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Find Gluten Free Deals on Groupon Goods

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

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I love using Groupon because there are so many different ways to save money! You can find great deals on fitness classes, restaurants, massages, nails, hair salons, getaways, and even gluten free goods! 

Groupon Goods is great for finding discounts on designer brands, electronics, everyday essentials, and fun finds delivered right to you. Any Groupon user knows about Groupon Goods, but Groupon Goods might not be the first place you would think to look to find gluten free products. 

Groupon Goods has great deals on all types of gluten free items, including, gluten free cookbooks, magazines, subscription boxes, gift baskets, baking mixes, baked goods, protein powders, crackers, protein bars, cooking class. There are so many gluten free deals – there are so many deals! 

Deals are constantly changing but there are always a variety of gluten free items posted. It’s a great way to save on your favorite gluten free items and it’s also a great way to explore and try new gluten free products for a discounted price. 

Do you use Groupon Goods? How do you save money with Groupon? Leave a comment below with ways you’ve saved or tips for other Groupon users!

 

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Gluten Free Sugar Cookies featuring Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs // Giveaway

The holidays are about spending time with friends and family and baking delicious food! Pete and Gerry’s Eggs knows there is a tremendous amount of time and thought that goes into carefully selecting every recipe ingredient – and choosing the right egg is no exception!!

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If you’re not already familiar with the brand, Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs has been in business since the late 1800’s, sourcing their eggs sustainably from small family farms while becoming the country’s first Certified Humane Free Range egg producer. This holiday season,I am baking up my favorite gluten free sugar cookies using Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs.

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Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. ½ cup butter, softened
  3. 1 large egg
  4. 1 tablespoon milk
  5. 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  6. ¼ teaspoon salt
  7. ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  8. 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour + more for rolling/dusting
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter at medium speed.
  2. Add the egg, water, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon (if using). Blend until mixed well.
  3. Add the flour and mix at low speed until well combined.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  6. Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface, about ¼-inch thick.
  7. Cut out the dough with selected cookie cutters, and place the cookies on the baking sheet. Make sure the cookies are not touching.
  8. Reform and roll out the scrap dough, then continue cutting more cookies.
  9. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven, and let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing them to a cooling rack. Cool completely before decorating.
  10. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
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These sugar cookies are fluffy, soft and sweet – you would never know they were gluten free. I brought them to my friends holiday party on Saturday night and everybody ate them. The best part is that nobody knew they were gluten free!  They are so good  and sweet enough – that you really don’t need frosting, but it does make for a fun addition!

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What are you baking this holiday season? Does your recipe require eggs? If so, then I think you will love this giveaway! I am giving one lucky reader the chance to win two free Pete and Gerry’s product coupons! To enter, simply click on the rafflecopter below. 

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This giveaway will end on December 15, 2016 at 11:59pm. Open to U.S. residents only. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Barilla Gluten Free Pasta

It’s not every day you can easily prepare just one meal for the whole table. Barilla Gluten Free Pasta is certified gluten free and produced on a dedicated gluten free line, for a tasty pasta that everybody can enjoy and feel safe. And pasta lovers will be glad to know that it looks and tastes just like classic pasta.

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Barilla gluten free pasta made with a  blend of non-GMO corn and rice. Barilla gluten free pasta comes in a variety of shapes, including Rotini, Spaghetti, Elbows, Fettuccine and Penne.

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Barilla is actually one of Jeremy’s favorite gluten free pastas – he likes the taste and the texture. 

With Barilla Gluten Free Pasta, you get rid of the gluten — not the flavor — and focus on the most important part of dinner: having the whole family together. And, Barilla retails for $2.99/box – that is a great price!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by GO VEGGIE® through their partnership with BzzAgent. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Moroccan Magic Argan Oil & Essential Oil Lip Balm

With winter, comes chapped lips. Every single year. I can’t tell you how many chap sticks and lip balms I’ve tried throughout the years, but I was very excited when I finally tried Moroccan Magic...and it works!

Moroccan Magic Lip Balms are all natural, organic and made without gluten ingredients. I do not like to eat foods with artificial ingredients and keeping those ingredients and chemicals off my body – and lips! – is very important too.    

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Moroccan Magic Lip Balms are available in four varieties:

  1. Rose
  2. Peppermint Eucalyptus
  3. Lemon Thyme
  4. Coconut Almond

My favorite is the rose! It has a delicious smell :) It is smooth and hydrating and stays on for a long time, but does not get greasy or leave that icky feeling on my lips after being on for a long period of time. 

Moroccan Magic Lip Balms are made with organic sunflower oil, organic beeswax, Organic Argan Oil, Organic Coconut Oil,Organic Lemon Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Organic Rosemary Blend, Organic Thyme Essential Oil, and Organic Calendula Blend. These ingredients have so many great benefits including; 

  • Deep Moisturizing
  • Silky Smooth
  • Lightweight Finish
  • Anti-Aging
  • Cooling
  • Repairing
  • Protective

You can purchase Moroccan Magic Lip Balms online and at Whole Foods Markets in NY, NJ and CT. These make great gifts and stocking stuffers! 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Hearthy Foods Gluten Free Pies

Hearthy Foods offers a variety of gluten free products – from flours and piecrusts, to cheesecakes and pies, all products are certified gluten free. 

I recently had the chance to try some of Hearthy pies. What attracted me to this company is that their products are made without artificial ingredients, preservatives, additives or hydrogenated oils.

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Hearthy mini pies are made with a garbanzo flour and rice flour crust. The crust is dense and flaky. The small pies are available in 

  • Blueberry Cream Pie
  • Apple Pie
  • Smooth Bean Pie
  • Cheesecake Chocolate Chip
  • Pecan Pie
  • Sweet Potato Pie

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My favorite was the pecan pie and Jeremy likes the blueberry cream pie. We tried the pies in both the microwave and oven and have to say that hands down, the oven is the way to go. The piecrust did not cook as well in the microwave and tasted a bit under cooked. In the oven, the crust browned up nicely. Each pie has 6-11 grams of protein – who would have thought a pie could offer you that much protein?

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Hearthy Pies are available online for $5.99 – currently on sale for $3.99 each! Hearthy pies are also available for sale in Whole Foods and Albertons in Southern California and in natural foods stores in many parts of the country. 

 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Frontier Bites || Crunchy Energizing Bites

Frontier Bites were created several years ago when two brothers challenged each other to a baking competition to see who could come up with the best alternative to the over-processed energy bars that they regularly ate. The rules were simple: less than 10 ingredients; gluten, soy and dairy free; no refined sugars and only ingredients you can find in your pantry.

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In the end it was Nate’s Almond Blueberry Lemon bites that won the day and for the next year, Nate and his brother continued to tweak the original recipe until they got it just right.  From there on the Bites were a constant companion in the office, on hikes and on fishing runs. 

Frontier Bites are still make with less than 10 ingredients; 8 to be exact. Frontier Bites keep it simple while allowing you to eat right and snack smart at the same time.  

Frontier Bites are available in 3 flavors:

  • Almond Blueberry Lemon
  • Macadamia Pineapple Coconut
  • Pecan Cherry Cinnamon

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My favorite is the Almond Blueberry Lemon. Crunchy almonds, wild blueberries and tart lemon form a well-balanced crunch that will provide the energy you need without the sugar crash you dread. It is slightly sweet and plenty crunchy. 

Whether you’re carpooling kids around town, burning the midnight oil at the office or climbing a mountain, Frontier Bites will be the fuel to help you get there.   

You can find Frontier Bites in retail locations across the country. Click here to find a retail location nearest you. You can also purchase Frontier Bites online via Amazon.

 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Riley’s Spice of Life Salsa Seasoning

With the holiday season approaching, I will be busy attending and hosting holiday parties. Planning menus is fun, but making all that food can be time consuming. For an easy and crowd pleasing appetizer, I use Riley’s Spice of Life salsa seasoning mix.

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Easy to make fresh salsa can be served at parties and during Sunday football games. Riley’s Spice of Life dried Salsa seasoning, will cost only about half of what you’d pay for ready made jarred Salsa in a jar. And 1 can makes almost 18 pints of salsa!

Just add 1 can petite, diced tomatoes to 1 scoop of your favorite Riley’s Spice Salsa Mix and VOILA – it’s ready to serve! Not only is it that simple, it really it a crowd pleaser. My sister and her boyfriend LOVED it! 

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Riley’s spices have no preservatives, no MSG and are gluten free! Riley’s Spice of Life Salsa seasoning is great in any type of Mexican style foods like taco meat, burritos, and fajita. It can be used in soups, dips, meatloaf, and hamburgers.

You can purchase Riley’s Spice of Life products online here

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Drift Away Coffee // Holiday Gift Guide

Driftaway Coffee is a small-batch coffee roaster that offers mail-based coffee subscriptions.  

What makes Driftaway unique is their special approach to “taste matching.”  When you sign up, you are sent a sample pack of four different coffees from around the world, and then rate each coffee. This kit also exposes people to the different tastes coffee can have, based on where it’s from and how it’s been roasted. So it’s part-fun and part-educational! From then on, customers only get coffees belonging to the profiles they like. The coffees are changed each month, so it’s a great way to try new coffees out – while knowing that it’s always something you will love!

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I like to think of Driftaway as all the best things in life rolled up into a single package – great coffee, cool packaging, and surprises in the mail!  The best part about it? They’ve got a great story and they’re super convenient, too.  

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While Driftaway has only been around since 2014, people are starting to take note. They’ve been featured on Gear Patrol, Food52, the Kitchn, and Coffee Review. They’ve recently added features to the site so that you can now rate and review every coffee you get, and keep track of your favorite and not-so-favorite coffees! Your coffees will get even more personalized to your taste, and you can know your coffee palate better!

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Driftaway Coffee is perfect for all coffee lovers and makes a great gift! Gift options include gift subscriptions, e-gift cards and gift sets that include brew kits, with a variety of delivery options. The subscription prices start at $36 and vary based on quantity and subscription length.

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The first delivery of every kit is the “Rise and Grind” tasting kit – four different coffees, 1 oz each. The four coffees I received included:

  • Nicaraguan, with tasting notes of Toffee and Peanut – somewhat nutty
  • Kenyan Thika Chinia Estate with tasting notes of grapefruit, cedar and melon
  • Bralizian Minas Gerais Fazenda Alta Vista with tasting notes of chocolate, peanuts and citric
  • Papua New Guinea  Wangi Valley Ulya with tasting notes of toffee, cocoa and dark chocolate – my favorite! 

In December, they are roasting on all Fridays and will be shipping on the following days: December 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. All ordered placed by December 16th will arrived by Christmas Day.

 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Olde Tradition Spice, Inc Mulling Spice for Wine or Apple Cider

Olde Tradition Spice was started in 1994 and has been dedicated to manufacturing products that are all natural yet healthy and wholesome that the entire family can enjoy. 

Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice is an all natural product with no sugar, salt, caffeine or preservatives.  The spice comes in individually wrapped tea bags that can be used up to three times.  

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A great adult drink served in warm Red or White wine on a brisk Fall or cold or snowy Winter day or put in apple cider or apple juice for children to enjoy.  

Made with pure, natural cinnamon chips, orange peel, cloves and allspice cut and blended together to create a delicious drink with an aroma that will remind you of the Winter Holidays. The spice bags can be used to make traditional German Wassail, Swedish Glogg, Hot Apple Toddy, Hot Buttered Rum and many more delicious unique adult alcolhoic drinks or many non alcolhoic drinks for children.  

My favorite drink to make with the mulling spice is a Pumpkin Spice Latte. You all know how much I love pumpkin!! And thanks to Olde Tradition Spice I can now how Pumpkin Spice Lattes at home whenever I want! 

2 cups milk (I use almond)
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup hot brewed Espresso
2 tbsp canned pumpkin
2 tbsp vanilla extract
2 bags Olde Tradition Spice

In a small saucepan, combine the milk, pumpkin, sugar and Olde Traditional Spice bags. Cook and stir over medium heat until steaming. Remove from the heat; remove the spice bags, stir in vanilla and spices. Transfer to a blender; cover and process for 15 seconds or until foamy. Garnish with whipped cream and spices if desired!

You can purchase Olde Tradition Spices online for as little as $3.95 for 8 teabags!

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Quinn Snacks NEW Gluten Free Pretzels

Who doesn’t love pretzels? I know I do! One of the hardest snacks to give up when I went gluten free 7 years ago was pretzels. And finding a tasty gluten free pretzel? Forget it. They all tasted like cardboard. But not anymore!! I am so excited to share with you the newest product from Quinn Snacks – gluten free pretzels!!!!

Quinn Snacks’ new Gluten-Free Pretzels establishes many firsts for gluten free pretzels: first whole grain, ancient grain, corn-free, soy-free, dairy-free, non-GMO project verified gluten-free pretzel with full ingredient transparency!!   They use whole grain sorghum to  because it is so much better than the corn and soy ingredients found in other gluten free pretzels.  

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While most other gluten free pretzels are made with GMO cornstarch as the first ingredient, due to ingredient cost cutting and manufacturing convenience, Quinn’s pretzels are made from real ingredients like whole grain sorghum and organic honey.

The new pretzels are available in two varieties, Touch of Honey and Classic Sea Salt, they are pretzels reimagined.  They taste like the classic pretzels I grew up eating. They are so addictive, be careful or you might eat the whole bag in one sitting like we did. 

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They tastes better, crunch better, are better for you, and better for the land.  Sorghum produces antioxidants and polyphenols to protect itself from pests and disease.  In some varieties the sorghum bran (the husk that surrounds the grain) contains higher levels of antioxidants than blueberries.  
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Quinn Snack’s Farm-to-Bag transparency portal allows consumers to see where every ingredient comes from and learn about the growers and suppliers. Where and how an ingredient is grown has been a trade secret in the food industry, and in many cases the ‘brands’ are far removed from the ‘growing’. Quinn Snacks created a radically transparent supply chain. Through the new Farm-to-Bag Portal,  Quinn’s entire supply chain is revealed. The interactive map, complete with in-depth grower and supplier profiles, allows customers to learn more not only about the ingredients but also the growers.  Quinn is the first and only snack company with this level of transparency. 

Quinn Pretzels  are now available on Amazon and in Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, MOM’s Organic Market stores, and health food stores across the country. Click here to find a retail location nearest you. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.