crunchimomma- Heather Spergel

Author, Mom, and Creative Nut!

Tag Archives: gluten free

Gluten Free and Allergen Free Expo Secauscus, NJ September, 7-8!

I’m so over the moon excited to be presenting “Free to be… Gluten-Free, a Mom’s Choice Award Winning book to the audience at the Gluten Free and Allergen Free Expo in Secaucus this September 7-8!   Here’s their mission! The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo is dedicated to meeting the needs of the celiac community, …

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Free To Be…Gluten-Free! … with older children!

When I first wrote, “Free to Be… Gluten-Free!” My son was a couple years younger and my daughter wasn’t yet diagnosed with any gluten (or corn) issues.  I wrote the book with the younger age group in mind.  The children can identify with the boy in the book feeling ill on the potty, crying or …

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Allergy and Food Sensitivities RANT- YES, take me seriously! (Free To Be… Gluten-Free!)

Do you or your child(ren) have food allergies/sensitivities?  I want to hear from you!  Tell me your story!  Tell me all about it… because believe me, we can bond over it.  Whatever level of sensitivity or allergy you have in your house, we have our own.  How do people support or NOT support you and …

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Joe’s American Bar and Grill (Short Hills Mall, Short Hills- NJ)

Try Joe’s! Since becoming gluten-free, finding family places to eat where they can accommodate our need for corn free also, has been CHALLENGING.  Joe’s American Bar and Grill has been consistently TERRIFIC… and therefore worth more than a mention! http://www.joesamerican.com Plan to be there early, put your name in.  It may be a bit loud, …

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You CAN make a basic Chili! Now get cookin’!

How the heck do you make chili?  It’s FREEZING out, you yearn for something warm to heat you up from head to toe.  You haven’t make chili before and don’t quite know how to do it.  Well never fear, Joe Mom is here!  haha! Now seriously, I’m NOT NOT NOT a chef.  However, I do …

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Butternut Squash Soup- GF

My girlfriend Christina gave me a terrific Butternut Squash Soup recipe a couple of years back.  I’ve been playing with it ever since- using what I have, deleting what I didn’t want, and creating my own soup.  The results are never the same, but are always delicious! What you need: 1.  Butternut squash find it …

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“Free To Be… Gluten-Free!” May need a part 2… life brings challenges

When I started work on “Free To Be… Gluten-Free!” I had all my memories fresh from my son’s (and my) experiences with food sensitivities/allergies.  Various moms told me gluten could be the cause of my son’s sleep issues, mood swings, and exhaustion.  I never understood what “gluten” meant, let alone thinking that this was the …

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Gluten-free chicken dinner

Tonight I made my gluten-free chicken with a new pasta! Black bean pasta! Gluten-free black bean pasta! Delicious! Recipe to follow in my “Free to be… Gluten-free!” Book coming out in 2013!

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Gluten Free cupcakes and Sprinkles, icing…. No so bad!

Gluten free and artificial dye free birthday! 8 oz chocolate, 1/2 cup melted coconut oil melted together. 6 eggs in blender with 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp salt -blend 30 seconds. Put some cooled chocolate mixture into blender to temper then mix and then add the rest. Add 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 2 tbsp …

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Soy sauce replacement!

100% organic Gluten-free Dairy-free GMO-free Can’t wait to try this! I hear it has a bit of a sweet taste. When we went gluten-free we started using gf soy sauce….but we still ate soy. Soy….not the healthiest. So we shall try this!

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Simple, fast, cheap dessert in a pinch!

I REALLY needed something sweet after dinner tonight.  The kids were begging for something.  After bananas, they were still looking for something.  I grabbed my gluten free dark chocolate.  I keep this on hand since I bake cookies or scones or a quick cake each week.  I tossed a handful into a pot, melted it …

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Interesting or no?

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/rice-potato-tomato-may-be-inflammatory-wheat

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