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Green Bean “Fries”

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I learned a very valuable parenting lesson a couple years ago when I conducted a little McCarrot Fry experiment on my kids.  The big takeaway was this: brand names and packaging are very powerful weapons in a parents’ war on picky kids.  In my particular case, my 4 year old, Luke, is the picky eater […]

Eat Like a Dinosaur: Book Review and Giveaway!

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I cannot begin to express my excitement over The Paleo Parents new cookbook, Eat Like a Dinosaur, it is exactly what I’ve needed since embarking on my own grain-free lifestyle nearly a year ago.  How much easier my life would be if I could just get my kids on board! Eat Like a Dinosaur just […]

Gluten Free Pancakes: Come One, Come All for National Pancake Day!

Gluten Free Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup

  Okay, so someone (Erin, you know who you are) told me that it was national pancake day today, thus usurping my gluten free waffle groove!  Not being one to disappoint, I dropped everything and went into complete hyper-drive mode, because I KNOW pancakes.  I’m still waiting for the “national don’t eat crappy food” day; […]

Reconstructing Goldfish Crackers: Gluten Free Style

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I cannot think of another processed food that has become more embedded in the minds of children than Pepperidge Farms’ Goldfish Crackers.  While they are not only just naturally entertaining in design (brilliant marketing if you ask me), they are the perfect size for kindergarten age fingers to expertly handle while they learn to count, […]

Halloween Recipe Roundup and a Menu Plan

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Are you ready for Halloween?  My boys sure are biting at the bit (okay, their mom is too).  Before your little beggar dives into his or her loot bag tomorrow, make sure you’re armed with the 2011 Gluten and Allergen Free Halloween Candy Lists! Looking for Halloween recipe ideas?  Be sure to scroll to the […]

Dill Dip: Dairy-Free, Corn-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free and Soy-Free

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Kid-Friendly Dill Dip for Raw Veggies: Gluten-Free, Dairy/Casein-Free, Egg-Free, Corn-Free and Vegan

Heidi’s Favorite Trail Mix

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I’ve never been a huge fan of trail mixes, especially those of the store-bought variety because there’s usually too many things going on in them that don’t appeal to my taste buds. Nor do I care for protein bars.  I know a lot of folks like them (my boys love LÄRABARS) and they are very […]

Ranch Dressing (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Corn-Free, Nut-Free and Soy-Free)

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Ranch Dressing Take 2. Last January I shared my first attempt at a dairy-free, corn-free, egg-free and soy-free Ranch dressing and while it’s very good, there are two problems with the recipe. 1). It contains cashews so it’s no good for my friends out there with tree nut allergies. 2). It’s entirely too involved of […]

Egg-Free Substitutions for King Arthur Flour’s Gluten Free Bread Mix

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Of all the many successful ingredient tweaks I’ve made over the years, this is one I am especially proud of, an egg-free version of King Arthur Flour’s Gluten Free Bread Mix. While I no longer buy very many gluten-free prepackaged products, this bread mix is one occasional exception I will make for my kiddos (even […]

Knee Slappin’ Good Blueberry Muffins

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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 […]