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Menu Plan – Week of August 29

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For this week’s menu plan, I’m taking back Italian.  For the most part, I have steered clear of one of my favorite cuisines since going dairy-free (and mostly grain-free) earlier this year.  But now I’m ready to re-define my definition of Italian goodness.  With the exception of lasagna, I think most Italian recipes can taste […]

Thousand Island Dressing (Gluten-Free, Corn-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Gum-Free and Refined Sugar-Free)

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Thousand Island dressing has always been one of my favorites, a full bodied, creamy dressing with just the right amount of sweetness and tang.  The name presumably comes from the Thousand Islands, which lie between the United States and Canada, in the St. Lawrence river and there is some debate as to when and where […]

Gluten and Allergen Free School Lunch and Snack Ideas (Plus, Information on 504 Plans and Downloadable Teacher Letters)

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Printable Post   As a mom to two children with multiple dietary restrictions, I can think of few things more mind numbing than coming up with creative and healthy boxed lunches (that my kids will eat) 5 days a week, so I thought I would begin a list of links to recipes that I make […]

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 […]

Menu Plan – Week of August 15

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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

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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 […]

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

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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

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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 […]

Gluten Free and Allergy Free Art Supply List

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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 […]

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 […]