A Happy Thanks – Giving

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Just a quick post to say THANK YOU to all of our readers and sharers. We have loved sharing our knowledge, love and tastes with you and look forward to being a resource to help you expand your taste buds and lifestyle in a wholesome and delicious way.

We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with scrumptious and nourishing food, family and fun!

-Jennifer & Lea

8 Gluten and Dairy-Free Travel Snacks

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Are you getting ready to hit the road or the air for your annual Thanksgiving travel? I don’t know about you, but thinking about it makes me tired…and wired at the same time, between the traffic and the crowds and the luggage and the kids. It’s pretty much a given that chaos will be a constant companion during holiday travels. But that’s ok, as long as we prepare in advance. And if you or your family have dietary restrictions, preparing in advance is a MUST. Continue reading

Entertaining for People With Food Restrictions

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It’s approaching that time of the year again, where friends and family gather to eat, drink, and tell embarrassing stories about eachother 😄 These days it seems like more and more people have dietary restrictions, whether they’re in the form of food allergies, intolerances or just strong preferences. As a host or hostess, if you’re inviting a big group over, chances are you’ll have at least one person with some sort of dietary restriction. So here are some tips to manage such a varied group stress-free! Continue reading

Spice Up Your Sandwich!

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School and work lunches don’t have to be boring! Sandwiches are the perfect transportable lunch – a compact collection of the components of one meal, all in a hand-held format. And there’s a lot of opportunity for creativity with them – from the fillings, toppings and sauces, to the bread or outer wrapping that holds it all together. Here are some creative ideas for sandwiches, with options for various dietary restrictions!   Continue reading

Nut-Free Snacks for Back to School

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Did you know that 1 in every 13 children has food allergies? That’s roughly two per classroom in the US. These include severe allergies to nuts, which can result in anaphylaxis and death if not treated. That’s why when one child has a severe nut allergy, their families aren’t the only ones affected. Their communities and their schools are also affected due to the risk of cross-contamination.  As a result, many schools are now nut-free – that means no more PB&J sandwiches, trail mix or honey-roasted peanuts in lunch boxes. But fear not, we’re here to help! Continue reading

My Favorite Summer Fruits!

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Summer brings a bountiful harvest of tastes, colors, textures, and super nutrients in the form of FRUIT! This is my favorite time of year to visit my local farmers market and marvel at all the colors and nutrients around. There are so many wonderful choices, but there are definitely a few that pack a greater nutritional punch! Continue reading

Triple Berry Skillet Cobbler (GF)

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It’s summer! And that means an abundance of colorful and nutritious fruit! Not only do we love eating the raw fruit – they’re definitely sweet enough on their own – but why not get a little frisky in the kitchen and make a cobbler or crisp out of them (can anyone tell us the difference between the two? Comment below with your thoughts). We love berries for so many reasons – they taste good and are easy to bake with, and they also pack a serious nutritional punch. Not only are they high in vitamins, fiber and antioxidants, but they’re also lower in carbs and calories than most other fruits. What a win-win! Continue reading

Keeping Gluten-Free Kids Happy

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Guest post by April Peveteaux, author of The Gluten-Free Cheat Sheet: Go G-Free in 30 Days or Less

My life turned upside down when I received my celiac disease diagnosis four years ago. I’d never even heard of gluten or gluten-free food (although it was soon to be everywhere). Changing the way I had been eating for 30+ years was not really part of my life plan, but suddenly I had no choice. Or rather, no choice if I didn’t want to continue on a downward slide that was painful and potentially life threatening. Even though I was gung-ho about taking my new gluten-free diet seriously, my inner child was the first to react to this new diet. I know this because the first thing I thought of when my doctor told me what gluten was, was the fact that I would no longer be able to eat cakes, cupcakes, donuts or anything good. Anything! Continue reading