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Gluten-Free Lemon Glaze Banana Cupcakes

Gluten-Free Lemon Glaze Banana Cupcakes

For the Lemon Glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice

For the Cupcakes
2 eggs
2-3 ripe bananas
1 + 3/4 all purpose gluten free flour
1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
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Vegan Spicy Creamy Carrot Soup

Vegan Spicy Creamy Carrot Soup

Ingredients:
6-8 carrots
1 large yellow onion
4 cloves garlic (peeled)
1 tbsp avocado oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin powder

Being a Gluten-Free Guest During the Holiday Season

Being a Gluten-Free Guest During the Holiday Season

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When I was diagnosed with celiac disease, the holidays became a stressful time for me. I was surrounded by family who was a mix of either clueless, supportive, or skeptical of my dietary needs. It made eating safely difficult. In the very beginning, I didn’t know how to adapt. I sometimes resorted to just not eating until I got home. This left me feeling isolated. Part of socializing with your loved ones is so very much centered around sharing a meal with them. So here are my top tips for being a gluten-free guest during the holiday season. Hopefully, they will help alleviate some of your worries and stress over the holiday season!

1

Communicate with the Host

First off, talk with the host about your dietary needs. See if they are willing to make any accommodations and if they’d like help planning the event. Depending on how close the host is to you, this can be a huge game changer. If they are open to accommodating and accepting your help, suggest safe recipes for the even. You can also offer to assist them with preparation! Both of these things will help you prevent cross-contamination and ensure that there are safe dishes. If they aren’t open to help, if anything, you can use this time to let them know you’ll bring your own dish/es so you know that you’ll have something safe to eat! (Letting your hosts know you are bringing your own dishes can help prevent people from feeling offended when you arrive and only eat your own food).

2

Bring your own dish

The best way to know you’ll have something safe to eat is to bring your own dish! I do this almost everytime I go to an event. It ensures I can be a part of the party! On that note, I also am also sure to bring my own dessert and snacks to make sure I am not left out in any part of the experience. I’ve been known to bring my own chips and salsa, dairy-free and gluten-free ice cream, etc.

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Stay Strong & Say No

This is probably the hardest tip to abide by. Don’t worry, I’ve been there. I’ve been mean-mugged by someone’s grandma for not touching my mac and cheese. Sorry not sorry, I’m not going to poison myself to satisfy someone’s ego. As hard as it might be, just say no. Try to explain the situation and stick to your guns. There will be things you won’t be able to eat because of cross-contamination. It is almost an inevitable sucker that will ruin certain dishes for you so just come to peace with respectfully saying no. (No matter how hard your aunt pressures you to try her newest recipe!). This goes for all the dishes you are unsure about. Stay on the safe side and just say no.

4

Say Thank You

Be sure you thank your host profusely for accommodating your needs. Let them know you appreciate everything they did. If you’re able to identify specific things that they did, try to bring those up! It will help them know you saw them, and it will help them know what will be helpful in the future. You might also help them with clean-up (if they allow) to show your thanks.
Other Tips For Being a Gluten-Free Guest During the Holiday Season
If any meal is served buffet style, make sure you are first to go through the line. Communicate with the host that your needs require you to go first in order to limit accidental cross-contamination! If the host is making an effort to prepare GF dishes, ask if they can be set up at a different table for serving. Are you hosting a gluten-free holidays? Check out these tips!  

Being a Gluten-Free Guest During the Holiday Season

When I was diagnosed with celiac disease, the holidays became a stressful time for me. I was surrounded by family who was a mix of either clueless, supportive, or skeptical of my dietary needs. It made eating safely difficult and stressful.

In the very beginning, I didn’t know how to adapt. I sometimes resorted to just not eating until I got home.

This left me feeling isolated. Part of socializing with your loved ones is centered around sharing a meal with them.

So here are my top tips for being a gluten-free guest during the holiday season. Hopefully, they will help alleviate some of your worries and stress over the holiday season!

tips on being a gluten-free guest during the holidays

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1. Communicate with the host

First off, talk with the host about your dietary needs. See if they are willing to make any accommodations and if they’d like help planning the event. Depending on how close the host is to you, this can be a huge game changer.

If they are open to accommodating and accepting your help, suggest safe recipes for the event. You can also offer to assist them with preparation! Both of these things will help you prevent cross-contact and ensure that there are safe dishes.

If they aren’t open to help, you might ask that they safe ingredient labels for you to review (a simple picture of them can be enough)

And if anything, you can use this time to let them know you’ll bring your own dish/es so you know that you’ll have something safe to eat!

(Letting your hosts know you are bringing your own dishes can help prevent people from feeling offended when you arrive and only eat your own food).

Which leads to me to my next tip for being a gluten-free guest during the holidays

2. Bring your own dish

The best way to know you’ll have something safe to eat is to bring your own dish!

I do this almost everytime I go to an event. It ensures I can be a part of the party!

On that note, I also make sure to bring my own dessert and snacks to make sure I am not left out in any part of the experience.

I’ve been known to bring my own chips and salsa, ice cream, cookies and more.

3. Get comfortable with saying "no"

This is probably the hardest tip to abide by. Don’t worry, I’ve been there. I’ve been mean-mugged by someone’s grandma for not touching my mac and cheese.

Sorry not sorry, I’m not going to cause harm to myself to satisfy someone’s ego.

As hard as it might be, just say no.

There will be things you won’t be able to eat because of cross-contact. It is almost inevitable that it will ruin certain dishes for you so just come to peace with respectfully saying no (no matter how hard your aunt pressures you to try her newest recipe!).

This goes for all the dishes you are unsure about. Stay on the safe side and just say no.

4. SAy "Thank you"

Be sure you thank your host profusely for accommodating your needs.

Let them know you appreciate everything they did. If you’re able to identify specific things that they did, try to bring those up! It will help them know you saw them, and it will help them know what will be helpful in the future.

You might also help them with clean-up (if they allow) to show your thanks.

On this note, if things didn’t go entirely to plan, don’t burn any bridges yet. Thank people for trying to accommodate you and keep trying to nurture their support. Just like it will/has taken you time to learn the ropes of living gluten-free, it’s going to take them time too.

Other Tips For Being a Gluten-Free Guest During the Holiday Season

If any meal is served buffet style, make sure you are first to go through the line. Communicate with the host that your needs require you to go first in order to limit accidental cross-contamination!

If the host is making an effort to prepare GF dishes, ask if they can prepare the gluten-free food before the gluten-filled food and if the gluten-free food can be set up at a different table for serving.

Are you hosting a gluten-free holidays? Check out these tips!

p.s. I dedicate an entire section of the Celiac Disease Wellness Journal to helping your map our and plan the holidays to feel safer. Check it out if you need more guidance.

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Adaptogenic Cocoa Peanut Butter Latte

Adaptogenic Cocoa Peanut Butter Latte

Ingredients:
1 cup milk of choice
1 tsp agave
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp ashwagandha powder
2 tsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp peanut butter

Adaptogenic Matcha Tea Latte

Adaptogenic Matcha Tea Latte

Ingredients:
2 cups milk of choice
1.5 tsp matcha powder
1/4 tsp ashwagandha powder
2 tsp agave
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Adaptogenic Lemon Matcha Bliss Bites

Adaptogenic Lemon Matcha Bliss Bites

Adaptogenic Lemon Matcha Bliss Bites - Tayler Silfverduk - This is a matcha made in heaven! Looking for easy ways to incorporate adaptogens into your diet? Want an extra boost from your snacks? Try these bliss bites! #blissbites #blissballs #energybite #energyballs #adaptogenic #adaptogens #recipe #glutenfree #vegan #plantbased #celiacfriendly #adaptogenicrecipe #dietetics #rd2be #healthfood @foursigmatic


Adaptogenic Lemon Matcha Bliss Bites

After last weeks bombardment of adaptogenic latte recipes, you’d think I’d have adapted to steer away from adaptogenic recipes for a second. Right?

WRONG!

I can’t get enough of adaptogens guys! They are an amazing way to boost the amazing abilities of your body!

New to the adaptogen scene? Let me quickly catch you up to speed. Basically, adaptogens are plant chemicals that help the body more efficiently adapt to stressors.

That means that these Adaptogenic Lemon Matcha Bliss Bites will not only satisfy your hunger but they will also give you a much-needed boost to keep you powering through your day (like the boss that you are!).

Not to mention the flavor combination of the matcha tea plus the lemon is a matcha made in heaven!

You know who else I am a fan of? Four Sigmatic Products. Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post (though I wish it were), I just seriously love their products and concepts.

This recipe uses their Adaptogenic Matcha Tea Powder to make a delicious and filling portable snack!

Perfect for on the go, bliss and energy bites are the best snack ever.

You probably can tell that I am a huge advocate of energy bites based off of the fact I’ve posted 3 (this makes 4) different recipes on them.

Check out my Strawberry Shortcake, Lemon Square, or my other Adaptogenic Maca Energy bite recipes!


Adaptogenic Lemon Matcha Bliss Bites

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan / Plantbased
Servings: 10 balls (depending on how small you make them)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/4 tbsp almond flour or any kind of flour
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp four stigmatic matcha powder (this is what makes this adaptogenic)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients (including the Four Sigmatic Matcha Tea Powder) into a food processor and process until dough forms
  • Roll dough into balls
  • Place in airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to a week
  • Enjoy!

Notes

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Gluten-Free College Snack Hacks

Gluten-Free College Snack Hacks

College can be a tough world being gluten-free. Every corner is a chance for cross-contamination, vending machines aren’t well-stocked with gluten-free options which leaves you with little choices.
These are my top gluten-free college snack hacks that I know will help get you through your upcoming semesters.

My Top Gluten-Free College Commuter Essentials

My Top Gluten-Free College Commuter Essentials

Handling commuting to college while being gluten-free like a boss with my top Gluten-Free College Commuter Essentials. Struggle no longer with Celiac disease and long-days away from home because my Gluten-Free College Commuter Essentials have got you covered!

Top Gluten-Free Picnic Proof Recipes

Top Gluten-Free Picnic Proof Recipes

Top Gluten-Free Picnic Proof Recipes - Tayler Silfverduk - Going on a picnic with your family? Sharing food with your gluten-free and celiac friends? Need some inspiration and ideas on what to pack on your trip? Don't worry, I got you covered with my top gluten-free picnic proof recipes!


I love picnic season.

There is something about hiking to the perfect spot, laying down a blanket, and enjoying a meal in nature that warms my heart. However, what isn’t heartwarming is most picnic foods involve gluten-filled foods. Sandwiches, pasta salad, crackers and cheese, the list goes on.

Want to accommodate everyone on your outdoor adventures?

Trying to plan an affordable, balanced, and delicious gluten-free picnic?

Try my top gluten-free picnic proof recipes below!

Pro: most of these recipes are also plant-based and vegan friendly!

It’s important to note that keeping food from sitting in the temperature danger zone for too long is vital during warmer months. For more about this and summer outdoor food safety tips check out this post!

Top Gluten-Free Picnic Proof Recipes


Top Gluten-Free Picnic Proof Recipes - Tayler Silfverduk - Going on a picnic with your family? Sharing food with your gluten-free and celiac friends? Need some inspiration and ideas on what to pack on your trip? Don't worry, I got you covered with my top gluten-free picnic proof recipes! Including these fruit skewers1

Fruit Salad Skewers

Cube or shape fruit for eating and slide them on to skewers. These make for perfect fun snacks that require no utensils.

Looking for fruit salad inspiration? Try making a Berry Watermelon Honey Mint Fruit Salad or Basil Orange Zest Cherry Fruit Salad.

Prepare the fruit as directed but instead of placing them in a large bowl and tossing them with the dressing, place them on skewers and bring the dressing along in a separate dipping-friendly container.

When you’re ready to enjoy the fruit salad skewers, dip them in the dressing and enjoy!

Pro Tip: Use toothpicks and smaller pieces of fruit for the fruit skewers to maximize portability and to improve dipping capabilities.


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Salad Skewers

On the topic of fruit salad skewers, why not do the same thing but for vegetable-based salads?

Apply the same concepts from above, slide cubed or bite-sized vegetables onto skewers (or toothpicks for a more snacking, dippable, and portable-friendly food). After filling your skewers (or toothpicks) with yummy vegetables, pack a dressing to dip them in when you arrive at your picnic location and enjoy!

Need some salad skewer inspiration?

Try a tomato basil avocado blend! Slide the cherry tomatoes, cubed avocado and basil leaves onto a skewer and dip in a simple balsamic vinaigrette!

Are you a fan of olives? Try a Mediterranean themed salad by using diced red bell peppers, black olives, and diced cucumbers. This blend of vegetables would pair great with a balsamic vinaigrette, tahini dressing, or hummus!


Top Gluten-Free Picnic Proof Recipes - Tayler Silfverduk - Going on a picnic with your family? Sharing food with your gluten-free and celiac friends? Need some inspiration and ideas on what to pack on your trip? Don't worry, I got you covered with my top gluten-free picnic proof recipes! Including these vegetable dipping jars!3

Dipping Cups

Dipping what? You read right, dipping cups. Or in this case, jars that are ready to go for all of your dipping desires!

At the bottom of a jar or dipping friendly container, place 2tbsp (or more) of hummus, guacamole, or whatever you dipping loving heart desires.

On top of the dip, place vegetables into the jar so that they’re ready for easy dipping. Good options include carrot sticks, celery sticks, and cucumber spears.


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Bliss Bites

Looking for the perfect dessert for your outdoor affairs? Or maybe the perfect snack for your hike break?  Energy bites are the solution!

Packed full of nourishing ingredients, Bliss Bites make for a balanced and healthy dessert or snack option. Pro tip, they are super portable and easy to take with you on your travels.

Need some bliss bite inspiration? I’ve got you covered! Check out my vegan-friendly adaptogenic Maca Raisin Energy Bites, Strawberry Shortcake Bliss Bites, or my not so plant-based Lemon Square Bliss Bites.


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Apple Toast Buffet

Looking for a fun family-friendly and hands-on meal/snack? Want something that is hands-on, nourishing, and easy to prepare and share?

Packing an apple toast buffet is the perfect and balanced snack to pack for your picnic/outdoor adventure!

What you'll need:

– Apples

– Nut Butter or other room temperature friendly spread

– Toppings (think coconut flakes, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, shredded carrots, cinnamon, granola, cereal etc.)

Directions:

1 – Thinly slice apples so they have a flat wide surface. Sprinkle with lemon juice and store them in an airtight container until picnic mealtime comes around. For maximum freshness, pack a small cutting board and knife to slice apples on right before your picnic food festivities begin! 

2 – Pack a nut butter to spread on top of the apple slices.

3 – Pack toppings to sprinkle on top of the nut butter in separate small containers. Extra points for stackable containers!

4- When it comes time for assembly, layout your apple toast toppings and allow your picnic attendees to assemble them as they desire (assisting kids when appropriate of course).

Enjoy!