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Oh Em Ghee: Dairy-Free Dinner That’s Still Butter-rific

gluten-free dairy-free dinnerStill over here with the ghee, you guys. As we all know, I love the dairy but it’s always good for me to have dairy-free recipes in my back pocket when I’m trying hard to recover from a gluten’ing or just my husband saying, “Chicken fried steak with gravy, AGAIN???” So. Ghee!

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Cooking With Ghee: Nachos, Suckers

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First of all, I want you all to know that ever since Tava Life reached out to me to talk all things ghee, I’ve been doing some ghee experimenting. Which is pretty easy when they send four different types of the lactose-free butter business: himalayan sea salt, green chile, vanilla bean and original. I’ve been fairly swimming in ghee.

I also know ghee is a big paleo thing and I’m a fan. I usually have some ghee on hand when I’m feeling dairy-free but not quite able to quit butter. And Tava Life’s options were super fun. While I will fill you in on other dishes (ummm, much healthier dishes that actually help you stay paleo and dairy-free) wherein I used the ghee, right now I jut kind of gave myself and the kiddos the gift of yumminess by making homemade gluten-free tortilla chips using the green chile and himalayan sea salt ghee. It’s so easy, you guys. This easy – Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Orlando: Universal Studios Eats, Drinks & FUN

gluten-free universal studios orlandoThis girl turned 9 last week, and I couldn’t think of any better birthday for my Harry Potter obsessed gal than a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter right smack in the middle of Universal Florida. Yes, we do live within spitting distance of Universal Studios in Hollywood, but they don’t have the Potter. Yes, it was slightly embarrassing when people asked where we were from and we had to tell them we lived next door to Universal in LA but chose to spend loads of money flying across the country and staying at a hotel and getting our wizard on. But you know what? Who cares! It was this much fun –

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Also, the night we were there Olivia Freaking Newton-John was in concert and she totally nailed our favorite Xanadu songs. I might have just flown to Orlando to see that lady rock it out. And taking my daughter to her first real concert where we both knew all the words to the songs? Ummmm-azing.

What’s always not so amazing when I travel is the getting sick factor on account of not knowing my arse from a gluten filled airport meal.  Luckily, I had some guides in the form of GFOrlando and Eating Out Without so I knew I’d be able to swill Butterbeer, if I so chose. I did so choose. So did she – Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Austin: Lots of Places

gluten-free austin SXSWHey guys, so I’ve been in Austin for a week or so and for once I’m not just hitting Guero’s (queso + margarita above), Frank, and Barley Swine. I mean, I AM hitting those places but due to basically horrible circumstances I’ve been hanging in a different part of town this time and have the 411 for YOU.

I’ll discuss the horribleness sometime later but for now I’m just going to get some info out there as I know the SXSW is coming up soon and the gluten-free need to know what other options do exist. I would also apologize for the lack of flowery language, but honestly, I have no idea what I’m about to say so let’s just see how this works out!  Continue reading

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This Was My Mom

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I started writing this last week, and have had trouble finishing. I know it’s just a blog post, but this is hard, you guys. XO, GIMB

I’m starting to feel the effects of the Xanax I popped as I sit by my mom’s side in her very calm, warm, peaceful room at hospice. Which is why I can write/type/whatever it is I’m doing right now. This was not my first choice of activities in 2015, but here I am. And here she is. And there she goes.

I’ve written here before about my mom more than once. Her unexplained decline, my “a-ha” moment of gluten ataxia, and how her brain damage has progressed to a depressing, and now deadly, point. So I feel I should finish the story and let you all know the ending. I guess you know the ending, actually, since it’s everyone’s ending.

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How to Gluten-Free Crash a Hanukkah Party

gluten-free hanukkah partyI am so gearing up for a non-stop party from the first day of Hanukkah through New Year’s Day. Since we celebrate every which holiday, that means I’ve also bought some new fat pants. They’re corduroy because no one can tell me corduroy won’t stretch.

Of course we all know how anxiety-inducing it is for us gluten-free types to go to a party/go to someone’s house/go to a restaurant/just exist. Which is why I always bring food with me when allowed (pro tip: most restaurants don’t approve when you bring your own gluten-free entree, who knew? Oh, right, everybody.) Since the next holiday that’s happening up in our house is Hanukkah, I’ve sorted out how to make it the happiest, gluten-free holiday EVER.

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Holy Last Minute Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Meal Plan

gluten-free thanksgiving meal planHi my gfers! Wow, is Thanksgiving sneaking right around the corner and someone (it’s me) is not yet ready. Been too busy cuddling this fox and not thinking about cooking for the biggest food day of the American year. I haven’t shopped, haven’t recipe tested, haven’t even fully sorted out what Thanksgiving games I’m going to make everyone in my family play while we eat gluten-free goodness. Although it will probably be “Truth or Dare” just because that makes for GREAT family (dys) fun (ction).

So I apologize for the lack of super wow recipes this year, but I will tell you what I’m thinking. You can check out my Instagram account the day of to see if my family actually gets to eat or not. Kidding! If nothing else, we will eat Chex MixContinue reading

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