Friday, October 17, 2014

French Toast




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Do you ever have those morning where you just want a treat?  We have your solution …

French Toast

Ingredients:
2 eggs
1/4 cup almond or coconut milk
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 loaf GF brioche or other bread, sliced thick

Directions:

Heat griddle on medium-high heat.

Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon together.  Dredge a slice of brioche through the egg mixture and place on hot griddle. Cook for 1-2 minutes per a side until golden brown.  Serve warm with powdered sugar and strawberries.

YUM!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hiding in the Bathroom


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Hubby picked up these treats for me at the Raleigh Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Wellness Event a few months back.  All the products from SAF Organics are gluten and dairy free.  Yeah for me!  I love a soak in the tub and a good lotion too, especially with our cold Chicago winters.

The bath fizz tea cake is amazing and hard to believe it is all natural.  I broke it in half and added to my bath of hot water.  The dried rose petals came to life and the bath smelled of a garden.  The oil and natural butters in the cake left my skin feeling silky and revived.  

I have been sharing the lip balm with my girls, as keeping our lips moist is a challenge in the winter.  Have a good gluten free choice is great.  I must tell you this little mint mojito has found a home in my purse. 

saf organics (pronounced "safe") is a family owned and operated business founded on lifestyle principles that motivate us to make the highest quality products using the finest natural, organic, fair-trade, wild-harvested ingredients.

Each of our products are safe and free from gluten, animal by-products, parabens, phalates, sulfates, synthetic fragrance, toxic preservatives, and artificial colors (including FD&C colorants)

We Prefer Semi-Nude
Less Packaging = Less Waste

We use as little packaging as possible (semi-nude), even in shipping so as to reduce waste and minimize adding to landfills.  When purchased in person, many products can be sold sans-packaging (nude).
We prefer our packaging to be reused, recycled or composted at the end of their lives, with a goal to have 100% of our packaging easily recyclable, compostable or biodegradable.




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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pediatric Celiac Center is Launched


Big News in the celiac community!  If you haven't heard Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge has launched a pediatric celiac center.  I had the honor to attend the kick off event and meet some fabulous people. The night was filled with great gfree food, people and information. Read the full press release here.

The center is staffed with amazing doctors including Dr. Garcia-Alvarez and has a library for patients that include gfree cookbooks.

The Pediatric Celiac Center is a premier regional destination for children with celiac disease. Services offered include a board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist specializing in celiac disease providing full diagnostic and ongoing medical care, a registered dietitian assisting you every step of the way, and a nutrition counseling service including label reading, restaurant eating and cooking at home.

Celiac disease is one of the most common inherited diseases, with 1 in 133 people in the US effected. If left untreated it may result in nutrition deficiencies, osteoporosis and development of other disorders including type 1 diabetes.  If your child experiences symptoms including poor growth, short stature, weight loss, anemia, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, irritability or allergy eyes please call the center for an appointment.

The Pediatric Celiac Center is hosting a gluten free halloween party this year on Saturday, Oct 25 from 12 - 2pm - click her for more information. Visit https://healthadvisor.advocatehealth.com/classes and type class code 8P43 in the box.

Gluten - Free Halloween Open House

Come in your favorite Halloween costume for Gluten-Free Trick-or-Treating! Events include: Food and Candy Raffles Games and Activities for Tots to Teen. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hospital / Medical Center: Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge
Address:
Advocate Children's Hospital -Park Ridge
1675 Dempster St 
Park Ridge, IL 60068


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

GF Mom is Coming to Lansing



We are traveling to Lansing in a few weeks for the Lansing Gluten Free Fair and we are excited.  I will be teaching our educational class on how to Raise a Child Gluten Free.  You can register for the event here.
The Lansing Gluten Free Fair is spearheaded by Chapter 43 of Celiac Support Association USA..  We have monthly meetings from September to May, special dinners, and a monthly newsletter.  Anyone is welcome to join us for any of our activities.  We provide support, education, information, and advocacy for anyone who is on the gluten free diet.  We also partner with with the Greater Grand Rapids YMCA Camp Manitou Lin in Hastings MI for agluten free camp  for children ages 7-12 and teens ages 13-17.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Halloween Gfree Fun


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Time to get your kids in the kitchen and get prepared for Halloween. We have started decorating our home and Franki has planned a party.  Funny thing is she invited the neighbors to a Halloween party before asking if she could have one, then she in formed her Dad she was having a party.  This girl is like her Mom and loves to host and create a mess, but not so much on the clean up part.  Good thing Lillie likes to pick up and have order.  They will make a great party throwing team.  We had our bats up on the walls, our halloween garland hung and potion jars out in our witches hutch.  Check out some of my favorite activities below.

Here are four of our favorites for Halloween









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Friday, September 26, 2014

Formal Gluten Free Education Coming to Chicago

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Eat your way safely through the week!  
Join us Chicagoland 
for 3 fun gfree events this week.

Personally I can not wait to get the party started on Saturday, I have amazing resources to give away including shopping guides, eBooks, gfree beauty products, gf food samples, DVDs and more!  Comment below and tell me which event you will be attend!  Special gift for the individual who comes to all 3.

Healthy Eating Fair at Ultra Foods
September 27, 2014
10am - 4pm

Location: Ultra Foods
1241 N. Rand Rd
Prospect Heights, IL
Come sample gluten free and organic options. Huge savings on products and in store specials. Talk directly with the company learning tips and fun preparation techniques for meals and snacks. Pick up a signed copy of one of our cookbooks, while having the opportunity to ask Tiffany your gluten free questions.

Join some of my friends and me for an amazing weekend to lift you up and support your lifestyle.

Gluten Free 101 at Indian Trails Public Library

Sept 29, 2014
7pm

Location: Indian Trails Public Library
355 Schoenbeck Rd
Wheeling, IL 60090

'Living Gluten Free'; Learn how to keep yourself safe at home and away. Tiffany Hinton a mom of children with food allergies will teach you how to keep yourself smiling with safe kitchen tips, snack ideas, birthday party solutions, traveling and more.

Join some of my friends and me for an amazing evening to lift you up and support your lifestyle.

http://indiantrailslibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=22504&lib=


Gluten Free Debunked!
Sept 30, 2014
6:30pm

Location: Zeal Restaurant
680 Mall Dr
Schaumburg, IL
Gluten Free Debunked!
Sick of trying to figure out what to eat that's gluten free and healthy?
Living gfree but other family members aren't and want to learn how to be safe?
Are you wanting to know how to be gfree and healthy not just with your food, attitude and body?
We've been there and we'd love to help you feel better too!

Join Kitchen Shrink, Elyse Wagner, MS, CN (nutritionist & postive psychology expert, coach and author of Smoothie Secrets Revealed) and Tiffany Hinton, GF Mom Certified (gluten free recipe designer and author of Mom Certified Celebrated Heritage) at Zeal Restuarant in Schaumburg, IL for a night of education, inspiration and empowerment!






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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Struggling To Live Gluten Free Healthy and Happy?

WIN GFree Goodies TWITTER PARTY 9/25 7PM CST

DATE: Thursday September 25th 7pm CST/8pm EDT
HOST: @GFMomCertified
PROMO PARTNER: @Elyse_Wagner
HASHTAG: #GFreeDebunked
Here’s what you have to do…
1) RSVP to the Twitter Party here http://vphonegirl.blogspot.com/2014/09/struggling-to-live-gluten-free-healthy.html
2) Follow @GFMomCertified
3) Follow @Elyse_Wagner
4) Post a Tweet containing the following hashtag #GFreeDebunked during Party Period
Come chat with gluten-free bloggers and authors Tiffany Hinton (hey that’s me!) as we talk about Gluten Free Myths and More with gluten free expert and author Elyse Wagner from My Kitchen Shrink. 
RSVP for your chance to win GFree goodies as well as a special grand prize to help you transition into living a healthy and happy gluten free life. 
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 9/25 on Twitter using the hashtag #GFreeDebunked – it’s that simple! (Register Below)

Gluten Free Debunked!
Two experts, one night, sharing our secret sauce ingredients so you can live a delicious gluten free healthy life!
Tuesday, September 30th Time: 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Address: 680 Mall Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60173


You'll get...
Tiffany's meal planning weekly menus, grocery shopping guides, recipes, gluten free stickers and more ($99 value)

Elyse's bestselling eguide: Smoothie Secrets Revealed plus her top 4 tips on how to deal with living gluten free emotionally and socially ($97 value)


Bonuses from Brands You Love!
Goodie bags filled with samples, recipes that are (gfree & dairy free) and more! 

($100 worth of free bonuses)
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