Happy Celiac Awareness Day

ALL MY GLUTEN FREE PEEPS STAND UP!

YAY! Happy Celiac Awareness Day everyone!

Happy Celiac Awareness Day

Happy Celiac Awareness Day

I have been gluten free and dairy free for almost 3 years now! It was NOT an easy road to travel down by any means but I did it and I am healthy and happy and what more could you really ask for! (except for an entire wardrobe FILLED with Lilly Pulitzer…but I digress)

I just wanted to put up a quick post about the day and wish everyone happy healthy eating and baking today! And YES it IS Friday the 13th (ooooohhhh isn’t scary voice hear) but eating gluten free and dairy free DOES NOT HAVE TO BE SCARY! I used to think I’ll never find anything that taste good or I’ll never be able to enjoy going out to eat but that is completely false and you can live a very tasty life eating what is good for your body! Like my mom has told me when dealing with my allergies, “It will taste good for 5 minutes but the reaction will last longer so what is better?, the five minute good feeling in your mouth or the lifetime of eating what is good for you?” She’s always right (I hate to admit it but she really is)

I’ll be celebrating Celiac Awareness Day with some baked turkey meat balls, some fried plantain (my all time favorite food…seriously I could eat fried plantain all day everyday – Ghanaian style) and baked sweet potato slices with rosemary. OH and you can’t forget dessert! BROWNIES! If you haven’t tried King Arthur Flours Gluten Free Brownie mix TRY IT! SO GOOD! Top it of with a scoop of Cold-Brewed Cinnamon Coffee Ice Cream from Steve’s Ice Cream (that flavor is gluten free and vegan) and you are set!

Happy Eating!

Give Me A Tea!

It’s the middle of November which means the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. There was snow in October! It’s the perfect time to enjoy a pipping cup of tea. But not ALL teas are gluten-free. Most of them are but unless it is clearly stated on the box or in the ingredients, one can never be to sure. There are a few companies that are gluten-free and Bigelow is one of them.

Bigelow teas are NATURALLY gluten-free (with a few exceptions, which are clearly labeled whether they are gluten-free or not on the box). I am a huge fan of the Bigelow brand because they have a variety of flavors and types of teas. From various Breakfast Teas and Early Grey Teas to lemon, raspberry, orange and delicious seasonal flavors, Bigelow has something for everyone.

You can check our an entire list of Bigelow Gluten-Free Teas on their website in addition to great gluten-free recipe list using tea! They also have a great twitter account – you can follow them @bigelowtea! They even have a blog! http://www.bigelowteablog.com/

So curl up with your favorite book or pet and ENJOY! 🙂

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