Encourage the Girl Scouts to sell an Allergen-Free Cookie

Please sign this petition to help encourage the Girl Scouts of America to sell an Allergen free cookie that is free of the eight common allergies. Based on statistical data approximately 132,000 members of the Girl Scouts are selling cookies they can not eat.* The Girl Scouts have indicated that when they see enough need they will consider manufacturing a cookie that is free of the top eight allergens. Please sign this petition today.

* The number is based on the statistic that 1 in 33 individuals are gluten intolerant. 

Gluten Free deals this week

Gluten Free Saver is having a great deal for the Triumph Dining Gluten Free Grocery Guide. $14 dollars for the book including shipping! This deal requires no further action than to hit Order and the book will be shipped directly to your house. No voucher to redeem, no emails to send. 

The fine print:

  • Limit 1 deal per customer. Cannot be combined with any other deal from Triumph Dining. Valid for residents in the contiguous 48 United States only (no shipping to Alaska or Hawaii).
  • Your order will be shipped the week January 23rd, 2012.
  • This is an exclusive Gluten-Free Saver "voucherless deal," which means that you will not receive a coupon code via email.  Instead, you can sit back and relax while your Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide is shipped directly to your door!

Living Social is having a great Gluten Free deal with Purchase $25 to spend $50 dollars at Purchase all kinds of gluten free products at Glutenfreely, pancake mixes, cookies, cereals, and desserts. 

The fine print:
Limit one per person, up to one additional as gifts. Entire value must be used in a single transaction. Free shipping on all over over $75 in the lower 48 states; shipping fees apply for Hawaii and Alaska. Order total based on product. Tax is not included. Additional frozen shipping charges apply. Promotional value expires on July 11, 2012.

Happy Shopping! 


Sweet Potato Mash and Casserole

6 sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
1/2 cup of butter
2 squirts of honey
1 tsp of nutmeg

Boil the sweet potatoes in water until tender. Drain and mash them with the butter, honey and nutmeg. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Casserole which is so easy I almost never serve them mashed. Preheat the oven to 350. Use the mash above but add:

1/2 Cup of brown sugar
2 beaten eggs
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1/2 cup of almond milk (or another vegan milk choice)

Mix all the ingredients above to the mashed sweet potatoes. Cook for 25-30 minutes until fluffy and golden. Delicious!

You can add 1/2 cup of pecans if you like but it doesn't really need if you don't have it handy.


Mushroom glazed chicken

3 tsp of Vegetable Oil
1 stick of Vegan butter spread
4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1/4 of an yellow onion
2 tsp of garlic
2 cups of sliced mushrooms (I used baby portabella's)
1 cup of gluten free flour
1 cup of gluten free chicken stock
1 cup of red wine
6 tsp of balsamic vinegar
2 tsp of salt
Pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put the oil and butter in a large skillet on medium high heat. While that heats up put the flour in a pie plate to coat chicken. Add the chicken to the flour and coat, place in the hot skillet to yellow. (about 2 minutes on each side). You want to create a crust.

Pull out the chicken and place in a large casserole dish. Add the sliced onion and mushrooms to the hot skillet and cook until tender (about 5-8 minutes). Add the salt and pepper to taste. Add the balsamic vinegar, chicken stock and wine. Bring up to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes. Pour liquid over the chicken in the large casserole dish. Cook in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the chicken is done. Serve over rice with the sauce.


New Gluten Free deal ~ Blissful Body Care

$15 for $30 Worth of Natural, Gluten-Free Products from Plantlife

For 15 dollars get 30 dollars worth of gluten free body care products from Plantlife. Go here to grab this deal! 

The fine print: Online orders only. Orders are redeemable only if shipped to the United States. Voucher can be used for shipping. 

To Redeem: Enter "GFD30" in the "Coupon Code" box, then enter your individual voucher code in the "Additional Information" box upon checkout at will validate each individual voucher code, and then process your order.

John Frieda


FDA reopens comments on gluten free labeling

Weigh in on this very important topic.. Details below from google news.

FDA reopens comment period on proposed ‘gluten-free’ food labeling rule

Rule would help by creating a uniform and enforceable definition
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today reopened the comment period for its 2007 proposal on labeling foods as “gluten-free.” The agency is also making available a safety assessment of exposure to gluten for people with celiac disease (CD) and invites comment on these additional data.
One of the criteria proposed is that foods bearing the claim cannot contain 20 parts per million (ppm) or more gluten. The agency based the proposal, in part, on the available methods for gluten detection. The validated methods could not reliably detect the amount of gluten in a food when the level was less than 20 ppm.
The threshold of less than 20 ppm also is similar to “gluten-free” labeling standards used by many other countries.
People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. Celiac disease damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. About 1 percent of the United States population is estimated to have the disease.
“Before finalizing our gluten-free definition, we want up-to-date input from affected consumers, the food industry, and others to help assure that the label strikes the right balance,” said Michael Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods. “We must take into account the need to protect individuals with celiac disease from adverse health consequences while ensuring that food manufacturers can meet the needs of consumers by producing a wide variety of gluten-free foods.”
The proposed rule conforms to the standard set by the Codex Alimentarius Commission in 2008, which requires that foods labeled as “gluten-free” not contain more than 20 ppm gluten. This standard has been adopted in regulations by the 27 countries composing the Commission of European Communities.
The FDA encourages members of the food industry, state and local governments, consumers, and other interested parties to offer comments and suggestions about gluten-free labeling in docket number FDA-2005-N-0404 at The docket will officially open for comments after noon on Aug 3, 2011 and will remain open for 60 days.
To submit your comments electronically to the docket go to
1. Choose “Submit a Comment” from the top task bar
2. Enter the docket number FDA-2005-N-0404 in the “Keyword” space
3. Select “Search”
To submit your comments to the docket by mail, use the following address:
The Division of Dockets Management
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

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Gluten free deal!

$15 for $30 worth of organic, raw, soy-free, GF, dairy-free, and nut-free foods. Over forty foods to choose from. Go here for the full details on the deal. 

The fine print:

Must redeem online. Expires on 1/31/12
Extra fee for shipping ($4.95)


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