Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Gluten free food labeling petition and email PLS take a moment to sign

1 in 133 people have celiac disease that is not how many people need to eat gluten free food.  Please take a moment and at least sign your name to this petition.  there can be power in numbers.  If you really want to help click the send a letter and you can send a letter that has already been for you or you can write one of your own.   You can also donate but I am asking you to lend you name to the cause.

Sign here : - Support Gluten-Free Food Labeling I want to thank any of you that take the time to do this even if it does take 2 more years for them to get this done I have to hold out hope. Also thanks you for reading my blog.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Leal's in Clovis NM is VERY Gluten Friendly!!!

We  went out for Mexican food tonight and were overjoyed to find out how helpful and friendly Leal's Mexican restaurant on Prince St was.   We normally ask for a plain chicken breast or hamburger with cheese (even though she is lactose intolerant we let her have it once in a while).  We tell the restaurant that she has celiac disease and explain what she can not have.  We ask them to cook the order on tinfoil for us to make sure no contamination takes place.

Leal's manager came to the table to let us know that most of the meat get marinated the night before but she would be happy to check and see if they had non marinated meat for us.  They did have a few pieces YAY!  She was happy to let me look at the ingredients on the marinade bottle if  they did not have any meat without marinade.  They also have a gluten free menu now which was something I had not thought to look for.  They even covered her plate with tinfoil for her to eat on.

When we go again, I'll probably call ahead and make sure they have a chicken breast that has not been marinated before we go-- just in case this post sends a ton of gluten free ppl to eat there the same night we do, lol.

Overall the experience of dining Gluten-free at Leal's was a wonderful one! I would have to give them 5 out of 5 stars.   

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easy Jello eggs make a great easter!!

Ever since we found out that there is a possibility Phia has ataxia (where the gluten attacks her brain instead of her intestines) I am even more protective of what she gets into.  I want her to have all the joys of childhood I had but I don't want them to kill her.  My  compromise for dying easter eggs is making colorful Jello eggs.   Because there is always room for Jello.

I bought my molds online and typed in JELL-O EGG JIGGLERS Egg Mold   there are a ton of places that sell them especially if it is in season for them

This is a great how to but I must stress to oil the molds before you use them.  Normally you would do this with any mold but nothing is worse then a small child waiting for the Jello eggs only to have them not come out of the mold properly.

I like the different colors but you can be really creative and make rainbow, add fruit, or marshmallows to the bottoms before filling all the way then adding the tops to finish filling.

No matter what you do this spring time I hope that you have a wonderful gluten free time.