Emergency Cupcakes & GAPS Cheats FTW

Chocolate Cupcakes fresh from the oven

On Friday night Kid1 reminded me that she was supposed to be leaving for a birthday slumber party in one short hour. Normally when the kids are going to a party, especially and overnight one, I try to pack something special and in line with what the other kids will be having.

Chocolate Cupcakes fresh from the oven

There was no time to shop or do much cooking, I didn’t have any treats on hand, and we were all out of our quick & portable high protein favorites like beef jerky. Fortunately we had dozens of eggs on hand … Continue reading Emergency Cupcakes & GAPS Cheats FTW

Survey for a Camp for Kids with Life-Threatening Allergies!

Please fill out the Camp Blue Spruce survey!

Please fill out the Camp Blue Spruce survey!

A while ago I told you about Camp Blue Spruce – a new sleep-away camp for kids with life-threatening allergies! They were going to run their first session last summer, but decided to get a bit more input from people first and launch in August of 2013 instead. Planning is well underway, but they need our help!

I’m so impressed with the team Louise has built to keep our kids safe! They are making a real effort to reach out to the community and find out what we need from a … Continue reading Survey for a Camp for Kids with Life-Threatening Allergies!

Gluten-Free Travel Essentials

Hit The Road! Image from Poetic Home

Hit The Road! Image from Poetic Home

Since we’re striving to be 100% gluten-free, we have to plan ahead to make sure safe food will be available wherever we go. It’s also critical to make sure our gluten-free food doesn’t get contaminated when we prepare it.

Grocery stores are usually available on the way and at our destination. Not being able to find “gluten-free” packaged products or restaurants isn’t a problem if you are prepared to cook meats and vegetables. If we are going somewhere where we won’t be able to get organic produce and pasture-fed, organic meat, we pack … Continue reading Gluten-Free Travel Essentials

Last Minute Travel on GAPS

Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride

Mama with some home-canned goodness

We were about to write a post about taking all our food on a week-long family vacation… but before we got settled back in, an emergency trip popped up on us. TinyHands’s grandpa passed away and we needed to hit the road again.

It was not convenient timing. Kid2’s birthday was on Wednesday, and his party was planned for Thursday. I had a landscaping job I’d committed to for Thursday – Monday. TinyHands had class on Thursday night, and cleaning jobs lined up for Friday. The kids’ dad’s parenting time was Wednesday – Saturday evening.

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Off to Camp!

The kids chop the veggies

The kitchen is run by volunteers, the costs are kept low, and the food is aimed at keeping the masses happy. Pretty much everything comes from a can or a box, and every meal is loaded with gluten. This year we got permission to bring our own food. Kid2 decided to give camp one last try, in case the food was the reason he hated it. We wrote up a contract – if he didn’t like it this time, he never has to go again! … Continue reading Off to Camp!

To the Beach!

We didn't bother cutting all the barnacles off. They were delicious anyway!

A couple weeks ago we went to the Oregon Coast for a few days to visit TinyHands’s grandma. Even small trips like this always take quite a bit of planning and preparation in order for us to maintain our diet!

Beautiful day at the coast!

TinyHands packed us up – this is the food we brought:

Eggs from our hens Homemade sauerkraut Ghee Baked winter squash Chicken stock Borcht (beet soup in a beef stock base) Roast beef Cauliflower Kale Broccoli Carrots Almond muffins Orange curd Day 1

We made a substantial breakfast of souffl├ęs for breakfast before leaving town.

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