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12 Days of (Paleo) Christmas 2015

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2015 List of Paleo-Friendly Gift Ideas:

On the first day of Christmas…la la la la la la…

InstantPot-IP-DUO

#1 Instant Pot pressure cooker for convenient prep of favorite Paleo comfort foods.

 

Frankincense

#2 Frankincense & Myrrh essential oils for nearly anything that ails you – even kills cancer cells!

 

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#3 Red Apple Lipstick Gluten-free makeup to deck yourself out for the holidays and every day.

 

Christmas Tea  brown betty

#4 Downton Abbey Christmas Tea and Brown Betty Teapot – because Downton and tea.  Yeah.

 

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#5 Otto’s Cassava Flour and Tigernut Flour for all your GF/Paleo cooking and baking needs.

 

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#6 Bulletproof Cookbook Fuel yourself to live a kick-ass life – and enjoy it!

 

toe socks

#7 Happy Feet Toe Socks align your feet and destress your body.

 

salt lamps

#8 Himalayan Salt Lamps purify the air of electrical pollution and particles.

 

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#9 Thrive Market Membership for Paleo-friendly discounted food and lifestyle products.

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#10 Glutenza and Bulletproof Activated Charcoal Protect/recover from all those holiday parties.

 

beeswax candles

#11 Beeswax Candles for clean, sweet-smelling ambient light.

 

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#12 EPIC Bacon Bars & Bites  Well, because BACON!


Have a very Merry Christmas (or other appropriate Winter Holiday!)
We look forward to another year of sharing and caring with you.  🙂

 

Lego mistletoe

All of my boys LOVE Legos, so they are always on the Gift List!

Red Apple Lipstick’s Winter Collection is Here!

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Awesome new colors for the Holidays!  I got mine.

New lipstick, gloss, lip liner and eyeliner along with the existing favorite mascara, eyeshadow and lip products – you’ll be set with safe, gluten-free beauty for every occasion!

Sign up for the VIP 20% Discount and never pay retail!

I LOVE this stuff and wear it every day!

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!

Bare Minerals READY Line No Longer Gluten-Free

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Why?!  Why would a company go back to using gluten-containing ingredients after years of proudly not using them?!  I am more than a little annoyed with Bare Minerals right now.

I was a big fan of the READY foundation due to its color, coverage and ease of application.  After a recent visit to the Mall of America location, I came away with a cute little kit containing the foundation, concealer, mineral veil, bronzer and highlighter.  In my excitement, I forgot to read the label at the store.  Big mistake.

When I did read the package at home, I noticed that a few of the products contained tocopherol (code word for gluten-filled wheat-based vitamin E!) and consulted the company’s web site.  The FAQ page revealed that these items were NOT made without wheat, barley or rye derivatives!  I was so mad I could spit!

Needless to say, the item was promptly returned.  I should have taken note of the fact that color codes/names had changed, which could mean reformulation.  It just goes to show, you must ALWAYS read labels and NEVER take anything for granted when it comes to food/product safety!

So now what will I do?

Turns out I am also a big fan of both Primal Life Organics and Tarte products.  Both are gluten-free and perform well.  I now alternate between the two, depending on my mood.

I met Sir Kensington…and Fell in Love

I recently discovered Sir Kensington’s condiments at our local Sur la Table in Edina.

Wow!

This is some good stuff – in more ways than one!  The ketchups, mustards, and mayonnaises are about as close to Paleo as you can get, short of making them yourself.
Quality ingredients, non-GMO and gluten-free!  And VERY tasty!  Check them out:

The Originals:

 

And the Newcomers:

SK mustards

I think it’s time to fire up the grill!  :d

Great News for Twin Cities GF Peeps!

Hubby and I discovered another burger joint here in the Minneapolis area that has both GF burgers and fries.  Red Robin Gourmet Burgers in Plymouth has a separate, dedicated gluten-free fryer!  Now we have another option besides Ernie’s.

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Other items are on the menu, but the burgers are the stars here.  Options include lettuce wrap or gluten-free buns, along with their famous fried egg topping.  Good stuff!

Mmm…

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Completely enjoyed the Royal Red Robin burger with the famous fried egg on a gluten-free bun – but without the cheese!

And check out these chunky, meaty fries!  (Also in sweet potato.)

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Are y’all drooling yet?!  LOL

New FAVORITE Treat!

OMG – these are SO good!  Where have they been?!

cherry fruit bites

Seriously – are they new or did I just miss the boat?  Wow.  Found these at the co-op today. Gluten-free, all-fruit snacks that taste like Twizzlers!  And no tapioca, either.  Love the Annie’s Bunny Fruits to bits, but the tapioca can be bothersome for me.  The cherry are my faves, but the strawberry and grape are nummy too.

Ooh, I’m in trouble now…