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Healthier Without Wheat, By Dr. Stephen Wangen

Dr. Stephen Wangen recently sent me a copy of his new book, “Healthier Without Wheat”. It took me a couple of weeks to read it as I wanted to really digest what he was saying and took one to two chapters at a time, trying to retain as much of the information as possible. I had the privelege of meeting Dr. Wangen several months ago after being invited to do a gluten free cooking demonstration in his office with his gluten free patients. 

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Gluten Free Mama’s Pie Wins Third Place In Pie Contest

  Yes, It is true a gluten free pie won third place amongst other pies in a fun Pie Contest Bake-off. Our church hosted an Old Fashioned Picnic a couple of Sundays ago. There was a big Pie Baking Contest as well as other contests. I decided to enter my pie. I was technically in charge of organization of the pie contest but wanted to have the opportunity to enter my pie. So we set it up so the pies would be submitted without names/anonymously and that I would have no part in the judging or tallying of scores. I was just the announcer/organizer. This assured there was no rigging of the contest. When each person came with their pie,...

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Gluten Free GroceryGuide by Triumph Dining

I received my copy of Triumph Dinings “The Essential Gluten Free Grocery Guide” in the mail today. It couldn’t have come at a better time. There has been several times in the last few weeks that I have been standing in the grocery isle diligently reading the labels trying to figure out if something is gluten free or not. Now I have my essential guidebook to take to the grocery store with me to help make me feel more confident in my shopping choices.

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Gluten Free Mama’s Dairy Free Baking Tips

There is a good number of people who have other food intolerance’s or allergies in addition to being Celiac or having Gluten Intolerance.  Dairy is one of the most common food allergies/intolerance’s.  And some people can have dairy, but just have an issue with the Lactose.  Dairy free living can be challenging, but it is doable.  Mama’s Dairy Free Guide offers tips to incorporating dairy free alternatives in gluten free baking.  If you have a tip that isn’t listed here, Mama would love to hear it and maybe we will add it to our list.

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Celiac in Orlando shares her top 5 gluten free friendly restaurants in Orlando area.

We are pleased to introduce to you Jennifer Christ with Celiac in Orlando.  Jennifer shares with Gluten Free Mama her top 5 Gluten Free Friendly Restaurants in Orlando, FL. What is the first thing you do when preparing a business trip or vacation to a new city or town? For our family, at the top of the list is finding gluten free friendly restaurants. I don’t have time or money for that matter for trial and error. So needless to say, I was so excited when I met Jennifer and saw what she was doing in one of the biggest tourist cities in America, Orlando, FL.

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Disney 101: Navigating Disney Gluten Free and with Food Allergies

Sarah Norris and Laurie Sadowski share with Gluten Free Mama about doing Disney Gluten Free! We are so blessed to have a guest post from our friends Sarah Norris and Laurie Sadowski, both hosts of The Food Allergy and Celiac Convention and experts on Dining at Walt Disney World. Sarah is a librarian by day and a food writer, podcaster, researcher and guest writer by night

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Gluten Free Back to School Snack Packs for School Lunches

Gluten Free Snack Bucket is a simple way to give your gluten free child the freedom to choose healthy snacks for school lunches and after school!  It’s easy to prepare, and only takes about an hour every couple of weeks to stock it up.  Back to School is here and if you are like me, you are ready for routine!  I love summer, but I think I love routine more.  Now I am gearing up for the school year again.  Luckily, our school that my 10 year old Celiac, Lexie, goes to now serves gluten free lunches, due to several kids in the school having similar issues.  However, it is still more affordable for us to send her to school...

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A Gluten Free Christmas with Gluten Free Mama Cookbook, by Rachel Carlyle Edington

IT’S FINALLY HERE!  I have been working tirelessly on this new gluten free Christmas Cookbook for you! “A Gluten Free Christmas with Gluten Free Mama“, By Rachel Carlyle Edington.   I am so excited to share it with you.  It is full of 37 recipes to help you enjoy success baking this Christmas season.  In this special e-book, I am sharing a collection of gluten free Christmas favorites including recipes for sugar cookies, peanut butter blossoms, gingerbread cookies

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Gluten Free Mama Public Announcement

Dear Gluten Free Mama Customers, We are excited to announce that we have sold Gluten Free Mama to Heartland Gourmet in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Due to my health and the increased demand for Gluten Free Mama’s products we felt this was the best step to take to maintain and build our Gluten Free Mama brand and to better serve our customers. Beginning immediately, Heartland Gourmet will manufacture and ship our products.  There will be a short delay in shipping internet orders while we transition to the new 52,000 square foot Gluten Free Certified facility in Nebraska. Don’t worry!  I am still the Gluten Free Mama! The superior quality of our products will remain unchanged.  This step will allow me to focus...

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Gluten Free Mama’s Favorite Egg Free Tips

It is not unlikely that many people who have Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance also have other food allergies like Egg, Dairy, or Soy.  I know that it’s hard enough to change your diet and learn how to bake gluten free and then to add no eggs too has got to be challenging and frustrating to say the least.  Today’s post is my favorite Egg Free Tips and I hope you find them useful and helpful.  You can also find them in my Gluten Free Baking Lessons and Tips tab.  If you like them, please pin them and share the word.  If you have a favorite egg free tip, please share it in the comments section.  I am always open...

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Gluten Free Mama’s 5 Things to do with Lemon Zest

We use lemons in baking, cooking, adding to water and other drinks.  When we juice the lemon we are leaving behind a wonderful ingredient that is just usually discarded, the lemon zest.  Lemon zest is great used in baked good, adding to savory cooking, and you can also make butter, oil, candied zest and more.  Simply zest your lemon before juicing and you can use this delicious ingredient for future use.  Store in a ziploc container and freeze until ready to use.  Then you can happily juice all of your lemons. There are two zesters I recommend using. 1. Microplane Zester, Click Here.  With a Microplane zester you can easily zest the lemon and it is minced perfectly without any chopping necessary....

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