Friday, August 26, 2011

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nightshade Free Delicious Dessert

Girl Scout Banana Boats, made in the microwave or Firepit

I remember a delicious treat from the fireside of Girl Scout camp outs.
I never really liked the Graham cracker, so when I realized that a banana, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips could make something better.... I started something new.

So in the FIREPIT
you slit a banana open, and stuff the cleft with mini GF marshmallows, and GF chocolate. (if you need dairy free, make sure the chocolate is Dairy free), wrap in aluminum foil, fold over the ends tight, and place the delectable banana in the charcoals. You will have to do some trial and error, as each person has a preference for how done they like their banana.

Microwave? In a bowl
Slice the banana into 1 cm sliver discs
CAMPFIRE GF Ultra huge marshmallows work best. slice them into 5 or 6 slices and line a cereal bowl, then place banana slices for the next layer, then sprinkle with 2 to 3 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips, or I break up some Ghiaradelli single serving 72% bars.

Microwave on high for 1 and a half minutes if you need to stop and turn the dish. then another 30 seconds.

The marshmallows should puff and melt, the banana will be shiny and smothered in chocolate lumps.. which when gently folded, NOT STIRRED, will allow you a lovely layered dessert.

Added bonus? this can be prepared ahead of time and put in a Tupperware/Corning-ware (I prefer ceramic to plastic any day) container for a 2-3 pm work treat in the microwave at work. You will drive your co-workers wild with jealousy.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

This is a day for "Did you know that? "

Did you know that?Link
Latex allergy is associated with sensitivity to foods: HIGH - bananas, chestnuts, avocados; MODERATE: apple, carrot, celery, tomato, kiwi, papaya, potato, melon. Others are low or undetermined. Reference: Greer Laboratories, Inc. TM Allergy Update, Fall 1995. (credited website)

My new thing I am discovering that DETOX is what makes my recovery easier from an accidental Glutening. So I have eliminated Dairy and ALL NIGHTSHADES from the diet for 30 days.
I am on Day 6 and feeling absolutely GREAT.
Brain fog is lifting... This is like a whole second set of curtains that were infront of me. like the backdrop and stage "curtain call" layers of fog are lifting!

Nightshade: Brinjal, Cayenne, Capsicum, Eggplant, Ground Cherry, Banana Pepper, Bell Pepper, Chili Pepper, Green Pepper, Red Pepper, Sweet Pepper, Paprika, Pimento, Potato, Tabasco, Thorn Apple, Tobacco, Tomato.

Is it Kraft or Nabisco? Is it Gluten Free?


How can I tell if a Kraft product contains gluten?


We understand how important it is for people who have been medically diagnosed with gluten sensitivity to have accurate information about foods to help plan their meals and diets. Therefore, it has been a long standing policy for all Kraft and Nabisco products to list ingredients that contain gluten on the ingredient statement. These items will be listed using commonly known terms such as Wheat, Barley, Oats or Rye. For other ingredients that contain gluten, the grain source will be declared in parenthesis after the ingredient name. For example, if the ingredient "natural flavor" contains a gluten source, the label would read: natural flavor (contains rye). Other ingredients that contain gluten are: Triticale, Spelt, Kamut, Mir or Farina (also known as Far or Farro).

For Kraft-branded products that contain vinegar, information from our vinegar suppliers assures us that the vinegar we use in our products is gluten free. All vinegar is distilled and through the distilling process protein gluten is removed.

If you have additional questions about your personal dietary needs, please consult your doctor or a registered dietician. Lastly, here's a link for more information on Choosing Gluten Free Foods:

Monday, August 22, 2011

Gluten free over a decade Day 4 of Dairy-free, Nightsahde -free

When you restrict your diet more, you find more reasons to want to enjoy your food.
Arugula Delicious!

3* oz Arugala
1 Very Large Cucumber (peeled if it isn't organic)
1 Avocado
2 cups celery
1/2 cup Craisins
1/4 capers
1 can salmon. small would be better as this is not a salmon salad.

1 large salad bowl

1 small bowl for salad dressing
5 tblspn Grapeseed Veganaise (dairy free and no paprika)
2 tspn lemon juice
2 tspn juice from capers
1 dash garlic powder
1 dash Marjorum
1 dash Thyme
1 dash basil
DO NOT USE MRS DASH... it has nightshades in it, unless you are only going for gluten free, than dash away....

Obviously the large bowl requires the ingredients to be chopped so;
dice or chop celery into smaller than bit sized pieces,
the cucumber, I lengthwise halved, then sliced, then halved the semi-discs,
the Avocado you cut in half, and if you are looking for easy ways to get rid or extract the pit, try this **, then gently insert a butter knife and dice avocado flesh inside its shelf, invert shell over salad, and whalla.. easy and mess free.
toss in the Craisins
Crumble the salmon onto the salad terrain.

Dressing? Yes please
mix Veganaise, lemon juice and caper juice first... this thins it out a little bit, and makes it better for the rest of the ingredients to be tossed in and whipped up.

serve out the arugala onto plates, then top off with the nice chutney you just prepared.


*doesn't sound like much but remember 5 ounces is a tub that a roasted chicken could fit in... so don't fret, I am not making a small salad

Sunday, August 14, 2011

"When Gluten Free Isn't Gluten FREE!" - reposted article

Here's the catch. Gluten Free is becoming a profitable buzz word, and profit makes people make new products, but doesn't always include the total research.
Gluten Free is a fad diet for some, which then it will suffice if they get trace cross contamination, but ONLY if they are doing it as going gluten free for "I would like to loose weight", but if they are allergic to Wheat, or are a true Celiac, then trace is still ALLERGY inducing, and gluten free, just isn't gluten free.
So here is another place that just doesn't get it...
California Pizza Kitchen is not willing to make the switch to avoid cross contamination. Here is the article to show you... some companies only want profit, they aren't really interested in Gluten Free.
Facebook Group article of

Jennifer Frank

by Celiac Support Group at Children's Hospital Boston on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 6:53am

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I can't donate plasma to put together this fund. Would you help?

Being Celiac, I am blacklisted from donating plasma, and many or most other medical experiments. so here I am - trying to do the right thing for not just myself but the part of my family that will be victim to this injustice.

Never thought I would have to do this. But the atrocity of family drama and injustice has happened. I am paying an attorney to prove my innocence. The questions asked? "Do you have any proof she did it?" the charging party "Well no, but do you have any proof that SHE DIDN'T" So I am going to humbly ask this - I am happy to give you the whole story should you need it, but this has far reaching effects for me. Can you help?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Glutino sells to all a great product, now it is sold to Smart Balance

Interesting. Let us see what happens when a great company gets sold to a company that also survived cardboard snacks, and finally got tasty.

Glutino sold to Smart Balance

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cold "breakfast soup?"

Yes, that is typed correctly. Cold? Breakfast soup?
What is soup?
the irony is that the word originally "soupe" or "sop" included the mechanism of sopping up with bread. Well that would be tragic, as this, soup, needs no bread, or starch what-so-ever.

So here we go.
you can prepare the mango chunks and freeze them overnight, or you can buy a bag of Dole mango frozen chunks. This level of preparation will be left up to you.

Mango Fage cold Breakfast Soup.
(FAGE) mango soup:
2 cups frozen mango chunks
2 cups Fage Total
1 cup Silk Almond milk
Margarita setting on the blender
BLEND, pour in a bowl, insert soup spoon, Enjoy!

Grilled shellfish - Gluten free easily

Summer time. The grill comes out and the flames burst skyward.
So, pull out that gluten free grill (don't use the grill rack if gluten has gotten on it, they are cheap to replace).
Find yourself some vegetable or shellfish baskets.. and here we go...
I think you will enjoy this link with a little beach story, and some grandiose taste bud instigators.


Summer Shell Game: Grilled Clams, Mussels, Shrimp

To read the recipes and see more pictures.... here you [CLICK]