My menu plan is now sponsored by the great people over at Better Batter Flour. The menus will also be published at Start Gluten Free, an online resource made to welcome people into the gluten free living community and help them not feel overwhelmed by new dietary restrictions. I am thrilled to be a small part of this vibrant community! Stop by and say “Hi!”
Heather from Celiac Family is hosting the Gluten Free Menu Swap this week. The theme she picked is Oranges. Besides [click to continue…]
My amazing friend, Stacey is participating in a sports endurance event as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team in Training in memory of her friend Mary who lost her battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia last December. Stacy will be riding with with Team Minnesota in America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride around Lake Tahoe, a 72 mile long bike ride. She has several different climbs in the ride, the most notable are an 800 foot climb and a 1,000 foot climb done at elevations not normal for us in Minnesota. I admire Stacey so much for taking on this challenge in memory of Mary.
I am not doing a crazy long, really tough bike ride, but I would like to help Stacey out with her fundraising. Another friend of Stacey’s, Kris of Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts, came up with a fun idea to hold a bake sale and raffle to assist with the fundraising needed. The money raised will help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.
I have three treats (gluten and dairy free, of course) in the bake sale: Brownie Bites, Snickerdoodles, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies. If those don’t tickle your fancy, head on over to the bake sale and check out the other tasty treats up for sale. The bake sale starts tomorrow, May 2nd at 12 p.m. and runs through May 5th at 6 p.m. Central Time. Come on, let’s raise some money and help kick leukemia’s tail feathers!
Maggie and Amy are the amazing duo behind The Balanced Platter, a wonderful site were you can go for reliable, comprehensive, easy-to-access information about balanced and healthy living. Their primary goal is to help others see that eating well and living balanced can and should be simple. They want to show how to give your family the very best whole-foods diet without breaking the budget or spending all day in the kitchen. It is a beautiful philosophy and one they encourage with every post.
I was thrilled to be asked to share a little something with the readers at The Balanced Platter. With Spring finally sprung, I turned to two of my favorite (and abundant) Spring items: eggs and maple syrup. The syrup season has just ended here and my chickens are laying the most lovely eggs. Combine the two with coconut milk and you get Dairy Free Maple Pot de Creme, a creamy nourishing treat for your family that I promise is easy to make despite the fancy name. Stop over at The Balanced Platter for the recipe.