Tuesday, April 26, 2016

CDF Conference & EXPO 2016 : April 30th - May 1st

I'm excited to be attending my 3rd Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) Conference and Expo. Supporting a non-profit organization's efforts to help those living with celiac disease - I mean, of course!

CDF started in 1990 and has provided resources to help those living with celiac disease by providing funds for research initiatives, advocacy and education.

Saturday: 
Educational Conference 
7:30am - 5:00pm
(10:00am -11:00am - private viewing of EXPO)

Expo 11:00 - 4:00 (open to public)

***Tickets will be sold at the door for the conference, which includes all access pass to education sessions, breakfast, lunch and 2 day expo passes. 

Check out conference agenda HERE.

If you're just wanting to attend the EXPO, you can purchase tickets HERE.  


Sunday: Gluten-Free Expo (10:00 - 4:00)

  • 100+ Gluten-Free Companies
  • Try NEW products before they hit stores
  • Discounted products available for purchase
  • Leave with a bag full of gluten-free goodies and coupons
  • EXPO Hall features cooking demonstrations, raffles, book signings and a photo booth
  • Sample the best & newest gluten-free products on the market… plus so much more!
  • And stop by the Blogger's Booth - I'll be there! :)
If you're not convinced yet, check out my trips from 2014 and 2015.  I left both expos, full of knowledge and TONS of gluten-free goodies to bring home.

JOIN US - HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!




Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Easy Gluten-Free Restaurant Style Chicken Fajitas

These ALWAYS hit the spot - better than your favorite mexican restaurant and full of flavor!! We love mexican food around here, especially my husband, it may be his fav. I've been making these for a long time, but needed to convert the recipe to gluten-free for my husband a few years ago (Jack's not into peppers and onions yet).


And I'm happy to say, I found what I needed to do so. To make these delicious chicken fajitas gluten-free, I needed gluten-free tortillas and a taco seasoning I felt comfortable using. As you know, many taco seasonings don't say "gluten-free" on them, so you have to decide for yourself whether it's safe for your family. But, I found McCormick's gluten-free seasoning and I'm very happy with the flavor.

Check out the recipe below, you'll be happy you did!

Ingredients:



Step 1: 
Cut chicken into long strips and cook in olive oil. Once chicken is almost cooked through, I toss in the sliced red pepper, green pepper and onion.





Step 2:  
I continue to cook for another 5 minutes until vegetables begin to soften.


Step 3: 
Add half of the taco seasoning packet and water. Stir. Cover and Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Step 4: 
Look at that - caramelized onions, blackened a little bit just like at the restaurant.


Step 5: 
Time to get the tortilla ready! Warm tortilla in a nonstick pan for 1 minute on each side. 

Step 6: Create your fajitas!   
Step 7: 

Time to INDULGE! Serve with your favorite gluten-free tortilla chips and salsa.  You can enjoy Mexican without having to go to a restaurant. 



If you make your own taco seasoning, that's awesome, but if you're still looking for a great tasting pre-made GF taco seasoning, give McCormick's a try.  If you have problems finding McCormick's, here's a link for a 6-pack: 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Gluten-Free Sweet and Tangy Shrimp with San-J

I've been wanting to make a shrimp dish for some time now and I FINALLY made it! I've used San-J's sauces numerous times, teriyaki sauce, asian BBQ, soy sauce, but this was my first time using San-J's Sweet and Tangy Polynesian Sauce.

San-J has a variety of gluten-free cooking sauces that are full of flavor! You don't have to miss out on Asian cuisine because San-J has you covered!  San-J products are not only gluten-free, but now verified NON-GMO, so let's get cooking!

This shrimp dish turned out fabulous and I'm excited to share with you how easy it is to make.

Sweet and Tangy Shrimp























Ingredients:

1 1/2 C. White Rice
(I used Lundberg Organic Basmati Rice)

1 lb. Thawed Uncooked Shrimp or Fresh Shrimp - Peeled and Deveined 

Veggies (frozen or unfrozen) - Red Pepper, Carrots and Red Onion 

1 TBSP of Olive Oil



Super EASY Directions:

Step 1:

Saute' veggies in olive oil over medium heat. Cook until the veggies are tender, but still crisp. Then add uncooked shrimp to veggies. 





Step 2:

Cook Shrimp for 7 minutes or until the shrimp becomes firm and pink in color.


Step 3:

Add San-J's Sweet and Tangy Sauce. I say 1/3 to 1/4 C. depending on your desired taste. 


Step 4:

Serve over rice & ENJOY! A super easy shrimp dish to satisfy your taste buds.


Now, does that look scrumptious or what?! Give this delicious San-J Sweet and Tangy sauce a try and I promise you'll be happy you did! Additional recipes can be found at san-j.com.  And don't forget to try their other sauces - like San-J's Teriyaki sauce, to make a simple, delicious chicken stir-fry which is one of our personal favorites.


Disclosure: Although this blog post is sponsored by San-J, all opinions are         my own.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Last Minute Gluten-Free Easter

Whether you are having Sunday dinner with just your immediate family or having your husband's brother's wife's family over to celebrate Easter, here's a list to make sure your Easter is gluten-free and DELICIOUS!

Easter Sunday Dinner

Rosemary Baked Chicken
Photo from allrecipes.com


Main Course Options:


                      
Deviled Eggs Courtesy of Foodnetwork.com
                      Sides:                                          
Mashed potatoes

Baked Beans






                    Desserts   

Easter baskets for Jack, his sis and lil' brother.

Easter Candy

Peeps
Cadbury Eggs
Tootsie brand candies 
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
Smarties 
Starbursts
Skittles
Hershey Kisses

More candy:
GF CANDY LIST


HAPPY EASTER FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS!