Menu Plan – Week of August 15


It’s been a crazy day so this is going to be a quick post! printable menu plan Meatless Monday: Raw Zucchini Pasta in a Vegan Curry Cream Sauce, Fresh Tomato, Cucumber and Watermelon Slices Tuesday: Grilled Chicken, Bell Pepper Salad and Creamy Cucumber Salad Wednesday: Grilled Filet Mignon with a Red Wine Balsamic Reduction (I […]

Knee Slappin’ Good Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins*

I have never had a better blueberry muffin in my life.  Not with dairy, not with eggs and certainly not with gluten. Now, the fact that I was on the modified elimination diet when I made them may have had a teeny tiny influence on my lust for these beauties, but I really don’t think […]

Creamy Cucumber Salad (corn-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, sugar-free)

Creamy Cucumber Salad

I’ve been thinking a lot about my 96 year old grandma lately.  She and I have always been really close but sadly, we live over 1,000 miles apart and I haven’t been able to see her in nearly 3 years.  I’ve always been compared to my grandma, mostly by our similarly strong personalities but the […]

Gluten and Allergen Free Custom Wedding and Special Event Cakes by Crave Bakery


I have some very exciting news to share with you from Crave Bakery, they are now offering custom gluten and allergen free wedding and special event cakes in the San Fransisco and Los Angeles area: If you have food allergies or a restricted diet that excludes Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Soy, or many other commonly allergenic […]

Menu Plan – Week of August 8


This past Thursday, some friends and I had a GF GNO (gluten-free girls night out) and one of my friends, a new Meals in a Minute consultant, demoed some of their gluten-free sauces by making up some spring rolls (you can see all the gluten-free products by Meals in a Minute here).  I don’t know […]

Gluten Free and Allergy Free Art Supply List


I can not stress the importance of gluten-free art supplies enough, especially for the preschool set.  Little ones are notorious for putting anything that is not intended to be eaten straight into their mouth (see exhibit A, below). And don’t think you’re off the hook if you have older children. Kids are funny little people, much […]

Q & A with Doctor Vikki: Is there a Connection between Gluten Intolerance and Macular Degeneration? Plus, New Dr. Vikki Videos!


  There’s a new look for Dr. Vikki Petersen’s segment here at Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom and I’d like to send a big thank you to my friend Alexa of Lexie’s Kitchen for designing the new Q & A with Doctor Vikki badge you see above (thanks Lexie!). From this point forward, instead […]

Dye-Free Batman Cake

Dye-Free Batman Cake

Okay, if you want to get technical about it, this really isn’t a “cake” per se, but rather a cupcake tower that looks like a tiered cake.  I made this for Luke’s 4th birthday party on Saturday, after dreading how I would pull off a Batman cake without the use of artificial colorings (namely the […]

The Blood Tests for Celiac Disease

blood tests

It is extremely important that you are eating a gluten-filled diet when taking these tests.  If you are already gluten free, then there is a good chance the blood tests will be negative, even if you do in fact have celiac disease (the only treatment for celiac disease is a gluten-free diet, which *should* result […]

Menu Plan – Week of August 1


I love this time of year, when all the blood, sweat and tears that go into a beginners’ garden start to pay off…or at least give you the glimmer of hope that yes, you can in fact grow your own fruits and vegetables! Of all the countless punctures (blackberries are thorny suckers!), many days smelling […]