the meal prep with steps.  Join me in the GF Mom Certified Kitchen! 

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Santa's Gluten Free Cookie Plate Party

Have you heard?  Incase you live under a rock. I will shout it. 

We are releasing our Christmas Cookbook on Tuesday!  WOOHOO!!

Santa's Gluten Free Cookie Plate

You must have this cookbook filled with timeless traditional recipes for yourself.

Santa's Gluten Free Cookie Plate is free from the top 8 allergens. 

I developed these recipes because I didn't want to have to make multiple kinds of cookies and try to keep the egg free Josi away from the peanut free Lillie cookies.  I believe in freedom. Free to eat for all even you! 

With each cookbook you get access to freebies developed just for you. For you to package up cookies and give away for Christmas. For you to download and keep just for yourself. 

Now for the party details!  Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 10th and read all the details below!  We can't wait to chat all about Christmas cookies and Santa.

We will be giving away free ebooks during the twitter party and one winner could win a free autographed VIP Hard Cover of Santa's Gluten Free Cookie Plate.

Santa's Cookies TWITTER PARTY 11/10 7:30PM CST

DATE: Tuesday November 10th 7:30pm CST/8:30pm EDT
HOST: @GFMomCertified
HASHTAG: #santasCookies
Here’s what you have to do…
1) RSVP to the Twitter Party here

2) Follow @GFMomCertified
3) Post a Tweet containing the following hashtag #santasCookies during Party Period
Come chat with gluten-free bloggers and author Tiffany Hinton (hey that’s me!) 
RSVP for your chance to win GFree goodies as well as a special grand prize to help you bake up a batch of gluten free winning eclairs too!
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That’s right – win GFree products and more at this Twitter Party! All you have to do is RSVP below and attend the party on 11/10 on Twitter using the hashtag #santasCookies – it’s that simple! (Register Above)
The Twitter party will use via Rafflecopter for the random prize drawing. Winners will be notified within 24 hours of the event on the @gfmomcertified Twitter page and via DM and/or email.

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Eligibility: GFMomCertified Twitter Party (the “Party” or “Twitter Party”) is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years of age, except employees of GFMomCertified(“Sponsor” or “Host”) and their respective affiliates, partners, subsidiaries, franchises, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate families or household members of each.
The Twitter Party is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law or regulations.
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1) RSVP to the Twitter Party here

2) Follow @gfmomcertified
3) Post a Tweet containing the following hashtag #santasCookies during Party Period
RSVPs must be received between entry period start date and 11pm PDT on November 10th 2015 (“Sweepstakes Period”). Any entries received after the giveaway period will not be considered.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Stepping Stones to Food Allergies a Book Review

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The title says it very well. This book is written by a fellow food allergy mom and someone I love calling a friend. Tracy Bush took time doing the research when her son was diagnosed with life threatening food allergies. She has put her heart into this book along with years of knowledge on living daily with food allergies.  The Stepping Stones to Food Allergies breaks down the day to day items in life into manageable topics. 

I learned two very important things while reading the book. First, my allergy to teff, sorghum and millet has probably always been around. I learned all three are grasses and I have always been allergic to weeds and grass in the fall with hay fever.  No wonder my insides react too.

I was also reminded to always carry two epi pens the first one may not work. Then what? In reality I should carry four epi pens as I have two daughters with life threatening allergies.

Tracy's book is a great resource for the parent of a child with food allergies.  Don't let the size scare you it is a huge information resource.  The best part is you can just search for what you need right now and then have all the information at your finger tips.  I love that she has include several recipes and I can't wait to try the donut recipes out. Watch for pictures soon!  Donuts maybe on the menu this weekend. I mean really who can pass up a donut and a cup of coffee.

To pick up your own copy of The Stepping Stones to Food Allergies visit Nutrimom Food Allergy Liaison. 

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

3 Reasons You Need SunButter

1. SunButter Crunch Cookies

2. Monster Cookies

3. Buckeye Brownie Cookies

Ok, if those three reasons are not enough for you.  SunButter is a nut free alternative for those traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  What kid doesn't love a sandwich filled with ooey gooey goodness and sweet jam.  SunButter is made in a peanut and tree nut free facility.  If this is not important to you it should be.  As a mom with a little girl who is anaphlactic to peanuts safety is the utmost importance.  So important my child even goes to a nut free school.  You my family get it.  I know you understand.

I am so excited to be able to giveaway this whole collection of SunButter. Not only is SunButter nut free it is also dairy free, gluten free, egg free and kosher.  You know those are important. Especially to a family with food allergies. 

The cookies featured above were all made with SunButter and are also top 8 free.  You know that is amazing! If you were one of the lucky few who got to taste these in Indy at the GFFA Fest you know they taste amazing too! These winning recipes are from our new Christmas Cookbook - Santa's Gluten Free Cookie Plate.

Now for the giveaway!  Are you ready?

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