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Gluten-Free ‘Eff Ups on Film!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGQRmpW047MHey guys!

I know the one thing you’ve been missing from GIMB is video tutorials. I mean, I decided that was the one thing you’ve been missing. Honestly, if anything was missing it was probably my lack of dairy-free information because no matter how hard I try, I cannot bring myself to consistently cook without dairy, or eat all three meals a day without dairy. Still, videos!!!

I was inspired by the Tasty series, wherein they show you really fast how to make something super delicious-but was pretty sure those videos took like 15 takes in order to turn out so damn perfect. I don’t know who has time for that. And then I thought, “Hey, April! You’re not perfect.” And that maybe it would be helpful/fun/ridiculous to watch my cooking process which, while sometimes a nightmare, does wind up being delicious and gluten-free. That, my friends, is what I’m going to be laying on you every week.

In case you missed it, here is my first one wherein I make delicious gluten-free cinnamon roll pancakes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGQRmpW047M– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZI6L2id07o

And this week’s epic takedown of gluten-free pasta and how to turn it into scrumptious mac and cheese –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGQRmpW047M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGQRmpW047M

So check back on my FB every week to see what else I can teach you through my own ‘eff ups. Hooray!!!

 

XO, GIMB

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Gluten-Free Portland: As If You Even Need This Guide

gluten-free-portland-oregonJust got back from Portland, Oregon. Totally full.

In spite of a rocky start wherein I was chasing children and eating whatever landed in front of my face, the rest of my Portland trip was filled with gluten-free goodness. And goodness, and goodness.

Lordy, do they know how to make a gfree lady fat and happy. Emphasis on the fat. I’m going to have to start doing cross-fit or something to work off all that deliciousness. Kyra, I’m blaming you for most of it. You guys, her cinnamon rolls and big pink cookies could bring about world peace. This one –

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I’m craving this, hard. That, and the all gluten-free food gorge Kyra and I went on at Groundbreaker Brewing. But since I’m back in LA and just have pictures and memories, let me tell you where else you can get your gluten-free eat on in Portland, and then just be jealous of your meals.  Continue reading

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What to Gluten-Free Make When It’s Hot AF

IMG_1224.JPGHoly crap balls, people. I’m shocked to still be here and not completely burned to a crisp on the side of one of the many Los Angeles freeways I’m forced to drive upon in this hellish beginning to summer, because I just freaking gave up and gave into the fire. How are you? Hot as fuck? Hot as fuck. Me, too.

While the heat can, at times, curb the ol’ appetite, a human’s still gotta’ eat. Sure you can go out for tacos, as seen above (psssst, I’ve found the holy grail of gluten-free queso!!!!), but going out to eat also means getting into your car that is probably just sitting there waiting to burn your skin off. So unless you’re a raw food type, that means you’ve gotta’ cook. But no one wants to add heat to hell, so what’s a gluten-free, sweaty, gal to do? This.

PicMonkey CollageYes, this is the first thing to do. Get a gluten-free pizza sent right to your house. But be sure you tip well because that poor dude got into his hot car and sweated his way to your house while you were inside with the shades drawn playing WiiU or whatever it is that you do when it’s hot AF.

But you know as well as I do that delivery is mostly not an option for us gluten-freers, so if you MUST prepare your own food, use as little heat as possible. I mean, do NOT turn on that oven. DO NOT.

Try these less-hot dishes instead.  Continue reading

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My Favorite Food From My New Book (7 Main Allergen Free)

IMG_0951Hey gang!

You know when you have a big project and you kind of just ignore everyone in the world so you can get it finished, and then you feel bad about the neglect and so you want to do something special? Yes?

Me, too! Which is why I’m totes sharing one of my favorite gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free (and shellfish- and fish-free but, come on) recipes, or constructions, kind of, from my upcoming book, Bake Sales Are My Bitch: Win the Food Allergy Wars with 50 Recipes to Keep Kids Safe and Parents Sane. Also, I JUST TURNED IN MY BOOK!!!!!!! WHOOO-HOOOO! Of course, as soon I got back from some spring breaking, a wicked stomach virus knocked me out because that’s just how I roll. But now I’m back and I’m going to wow you with my family’s favorite GFDF Pretzel Pups. Yes, it does seem like we eat a lot of hot dogs around here, doesn’t it? ‘Merica.

Here’s the cool thing about pretzels that I never knew, it’s super easy to make fluffy ones. Those hard ones, I’ve got no idea. But for a fluffy pretzel you basically take pizza dough, boil it with baking soda, egg wash and salt it, and bake it. Cool, right? Which means it was very easy for me to roll up some hot dogs (gf, casein-free as well) in pizza dough strips and go to town. It’s so easy, this guy even helped me out—

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Wow, do I need to get a new baking sheet.

Anyway, let your kids roll ’em up, do the egg wash and salting and they’re basically making their own damn dinner. Pretzel Pups! Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Dodger Stadium: More Nachos, Please

dodgerstourIt’s Spring, ya’ll! Which means if you’re a fan of America’s most America sport, you’re getting STOKED. Grab your cracker jacks and all that and get to cheering!

I live in Los Angeles, and my husband is an OG Angeleno, so I’m kind of a Dodgers fan. (If you’ve ever read anything else here about game day food, you’ll know that I’m very meh about any sports that don’t involve my kids, or drinking.) And I’ve been lucky enough to be invited on food tours more than once to Dodger Stadium, which is so much fun. It does have the actual effect of making me like the Dodgers more, which my family certainly appreciates.

This year I took my lil’ dude to make it even more entertaining, and I also had him do the food testing since almost everything had gluten in it. He obliged. Here’s what I found out about the whole gluten-free thing, and more at Dodgers Stadium. Continue reading

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Have a Very Autoimmune Christmas!

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image via Lifetime

Merry Christmas, Happy (belated) Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza and 2016, party people! It’s time to get our eat and drink on, and I’m more than happy to celebrate every holiday that comes on down the pike.

Sure, I’m missing crescent rolls like nobodies business, and a gluten-free puff pastry has been more than challenging to find, but I’ve been able to tackle the gluten-freeness of the holidays for the past few years and everyone has seemed happy. This year, however, we’ve got a whole new challenge that is (surprisingly) not at all related to ME.

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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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