Tres Leche Cake

Invite your friends over for this sponge cake, soaked in 3 milks, topped with homemade whipped cream and fresh raspberries.

Natalie's Gluten Free Flour Mix

Make your own gluten free flour mixture at home. It is really simple to make and it's texture is smooth. You can substitute this equally for regular wheat flour.

Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread

Start your day with this easy and moist quick bread, topped with cinnamon sugar.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Blueberry Lemon Dream Cake

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Get ready for a light and fluffy dessert that is softly sweet.  It is a great choice for when you want to make your dessert the night before.


Blueberry Lemon Dream Cake

1 c Natalie's Gluten Free Flour Mix
3/4 c ground flax seeds
6 T butter, melted

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 c cold water
1 lemon, zested

2 pkg low fat cream cheese
2 c powdered sugar

1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip or similar whipped topping

1 can blueberry pie filling

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare 9 x 13 pan by coating with cooking spray.
2.  In a small bowl, combine the gluten free flour and ground flax.  Whisk together.  Pour in melted butter and stir to combine.  Press into prepared 9 x 13 pan using the back of a fork.  If you have trouble with the flour mixture sticking to the fork, try spraying the fork with cooking spray.  Bake for 12 -15 minutes, or until lightly golden.  Allow to cool.
3.  While the crust is baking, in a small sauce pan, add the cold water then sprinkle in the gelatin.  Let stand for a minute.  Heat over low heat until gelatin is dissolved, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Allow to cool slightly.  You will want to add it to the cream cheese before it cools and sets.
4.  In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and fluffy.  Add warm gelatin and lemon zest and mix until smooth.  Fold in cool whip.
5.  Spoon over completely cooled crust.  Cover and refrigerate for at least four hours or overnight.




This recipe has been shared on:
~ Gluten Free Easily's Gluten Free Wednesdays 
~ Vegetarian Mamma's Gluten Free Fridays

Monday, April 14, 2014

100 Easter Basket Ideas For Food Allergies



Do you want to make adorable Easter baskets for your kids but struggle with what to fill them with? In this post, I want to share with you some of my ideas but I would love for this post to be interactive, a community where we can all share our ideas.  So if you read through these and have ideas that you are willing to share, please do so.  We would all love more ideas!



These cover many ages and interests.  Mostly non food ideas but also some treats, free of top 8 allergens.  (As always read the labels to make sure they are safe for your unique situation)


Non-Food Ideas:


Flower seeds (planting them, makes for a fun activity that afternoon)

Gardening gloves/tools

Kites

Giggles Fun Dough. http://www.gigglesfundough.com

Small stuffed animals

Matchbox cars

Army men

Small plastic animals/ dinosaurs

Sand toys (you could even do a whole theme using the sand pail as the Easter basket)

Diving sticks

Swimsuit

Flip flops

Goggles

Golf balls

Tennis balls

Super bouncie balls

Journal - Create a Thankfulness Journal for each family member and start recording all the things you are thankful for.  And wouldn't it be fun to have each family member pick a few to share on Thanksgiving?!



Coloring crayons

Colored pencils

Markers ( Mr Sketch smelly markers are the latest hit around our house)

Construction paper

Stickers

Pencils

Pens

Mini clipboards (often in Target's dollar section- work great for drawing in the car)

Erasers

Craft books

Maze books

Dot-to-dots books (I love the extreme dot-to-dots for older kids)

Sudoku book

Word find book

Cross word puzzles

Rainbow loom bands

Small craft kits (Michaels often carry fun ones)

Cross-stitch kits

Little sewing kits

Story book

Bookmarks 


Side walk chalk

Bubbles (or Mega bubbles for older kids)

Cards or small travel games

Rubiks cube

Small jigsaw puzzles

Scratch Art books

Glow sticks

Hats



Cute socks

Sunglasses

Headbands/ hair accessories / hair brush

Nail polish

Water bottle

Lotion (allergy safe)

Fun toothbrush

Bath bubbles/ fizzes (make sure they are safe)

Bath toys

Paints
Paint by numbers

Small Lego sets

Trading cards

Little toys/ transformers, dolls....

Doll accessories

Umbrella

Fairy gardens

Jump rope

Earrings

Watch

Small speakers

Mini tapes

Duct tape fun

Kids magazine subscription

Beach towel

Parachute army guys

Pinwheels

CD

Movie - anyone see the movie Frozen?  ;)

Flashlight / lantern

Mini kids binoculars

Firefly catching net and container

Punch balloons

Small Nerf guns

Small water guns

Water balloons

Treats:


Gum

Pascha Chocolate http://paschachocolate.com

Surf Sweets Jelly Beans & candies http://www.surfsweets.com

Enjoy Life Chocolate bars http://www.enjoylifefoods.com


Enjoy Life Plentils (come in single serving as well) http://www.enjoylifefoods.com

Little bags of potato chips

Mini bags of microwave popcorn

Suckers (like Trader Joes Organic Pops- no artificial coloring)

Fruit Jellies (like Trader Joes- no artificial coloring)

Fruit strips ( like Trader joes natural fruit wraps - no artificial coloring)

Beef Jerky (like Trader Joes Natural Beef Jerky)


Annie's Organic Fruit Snacks ( these are my favorite for Easter because they are cute little bunnies!) http://www.annies.com/products/fruit-snacks/

Freeze pops (organic-no artificial colors) http://internaturalfoods.com/brands/cool-fruits-freezer-pops.html

Juice boxes

Raisin boxes