Bird's Salsa Recipe

Contributed by Meredith Myers Salsa is that wonderful condiment that so many of us have grown to love, yet many still settle for that jar of gnarly that is labeled ‘salsa’ that resides on the shelf at the grocery store. No folks, that is NOT salsa and once you’ve made my version, you will agree and it will ruin all jarred salsas for you. I [...]

By | 2012-07-13T08:00:51+00:00 July 13th, 2012|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

King Arthur Flour Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix – A Review

One of the trickiest replacements in the gluten free world is finding a good quick and easy pizza crust. Our family has made and eaten the King Arthur Flour Glutenfree Pizza Crust Mix and here is what we have to say. It is imperative that you follow the instructions carefully. Two points to watch out for are one, adding the flour into the mixing bowl [...]

By | 2012-06-23T09:00:31+00:00 June 23rd, 2012|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes, Food, Off the Shelf|Tags: |3 Comments

GFCF Chocolate Granola

Contributed by Meredith Myers GFCF Chocolate Granola, it needed to be done So I asked myself one day, “Why don’t I make granola, ever?” I’ve never really tried, everyone boasts about it being easy and all that. So I went trolling around the internet reading, taking notes to develop my own granola with all the good stuff in it that I like with none of [...]

By | 2012-06-15T09:00:17+00:00 June 15th, 2012|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes, Food, Food Allergies|Tags: , |5 Comments

King Arthur Flour Gluten Free Pancake Mix – A Review

Oh that lazy Saturday morning when Mom makes stacks of pancakes dripping with fresh creamy butter and warm maple syrup. What could be better, but if you or someone in your family is now gluten free, you might think these days are long behind you. It does not have to be with a good replacement pancake mix. Finding one you like and that serves enough [...]

By | 2012-06-03T09:00:19+00:00 June 3rd, 2012|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes, Food, Off the Shelf|Tags: |2 Comments

Bird's Chicken Salad Un-Recipe

Hey y’all! I’m Bird and this is my very first post here at Special Happens, YAY. I’m so glad to have been invited by Gina to be a part of this awesome soirée that she has brought together, let’s all give her a big hand. She has graciously created this site as a wonderful resource for all of us here on the same journey to [...]

By | 2012-05-09T09:00:54+00:00 May 9th, 2012|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Allergies: Different "Scales" Give Different Results – our experience

Allergies. The farther we dig, the more we find as commonalities between our kiddos. Autism inevitably goes hand in hand with Sensory Processing Disorder. Depending upon the end of the spectrum, Developmental Delays might be an added official diagnosis - just for fun. Many times, along with putting together the Autism puzzle comes the attempt at a gluten free / casein free diet, or, a [...]

The Rochester Autism-Diet Study: What Went Wrong, What You Should Know by Judy Converse MPH RD LD • All About Autism Series 2011

This post is generously submitted for the 2011 All About Autism Series ~ by  Judy Converse, MPH RD LD: You’ve probably seen the press often refer to a study from the University of Rochester that claims to debunk whether special diets help children with autism. This is one of those studies that – hmmm, for some reason – really gets legs and is off and [...]

Easy White Cake (Mix From Kinnikinnick) • Product Review

Rating: Searching for a sweet, I found the Kinnikinnick Gluten Free White Cake Mix in the pantry. The pre-made cake mix can likely be found at your local King Soopers (Grocery), Sprouts, Whole Foods or Sunflower Market. You can also obtain it online here. Your part...add: 4 eggs (egg free substitute is ¼ cu applesauce for every egg = 1 cu applesauce) ¾ cu oil [...]

Dr. Oetker Organic Chocolate Icing Mix • Product Review

Rating: I’ll be the first one to tell you I’m skeptical when it comes to buying various food items. Being a household free of Gluten, Casein, Soy, Eggs, Peanuts and Tree nuts, along with other random allergies means our food bill can get expensive, so when I find something that words for us I tend to stick with it. No branching out. Why would I [...]

By | 2011-03-08T00:27:45+00:00 March 8th, 2011|Categories: Food, Food Allergies|Tags: , |3 Comments

GFCF Chicken Fingers

Rating:  Some time ago, I won “The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook” by Elana Amsterdam from Mile High Mamas.  This book is full of recipes made guessed it, Almond Flour.  The review of the book as a whole comes later, for now, here’s your recipe: GFCF Chicken Fingers (with egg free substitute) 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 cup blanched almond flour 1 teaspoon [...]

By | 2010-11-15T09:41:24+00:00 November 15th, 2010|Categories: Allergy Friendly Recipes, Food, Food Allergies|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Guest Post – Caryn of Living With Logan

The following post has been generously written for you by Caryn of Living With Logan.  Caryn is the stay at home mother of 7 children, living in Southern Utah and devouring all the knowledge she can  in the speed of light. Her son Logan is diagnosed with high functioning Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder.  Logan also has unexplained seizures and multiple severe allergies causing him [...]

GFCF Meatloaf – It's A Staple!

Meatloaf is almost a staple. Truly there’s not much to change in your average meatloaf recipe to turn it into a GFCF meatloaf...and likely, it can pass many other diets upon inspection or minor changes. However, the overwhelmingly busy, non-cook I am requires I follow directions of one kind or another. So, I searched for meatloaf and found this on eHow: How to make a [...]

GFCF Donut (Take 1)

I won an Almond Flour cookbook from Mile High Mamas. (I’ll review that for you later). I was all ready to make the Very Vanilla Cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Sounds delish, right? Well, the main ingredient in the Almond Flour cookbook is, obviously, Almond Flour. I happened to find some a couple days prior, so I should be set with my pantry full of all [...]

Some Day, I Really *Will* Be A GFCF Cook

As you can see, I started cooking. I should preface this though...I didn’t cook before we went GFCF. When I released that little factoid, someone asked me what I did before. Well...before, I would proudly boast that I was considering trading my double oven for a double microwave. Most things I ‘cooked’ could be ‘cooked’ there. Good meals were re-heats of what the hubs cooked [...]

By | 2010-10-21T10:18:03+00:00 October 21st, 2010|Categories: Food, Food Allergies|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

Gluten-Free + Casein Free = I Need A Job

I just finished supplemental - turned staple - shopping for our new Gluten Free / Casein Free eating. The Gluten Free items we already had in our home, but moving to Casein Free added a whole other dimension; and I learned a few things: How wide open the world was when we were “only” Gluten Free I’m going to be in the kitchen cooking - [...]

By | 2010-10-14T11:48:53+00:00 October 14th, 2010|Categories: Food, Food Allergies, Inspiration / Laughter|Tags: , , , |3 Comments
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