This week is March Break! Everyone's home, and it looks like there might be a chance of some temps in the plus category! Here's our March Break Meal Plan.
Monday: Sesame Beef Stir Fry with Snow Peas and Bell Peppers
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Today is International Women's Day, the day we celebrate the achievements of women around the world. It's also the day that we acknowledge how much work there is still to be done.
When I think of influential females, it's only natural that I think of those close to home: My paternal Grandmother, married at 15, left waiting for her husband to return from war. She left her home country to start a new life in Canada, where she had no family and couldn't speak the language, yet managed to find work and raise 4 children alongside my Grandfather.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Rudi's Happy Camper Contest & A Giveaway!
become an obstacle, requiring us to provide all of his food, and making it difficult for him to participate in outings and special BBQs due to his gluten free diet. Looking ahead a few years, I always just figured sleep away camps weren't ever going to be an option.
Turns out I was wrong.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Gluten-Free, Hassle Free, Second Edition
A Simple, Sane, Dietitian-Approved Program For Eating Your Way Back to Health
Marlisa Brown, MS, RD, CDE, CDN
Gluten-Free, Hassle Free is a simple, friendly, easy-to-follow guide packed with everything you need to know to live gluten-free, including delicious recipes, and practical solutions, strategies, and shortcuts. A registered dietician and chef, Marlisa Brown makes going gluten-free a snap. Completely revised and updated throughout and filled with new material, this edition includes:
How to stock a gluten-free kitchen. If your child is gluten-free: practical advice, nutritious meals and tasty treats.
Quick and easy substitutions to make your favorite foods gluten-free. How to read and translate current labels-and how to find the hidden gluten in food. Tips for eating out and on the go, including fast food options. Gluten-free products and where to find them. How to eat a balanced gluten-free diet. Advice for dining out at home and abroad. Plus more meal plans, shopping lists, safe food lists, tips for creating your own gluten-free meals and much more (Description from NetGalley.)
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I am not one to pass up the opportunity to eat pancakes for dinner.
There are plenty of gluten free boxed pancake mixes out there to choose from, or you can use my homemade pancake mix. Just a word of advice- I find that all gluten free mixes soak up liquid rather quickly, so if you find your mix getting too thick as you go, just add some extra liquid to thin things out.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Sweet potatoes are also incredibly good for you. They're low in calories and have virtually no fat, and are one of the best sources of Vitamin A out there, with 100 grams of sweet potato providing around 300% of the daily amount recommended. They are a low glycemic food, helping to control blood sugar. In addition, they are a source of fibre, contain carotenoids (a type of phytonutrient) that are thought to fight disease, are a source of calcium, magnesium, iron, and vitamin B6. Plus, they're cheap.
What more could you ask for in a food?
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Welcome to the first meal plan of March! Unfortunately the winter weather shows no signs of letting up, but I'm still looking forward to Spring!
Monday: Shepherd's Pie (RECIPE)
Monday: Shepherd's Pie (RECIPE)
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Celiac Baby! Has Big Plans this March!
March is always a busy month in my house, and this year is no exception. And big months in my house mean big things for the blog, as well! Although it's still polar vortex weather around here, March ushers in Spring, and I'm clinging to the belief that Spring will eventually get here. The time changes next week, meaning that the days will get longer, giving us more light in the evenings for longer. That's certainly something to look forward to.
March is also when children are off school for a week. Where I live, March Break starts next Friday. For many parents, a week off for the kids means a week of organizing activities to keep the kids from going stir crazy. Don't worry, I've got you covered with some fun ideas that should entertain kids of all ages. Since my little guy is only five and the toddler is too young for many activities, I've also got some ideas for parents of young kids.
Friday, February 28, 2014
February 2014 Cookbook of the Month Review: Let's Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free & Allergy Free 4th Ed.
Let's Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy FreeKim Koeller and Robert La France
Eat safe gluten free and allergy free meals in your home and at any restaurant around the corner or anywhere across the globe.
Packed with everything you need to know to prepare meals or navigate a menu in any eating establishment, "Let's Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free" is an easy-to-use resource that helps you to: Confidently avoid meals with gluten, wheat, corn, dairy, egg, fish, peanut, shellfish, soy, and tree nuts Discover 175-plus dishes across seven ethnic cuisines including French, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Steak and Seafood, Chinese, and Thai Understand ingredients, food preparation, hidden allergens and cross-contact Ask the right questions and order safe meals with or without gluten free menus and allergy charts Plan trips, holidays, and business travel with detailed checklists for snacks, airlines, hotels, and cruise lines Explore overseas destinations with chef translation cards and international travel tips.
Publication Date: January 16, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Like any parent with a child who has food restrictions, I was ready to provide all of my son's food for him, so I was surprised to learn that they could accommodate us to a certain degree. The bowling alley ordered us a gluten free personal pizza for my son, and provided gluten free chips for the chip bowls. It was a little thing, but it meant a lot to my son, who got to eat a pizza that looked just like everyone else's. We served him the chips before all those little gluten-filled hands hit the chip bowls, and everything was fine.