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Gluten Free Gifts for Your Sweetheart

January 31st, 2013

Katz Gluten Free Cookie Gift Box

Katz Gluten Free Cookie Gift Box

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you may be struggling with what to give your gluten free sweetie. You and your loved one may just be learning the ropes of the gluten free lifestyle. The last thing you want to do is make your loved one sick on one of the most romantic days of the year, so here are some affordable and delicious recommendations from trusted gluten free vendors.

Assorted Cookie Box by Katz
The Assorted Cookie Box by Katz includes a delightful assortment of their best cookies. Share a gift of sprinkle cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and raspberry tart’s that come packaged in an elegantly presented box. Estimated 25-28 cookies per box at a cost of only $20 plus shipping. See Other Katz Gluten Free Gift Boxes

Sweet Pete's Valentine
Chocolate Box by Sweet Pete’s
Sweet Pete’s gift box is filled with delicious, all natural, gluten free, vegan sweets. The sweet box consists of: Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Dark Chocolate Pretzels, Dark Chocolate Potato Chips, Pecan Chocolate Bar, Sweet Pete’s Vegan Gummy Bears, Hand Pulled Taffy. At a cost of $26 plus shipping, this would be a delicious and affordable gift. I absolutely love the the caramels and the chocolate dipped Kinnikinnick cookies. See My Sweet Pete’s Review

More Gifts from Sweet Pete’s
Vegan Valentine’s Chocolate Heart Box (Medium- 12 Pieces) $20.00
Valentine’s Chocolate Heart Box (Large 28 Pieces) $40.00
Chocolate Dipped Sandwich Cookies (White Chocolate) $13.50
Valentine’s Sweets Gift Tower $45.00
Valentine’s Chocolate & Candy Basket (Large)$60.00

Giovanni's Chocolate Factory
Chocolates by Giovanni’s Chocolate Factory
This beautiful heart shape box is the perfect way to say I love you. The box holds 12 or more of Giovanni’s finest chocolates and truffles. Available for $15 plus shipping.

More Gift Boxes from Giovanni’s
Gourmet Chocolate Truffle Assortment – 16 pc $16.00
Velvet Heart Box of Assorted Chocolates $17.00
Gourmet Chocolates and Truffles (48 pc) in a Jewelry Box $60.00
Golden Gourmet Chocolate Gift Box – 4 Tier (64 pc) $70.00

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Beyond the Bandaid: Invisibly Ill Documentary

January 22nd, 2013

Beyond the Bandaid GraphicIf you suffer from a chronic invisible illness you may be interested in a new documentary. Here is the synopsis from the director’s website:

Written, directed and produced by Bec Mills founder of Beyond the Bandaid Invisibly Ill is a documentary series designed to help educate and raise awareness on the important role that stealth pathogens and other environmental factors play in chronic fatiguing, neurodegenerative and neurobehavioural disease.

Discover, explore and understand stealth pathogen. Invisibly Ill helps you understand the concept of a stealth pathogen, the damage they cause, signs and symptoms and what can be done about them to help get you back in the drivers seat. Interviews with international guest speakers such Californian Microbiologist Professor Garth Nicolson and New Jersey Psychiatrist Dr Robert Bransfield get you started with understanding how imbalances between the nervous and immune system contribute to symptoms such as pain and cognitive impairment. Learn about how oxidative damage plays a part in mitochondrial dysfunction, how often many illnesses can easily be misdiagnosed. Invisibly Ill also follows the lives of various Australian patients suffering from a wide range of illnesses such as; Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Chronic Fatigue, Autism, Morgellons, Lyme Disease and various others- as they begin treatment for their conditions. Learn about the Chlamydia, Borrelia, Mycoplasma, Babesia and Bartonella species and the vital role they play in chronic pain and illness. Treatment for these infections is more then a bandaid. Go beyond the bandaid and get better.

Download the full documentary from the Beyond the Bandaid store for a cost of $18.

The website also has many great resources and articles about chronic illness. Read More Here

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Gluten Free Menu Options at Chuck E. Cheese

January 21st, 2013

Chuck E CheeseI remember when my son turned four years old we had his birthday at Chuck E. Cheese. Everyone was happily eating their pizza while I sat and watched. I have gluten sensitivity and with the limited menu items available at Chuck E. Cheese, I would always eat before taking my son there to play. I was so happy to find out this past week that the restaurant is now offering a couple of guaranteed gluten free options. They seem to be taking cross contamination very seriously. The individual sized gluten free cheese pizza is baked in a sealed parchment bag and brought to the table sealed with a disposable pizza cutter. They also now offer a gluten free chocolate cupcake. These new menu options are available at over 500 locations.

Learn more at the Chuck E. Cheese Website

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Lentil Chips: A Healthy Gluten Free Snack

January 12th, 2013

Plentils by Enjoy Life

Lentil Chips by Enjoy Life

Are you looking for a healthier snack option this new year? Of course fruits and vegetables are always a good gluten free option, but what can you do to satisfy that craving for a crunchy potato chip? Besides being a fatty food, many flavored potato chips contain seasoning that has MSG, and other additives or preservatives. While walking the aisle of my local health food store, searching for a new snack to fill my crunch addiction I came across a fairly new product by Enjoy Life. Plentils!

Enjoy Life Plentils Garlic Parmesan Flavor

Enjoy Life Plentils Garlic Parmesan Flavor

Plentils come in four yummy flavors including light sea salt, dill and sour cream, garlic and parmesan and margherita pizza. The first sample I tasted was the dill and sour cream variety. I found the flavor to be quite tasty and the texture airy and crunchy. They reminded me a bit of Funyuns without the grease. Of course Funyuns are gluten free, but they contain MSG, soy flour and ferrous sulfate. I have bad reactions to those three ingredients, but I can happily eat Plentils. They are free of the top 8 allergens including gluten, corn & soy.

A thinner, slightly denser snack option is made by Mediterranean Snacks. Available flavors include cucumber dill, parmesan garlic, sea salt, rosemary, cracked pepper, and roasted pepper. With 110 calories per serving and 70% less fat than potato chips, these lentil chips make for a healthy snack option.

Mediterranean Snacks Lentil Chips

Mediterranean Snacks Baked Lentil Chips
Cucumber Dill Flavor

Lentils are a superfood. Not only are they a great source of protein and fiber, but they can also help lower your cholesterol. They are a complex carbohydrate that provides a slow burning energy source to fuel your body. They are also a great source of iron, which is often found to be deficient in Lupus patients that have developed anemia1. So power up and eat your lentil crisps!

When comparing flavor, I preferred the seasoning of the Mediterranean Snacks lentil chip brand slightly better than the Enjoy Life Plentils. However the texture of the Enjoy Life brand makes them nice crunchy, airy crisp that is fun to eat. If you were looking for a crisp to dip, I would go with the Mediterranean Snacks brand. Give them a try.

Mediterranean Lentil Chips

Mediterranean Lentil Chips

Download Enjoy Life Plentils Coupon

Download Mediterranean Snacks Coupon

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