Tuesday, March 31, 2015

… And the Winner Is

If you have paid the least bit of attention the in the last few months, you have read or seen Tracy (AKA Nutrimom - Food Allergy Liaison) having some social media fun. The result was a Muffin bake off sponsored by The Real GF Jules.  Here is the whole twitter craziness. (look for details under #Charlotte #GFAFEvent)

These winning muffins even flew all the way to Charlotte.  I have to say the staff at O'Hare and US Airways were extremely nice to the muffin tops and they made it all the way down south with out even a crumb being loss.

The competition - Brownie Muffins recipe here

This is the famous Nutrimom - Food Allergy Liaison

These muffins were Kid Approved even before they made the flight.

My little Huckleberry Josi

The recipe of the winning Breakfast muffin is here for you to give a try.

Blueberry Buckle Muffins

1/4 cup Earth Balance
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg or replacer (1 tbs gelatin mixed with 2 tbs hot water and 2 tbs cold water, mix till frothy)
1 1/2 cups GF Jules Flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup almond milk or coconut milk
2 cups fresh blueberries

1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup GF Jules Flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup Earth Balance, cold. Diced into small cubes

Cream together the earth balance and sugar. Add in egg replacer and mix well. In another bowl mix together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture alternating with milk to creamy mixture and blend. Fold in blueberries.

To mix topping: Add all topping ingredients to a small bowl and use a pastry cutter to combine into a course meal texture.

Spoon into prepared muffin tins. Sprinkle with topping. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Charlotte GFree Fun

We just got back form the GFAF Event in Charlotte, it was a blast! Here is our photo book!

Here are some photos of the fun and some new products for you to check out.

Josh from The Gluten Free Buyers Guide - GF Mom Certified was a winner for 2015!

These are our gluten free egg free muffins that traveled to Charlotte from Ohare - The GF Jules muffin-off with Nutrimom. 

Muffin-off Judge Pam from I'm a Celiac

Muffin-off Judge Justin from Yo Dish

Table set to go! I love having event specials!  Check out our upcoming events and join us live and in person!  If you can't make to an event just click on the link on the side to purchase a cookbook of your own -->>

Check out who's at 10:30!  I loved speaking about parties.

My new friend GF Jenna from New York

You have to try these - very tasty! 

Pizza!  Did someone say pizza and beer samples!  Oh Yes! Remember to bring your men along to the gfree events. I can not wait to try our Two Foodies pizza crust soon. (watch for our review)

Rice wraps and pillows!  I was super excited to see these and can not wait for my to come in the mail this week.  I am planning a sushi and wine party soon!  Who wants to come?  I even started looking on Pinterest for sushi ideas…. crab, shrimp, avocado, sea weed, cucumber… What are your ideas?

Love the packaging!

Some of the best hummus

Jen from GGFGourmet. They have great and gooey cookies.  

This was my breakfast

ohh - our secret is out! Watch for our Kickstart next week! 

Expo Haul!  

Below are some of my finds - watch the blog for reviews in the coming weeks

Thank you Charlotte for a wonderful time!  See you next year.

Visit us in April in Atlanta! 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Is your Easter Complete?

It's Spring... ... you're someplace magical ... Imagine the flowers, a bunny, a family dinner, a blue speckled egg,
a Easter celebration with family ...
... imagine the Easter Hat and new  sundress,
the chocolate bunnies,
the marshmallow chicks,
the ham,
the giggles of children ...
What's missing?

Gluten Free Croissants
GF Mom Certified has you Easter solution with Three Days to Perfection. Add a fresh hot batch of gluten free croissants to your Easter dinner this year. 
Impress your guest and have them hopping like the bunny -  purchase Here
** Use coupon GFMOMBUY for a VIP discount **

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Chicago Event April 12th with Williams-Sonoma

I need you help sharing this upcoming event within the Chicagoland area.  If you can share with folks and on Facebook or Twitter, I would be much appreciative.  Reply and let me know you shared the event and I will mail you a free recipe card and gluten free coupon for Namaste Foods.

So, the event right.  Are you curious?

I will be hosting a cooking class at the Williams-Sonoma at Old Orchard Mall in Skokie, IL.  The local Williams-Sonoma has expanded their gluten free offerings and as part of the expansion is now offering gluten free cooking classes and demo.  I am excited to be invited to participate and share.  I will be cooking up a batch of Sunday donuts for the class to try.

The details: 
The class is free, all you have to do is call the store and RSVP. You will also get an extra 10% off your in store purchase the day of the event, just for coming out to taste our donuts.

Sunday, April 12th at Noon.
Williams-Sonoma, Old Orchard
Skokie, IL

I will be signing books and discussing gluten free cooking.
Remember to email me back when you share this great event and for your gift of gratitude.

Thank you friends,
GF Mom Certified

P.S. remember to email me back when you share this great event and for your gift of gratitude.

For more events check out our  Speaking and Event page - Join us in Charlotte, NC or Atlanta, GA!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Indiana Today

Gluten Free Education & Sampling Event
Mar 14, 2015
12pm - 4pm

Location: Winfield Wiseway
10839 Randolph St.
Crown Point, IN

Gluten Free 101 Class at 10am today featuring label reading! 

Join us at one of our favorite stores for a Gluten Free Education class from 10 am - Noon. Then sampling throughout the store on that date from noon to 4pm.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Gluten Free Charlotte & Giveaway

to your favorite board for easy reference

Are you ready Charlotte?  We are headed your way and I have a 4 free passes to give away!  I'm excited. I love Charlotte, more than you understand.  Charlotte has become my winter getaway spot.  Hubby and I travel to Charlotte normal every February and even sometime in the fall.  I love the beauty of the city and the friendly folks.  Won't you join us for this great event.

I want you to share the event with your circle and friends.  We do these events to help those living a gluten free lifestyle and I personally do the events to help the mom's of children with food allergies and autism.  Your kids can have great tasting food and this event is a great way to learn about all the safe choices.

I will be teaching BYOC… Bring your own cupcake.  How to navigate birthday parties for your gluten free child at 10:30 am - make sure to grab your seat early.  This class is also great for school teachers.

Stop by our table and get your cookbook signed and pick up a t-shirt too!

Free Ticket Giveaway Time!

First 4 people to comment on this post, why you live a gluten free lifestyle will win!  Ready… Set… Go!  Let's hear ya.

Purchase your tickets here - http://charlottegfexpo.blogspot.com

Event Volunteers Needed
Please help us out and mention that we need volunteers in your posts or on social media. They can contact us at gfafwellnessevent@gmail.com to volunteer.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Real Jules, Real Good Giveaway

Banana Muffins
to your favorite board for easy reference

Back in January I saw a post on Celiac and The Beast Facebook for a sample of The GF Jules flour.  Now you know I love all things gluten free, but really a free sample of flour, I could not let it get away. A few weeks later my package arrived from the "real" Jules.  I was excited.

Well the girls and the nanny baked up the flour into muffins before I got to use it, then they ate all the muffins too.  I needed more flour! Hence all the tweets and silliness but honestly I needed more The GF Jules flour.  I am happy to say Jules sent me a box to review and I am in love. (oh and I got brownies too)

Personally I love that the flour is free of our family allergens including gluten, dairy, teff, sorghum, millet, eggs and the rest.  The texture is fine and has an amazing similarity to regular all purpose flour.  I have used it in banana muffins with our traditional gluten free recipe and they were great.  I then used it to make egg free, dairy free, gluten free apple pie donuts. This flour is the bomb! I am in love again.

If you haven't heard. Jules recently re-launched her products under a new name gfJulesT after an ugly separation from her former partners in March of this year. If you want all the details catch up on YouTube and this great article from GlutenDude about the sordid ordeal.

Jules originally founded her company as a single mother, on her own in 2007 after publishing her first gluten free cookbook. Ever since, she has been a passionate advocate for celiac and gluten-free consumer issues like gluten free food labeling and helping those in our community. With her company, Jules' goal was to never get rich, but rather to bring families with dietary restrictions together at mealtime as economically safely as possible.

Sound familar, my main purpose it to give you a gluten free solution for your children. This is one of the reason I am so excited to share The GF Jules products with you, but also because it really is a great flour.  We have a giveaway for you to win your own to try (detail below).

First let me share this amazing Vegan Apple Pie Donut recipe.

2 cup The GF Jules flour
1 tbs gelatin mixed with 1 tbs cold water + 2 tbs boiling water, mix till frothy
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon 
1/4 brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract 

Cinnamon sugar mix:
2 tbs sugar 
1/2 tsp cinnamon 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Grease your donut pans and set aside. 
  • In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. 
  • In a medium bowl mix sugar,  applesauce, milk and vanilla. 
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients; add the gelatin mixure and mix until combined.  
  • Pour your mixture into your donut pan, filling each donut until it's around 3/4 full. 
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer removes clean and the edges have pulled in from the sides. 
  • Sprinkle warm donuts with cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Now let's get you some! 

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