Dec 16

Gluten Free Potato and Carrot Latkes // Happy Hannukah


My favorite holiday dish is potato latkes. The typical latke is made with potato, flour and eggs.  I however, like to make a little healthier by adding carrots and using almond meal. You can also replace the white potato with a sweet potato if you are staying away from white starches. I’ve made dozens of latkes and this is by far the best recipe I’ve made. (Jeremy agrees :). Although Hanukkah is a celebration that entails a good deal of fried food, if you saute these in a bit of olive oil rather than deep frying them, they’re a nice alternative to regular greasy Hanukkah food and a much healthier latke. Ingredients 1 large potato, peeled and shredded 1 cup shredded carrots 1/2 medium onion, Julienne 1 eggs 1 teaspoon… Read More »


Dec 01

Holiday Gift Idea & Giveaway // Pureology Aromatherapy Collection Limited Edition


Welcome to Day 2 of Skin Care and Hair Care week. As you know, this week I will be focusing on skin care and hair care; products that are safe and do not contain gluten. Each day will feature a different type of product, from many different brands, and plenty of giveaways and chances to win some awesome prizes! This holiday season, Pureology presents three new Limited Edition Aromatherapy Collection Gift Sets— Hydrate, Strength Cure, and Cure Volume. Known for its signature aromatherapy blends, Pureology’s three holiday hair care gift sets each include the brand’s top hair care systems paired with a Limited Edition Scented Candle to instantly infuse a sense of calm amidst the whirlwind of holiday parties and gift shopping! I had the chance to try the Hydrating Trio including free candle. The Limited… Read More »


Nov 28

Gluten Free Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals


Get a Jump start on your holiday shopping and avoid the stores this Friday with these great Gluten Free Deals! Below is a list of my favorite Gluten Free gift ideas that are offering Black Friday or Cyber Monday specials all. Start shopping today and take advantage of these spectacular savings!   Starting on Black Friday, Abe’s Market will have over 2,500 products on sale including items from your favorite gluten free brands, and shoppers can see additional savings when they stack these one-day only coupon codes on top of the sale price! AND, Free Shipping on all orders is still in play until December 17, so the shopper is getting a sale price, plus a coupon code, plus free shipping! Black Friday, November 28 Addtional 10% off all purchases… Read More »

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Nov 24

Enjoy Aleia’s Gluten Free Stuffing at Your Thanksgiving Table

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Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without some kind of stuffing at the table. I always loved traditional made-from-scratch stuffing growing up. When I began my gluten free diet in 2009 we started experimenting with different kinds of stuffing—wild rice with craisins and walnuts, brown rice with apples and pecans, paleo-style stuffing with sausage, vegetables and dried cranberries— but nothing ever satisfied my desire for “real stuffing”. We never ate ready-made stuffing so I never thought to find a gluten free variety. Until now that is. Located in Branford, Connecticut, Aleia’s Gluten Free Foods is a team of culinary trained chefs who handcraft and market a delicious line of all natural, CSA (Celiac Sprue Association) approved, and Kosher Certified, gluten free foods, which includes bread, croutons, stuffing mixes, bread crumbs, panko, and… Read More »


Nov 22

Abe’s Market Gifts Under $25 & Free Shipping // Organic All-Natural Market Place with over 2000 Gluten Free Products

Well Dressed Sampler Spiced Up Maple Glazed Signature Box (12 Oz) - $25.00 - Gluten Free

I am counting down the days to Black Friday and the official start of the holiday shopping season! To help get the holiday season started, I’ve put together a quick gift guide of natural and organic gifts from Abe’s Market that are priced less than $25!   Free delivery is available on all purchases – no minimum – through December 31, 2014. Abe’s is also guaranteeing Christmas delivery on all purchases placed before December 17, 2014.


Nov 06

Old Factory Candle Gift Set Review & Giveaway


Here is a great holiday gift idea! Old Factory Candle Gift Sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming wicks, and premium fragrance oils. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. Everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someones in your life. Old Factory Candle Gift Sets make perfect holiday gifts, and are also great for special occasions. I recently received the Winter Wonderland Collection. I love all three scents. From the minute I lit the candle, the aromas filled the entire room. My whole apartment smelled great. Each candle has it’s own unique scent and smells… Read More »


Dec 23

Gluten Free Gift Guide: Gluten Free Magazine Subscriptions

Magazine subscriptions make great gifts that can be enjoyed all year long. These Gluten Free magazines are perfect for anyone who has celiac disease, a gluten intolerance or is just follow the gluten-free diet for whatever reason! Simply Gluten Free is America’s most popular gluten free magazine, serves as a complete gluten & allergen free, vegetarian, vegan & Paleo lifestyle resource to provide knowledge, support & creative solutions through articles written by the field’s top writers & medical doctors – recipes, tips, medical & personal stories. Simply Gluten Free – $26.95 from: Magazine Values Gluten Free Living is a bi-monlthly magazine dedicated to providing information on living a happy, healthy gluten-free life. Gluten Free Living – $34.00 from: Magazine Values Delight Gluten-Free Magazine is a bi-monthly international food and lifestyle… Read More »


Dec 20

Holiday Tips for Entertaining & Gift Guide: Cocoanuts in the North End

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Last week I attended Blog and Tweet Boston’s Holiday Tips and Tasting Event at Cocoanuts in the North End. Co-Owner Tara showed us how to put together some fun plates and displays for our holiday parties and talked to us about creative holiday entertaining ideas and tips for whether you have family visiting, plan to throw a bash, or just like to indulge in great food! (In June I attended their Summer Sweets & Chocolate Tasting Event, you can read about it here.) One idea Tara shared with us is to break up different flavors of chocolate bars and pair with chocolate covered almonds, toffee or North Light Baking Company macarons. Another idea was breaking toffee into pieces and scattering it on a plate with chocolate covered almonds (above). Cocoanuts… Read More »

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Dec 13

Sun Cups – A gluten free and nut free alternative to peanut butter cups

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Have you heard of Sun Cups? I was recently contacted by a representative for Sun Cups to give the product a try, and share the word about them. And I am so happy I said yes! So what are Sun Cups? In 2008, a man knocked on the door at Seth Ellis Chocolates with a jar of sunflower butter and a challenge: create a candy cup his peanut-allergic son could eat. The chocolatiers got to work, inspired by the idea of a peanut butter cup for everyone. A jar of sunflower butter, a handful of test batches and a day later, they had cracked the code. Sun Cups were born. When my Sun Cups arrived it was a test of will power to not sample each of them right away.… Read More »


Dec 07

Product Review: Melissa’s Exotic and Tropical Fruit Basket


Get your gift-giving thinking caps on, it’s that time of year again! Before you head to the mall or buy any gift cards online, check out Melissa’s for some unique and healthy gift basket ideas. Not the gift basket type? I suggest you take a look at Melissa’s before making that decision. They’ve got something for every taste, from practical and family-friendly to exotic and gourmet. We’re not talking supermarket quality basket, we are talking high-end, quality produce—that’s what Melissa’s does. Melissa’s is an actual produce company, not just a gift basket company, and these people know their kumquats from their clementines! There are many great gift baskets to choose from, including the Deluxe Exotic and Tropical Fruit Basket that the kind folks over at Melissa’s sent me! This stunning assortment… Read More »

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