Posts Tagged "dye-free"

Gluten Free | Sweets for your Sweetie

Gluten Free | Sweets for your Sweetie

Holidays can be such a challenge for those following a restricted diet. Avoiding gluten, dairy and soy (present in most chocolate in the form of soy lecithin) is hard enough and now add color-dye and genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), such as high fructose corn syrup to the mix, and one can go into overdrive.  The holidays that are coated in red color dye are the most troublesome for us (Valentine’s day, Christmas). I am convinced after five years of observation that color dye is Sam’s number one behavior trigger. I joke during my presentations on “connecting the...

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Candy Cane Cake Pops | Gluten Free | Dairy Free | Dye Free

Candy Cane Cake Pops | Gluten Free | Dairy Free | Dye Free

I love making cake pops for gifts. Kids love them and they are super easy to make. I posted about Easter cake pops in 2012 which I made for Sammy’s preschool class. They were a big hit. For Christmas this year, I decided to make cake pops again but with a holiday twist…sprinkled with crushed dye-free candy cane. To start, I used Sammy’s favorite cake mix, King Arthur Flour (featured above). It’s gluten, dairy, soy and nut-free. Be sure to let the cake pops cool completely before dipping them in chocolate. The chocolate can be easily melted in the microwave. Just heat...

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Sammy’s Gluten-Free Lunch Box

Sammy’s Gluten-Free Lunch Box

Only a few fleeting moments… For only a few fleeting moments they stay like this…in restful slumber…precious, sweet and fairly easy to feed. I breastfed all my children so the first six months of their life were simple when it came to food…no bottles to wash, no formula to prepare. It was simple and easy for me. Even once they started on solids, it wasn’t too bad. Now, when it came to changing Sam’s diet at 2-1/2 years (after his autism diagnosis), which included removing gluten, dairy, soy, egg, color dye, all additives and preservatives and switching to...

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Camping Gluten, Dairy and Dye-Free

Camping Gluten, Dairy and Dye-Free

When I first went gluten and dairy free, it was hard to imagine taking my new GFCF lifestyle on the road. Everything seemed so overwhelming at first. Now after five years, I’ve transitioned all our essential recipes/dishes and treats to gluten and dairy free. For the most part, we don’t miss the gluten or dairy and camping is no exception. One of my strategies is to make dishes that everyone can eat including my older kids who are still gluten and dairy consumers. One day, I’ll convert them but meanwhile choosing meals that are naturally gluten and dairy free helps...

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