Friday, September 28, 2012

Happy Friday!

Well, I ended up getting a lot of motivation when I got home yesterday, and made the soup I posted yesterday (cheesy vegetable chowder)...and biscuits!  We all loved the soup, and definitely will be making it again!!  For the biscuits, I usually make them with Pamela's Baking Mix -but, this time I tried the Bisquick Gluten Free Mix.  My preference is Pamela's Baking Mix version -but, both are good.  

In addition to the soup, we had chicken tenders (Bell & Evans brand) and French Fries (Alexia House Cut Fries).  My 2 year old loved dipping her fries and chicken in her soup!  

Tonight is PIZZA night!!  We love Udi's pizza shells, and Chebe Bread Sticks.  We typically have cheese sticks too!  For the cheese sticks, I use mozzarella sticks rolled in olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and Gillians Italian GF bread crumbs...put in the oven for a few minutes while pizza is cooking to soften cheese. 

Wishing you all a great weekend!! 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lazy, Fall Day

The rain, dreary weather has officially affected me!  This morning, I had no motivation to put the soup I had planned for dinner together.  Hopefully, when I get home I will have found my motivation and make it then.  If not, it may be a take out night or I'll have to throw something together quickly...and get creative!  Do any of you have a place to fall back on for take out?  I have 1 or 2 -but, that is about it.  One of my favorites for take out is Juniper Grill.  

In the event I find my motivation, here is the recipe of the soup I plan to make...even if it's for tomorrow:

Cheesy Vegetable Chowder Recipe

We don't often do take out because there may be options -but, its a lot of trust that there is no contamination.  From time to time, I do get "glutened" and it takes me a while to get the guts to try eating out again.  My hope...and real dream is that someday there will be a 100% Gluten Free restaurant.  

While on the topic of eating out, Celiac Central posting a very good article that is great read, and thought I'd pass it on:

 The Gluten-Free Rush Article

Hope you all have a great rest of the day, and hope you all have a lot  more motivation that me today! 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Slow Coooker: Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Good Morning All!  Its a rainy fall day, and I'm in the need for some comfort food...and not feeling like cooking!  So, once again, I discovered  this recipe on Pinterest, and it looks yummy...and simple!

Link to Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole 

Please keep in mind even though we eat Gluten Free...we can eat's all in how its made, and prepared.  For example, we can eat donuts, and breaded chicken by using different ingredients -such, as GF flour mixes.  Also, don't forget to always check your labels.  Manufactures tend to change ingredients often, and it's better to be safe than sorry.  

My hopes with this blog is to help you see how easy, and delicious the Gluten Free lifestyle can be. 

Wishing you all a great day...stay warm and dry!  

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Toffee Apple Dip

Hope all are having a fantastic Tuesday...and thought I'd pass on a little sweetness!  I'm always looking for a quick, yummy snack or something to take to gathers...and think this is a perfect fit!  Of course, I found it on my new favorite blog (Six Sisters Stuff).  

Six Sister's Stuff: Toffee Apple Dip 

Hope you all have a great rest of the day, and enjoy this sweet snack!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Back on track...

Happy Monday All!!  I'm trying to hard to get back on track, and stay on top of my meal planning!!  I'm going to start posting what I'm making for dinner, and hopefully help you with some easy recipes.  I'm big on simple, easy recipes.  Guess you can say less fuss = a must!

So, tonight is a late night for getting home, and am counting on my crockpot to do all the work!  This evenings recipe came from a blog I discovered on Pinerest:  Six Sisters Stuff.

The recipe needed adjusted just a bit to make Gluten Free.  To make the recipe Gluten Free, I had to make my our Cream of Chicken Soup (1 cup of cold milk, 2 TBSP corn starch, 1 1/2 TBSP butter, and 1 GF bullion cube). 

All I'll need to do when I get home is make some rice or GF pasta!  Just a reminder to always double check your labels!  Here is the link for tonight's recipe:  Italian Chicken Recipe.

Hope you have great rest of the day...and enjoy the Italian Chicken! 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Allergy Alert Necklace Options

As I have mentioned, I have a 2 year old who is 100% Gluten Free.  We felt that was the best thing for her, and me with the risk of contamination, and such.  Not to mention our house is 100% Gluten Free, too!  A few months ago, our decision was validated when her Celiac & Gluten Intolerance Gene test came back positive for both!  One of our biggest challenges is at gathering, since she can't communicate she is Gluten Free.  Recently, she started to wear a bottle cap necklace from Zuzilly that simply states "Gluten Allergy" on a sticker.  

 (sorry, the picture wouldn't rotate for me.)
Since she is only 2 (soon to be 3), the sticker is starting to wear off quickly -so, I've been on a search for another necklace to last.  We have a few Gluten Allergy alert bracelet -but, have found the necklace to be a bit more in your face, and easier to notice.  My recent find was on Etsy:  Once Upon a Sugar Tree (Link to Etsy: Unce upon a Sugar Tree) will make their necklace to say whatever you would like!  

Feel free to pass on any of the finds you may have found, too!  

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Recipe from BabyCakes NYC

Hope you all had a great Labor Day, and had lots of yummy food...Gluten Free of course!  One of my favorite bakeries that I discovered in Disney is BabyCakes NYC...and can't ever get enough of it.  At the Disney location on BabyCakes NYC, all their goodies are Gluten Free...and delicious.  Their icing is my absolute favorite.  I've tried to make it on my own from their recipe book, and just haven't had any luck mastering it yet...but, will eventually!!  

This morning, I received the BabyCakes News letter and thought I'd pass on the recipe from it for Rice Krispie Blocks:

1 10 ounce box of Gluten-Free Brown Rice Crisp Cereal
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon salt
10 ounces vegan gluten-free marshmallow cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Brush 1/2 sheet pan with oil and set aside. 
In a medium bowl, scoop in marshmallow, oil, salt and vanilla and mix. Pour in rice cereal and continue mixing until marshmallow is evenly distributed. 
Pour mix into a pan and chill for 1 hour. Cut into 3" squares... And there you have it!

BabyCakes NYC offers yummy goodness that is one if not more than any of the followingRefined Sugar-free, Gluten-free, wheat-free,  soy-fre, casein-free, egg-free, vegan, kosher bakery.

Hope you have a great rest of the day...and will post something soon!