Friday Finds Life, Gluten Free

by Maggie on December 18, 2009

This week I must share a great blog that I came across.  I’m sharing it with you because I know many of you will find some great value in what this gluten-free mommy has to offer.  The blog is called Life, Gluten Free.

Let me begin by backtracking a little.  A couple of weeks ago we had Callum tested for food sensitivities via our amazing Naturopathic Doctor, Adam Prinsen.  We got the results yesterday and were a little taken aback by the findings.

Callum is severely sensitive to all kinds of dairy (cheese, milk, yogurt, whey, casein, and even goat’s milk).  He’s also severely sensitive to eggs.  And did I mention the wheat/gluten sensitivity.  Yep. I know, that one’s not a huge surprise.

If you’re like me, you’re wondering what on earth we’re going to feed this poor little dude!  All along we’ve been watching Liv’s sensitivities not realizing that Mr. Callum is in the same boat.  Duh!

Did I mention that eggs are a favourite of his?  And pizza.  And cheese and crackers.  It’s okay though.  The gluten thing is already taken care of (hello, see blog description).  He’s already relatively dairy-free, it’s just the cheese and the odd bowl of yogurt that we’ll need to eliminate.  And the eggs!  Ahh.  Eggs are so quick and easy and nutritious.  That will be our challenge.  EGGS!

So in my googling, surfing, and blogging around this week, I came across this excellent blog.  Yes, she’s also on Twitter– are you beginning to think that you’re the only one who isn’t?

Heather from Life, Gluten Free blogs about living with allergies – mainly celiac disease (like Pete and perhaps Mr. Callum). She’s a mom too who cares a lot about what her family is putting into their bodies.  Heather shares a lot of fantastic and super healthy recipes that I really want to try when I find a moment (haha).  She also blogs about important and relevant topics like good and bad sweeteners or the benefits of hemp.   And she writes reviews about products (mainly adorable shoes) that are for her daughter.

If you spend some time on Heather’s blog you’ll begin to feel like you know her.  To me, that’s the sign of a good blog.

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Leanne December 18, 2009 at 1:20 pm

OK, so here are some ideas for Callum. My son is also allergic to wheat and dairy. And we never eat eggs at our house. The book Vegan Brunch has fantastic recipes for omelettes and fritatas that really taste like they were made with eggs. If Callum likes egg salad, that’s easy to make with Vegenaise and tofu. There’s a simple recipe here:

Yogurt is really easy. We like So Delicious soy and coconut milk yogurts. They come in a wide variety of flavors. Our kids like the vanilla and chocolate a lot. Cheese is a little trickier, but Vegan Gourmet Cheeses are pretty good, and melt very well on (gluten-free crust) pizzas. Hope that’s helpful.


MaggieSavage December 18, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Thank you soooo much Leanne! That is so helpful. I will totally check out that cookbook (I happen to love all things brunch). The thing I love about blogs is the ease of information sharing and experience sharing. Nothing like support from another mom who is living it. Thanks!


Heather @ Life, Gluten Free December 18, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Oh my gosh! Thank you so much. You are so kind for posting about me. I really appreciate it. My goal when I started my blog is still my goal, to spread awareness and provide people with helpful information. Thank you again and Happy Holidays 🙂


MaggieSavage December 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm

My pleasure Heather! I’m just thankful that you do what you do and I really wanted to share it with my readers. Happy holidays to you too!


Lindsey December 19, 2009 at 6:47 am

Maybe eliminating these foods from his diet will help with his sleeping!! I always suspect food when we have tough sleep times with Asha.


MaggieSavage December 19, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Great point Linds. I think it will!


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