Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kryptonite for Celiacs


I saw this recently on a shelf at the grocery store and wanted to run!



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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Primal Review


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Recent while in Raleigh for the GFAF Event we had supper at Primal.  It was devine and truly magical.  The complete restaurant is gluten free, you don't have to drill the waiter or explain, which is a blessing. I loved being able to pick from the menu and not have to tell them no croutons, no sauce or anything else. 
I even tried octopus for the first time.  It was chewy and really quite ok.  I was so happy to order crab cakes for the first time at a restaurant since going gluten free.  They were great and very flavorful.  

I also had the grill salad and Hubby had the burger.  All fabulous.  The wait staff was very attentive and we never had to wait.

I would recommend Primal if you are visiting the Raleigh Durham area.

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Crab Cakes

Tasty Octopus


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wordless Wednesday


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Gluten Free Blueberry Donuts anyone?

I love getting pictures from our readers and cookbook fans and hearing feedback.  This is the first time she has had gluten free donuts sense going GF and she made them herself.  Yeah!  

Pick up your own copy of Celebrates Heritage and mix up a batch of blueberry donuts too!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Namaste Makes Cookies Easy


Recently we received a box of goodies from Namaste Foods to try and review.  Here a look at the other items we reviewed.  I saved this cookie mix for a day to play with the girls.  


The Namaste Cookie Mix is free from gluten, wheat, soy, corn, potato, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy and caseins.  The directions are simple and you can mix any of your favorites from raisins to chocolate chips or be creative.  The girls asked to make cookies for Daddy one evening after I had a long day and my answer was Yes! We had the mix and this meant I would not need to get out all my flours or a cookbook.  The cookie mix made it simple and fun.  We added crushed Heath to our cookies as Daddy loves Heath. You can make them with coconut oil to make sure they remain dairy free. The cookies bake up perfectly with a soft center.  If you are looking for a simple, yet homemade cookie these is perfect!


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Friday, August 15, 2014

Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event in Review


We just got home from Raleigh and WOW what a weekend.  The trip flew by we met new friends and hug a few old ones.  (Old friends, not old in age) The weekend kicked off with a blogger and speaker supper at Primal in North Carolina and I am in love. Primal is a completely gluten free restaurant. It was fantastic to just order without all the questions and speaking to the manager (review will be posted soon!)  Here are some of my pics form the weekend.


Freedom Foods getting ready for the day



My new favorite!  Bakery On Main oatmeal to go in awesome flavors Blueberry, Carrot Cake, Strawberry, Apple and more.


One of the volunteers and home town Chi girl help set up


Great book by Jennifer Fugo on being a Savvy Gluten Free Shopper (review to come).  Jennifer is a beautiful soul, pick up her book!


Our favorite spice company.  I picked some of Virtuous Living's spice blends for a friend here in Chicago.  


OOOOOH!  Lookie - GF Mom teaching on how to raise a kid gluten free on the big stage.  Check out our speaking and events page to join us for our next event.


My girls favorite snack.  I had to sneak a few of these in my suitcase for my girls at home.


I love the sea salt Plentils.  What is your favorite?


Have you tried Wildtree?  They had a big announcement recently. 90% of there products will be gluten free certified in 2015. YEAH!  Simple and great tasting for home.


And you can't forget the beer!  


Thank you Nikki and Pam for another great event!  See you in Charlotte in the spring!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

GF Mom Certified Now in Store


Retail Store Announcement !!

We are happy to announce that you can now purchase our Mom Certified Celebrates Heritage Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbooks and Bittersweet Walnut Grove Seasonal Cookbooks at select locations around the MidWest.  The store locations are listed below:

Fresh Thyme
211 W. Rand Road
Mt Prospect, IL 60056

Strack & Van Til
2627 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Strack & Van Til
1600 Pioneer Trail
Chesterton, IN 46304

Strack & Van Til
2800 Calumet Avenue
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Strack & Van Til
2168 W. Highway 30
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Strack & Van Til
999 Old Ridge Road
Hobart, IN 46342

Ultra Foods
1241 North Rand Road
Prospect Heights, IL 60070

Ultra Foods
9111 Taft Street
Merrillville, IN 46410

Our complete range of products can be found in the natural and organic section at most locations. 
Learn more about Gluten Free Mom Certified and our products at gfmomcertified.com


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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Baked Chicken Wings


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Chicken legs a favorite of kids.  Remember going to KFC when you were a child and asking for an extra crispy leg, because you just wanted to eat the crispy part (oh that was me).  Franki loves chicken sticks as she calls them. You have to trade her the bone for a new drumstick, because she loves to suck all the meat off all the way down.  This recipe is amazing and hubby said "these are awesome" I asked what? just to hear him say it again.  

Ingredients
3-4 lbs chicken drumsticks or wings
1 tbs marjoram 
2 tbs oregano
1 1/4 tsp smoked salt
1 1/2 tbs garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp dried chipotle ground
1 chicken boulin cube, crushed
2 tbs oil

Instructions
  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Place the chicken in a large bowl, with all the spices, and then drizzle with  2 tablespoons oil. Cover chicken completely with paste.
  3. Line a baking pan with foil; top with a wire rack. Arrange chicken legs out in a single layer. While the chicken legs are baking oil will slowly drip to the bottom of the baking pan.
  4. Bake chicken legs until cooked through and skin is crispy, about 45-50 minutes. Rotate wings half way through-roughly 20 minutes. Rotate chicken drumsticks and cook additional 30 minutes.
  5. Remove and serve with yogurt sauce or african pepper sauce.


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