Monday, August 29, 2011

Make Your Voice Heard

By The FDA and Help With Gluten-Free Labeling Regulations!

You might have heard that the Food and Drug Administration recently published its gluten-free labeling proposal.  However, did you know that the FDA has also opened up a consumer comments period through October 3rd, 2011?

This is something that doesn't happen very often and has given the gluten-free community a unique opportunity to have our voices heard...on a very large platform.

So, how can you help?

Simple.  Our friends at have composed a well-written, concise letter that goes over two main points: the gluten-free labeling standard and low gluten labeling.

All you have to do is review the letter here, and if it all makes sense, just fill in your name and email address in the space provided at the bottom of the page.

Then, prior to October 3rd, the letter will be submitted to the FDA, along with your name and thousands of other individuals who have signed the document and chosen to have their voices heard.

Thanks in advance for being a part of the collective effort to standardize gluten-free labeling!

Taken from:
Chad Hines
Your Trusted Gluten-Free Advisor

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gluten Free Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

I have a blogging friend who is the best chef or cook in the country. I have never eaten any of her food before but I do use several of her recipes in my own kitchen and I have suggested that all of my family or friends follow her blog. If you NEVER make anything on her blog you will still want to follow it because I promise you can taste the dish as she tells about it.

I used my friend Mary's recipe as my base for this dish. You'll find the full of gluten version HERE. I tweaked it to fit my gluten free lifestyle and I was really proud of my find.

Gluten Free Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

3 cups of peaches, sliced
enough sugar to cover
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup GF baking mix (I used Pamela's)
3/4 cup granulated sugar (I used Splenda/sugar Blend)
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp lemon zest, optional

Peel and slice fresh ripe peaches cover them in the Splenda Blend for baking with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Stir the peaches so that they are covered throughout put them in a airtight container and place them in the refrigerator for several days.

When you are ready to make your cobbler preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.  Spray an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with your favorite spray oil.

Place your peaches juice and all in the bottom of the baking dish.

In a separate mixing bowl whisk together the baking mix and 3/4 cup sugar. Add the butter, milk and egg; mix together until blended well. Stir in lemon zest if using. Pour batter over peaches and baked uncovered, at 325 degrees F,  for 55 minutes to one hour, or until brown ans firm in the middle.

So make you one and enjoy it we sure did. Thanks Mary for this great recipe and your inspiration!

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Are you Immune to apologizing?

Have you ever heard of this name brand? It is only sold in home trunk shows and there are only so many pieces made when their stock runs out they do not make more of the same. Therefore you can buy and never worry about your frinds wearing the same thing.

A while back I bought a pants and top at one of Ash's shows and I love it. I am serious it feels like I am wearing my pj's in public I could wear it everyday all day plus no matter how many times I wash it, it always looks the same.

The trunk show after that I went intending on buying but to be honest I didn't like the collection.

Last week I went and spent a few days at Ben and Ash's to help out with Punkin while Ash hosted another show. This time I went thinking I may buy and I may not it's according to what they've got and the minute Ash started unpacking the box I knew that I was in trouble. I loved sooo many pieces that I couldn't wait to try them on. After trying all of them on whether I liked the looks are not I just wanted to see how they felt on me I decided on a jumper and tee. Their tees are the bomb I have never felt any like them.

So this is what I bought:

I bought the Dear Henry jumper

and I'm pairing it with the Aquarious tee

The photos do not do them justice, the jumper has this cute Matilda Jane fabric ties on one side and I'll be able to wear it with many different tops this fall and winter.

Here a couple of my favorite photos from my time in Starkvegas.

We hung the clothes all around the house for ladies and children to have a look.

I was trying to make up my bed and get ready to get in it but I couldn't keep Punkin out of it.

Punkin has tasted Oreos and LOVES them, well who doesn't?

Punkin wasn't feeling well during my visit there so I spent a lot of time rocking and loving on here. What a joy it won't be long and she won't let me do this.

She had a few times that she was really mischievous and got into trouble. One of the sweetest practices Ben and Ash have is when she's bad they make her go around and apologize to everyone involved. It just melts my heart when that sweet baby comes to me with big crocodile tears to say she's sorry. Then I was thinking this morning how many times do we as adults NEED to apologize for something we have said or done and yet we refuse to? It's like when we get older we become immune to apologizing and that's really bad. I think we need to get back into this practice to live at peace with our family and friends.

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