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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 […]

Freedom Foods Tropic O’s Cereal (a.k.a. Gluten, Allergen and Synthetic Dye Free “Fruit Loops”) with a Giveaway!

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Dye-Free Fruit Loops

Gluten and allergen free moms, REJOICE!  The day has finally arrived that our kiddos can make the dreaded Fruit Loop necklace along side their classmates and no longer feel left out! It was precisely the above situation that led me to Freedom Foods in the land down under a couple weeks ago.  When Luke and […]

Green Goddess Salad Dressing (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Corn-Free, Nut-Free and Soy-Free)

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Do you remember Green Goddess Salad Dressing?  I sure do, I used to love that bottled green stuff from Seven Seas when I was a kid.  My mom used to make a delicious taco salad with it and I even used it to top my baked potato in lieu of sour cream.  And it’s a […]

Menu Plan – Week of August 1

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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 […]

Mama K’s Aromatic (and gluten free!) Play Clay, A Review and Giveaway

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If you are the mother of a gluten free and/or food allergic child, then you know how important it is to have a safe play dough for your kiddos (if you are brand new to the gluten free lifestyle, please note that Play-Doh™ is NOT gluten free and neither is Crayola Dough). Why does that […]

Homemade Marshmallows: Corn-Free and Egg-Free (and Heidi’s Favorite Dairy-Free Hot Cocoa)

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It only took me close to a year to attempt making homemade marshmallows again, but there is no better motivation than being thrust onto the food allergy playground! I first attempted to make corn-free, gelatin-free marshmallows last January (you can read that post here), but there were egg whites in it.  I also used xanthan […]

Gluten Free Halloween

Gluten Free Halloween Punch

I pretty much flarped on Halloween this year and haven’t done nearly as much as I typically like to.  I think I have had a serious case of “spooky block,” not having artificial colorings to fall back on, LOL!  That’s okay though, I will just look back at this as my “deprogramming” year. It’s funny, […]

Dye-Free Lego Cupcakes and a Yummy Earth Lollipop Giveaway

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I have a little secret to share with you.  I am a bonafide silicone ice cube tray-aholic! I have so many of these brilliant little gadgets that I am running out of places to store them.  I should probably look into renting a storage unit for them…although, I think my husband would shove me in […]

Dye-Free Star Wars Lego Birthday Cake (and a Giveaway Winner)

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Have you ever tried to make a Lego birthday cake without gluten, dairy, eggs, soy and artificial colorings? Let’s just say it’s challenging.  The gluten, dairy, soy and artificial colorings are actually a breeze to replace, but eggs are an entirely different matter, they play a very important part in baking! I made 17 different […]

Goldbaum’s Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cones, Crackers & Pasta

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I recently received several complimentary gluten-free products from Goldbaum’s to sample and review on my blog.  I have been ordering Goldbaum’s gluten-free ice cream “cake-style” cones for a few years now, but that is all I had tried up until this point (and we love them!).  GF mom tip: the cake-style cones are handy snacks […]