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Gluten Free Vegan Rice Crispy Treats

The Lil Chef and  I were supposed to make this recipe months and months ago. I have no idea why we never got around to it but I'm so glad we waited, timing is everything! I used a combination of recipes like I usually do. We have had a couple of boxes of Malt O Meal gluten free Crispy Rice from the food pantry sitting around and we bought a bag of Dandies Marshmallows months ago because The Lil Chef really likes marshmallows. My Mommy brain was thinking Rice Crispy Treats, her brain was thinking to eat the whole bag. Enough rambling and on to the good stuff!!!
Dandies Recipe: 1 10 oz bag of Dandies Marshmallows 5 cups Crisp Rice Cereal 2 Tbsp of Margarine 2 Tbsp of Coconut Oil
Malt O Meal Recipe: 1/4 cup butter or margarine 1 10 oz package marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows) 1 tsp vanilla 6 1/2 cups Crispy Rice Cereal
My Recipe: 2 Tbsp of Smart Balance 2 Tbsp of Coconut Oil 5 cups of Malt O Meal Crisp Rice Cereal 1 10 oz bag of Dandies Marshmallows 1 tsp vanilla pinch …

Pancake Struggle!

Pancakes are the one thing I have had the hardest time with since having to change my diet and eat allergy free! It has been a constant struggle for me for about 7 years. The Lil Chef, on the other hand, has found tons of pancakes that she likes.
I'm going to attempt this again this morning, of course with a combination of things. I hardly ever use just one mixture, it never really turns out right or the way I would like them. Fingers crossed. Let's see how this turns out. I'm using the last little pinch of my King Arthur's GF pancake mix, King Arthur's multi - purpose flour mix and the recipe from an old Trader Joe's GF flour bag I've had for a couple of years. Too bad I can't find it anymore at Trader Joe's.  (I'm going to type out the original recipe and show you my revisions below)

 Trader Joe's GF Pancakes 1 2/3 cups gluten-free flour (I mixed the last little bit of King Arthur's pancake mix and the multi-purpose flour mix) 3 tsp…



Guess what today is!!!! #Giveaway Day πŸ˜„πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŠπŸ‘€πŸ‘πŸ‘

Who else is overly EXCITED about trying all the latest and new #AllergyFree#Foods at the #GFAFExpo?! You know that we are! I would #LOVE to see you guys there! Come join us. I have 3 #FREE Single Day

Amazed! / Personal

Good Afternoon!

I hope you guys are good! I am for the most part. "but"...  

I had thoughts or better yet putting together my thoughts on a post that I wanted to do about how AMAZED I was about how much my/our diet had changed (which I still plan to talk about). I have like an OCD issue with numbers so I check my stats on everything, ALL the time. I was checking the stats on my "blog" and I noticed there were some posts from 2015 that someone had read. I am SO glad they did because I decided to go back and reread them myself. Ugh! Terrible! Not only did I noticed several days ago that our diets had changed drastically, so had my posts and their content (I can't say for better or worse, but it's different - to me anyway.) I've come across more than several pictures that have crashed, which I was not happy about at all!!! When Blogger changed some of the settings it really had an effect on the content of my posts. I apologize if you have come across or read…

Rainbow Grilled Chicken Salad

I wouldn't change much about this salad. This salad is close to perfect!
INGREDIENTS Servings: 4–5 2 chicken breasts (I might use chicken tenders)
1 teaspoon salt (kosher salt)
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon olive oil Dressing
1 cup sour cream (vegan)
¼ cup cilantro, minced (non-gmo, organic)
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon salt (kosher salt)
1 tablespoon lime juice Salad
1 head romaine, chopped (non-gmo, organic)
½ cup red onion, diced (non-gmo, organic)
½ cup tomatoes, diced (non-gmo, organic)
½ cup orange bell pepper(non-gmo, organic)
¾ cup corn (non-gmo, organic)
½ cup cilantro, chopped (non-gmo, organic)
¼ cup jalapeΓ±o, diced (this would be optional for me, green chiles would definitely be an option for me) Garnish
Avocado (non-gmo, organic)
Tortilla strips (Gluten Free) How To Video- watch how to make this awesome salad!!!! PREPARATION 1. Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder…

Allergy Free Mini Taco Cups

I was so NOT paying attention to the fact that it was "Tuesday", until The Lil Chef said "HEEEEY! It's Taco Tuesday Mom!"

So, in honor of Taco Tuesday we are having Mini Taco Cups/Bowls. My original motivation for tacos was the Follow Your Heart Vegan Sour Cream that I FINALLY found at our newly opened Fresh Thyme Farmers Market! What better way to try sour cream but with tacos of some sort! I'm REALLY hoping I/we like it because I have SO MANY recipes that call for sour cream and that seems to be the only product that I haven't been successful in replacing. I've tried 0% Greek Yogurt and that was ok for a little while and then I found out that I wasn't only lactose free but I can not consume dairy at all .  I have tried non dairy plain yogurts and attempted to make my own out of coconut milk and that was a disaster so this HAS to work! lol
My only concern is that it is all soy and that's a product I try to stay away from. #1 I'm not a fan…

Long John Silver Inspired GF Fish

 I've made "non beer" battered fish before and it's been good and not so good. The last time I made it, it came out way too crunchy and I LOVE crunchy foods. This time I'm going to use the recipe for The Homemade Crispy Seasoned French Fries.  I've also learned to halve the recipe. The complete recipe makes enough for like 4-6 people.I will post the ingredients and let's see what happens.


I have 3 thin pieces of yellowfin sole1 cup all-purpose flour (Gluten free All Purpose flour) (I used a 1/2 cup of flour)1 teaspoon garlic salt1 teaspoon onion salt1 teaspoon salt (Kosher Salt)1 teaspoon paprika1/2 cup water, or as needed (maybe because it was GF flour I used 3/4 cup)1 cup vegetable oil for frying (Olive Oil/Sunflower Oil)Season to taste.
(It was almost too salty, I suggest you season the flour, do pinches of salt and taste it before you batter the fish)

I guess you can say I had a huge soft fish taco/burrito type situation. The …

GFAF Expo - Update!!!

YAAAAAYY!!!!! In the last post I left off by saying that I was really hoping that I would be chosen to be a Blogger/Official Blogger at the GFAF Expo in Schaumburg, IL; I got the email yesterday! This is a ridiculously HUGE deal for me because of my chronic illnesses, chronic pain, and multiple autoimmune disorders. I have not had the courage to really step out there and do anything "big" as a "Blogger". The right door opened at the right time and I actually had the courage to step through it this time. Wish us luck, keep my health in your thoughts/prayers and let's talk EXPO!!!! 
BFree Foods is the Blogger Sponsor so I am extremely grateful to them and everyone else involved for making this possible! And I have been dying to taste their products forever!
In the last post I explained why I was SO Excited and why this event was important to me. I will go over "What" the Expo is about and the exact address, I will also give you more information on ticket s…


I have some seriously EXCITING NEWS!!!!!!!! Probably more for myself and The Lil Chef than you guys. OK! So I can't remember if I put it on this website or one of my other medias but I have been dying to go to the GF & AF EXPO since I heard about it however long ago but it was just never the right time, etc. I actually won tickets a few months back but it was in CA. and I had absolutely NO WAY to get there! I was devastated. Then there was the "Natural Products Expo West" that just passed and I was seriously almost in tears because we were not there. Ok, I said all of that to say....... Guess who is going to the GF & AF EXPO in "Chicago" (actually it will be ... see below)
WhereSchaumburg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Drive North
Schaumburg, IL 60173 WhenApril 22 & 23, 2017 10:00-4:00 pm on Saturday the 22nd 10:00-3:00 pm on Sunday the 23rd AND there is... Free Parking!!! The website to attend the EXPO is - there is also a discount! Go …

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

I Looooooove Gnocchi! But, with like so many other of my favorite dishes there were no allergy free alternatives until now!
Chicken Gnocchi Soup Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound store-bought gnocchi or use this recipe to make by hand (Gluten free gnocchi can be found in the grocery store, the brand I see the most is Delallo)2 cups cooked chicken breast, cut into small cubes1 1/2 cups spinach leaves, chopped (maybe make it a little healthier and add kale as well)1 cup chicken broth (organic & gluten free)1 cup white onion, chopped3/4 cup carrots, finely chopped or julienned1/2 lemon, juiced2 sprigs rosemary (maybe italian seasoning for me)2 cloves garlic, minced2-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oilkosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste1 3/4 cups heavy cream (So Delicious Coconut Culinary Cream Original, vegan, this is a link to show you what is looks like) 1/2 cups parmesan cheese, grated, divided (pecorino or vegan parmesan) 1/4 teas…