Archive for February, 2013

A Gluten-Free Day in the City!

Last Saturday, Michael and I spent a wonderful day shopping in the city. As a bonus, we made several excellent gluten-free finds!

We started off with a stop at The Billiard Shop, and then visited The Italian Market across the street. They have an excellent selection of gluten-free pastas, as well as gluten-free desserts in their cafe.

From there, we went to Spring Garden Road. Read more…

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Mix Up Your Own Fruit Smoothies!

Lately, our grocery store has been carrying super-easy smoothie kits in the freezer section. They contain yogurt bars and frozen fruit, so you just toss the entire package in the blender, add milk, and blend. Although I love the convenience, these packages are around $4 a pop, which is pretty expensive in my opinion.

Luckily, I’ve developed a recipe that is just as easy and flexible, but is more cost-efficient. You can use whatever you have on hand. When I go for groceries, I buy a package of individual yogurt tubs and a bag of frozen fruit, and I’m set for the week!

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A Simple Solution for Cross-Contamination in Your Kitchen

One of the most important yet often overlooked aspects of a gluten-free diet is having your own gluten-free condiments to avoid cross-contamination. The easiest solution I’ve found for both my family and guests is to place stickers on the lids of items I use. That means we have two containers of mayonnaise, Cheese Whiz, butter, and peanut butter on the go at all times, but it makes it super easy for both us and guests. People who visit us know to stay away from anything that has a Scooby Doo sticker on it.

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Great Gluten-Free Alternatives!

I find that having good gluten-free alternatives for foods I love makes the diet so much easier! With this in mind, I’d like to share some gluten-free options for my favorite foods.

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