Tuesday To Do List — what to buy, spy, and try! (or sometimes cry about)

Tuesday To Do List is my newest attempt at bringing you tidbits from the gluten-free world each week. This will continue until my mind-that-doesn’t-rest comes up with another way to entertain you guys. Cross your fingers I am back here next Tuesday with another list…


TWO weeks in a row. *applause*

This week’s to-do list should keep you busy until next week. 😉


  • Pretty please try this mustard from Mustard Girl.  I’m putting it on sandwiches, pretzels, and everything in between. Made in Wisconsin for bonus points!


  • In the very near future you’re going to be able to buy gluten-free Cheerios. And things might get a little confusing — you see, they are using mainstream oats in these Cheerios, (not certified gluten-free oats that we’ve been told are the only ones safe to eat) using a mechanical sorting process. They have spent a great deal of money on this project and my fingers and toes are crossed that they come off the production line indeed testing safe for us to eat.There are many opinions on this matter, if you’re interested in learning more about gluten-free Cheerios, you can click on any of the links below. Take the time to do your research before deciding to buy.  (the picture below is from Instagram — she found them in Ohio)





  • I spy, with my little eye… RASPBERRIES! They are the “berry of the week” here at the Nielsen household. I would have to stop eating them every morning right off the bush if I actually wanted to make something with them. (I don’t see this happening.)







  • Think Mr. CITC will read this and buy me a subscription to Bon Appetit? The August issue cover has me drooling and dreaming of all things tomatoes! (just click the link and join me in tomato dreamland)


  • Traveling this summer? Be sure you’re following Anna from Gluten-Free Jet Set for all things gluten-free travel. I check her site first after booking flights. She’s in the middle of producing some awesome gluten-free travel guides that you’ll want to buy. (I used many of her recommendations in Paris and London…can’t wait to see her NYC guide!)


  • Every try making your own dairy-free coffee creamer? I had leftover canned coconut milk, so I decided it was the perfect time to match them up with some dates in the freezer and go for it.



Puree 4-5 dates (remove pits) with ¼ cup hot water to form a sweet paste. Add half a can of coconut milk and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract. Feeling fancy? A few dashes of cinnamon. Blend for several minutes. Done.

I wanted mine super smooth so I poured the creamer from the blender through a very fine strainer into my bottle to store in the fridge. EnJOY!


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Somehow summer is slipping away fast… hope you are enJOYing it as much as we are!



As much as I wish I were getting paid big bucks to add these links to my page, I’m not. They are not affiliate links. I’m just sharing to share. 

5 thoughts on “Tuesday To Do List — what to buy, spy, and try! (or sometimes cry about)

  1. Pingback: GF/DF Coffee Creamer | All Gluten-Free Desserts...All the Time

  2. So many of my favorite things! Mustard Girl is the ONLY mustard in this house (except for the occasional homemade), with the Spicy & Sweet being my favorite topping for just about anything – plain crackers, slices of cheese, burgers, sandwiches, roast chicken. SO GOOD. And I adore all of the Canyon breads, and they are such sweet people, makes me happy whenever I can find their bread locally.

  3. First, thanks for linking to All Gluten-Free Desserts, Sarah! I really appreciate it! Second, a heads up … Tricia of Gluten-Free Watchdog just posted a very important update on General Mills testing results on their “gluten-free” Cheerios: https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/gluten-free-cheerios-take-two/ This info is a “must read” for sure. The above 20 ppm readings and “diluted” results that Tricia talks about need to be heeded by everyone, especially GM if they plan to deliver truly gf Cheerios. So much good stuff here, especially that creamer of yours! Jet lagged, but will be catching up. 😉 Your weekly roundup post is a great way to capture everything. My brain thinks a bit like yours. One topic posts are very difficult for me!


    • Thanks for the heads up, Shirley! Just seeing her post now as I plug back in — it will be interesting to see how this all pans out. For the amount of time, energy, and funds they have put into this, I hope they find the right solution. Also: WELCOME BACK! Hope you had a lovely trip, can’t wait to hear all about it!

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