We spent last week at the fabulous Four Seasons Resort at Punta Mita Mexico.  Not only remarkable for the beach, sun and water, but also for the gluten free dining options.


No reason to go without on Valentine’s Day just because you are gluten free.  Spoil the ones you love with these treats.

 


Thank you to the Editors at America's Test Kitchen for letting me share this delightful recipe for Gluten Free Almond Cake from the How can it be Gluten Free cookbook. 


Why Can't I Have a Cupcake? A Book for Children with Allergies and Food Sensitivities by Betsy Childs and Dan Olson, is a well-written and nicely illustrated book that can help both kids with food sensitivities who can’t always eat what they want and friends of kids with these issues understand how hard it can be.


Cascadian Farm Organic has introduced their first gluten free cereal!  

 

Thank you Cascadian Farm Organic for sending me a free box of this new cereal and for sponsoring today’s post and for offering more gluten free options at the breakfast table.


Gluten Free Party Food

January 23, 2015

I have finally recovered enough from last Sunday’s Seahawks football game to do a post on Gluten Free Snacks for your Super Bowl Party!


Dreaming of a trip to Paris?  I always am!  I have visited Paris three times and honestly cannot wait to go back.  On my next trip I will be sure to visit  Le Chambelland - Gluten Free Bread Bakery in Paris.


As some of you know, my daughter who has Celiac Disease is a freshman at the University of Washington.  I have posted some updates about her eating gluten free at college on Facebook and appreciate all of the support and encouragement we have received.   Here is the full story.   It is rather long, but the bottom line is that the University of Washington gets an F for failing to accommodate my daughter’s gluten free diet.

 

Here’s a quick overview, but please read on:

 

  • We followed all steps necessary to request an accommodation, met with UW officials on several occasions, and even offered to pay for training on GF food preparation and avoiding cross-contamination. 

 

  • They plain and simply failed to provide safe meals.  She ate three meals in the dining hall and was sick after two of them.

 

  • We went to Plan B, preparing her own meals.  We requested her dorm be converted from a triple occupancy to a double when one of her roommates moved out so she would have a little more room to store supplies, and that she also receive a credit on her meal plan as she would not be eating in the dining hall.

 

  • They denied both requests, suggested she move out of the dorms, and refused to credit her dining account. 

Gluten Free & More Magazine

January 10, 2015

Thank you to Gluten Free & More Magazine for including my recipe for Baked Chicken Nuggets in the recent magazine edition.


Gluten Free Chocolate Pastry

December 21, 2014

I thought I was done blogging for the year, and then we made these.  We call this gluten free chocolate pastry the Stars of Christmas. 


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