Thursday, August 30, 2018

Product Recommendation: Golden Flaxseeds

My last product recommendation for this month is....
Golden Flaxseed!
This one wins over the regular brown flax because of its flavor. It gives the same texture when added to baked goods, and can still be used as an egg replacement when ground and mixed with water until goopy, but it tastes much better. It has a nutty flavor that I love so much.
I prefer to buy the whole flaxseeds and freeze them to keep them fresh. The ground ones usually go rancid fast. If at all possible buy from a store that refrigerates them. It is hard to find them where I live, so I usually order them online. The brand I trust it Bob's Red Mill. Other brands are out there but this one is my favorite.
Happy Baking!

If you order from Amazon, you can click directly on the above picture and it will take you directly to the product.
Have a Happy, Healthy, Gluten Free Day!
~Gluten Free Em~

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Product Recommendation: Glutino Brand Wafers

When it comes to cravings, Chocolate might be the biggest for some of us. What about Chocolate with a crispy wafer inside!?! Yes, it's possible, and yes, it's gluten free!
Glutino is a brand that many of us trust for being strictly gluten free. That is all they make. So, cross contamination with gluten is not an issue with this brand. They do however use corn in some of their products, so heads up to all you parents of corn free the labels!
This treat is corn and gluten free, but does contain a small amount of dairy (milk). It is so crispy and chocolaty that you won't be able to just eat one, I promise! You may as well buy two boxes, because they don't last long, they are that good! They are one of those treats that you can feel good about letting your kids have. So, open a box, and share it with your loved ones!

Many Walmart stores sell them, Kroger, too. By clicking on the picture above you can go directly to Amazon and order your own at the best price. I use Amazon for a lot of what I buy, because it saves time and money.
Have a Happy, Healthy, Gluten Free day!
~Gluten Free Em~

Friday, August 17, 2018

Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, and Food Allergy Awareness

For Some Of Us,Gluten Free Is NotA Fad, It's ANecessaryWay Of... Natural Tote Bag Front
Help promote Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, and Food Allergy Awareness!
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Let's tell the world that Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, and Food Allergies exist. So many people are being made fun of because of their gluten free diet. Some call it a fad diet, but for some of us it is A NECESSARY WAY OF LIFE! Yes, there are people out there who follow it just because it is popular, but others follow it because they have a life threatening allergy, an autoimmune disease like Celiac, or a severe Gluten Sensitivity that causes digestive damage, pain, inflammation, and many other horrible symptoms. It's not that we don't want to eat gluten, it's that we can't eat it! Eliminating your favorite foods can be stressful, discouraging, and downright hard...but we don't have a choice. Let's stand up and speak out for those who suffer with Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, and Food Allergies! Let's share the word with the world, so others can find the help that they so desperately need. Save a life...Send some hope...Speak positively...
Choose from tote bags, shirts, hoodies, and much more...Get the message across with positivity!
Have a Happy, Healthy, Gluten Free day!
~Gluten Free Em~

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Product Recommendation: Glutino Cookies

So, I have to say, graham crackers have always been my weakness. I no longer can consume them because of developing new allergies, but my family loves these. They smell soooo good!!! I mean, awesome!!!
I open the bag slowly so not to spill any out...I get a good whiff of the delicious aroma.. and Baby, I'm hooked!
A must try for anyone who loves graham cracker flavor! Don't worry if your kids see you eating kid shaped doesn't really matter. They will think you are cool, so just pop a few in your mouth and then offer them some!

Yes, they are fun...and they are gluten free!
Have a Happy, Healthy, Gluten Free day!
~Gluten Free Em~

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Our new line of T-Shirts promoting Celiac Disease, and Gluten Sensitivity Awareness

Please check out our new T-Shirt designs to speak out for those of us who suffer when exposed to gluten. Celiac disease, Gluten sensitivity, and Food Allergy Awareness is what we are aiming for. Please consider partnering with us by buying and wearing one of our t-shirts. We must stand up, speak out, and let others know that "For some of us, Gluten Free is not a fad, it is not a fraud, it's a necessary way of life."

"Have a Happy, Healthy, Gluten Free day!"
~Gluten Free Em~

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Q&A: Leaky Gut

Q: I have multiple food allergies, including Gluten sensitivity. Someone mentioned to me that I may have leaky gut. What is this and how can I treat it if I have it?
A: Leaky gut is a problem that can actually cause food allergies. It is usually caused by using antibiotics and/or steroid medications. It is, as the name suggests, a problem of the gut. Namely, an imbalance of gut flora (bacteria) that are naturally present in all our guts. When there is an imbalance, and the bad bacteria outnumber the good bacteria, you get inflammation and digestive issues like heartburn, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, etc. If the issue is not treated, then the stomach lining, and intestinal lining can begin to have damage. The mucosal lining of the gut protects it from damage, but this imbalance destroys or seriously damages the mucosal lining. As a result, food is not properly digested, and larger than normal proteins from the food are allowed to seep into the blood stream through the stomach or intestinal lining. The result is an immune response, ranging from fatigue to anaphylaxis
There is a way to repair it! Probiotics are your best friend. Get one that is a minimum of 20 billion cultures and take it every day. Find yourself a alternative medicine doctor who specializes in leaky gut. They can test you to see if you have it, and can guide you through the process of healing. It is a very big issue in the lives of many Americans and can be the source of adult onset allergies to food.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Product Recommendation: Pamela's Pancake and Baking mix

When I first went gluten free, I would shop at Kroger and find all kinds of gluten free treasures...My favorite was the Pamela's Baking and Pancake Mix. Wow, what a gluten free treat! This mix can be used as a substitute in many regular recipes! I fell in love with this product, and totally recommend it.

It does contain buttermilk solids, almond, flour, and xanthan gum, so it is not safe for everyone. But if you can have these ingredients, you will be in for a special treat! Make cakes, donuts, biscuits, pie crust, pancakes, waffles, and much more with this complete blend of gluten free flour!
Happy Baking!
Have a Happy, Healthy, Gluten Free day!
~Gluten Free Em~

Q&A: Natural Flavors

Q: Is the words natural flavors on an ingredients list always a source of gluten?
A: No! It does warrant some caution, though, and you should call the manufacturer to make sure that it is indeed gluten free. It is a way for them to hide their flavorings. Natural flavors could be a spice blend, or any form of flavor that is derived from some natural food source.
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