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…
- I spy a DIY pumpkin pie spice to make ASAP.
- Let’s try these apple cider glazed donuts as soon as my 50 Days of Real Food ends, okay?
- These caramelized apples? No need to wait, they are real food approved!
- And while we’re talking apples... apple cider doughnut pancakes? So much yes.
- Although we can’t buy it here in Wisconsin yet, I got a sneak peek at Coors Peak, the newest gluten-free beer on the market from MillerCoors. Of course I had to have my signature orange slice, but it’s actually quite tasty! Definitely more mild tasting than many I have tried, which is a very good thing. I’ll keep you posted when you can put it on your grocery list!
- Readers often ask about dairy-free substitutes for baking, King Arthur compares butter to dairy-free options with their chocolate chip cookies.
- I’m going to try to make my own pumpkin puree this season — and you know I love a good graphic. 😉
- I spy. (and MUST try) FRITAFFLE = FRITTATA + WAFFLE. Yes.
- I saved this one for end so as not to downer debbie the whole list… but I hope you still add it to your to-do list for this week…
Be kind. We need to come together as a community and support one another. I’m sure you have read a post or two about the ongoing saga with “gluten-free” (but not really safe for celiacs) Cheerios.
I’ve already talked about it a few times and have been posting often on Facebook, but take a moment to read up from other GF friends:
- Tricia from GF WatchDog keeps us up to date with the latest.
- Debi shared her thoughts early on and set to work to create that petition.
- Linda from Gluten Free Homemaker gave us her thoughts here.
- Gluten Dude shares my confusion as to why some are celebrating while so many are getting sick.
- Erin shares her recent call with reps from Cheerios/General Mills.
- If you have gotten sick from the new Cheerios, (GF WatchDog has sent info to GM and the FDA and is keeping track as well) the steps to take are here.
- Johnna has been busy doing her research on the instances of folks getting sick from the cereal, check out the map here. (she also wrote an earlier post that helped breakdown the concept of how they are testing the oats, you can read that one here.
The last one, from Johnna at In Johnna’s Kitchen is the one I want you think about: our GF friends are getting sick. All over the country. From eating the new Cheerios. This makes me so nervous.
Many have reached out to Cheerios/General Mills, even a petition was created, and unfortunately the general consensus of the replies has been that they are unaware of any issues.
There is a big problem. Change needs to happen. Right now. Before more of our dear friends get sick.
I’ve been transparent about my experimentation with Cheerios — I tried them before Gluten Free WatchDog said they aren’t safe for celiacs. I had both regular and honey nut. They were delicious. Thank goodness I didn’t get sick, BUT that was two boxes…the next two might not be safe. That’s a risk I can’t take. So I said farewell to that childhood fave for now until I can be sure all boxes are safe and the comments and messages to me stop from people getting sick.
I take my role in this community very seriously and often with my heart on my sleeve — sure, it would have been fun and FREE to have the reps from CHEERIOS send over a box of every new flavor, but I declined. And I will continue to do so until this problem is addressed.
In the meantime…let’s be kind to one another, okay? One thing I adore about the gluten-free community is the way we rally when someone is in need of our help — there are all kinds of “someones” this time (just take a look a that map!) and we need to rally now.
4 thoughts on “Tuesday To Do List — what to buy, spy, and try! (or sometimes cry about)”
Really great post, Sarah. I always love to see what you share in these posts. 🙂
I’m all for getting along, of course, but I have to admit that I’m really angry at folks who continue to promote #notglutenfree Cheerios and are using the “you have to decide for yourself” disclaimers. Hundreds are getting ill and some of our blogger friends are still saying, “I haven’t had any problems” and “I”m okay with them.” That is definitely displaying ignorance and keeping it going in the gf community. By far the worst response from a blogger to a reader who stated that she got ill from #notglutenfreeCheerios has been “Maybe your next try will be good.” That is criminal IMO. We need to be putting the health of the gluten-free community above everything else. I can’t support these folks in the gf community who are ignoring the facts and giving that type of advice or offering a CYA statement on their blog posts on Cheerios.
Good post! I second your “let’s be kind to one another”. Can’t we all just get along?
Thanks for linking to my Gluten-Free Fun post.
Bravo, Sarah! I wish I could give you a big hug right now. For the first time in weeks, I cried tears of joy instead of sorrow when I hit that second to last paragraph. I’m as befuddled as you as to why people aren’t understanding how this affects all of us. It’s OUR community, and yet, some are shunning any demonstration of empathy for our community members falling ill.
Aww, Debi… now you made MY day. And BRAVO to you and all of our other GFFs that DO come together as one. xoxo