Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tonight's Dinner

Today, was a lucky day! I got to come home early and make a meal for dinner instead of counting in the crockpot!

Tonight, I made a recipe from Pinterest...of course! We had orzo with shrimp, asparagus, and feta. Even before my celiac diagnosis, I never had orzo -so, I can't really compare it to the non GF version.

We all really enjoyed this recipe, and will certainly make it again: http://mobile.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/04/skillet-shrimp-with-orzo-recipe.html

Note: I substituted orzo with Delallo gluten free version.







Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Banana Pancakes with only 3 ingredients

Recently discovered a super easy, yummy pancake recipe...on Pinterest of course!   At first, I was hesitant -but, now my daughter keeps requesting them.  Needless to say, they were a big hit!!  They are even easy to make on a morning of rushing around, and being short on time.  All you need is 3 simple ingredients, and no measuring:  1 egg, 1 banana, and blueberries...or chocolate chips!  This Banana Pancake Recipe will be used time, and time again at our house!  Hope you like it as much as we do!  

Monday, April 15, 2013

Conscious Box

Thanks to a dear blogger friend of mine, Annsley of Gluten Freedoms, I discovered Conscious Box; which is a great Mother's Day gift idea!  To find out how it works, check out this link:  http://www.consciousbox.com/subscribe#HowItWorks.  The best part is there is a Gluten Free option...so, you get great, safe products delivered to your door (or send as a gift) for $19.95 (includes shipping)!  How great is that?!?!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Disney Research

Sorry I disappeared for a while!  My husband owns a seasonal business, and I run the store for him, so I've been adjusting to my crazy summer life!  The huge perk is that I get to take our little girl to work with us, and we have a blast!

Most are planning their summer vacations -but, we obviously can't take summer vacations due to the business -so, I'm planning our winter vacation!  We are huge Disney fans and highly recommend the DVC (Disney Vacation Club).  We are considering spending Thanksgiving in Disney, and am researching options for Thanksgiving dinner.  Thought I'd share all my finds for you to have information, too!  I'm sure you think we may be crazy to want to go on vacation for a holiday -but, for holidays, I tend to want to run away!  I'm sure you all know what I mean.  I have been a Celiac for almost 10 years now -but, the holidays still get tough for me.  I'd never cheat -but, just being around the unsafe food and all the anxiety of contamination drives me crazy!

There is a great Disney Q&A called Disney Mom Panel.  Every time I have asked a question, I received a response in a few days...very helpful.  Also, emailed WDW Special Diet and received a very helpful response which included this pdf:  WDW Resorts Gluten Free Dietary Guide.  Another unofficial helpful site recommended was Allergy Free Mouse.

In the past 10 years of going to Disney, we have not had one single bad experience...especially with food.  They have been amazing with my, and my daughter.  After eating all the delicious food, and having such magical experiences, it makes it very tough to come home!

If you have any Disney questions what so ever, please don't hesitate to ask.  Hope you all have a great rest of the day, and an amazing Gluten Free weekend!