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Living Gluten Free
Living Gluten Free
Gluten free to have fun, free to be safe, and free to go! There is new meaning to living gluten free!
I know you have places you'd rather be ~ things you'd rather see, than worrying about living gluten free!
No need to cut yourself off from having fun with family and friends just because you're worried about having others accommodate you when that's not easy to do. Being creative will get you through the event, and wonderful memories will still be made! Promise!
Pictures by Bev Lemley ~ all rights reserved. The golf course is a cutting board, and I do not know who the artist is to give proper credit.
Gluten "Free" shouldn't mean...
...you have to pass up eating with others, even during special occasions!
When you're ready to go...
...no matter where it is...
Yes, even to a rehearsal or year-end club dinner ~ I've actually taken this meal to both! No need to worry about what you'll eat when a social gathering is a necessity. Just pack this easy to make gluten free dinner, and you will enjoy the evening!
This book is very helpful in understanding more about the issues and solutions to living without gluten. I highly recommend this book; it is a tremendous asset to learning more about the issues and the easy, sometimes hard, solutions to living with needing to be GF or if you have a family member and you want to help keep them safe.
The Ingredients - Schaar Pasta, Tuna, and Newman's Own Poppy Seed Dressing...
...or another dressing of your choice (make sure it's GF!)
Quick, safe, easy and convenient ~ did I say SAFE?! Convenient?! Yes!
- GF Pasta (SCHAR brand is the best I've found)
- Newman's Own Poppy Seed Dressing (or other GF choice)
- 1 can tuna
- Olive Oil
- Add salt and olive oil to a large pan of water to a full boil. Add the amount of pasta you wish to make, about 1 to 2 cups is plenty. Stir the pasta until the water has returned to a boil. Reduce heat down to a gentle simmer, and set timer for about six minutes. Meanwhile, open the can of tuna and drain it very well. Put in a mixing bowl and "fluff" it out with a fork. Add a bit of dressing and mix well. Drain the pasta and toss with a bit of butter if you like. Add pasta to the tuna mixture. Gently stir. If you would like, add more dressing to the tuna and pasta to taste. I really like Newman's Own Poppy Seed, as it is very mild and complements the tuna and pasta. Experimenting would be easy here, just make sure it is a GF dressing!
- Now you have a healthy, satisfying dish, ready to go with you. Just pack in a small serving bowl with a tight fitting lid, and put in an insulated bag with an ice block, and you are aready to go. Don't forget to bring a fork or spoon and a napkin to eliminate cross contamination worries.
No More Mac & Cheese?!
You're kidding, right?! I LOVE pasta!
Until I found SCHAR brand bread and pasta, being GF was well, not cool.
But the day I found SCHAR Brand pasta, life was sweet again.
Did I already say I LOVE Schar Brand bread and pasta?
Tell others about your experience...do you have a food that is good and SAFE to go? Do you have a family member who is gluten intolerant?
Is gluten your enemy?
Are you gluten intolerant or have celiac disease?
Do you adhere to a GF diet?
Do you stay away from gluten to maintain optimum health?
Let me introduce you to...
...Namaste Foods. I found their bread mix with a recipe for cinnamon walnut raisin bread on the bag. See below. Check out Namaste Foods! They have recipes on their website! Namaste Foods brand is worth checking out!
I found their bread mix with a recipe for cinnamon walnut raisin bread on the bag. I substituted Craisins for the raisins ~ the recipe already called for walnuts, so there was nothing else to substitute. What a wonderful cinnamon bread! I've had at least six batches since I found them at Thanksgiving, about six weeks ago ~ yes, that would be one a week! What a wonderful bread, plus, it keeps fantastic in the refrigerator. I microwave for a short time, and it is as good as when it came out of the bread machine ~ well, almost!.