Halloween Horror Bites

I remember the first time I took my little girl trick-or-treating. Alex looked so adorable in the blue gingham and lace Dorothy costume I proudly made for her. As first-time parents of a mobile trick-or-treater, my husband and I were thrilled to have a reason to go collect a big pumpkin full of a large variety of candy. He was…

GFJMOMMA’S MISSION

As Celiac Awareness month comes to an end, I am reaching out to all of you.  My plan was to spread Celiac awareness this whole month of May, but unfortunately I was mourning the loss of my daughter’s best friend.  Instead of skipping this year due to my sadness, I have decided to use my…

Chag Purim! Chag Purim! Gluten-free for yeladim!

My little Queen Esther is now in college. Oh where has the time gone?  Looking back, no wonder she hated Hamantashen….another natural response her body had been trying to tell us. Yes, I’m still beating myself up for poisoning her with gluten her whole childhood.  Thank goodness she is ok.  It truly is a blessing…

Gluten Free Pasta Salad

GLUTEN FREE PASTA SALAD Ingredients: 1 box GF Pasta cooked/drained, then immediately run under cold water 1 cup Broccoli or Green beans cut to bite size (you may steam 2 minutes and cool for softer veggies) 1 cup Carrots (small chip shapes work great) 1 cup Halved cherry or grape tomatoes 1 cup Cheese cubes…

Giving Gluten Free Thanks

After my daughter was diagnosed with Celiac in 2012, the whole family was tested.  There is  1 in 22 chance for positive results if Celiac runs in your family.  My husband, who had suffered with various symptoms, made it to his 40s without knowing he was Gluten Intolerant.  When he learned he would be living…

Quick GF Potato Latkes

Total Prep: 20 min. – Servings: about 8 Latkes Ingredients: 4 cups shredded hash browns (I use Simply Potatoes) Sometimes I replace 1/2 cup of the hash browns with grated zucchini to be healthy & fancy 🙂 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup fresh minced parsley 2 Tbs Milk 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup GF Flour…

Chocolate Gelt

The festival of lights is early this year!  Jewish people light the first candle to celebrate Chanukkah the evening of December 6th.  Although Chanukkah is a minor holiday, we enjoy family traditions, giving, singing, eating, and of course spinning the dreidel for 8 fabulous nights! Before the 19th century, Jewish people traditionally gifted Chanukkah gelt (Yiddish for money),…

GFJMomma has a Happy Heart

The GFJMomma had the best weekend as a host for 3 wonderful teen girls. My daughter, Gluten Free Goldie, participated in her first NFTY youth group event. Not only did she have a fabulous time and make new friends, she met another GFG (Gluten Free Girl)! Opening our home to someone living the same GF…

SPEAK UP! The restaurant industry needs to know!

TELLING A RESTAURANT YOU’VE BEEN GLUTENED! (featured image from Gluten Free & More Magazine) I was just about to blog about this topic and here is this wonderful article (LINK ABOVE)!  I completely agree with the fabulous Celiac and the Beast, Miss Erica.  My Celiac daughter and Non-Celiac (Completely) Gluten-Intolerant NCCGI husband (my own acronym) used…

Gluten Free Celebrities

Today was a fabulous day. To celebrate my husband and his mom’s birthday, we attended the Celiac Support Association Brunch. After years of feeling so thankful for 2 amazing websites that have supported my family, I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful women “behind the screen” and give them a real hug! The local…

BREAK THE FAST WITHOUT GLUTEN CRUMBS IN YOUR CREAM CHEESE

Everyone breathe. Close your eyes. Take a big breath in. Hold it as long as you can, and let it out. It’s going to be OK. You will get through the holidays. Family is family, and it’s a time to let go of our guilt and grudges. Gluten is gluten, and it’s our job to…