Saturday, January 25, 2014

Take the Pledge!

"NFCA encourages you to Take the Pledge!
When you fill out the Pledge form below, you promise to:
  • The gluten-free diet is not a fad.  We know this, you know this - it's a treatment that's here to stay.
  • Celiac disease is not a food allergy. Let's take this opportunity to set the record straight!
Be Empowered:
  • We can work together to amplify our voice to raise awareness of gluten-related disorders.
  • We are in the driver's seat when it comes to managing our own health.
  • You play a key role in helping family members understand their risk for this genetic autoimmune disease.
  • 83% of people with celiac disease remain undiagnosed. We have the power to change that by sharing our personal stories and raising awareness of the signs and symptoms."
Click here to Take the Pledge now.

Why did I take the pledge?
I took the pledge, because I want to continue to be a positive voice for the gluten-free lifestyle through my blog. I plan to fulfill my pledge by informing others of the many great gluten-free options out there, and how to best handle the gluten-free lifestyle. I am a strong supporter of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, because it helps to educate, advocate, and empower people with Celiac Disease. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Chex Muddy Buddies

9 cups Rice Chex
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 tspn vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Put the 9 cups of Rice Chex into a large bowl.

Put the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter into a microwavable bowl, and microwave it on high for one minute, or until melted. Stir in the vanilla.

Now, sprinkle the mixture over the Rice Chex, evenly stirring it in.

Now, put the mix into a large ziplock bag.

Add the powdered sugar.

Now, shake it until it's evenly distributed (you can dance while doing so.)

Lay the muddy buddies out on a strip of wax paper.

Let it sit for an hour or so, or until they dry completely.
Voila, you have a fancy looking snack that will entice your guests!


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Gluten-Free Banana Nut Bread

I have been in the baking mood recently! This bread is so soft and delicious that I couldn't get enough of it!

4 tbspn melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 beaten eggs
1 mashed banana
1 cup pancake mix (I used Pamela's Baking and Pancake Mix.)
1/4 tspn salt
1/2 tspn vanilla
1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix the butter, sugar, eggs and banana.

Add the pancake mix, salt, vanilla and nuts.

Pour the mixture into a large greased loaf pan.

Bake for an hour, or until finished. I only had to bake it for half an hour for the toothpick to come out clean.

This banana bread was so moist and not crumbly at ALL. It tasted just as though it was made of wheat :)


If you missed it, here's my Draw My Life video from last week:
In it, I talk about how I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and how I learned to deal with it :)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Draw My Life- My Gluten-Free Experience

In this 'Draw My Life' video, I talk about how I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and how I learned to deal with it.


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