Thursday, September 20, 2012

But how do you find food when you are allergic to so much?~

I do experience the preverbial "sick-n-tired" of hearing "but where/what do you eat then", or "where do you find food you CAN eat?!?"
Somehow, with a waist that is larger than size 8... I don't lack proof that I consume calories. I do keep a Gluten Free Diet, as well as a dairy free and nightshade free life.
So... there are limitations on social food gatherings... but there are also some great opportunities for being creative - cause if I want to see my friends and have a cook out.. I better figure out how to be ready when they call.

What have I missed?  Well first let me say....I am from WISCONSIN... Beer/Cheese/BRATS.. these are staples of the summer diet.
So .... when when last fall I went nightshade free... I sighed plaintively that I would really miss brats.
Gilberts Gluten-Free Beer Brat (New Grist)
Of course, last year before going dairy/nightshade free, I met the gentleman that MAKES and is owner of a sausage maker that is local. He has gluten free, but couldn't answer all the questions I was seeking right then and there.
  • They individually wrap (which means I can take them to work and put them in the microwave and they aren't exposed to the unclean communal microwave issues of cross contamination.
  • They are gluten free!
  • They have gourmet flavors.
  • The make a GLUTEN FREE BEER BRAT with New Grist beer!  Yes folks, you heard right.... gluten free beer used to make a gluten free brat!
  • They have no peppers for spices or flavoring!
  • They aren't your spiced up brat, but since I found GF/DF/NF mustard... I get to have a fantastic treat that isn't the best food in the word... but is comfort food and thus is a little something given back to me.
  • Price?  4 brats are less than $4.
So.. they are milk in flavor, but tasty. Convenient yet still free of all the things that steal my quality of life.  I gain a great product and now you do to.
Who are they?

gilberts sausages link

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Raw Food, Brownies that look SOOO good.... try them

I have cravings!  Don't you?
Some people say that when you stop eating certain foods, you crave them. Well YEAH!!! We hate being told what to do, and what we can't have.

So I am going to tell you what you can have.
These delicious brownies serve my needs as I am an AVACADO junky!
I am a certified chocoholic and I have a desire for BROWNIES!
So, today I happen to find this recipe.
Hope you like Brownies too and will share with me the links you find to Gluten Free/Dairy Free/Nightshade Free treats.

Raw Brownies Recipe
 Makes 16 brownies.

Published on June 18, 2012
Photo: Richard Majchrzak/Studio D -