Month: December 2018

Orange Roasted Winter Squash with Cranberries and Goat Cheese

Orange Roasted Winter Squash with Cranberries and Goat Cheese

Ingredients:
1 whole butternut squash
2 tbsp orange juice
Garlic salt TT
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley

5 Gluten-Free Christmas Traditions

5 Gluten-Free Christmas Traditions

Large meals, family gatherings, and spending time with loved ones. The holidays bring so many heartwarming memories and traditions that might be a struggle for those who are gluten-free or have celiac disease to keep up with. Traditions are nice because they allow us to 

Gluten-free last minute gift ideas

Gluten-free last minute gift ideas

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We’ve all been there, we made a list, checked it twice, though we got everyone and then realized someone was missing. For the times where you need a quick gift to grab and go for your loved ones, here are my top gluten-free last minute gift ideas! These last minute gift ideas are perfect for your gluten-intolerant and celiac friends!

From the Gluten-Free Experts

Sarah from endlessdistances.com says “I could always use GF chocolates!! Specifically, love the GF Chocolate chip cookies from Trader Joe’s”.

Jenna Farmer www.abalancedbelly.co.uk “I always enjoy something personal-my mom puts together a hamper of my fave gluten-free biscuits, crisp, and snacks. It’s simple but usually so expensive so feels like a treat!”


Tayler Recommended Gluten-Free Last Minute Gifts

Fuzzy Socks

I have polled my friends and family and they all agree, getting a nice pair of comfy, cozy, and fuzzy socks is the best. So when in doubt, buy your loved one a boss pair of socks (or many).

Pajamas / Comfy Clothes

Everyone likes to sleep comfortably. Why not treat your loved ones to comfy sleeping clothes? Alternatively, buy your loved one some comfy clothes to wear while running errands or just around the house (or whenever because defying social norms is where it’s at nowadays!)

Robes

Robes are amazing for both men and women. We all love to be warm and cozy right out of the shower or walking around the house!

Heating Pads & Blankets

Talk about helping your loved ones stay cozy, a high-quality heating pad for when their muscles are sore or they need extra warmth can be a nice gift.
Not only that, but cozy throw blankets make nice gifts too! It helps not your loved ones be comfy but it helps their space feel cozy too.

Gluten-free cookbooks

Let’s be real, sometimes getting gluten-free can be frustrating when it comes to finding delicious meals to make. Gifting an awesome gluten-free cookbook (like Well Fed, Well Fed 2, and this No-Fuss Gluten-Free Cookbook) can make your gluten-free friend’s lives that much easier.
Even better, you can personalize your cookbook gift with pantry ingredients from your favorite recipe from the cookbook!

Candles

Candles always make an awesome gift for anyone. Cozy and warming scents can really elevate a space.

Notebooks / Notepads

Bullet journaling is all of the rage these days. Gift your loved one who is a planner fanatic a bullet journal. It’s essentially a highly customizable planner that will let them express their creativity and stay on track.

Have a friend who is always journaling and taking notes? Gift the gift of a high-quality notebook for them to keep their ideas organized in!

I never realized the value of a nice notepad until I started my job that requires me to take notes all of the time. Whether I’m counseling, or planning a session, planning a video, or even taking notes on my next blog post, having a nice notepad is soooo helpful!

Mint Tea

Mint tea is known to help soothe an upset stomach. It’s also known to reduce bloating and gas. All of these things are common symptoms of gluten-exposure and gifting your gluten-free friend mint tea can help show that you understand and want to help them when it comes to their restrictive diet.

Tools for Keys

Survival tools for keychains can be so useful. Not only that but they can give both you and the gift recipient peace of mind.
Some awesome keychain tools I’ve gotten in the past include this window breaker/seat belt cutter (in case you’re in a car and need to get out), and this Multitool Keychain!


Comment below your favorite last minute gifts!

DIY Swedish Clove and Clementine Pomander

DIY Swedish Clove and Clementine Pomander

Fun fact, I am a dual citizen of both the United States of America and of Sweden. Because of this, I studied in Sweden during middle school and during this time I was immersed and fell in love with Swedish culture. I remember one of 

DIY Edible Gluten-Free Gifts

DIY Edible Gluten-Free Gifts

Food, it’s an intimate thing we share with loved ones. We gather around a table and share a meal. We have friends over and prepare snacks to make sure no one goes hungry. It brings people together and it’s the backbone of most social gatherings. 

DIY Gluten-Free Cake in Jar for Gifting

DIY Gluten-Free Cake in Jar for Gifting

These DIY Gluten-Free Cakes in a Jar are perfect to gift to your fellow gluten-free and vegan friends.


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These Gluten-Free Cakes in a Jar are the perfect DIY gifts for your friends, here’s why:

They are a perfectly portioned dessert
Now when your friend (or family member) desires something sweet, they don’t have to make an entire batch of cookies (or an entire cake). Instead, they can enjoy this delicious perfectly portioned cake without the temptation of an entire batch of cupcakes…

They can be made in under 5 minutes
Because the can be made so quickly, they make a great quick indulgence. And when I say they take less than 5 minutes to make, I mean you will assemble this in max 5 minutes (but probably 2) and they will cook it within 2 minutes. A win/win.

They show that you know and care about their dietary need
Trust me, this means a lot. Sometimes it can feel like the whole world doubts your dietary needs. Knowing that you understand and will make the effort is honestly the best gift you can give to gluten-free friends. It’s always nice to know we have someone in our corner.


Gluten-Free Cake in a Jar Flavor Options

Easy Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Mug Cake
A delicious and perfect dessert for the winter. The cinnamon gives it a warming effect and makes the kitchen smell like the holidays.

Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake
Decadent, chocolatey, and perfect for chocolate lovers.

Gluten-Free Birthday Mug Cake
It doesn’t have to be your friend’s birthday to give them this fun flavor. It’s bright, it’s colorful and tasty.


How to Gift a Gluten-Free Cake in a Jar

To gift these bad boys, add only the dry ingredients to jars of your choice (I recommend these 8oz jars).

Make a pretty label with the preparation directions written on the back.
Directions should be written as follows:

◊ Remove the lid
◊ Add in 2 tbsp oil of choice
◊ Pour in 1/4 cup milk of choice
◊ Mix until well combined
◊ Microwave for 1-2 minutes (don’t be alarmed if it starts “jumping” out of the jar, it won’t overflow)
◊ Let it cool for 2-3 minutes (caution, it will be VERY hot)
◊ Enjoy!

After creating a label and writing out the directions on the back, tie it on to the jar (bonus points if you use a beautiful ribbon).

Alternatively, print off my pre-made labels and just tie them to the jar (click here to grab the printables)!

Place the cake in a jar(s) in a basket or box (or keep it as is) and gift away.

 


Comment down below what you’re gifting your gluten-free friends!


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Gluten-Free Hot Cocoa Upgrades

Gluten-Free Hot Cocoa Upgrades

Hot cocoa is perhaps the staple warming drink in the winter. It’s warm, sweet, creamy, and chocolatey, who could pass it up? Better yet, who could pass up a fancy upgraded cup of hot cocoa? How to Make Gluten-Free Hot Cocoa When it comes to 

Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake

Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake

This Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake is the thing to quickly whip up when you have a craving for chocolate but nothing in sight to quench your craving. Alternatively, it’d make a great gift for your gluten-free friends (see the recipe notes on how to 

Gluten-Free Stocking Stuffers for Everyone

Gluten-Free Stocking Stuffers for Everyone

When I was diagnosed with Celiac in high school, I had to say goodbye to the days of candy-filled stockings. While my mom tried to keep our previously enjoyed holiday traditions, we ended up having to adopt many new ones. Including new gluten-free stocking stuffers.

While we had a rough start to our stocking stuffers, over the years my family as a whole, has mastered them. As a result, I have created this Gluten-Free Stocking Stuffer Guide that will provide you ideas for everyone in your circle.


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Larabars

Larabars are a safe gluten-free snack that anyone can enjoy. Their ingredient list is always safe and simple. My favorite holiday-related flavors are Snickerdoodle, Cashew Cookie, Cinnamon Roll, and Gingerbread.

Bonus, when you buy the box, you get a variety to toss into all of your gluten-free stockings.

Organic Lollipops

These Organic Lollipops are a staple in my family’s stockings every year. They are not only gluten-free but also organic. If you’re looking for some safe, gluten-free candy to throw into your loved one’s stockings, these are a great option.

Gummy Bears

These Gummy Bears are also a staple in my family’s stockings. Since finding them many moons ago at the grocery store, they are my go-to gummy bears. With an ingredient list I trust and with them being gluten-free, they are another great candy option to add to your holiday stockings.

Chocolate

Chocolate is a staple in everyone’s stockings. Peanut butter cups to Hershey kisses, stockings are notorious for being packed with chocolate and for good reason. Chocolate is amazing. I love Enjoy Life mini chocolate bars, UNREAL Chocolate Coated Gems, and UNREAL Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.

Caramels

Lovely’s Caramels are certified gluten-free, non-GMO, free from corn syrup, and all of that good stuff. Definitely, a nice soy-free and gluten-free stocking stuffer for your diet restricted loved ones. Also, might I add they are tasty.

Reusable Straws

Reusable Straws are perfect for anyone who likes to drink from a straw. Not only do they benefit the earth (perfect for you environmentally passionate friends), but they help prevent drinks from staining your teeth. For example, I always drink my coffee with a reusable straw to prevent my teeth from being stained.

Spill Proof Stainless Steel Tumblr

These are perfect for anyone who is always on the go but needs their coffee or tea with them. As a dietetic professional, these are also perfect for making sure your loved ones are adequately hydrated (or at least have the ability to be). A Spill Proof Stainless Steel Tumblr is the perfect thing to tuck into a stocking. It’s functional and takes up a decent amount of space!

Phone Chargers

Whether your loved one has an apple or android phone, if they are anything like everyone I know, they could always use a few extra chargers. A multi-pack of chargers is the ultimate gift as it ensures they will never go without power. Be careful when purchasing charger packs as some aren’t made to last. You can easily tell if a set is high quality by looking at the reviews. My favorite brand to buy multi-packs from on Amazon is Small Electric. I’ve been using this iPhone charger set for a little over 3 months yet and have yet to have a cord break on me.

Gift Card

Before you start complaining about how impersonal these are let me present my argument. People with Celiac must adhere to a strict gluten-free diet, meaning that any food item and potentially beauty product you want to gift, might not be safe for them. Giving a gift card, in this case, is personal because it shows you understand the complexity of their disease. To make it more personal you might give the gift card with a note recommending something from the store the gift card is from.


Gluten-Free Stocking Stuffers for Her

Scented Roller Balls

People who are gluten intolerant or are celiac need to be careful about the beauty products they buy. It’s especially important because gluten can be found in these items and cause a reaction or somehow end up in your food. Personally, I react when gluten touches my skin so I am extra careful. This means a lot of scented sprays make me feel ill. That’s why I love essential oil roller-balls, they are an easy and natural way to smell nice without the junk in body mists. This Peppermint Roller-Ball is my favorite. It’s energizing, warming, and it smells amazing. Perfect for winter.

Hair Ties

Because most of us have long hair, hair ties are an amazing stocking stuffer. I always seem to be out or low on hair ties and no matter what I do, I always seem to lose them. These would be perfect for men who have long hair too!

Infinity Scarf

Infinity scarves are amazing. They are an easy way for women to dress up her outfit while keeping it functional and warm. They are literally my favorite thing to find in my stocking.

Cute Necklace

Necklaces and other kinds of jewelry are perfect for your fashion-forward women or even just any women. I wear this necklace every day and I love it.

Leg Warmers

Leg warmers are a cute accessory any women can enjoy. They are functional as they keep your legs warm and they are adorable under a pair of boots.


Gluten-Free Stocking Stuffers for College Students or Teens

Writing Utensils

A functional, affordable, and extremely helpful stocking stuffer for your struggling college student! If you friendly college student is anything like me, the hoard pens and pencils to ensure they are never left without a writing utensil. Some cheap but high-quality options include these pens and mechanical pencils.

For your college school supply snobs, try gifting this amazing pack of dual-ended highlighters. Trust me, they will love them!

Portable Power Bank

 Portable phone chargers are perfect for your college students because they are super helpful when there are no outlets around. You rest easy knowing that their phone will be charged no matter if there’s an outlet around or not.

Sticky Notes

Sticky notes are perfect to gift college students. They are great for taking quick notes in textbooks (without ruining the pages) and for leaving notes for yourself and others. You might also consider these sticky notes which aren’t sticky but use the forces of friction to stay on paper and even walls.

USB Drive

As a college student we move from computer to computer (depending on your major), it’s nice to have USB drives at the ready to ensure you files are safe and ready to be used at a whims notice. I love keychain USB drives because I always have my keys with me which means I will always have my important files with me.


I’m missing a section – perfect stocking stuffers for him! Let me know in the comments below what your go-to stocking stuffers are for the men in your lives are.


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