Fabulous Finds: Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom

by Maggie on March 28, 2011

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Blogging has brought a lot of amazing people into my life in a very short time. The cool thing about it is we’re all connected by our love of food, our gluten-free adventures (or misadventures), and our desire to make the path to a healthy lifestyle easier for others.

Heidi from Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom was one of my first blogging friends. We immediately hit it off.  I think it’s because we have a lot in common – we’re both the lucky moms of 2 adorable kids, we both care a great deal about the food we’re putting into our family’s bodies, and we both like to have fun!

Heidi is an inspiration. She’s doing everything possible to ensure her boys are healthy and happy. She’s working hard to get to the bottom her family’s health problems, and in doing so, she’s making sure we know what to ask our doctors and what to look for in our test results.

It’s truly amazing; she’s doing incredible things for the gluten-free community. And her blog is an excellent resource for everyone, not just those with gluten-free kids.

I’ve wanted to test out some of Heidi’s kid-friendly recipes since I found her amazingly resourceful blog over a year ago. I finally found the time to play with her recipes!

The first recipe I had to try was her Cashew Cream Cheese , which was super creamy with the addition of hummus. We make cashew cream a lot but this was my first time using hummus. It really makes for a creamy dip. I will definitely make it again when I have hummus in the fridge. It’s a great way to sneak protein and super foods into your kids’ tummies!

Since I had some of Heidi’s Cashew Cream Cheese, I knew I had to make her dairy-free Ranch Dressing , which was gobbled up in no time. My kids, especially my two-year old, love to dip. This is a great recipe to make for anyone. Even those who are used to the dairy-filled version. I will definitely make this dip for our next party!

And of course I had to try her Goldfish Crackers!  These are a delightful little cracker. My friend who tried them said they reminded her of Premium Plus Crackers! I made mine with Daiya cheese, coconut oil, and potato starch. I didn’t have a goldfish cookie cutter so Callum thought we could use a mini dog bone cookie cutter!?! The dough was so easy to work with and Callum helped me every step of the way.  I love recipes like that!

When you check out Heidi’s blog, make sure you read the comments. They are always full of interesting conversations, the sharing of ideas, and adaptations for her recipes. Heidi makes sure no one’s comment goes unanswered.

Want to try one of Heidi’s many recipes? She’s got a recipe index that includes a “kid-friendly” category.  I definitely need one of those!

This month’s Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger roundup is hosted by Sea from  the ever-excellent The Book of Yum. Look for the roundup around the 12th of April, 2011.

By the way, please come and join me on She Let Them Eat Cake’s new Facebook page. I would love to share ideas and recipes with you there too!