Gluten Free Foodies
Celebrate the foods that you can eat!
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Most of the suggestions are informative, Fair Trade, Organic, will be used everyday, tasty and ... all are GLUTEN FREE!
Any one of these gifts would be great but a combination of them ... Wow!
The Triumph Dining Guides and Cards are a perfect gift for someone who is newly diagnosed or a traveler. The Grocery Guide is a great way to familiarize yourself with products that are Gluten Free in our favorite grocery stores nationwide. The Dining Guide helps you plan a day out in town or while you are traveling.
This Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 11 AM - 3 PM
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and less about Turkey. I know what you are thinking ...
How could Lisa, the Gluten Free Foodie, not be talking about roasting some wonderful turkey, stuffing, potatoes etc. on a grand food holiday such as this?
Well, I am happy and really, really thankful that the power is back on! I am warm in my home, and everyone that I know is safe and sound. My body is not happy with cold temps in the single and teen temps that WA state has had the past few days. Although it is beautiful to look out the window to see the snow, I could look at a picture and get the same fuzzy feeling without all the pain.
Luckily we prepared a bit for the storm. The plan was to only shop for small food items and non-perishables, batteries, candles and Sterno. Yes, I said Sterno, for my fondue pots. They work great when the power is out and you want to heat something like rice and beans, soup or water for coffee. We also filled a cooler and put it out on the deck so that we had easy access to some food without opening our fridge while the power was off. It was so cold that most of the items in the cooler froze. Let's just say that we didn't need to put ice in the "ice chest/cooler". Yup, that cold!
Today has been more about catching up with neighbors and friends in the area to make sure they survived the first wave of La Nina 2010. Oh the stories are entertaining and yet a bit too real of people being stranded for 5 -10 hours in freezing temps along the highways. On a more positive note, it has also been fun catching up with people from all over, talking about putting the turkey in the oven and making all of the fixins' for the big Thanksgiving Day meal! Realizing that I will not have to clean up after all that cooking ... whew!
Well, there will be no turkey served in this house today. No worries. I didn't want to buy a turkey knowing the storm was coming and could spoil. I don't like to waste food. Besides even if I did buy it, I would have had to put it outside in a cooler and it would still be frozen! So today I am going to relax and celebrate the day by creating a few small snacks or meals throughout the day. Taking inspiration from the Spanish - Tapas - little bites ... with a Pacific Northwest flare ...
|Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese and a Gluten Free Bagel|
|Antipasti plate with fruit, veggies, peppers, GF crackers and chevre.|
|Tomato Soup with Gluten Free White Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich|
|Making Espresso over a Sterno flame and improv coffee pot|
Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie!
See picture at the beginning of this posting of the Pumpkin Pie, still warm and slightly devoured with a nice hot beverage and of course ... whipped cream and cinnamon!