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The Gluten-Free Lunch Box Blues

The Gluten-Free Lunch Box Blues

It can be a challenge living gluten-free (or with any other food sensitivity).
When Samuel was younger it was much easier because he was not yet subjected to peers that ate differently than him. Once he was in school full time, I had to negotiate with him about the lunch foods that I packed for him. I wanted to send healthy foods such as “green soup” which is a family favorite at our house but the mixture of cruciferous vegetables made his lunch smell sulfurous which then resulted in his peers teasing him. He came home and animately announced that I should never send that green soup in his lunch again.

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Proud to Bee Gluten-Free!

Proud to Bee Gluten-Free!

It was a beautiful day. The sun shone above and the weather was perfect as 65 plus members of my gluten-free support group, Gluten Intolerance Group of Tri-Valley, marched for gluten-free awareness and pride. There were huge smiles and puffed up chests as we proclaimed our pride in reclaiming our health and well-being by removing gluten from our diet. There isn’t a member in my group that won’t boast about the miraculous difference this diet has made in their life or the life of their child and yet this lifestyle can be challenging at first for the newly diagnosed…thus the...

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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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Chuck E Cheese goes gluten-free

Chuck E Cheese goes gluten-free

  I remember going to Chuck E Cheese for the first time as a teenager. Everyone was amazed with the animated characters as seen below. Wow, saying this makes me feel very old.  Now, the kids barely pay attention to the animated band at Chuck E Cheese. They are more obsessed with the electronic games.Sam was over the moon when I told him Chuck E Cheese now has gluten free pizza. It has long been one of his favorite places to go. I read in an article that they are doing a thorough job with their gluten-free offerings so I decided to give it a try. I was very impressed. They offer a GF cheese...

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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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