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Bread. Really.

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Attended the Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest last Saturday in Minneapolis and was treated to all kinds of gluten-free food samples, ranging from sweets to savories.

Among the many booths, a few really stood out for us.  We really enjoy Kinnikinnick treats, and they did not disappoint.  Samples of their donuts were like bits of heaven, as moist and tender as the regular kind – maybe even moreso!  The big guys Enjoy Life, Glutino Coconut Bliss and So Delicious all had yummy snacks to offer, and Grandpa’s Farm Organics was a surprise local (MN) favorite.

Living Paleo, we don’t eat many of the GF substitutes because grains are not nutrient-dense.  They’re just “filler foods” and may even contain anti-nutrients.  But.  Sometimes you just have a craving or want to fit in.  Enter bread…the one food item that is so very difficult to replace.

Thanks to Three Bakers, our search is over!  Wow.  Their white bread is just like the “real” thing.  Luckily our local co-op carries it, so we are in business!  The trade-off is that the loaves are smaller than in pre-celiac days.  But hey – who cares?!  My kiddo can now sometimes have a tasty sandwich in his lunch box, just like the other kids.  Love it.

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As an aside, it was also fun to meet Erica Dermer of Celiac and the Beast  and Gina Passantino of DairyFreeGina in person!  See you next time!

Schooner Days

Our local Lion’s Club sponsors Schooner Days every June.
A mini-fair with carnival rides, games and a bingo tent.  Nice, suburban family fun.

Hubby had to work, so Son and I were on our own for the day.
The forecast said rain all day, but we lucked out and got some sun. Yeah!

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A “Prairie Schooner” was the nickname given to the Conastoga covered wagons pioneers used to travel west.

First ride was “Dizzy Dragons” – the perennial favorite.
Then on to the Dragon Mini-Rollercoaster…

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A couple classmates came along and the kids had fun together doing rides and games…

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Once the ride tickets were gone, it was time to go home.  And just in time – it started raining!