Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Free" Holiday Ideas - TWO

Gluten Free can be tough this time a year, especially for kids. Eating before you go to parties may be one way to make sure you have a safe meal but is not much fun AND once there is food in sight, you (or your child) is probably going to want to eat again.

Bringing some easily bagged snacks such as crackers, cheese, veggies or fruits can help but when everyone else is eating a meal, don't you want one too?
Solution: Orgran makes individual cans of GF pasta with tomato sauce. Pop top lid single serving can is great for taking to parties, putting in the lunch box or storing with the earthquake supplies.
Orgran is often carried by smaller, independent natural foods stores or can be ordered online at the traditional GF sites or Amazon.


"Free" Holiday Ideas - ONE

Let's make the holiday table a bit freer this year by offering a variety of foods that everyone can enjoy!

Dairy Free Ranch
• 1 cup mayonnaise or Vegennaise for egg free or vegan
• 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
• 7 1/2 tablespoons soymilk
• 1/2 teaspoon dried chives
• 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
• 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
• 1 clove mashed or finely chopped garlic
• Pepper to taste
Mix lemon juice and soy milk and let sit for 10 minutes.
Whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice and soy milk mixture with the herbs.
Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.