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. You can read my very first to-do list here. Cross your fingers I am back here next Tuesday with another list.

To try…

I spy…

 

On the shopping list to buy…

  • Would one of each of the ciders on this list be too much? 😉  (I haven’t met a cider that’s not gluten free yet, BUT of course always check to make sure before sipping.)
  • The ingredients for THIS amazing looking spring salad! Peas are one of my favorite vegetables. Yes, I know this puts me in the minority.
  • Other spring season salad veggies/combos… what are YOU putting into your salads right now? INSPIRE ME! I can hardly wait to get the garden growing!

I’m going to reboot my real food eating with a month of real food in April — I just do better eating real food, as much as I have been trying to deny that lately and indulge in all the treats. Care to join me? I’m trying to persuade some other GF friends to join me as well, the more the merrier! Update: I’ve set up a “Gluten Free & Good For Me” Facebook page to keep us all on track, go give it a LIKE and get in on the fun!

The week over on Instagram…

  
  
  
  

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Tuesday To Do List — Gluten Free Thanksgiving

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. You can read my very first to-do list here. Cross your fingers I am back here next Tuesday with another list.

Today we’re talking turkey, pumpkin pie, and everything in between that you might just want to add to your gluten-free Thanksgiving To Do List!

The Gluten-Free Recipe Fix: Thanksgiving Edition is your one-stop-shop for the feast!

We love this stuffing and will make it again this year. (my Trader Joe’s insider says the GF candy cane Joe Joe’s arrive next week at the Glendale, WI location!)

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(it’s very stove-top-like, which is celiac sister’s fave. we use less water than called for and it’s pretty perfect.)

Word on the street is that Aldi has gluten-free fried onions for green bean casserole. Mamasita is thrilled about this so I’ll be buying some before heading home to MN for our fabulously gluten-free feast!

Shirley has rounded up FORTY, yes 4-0, pie crust recipes to choose from. (thank you!) I just sent this Best Gluten-Free Flaky Pie Crust recipe to my mama to check out.

Need a quick, easy snack mix? Try this.

Some of our family favorites for you to try — love grandma’s rice!

Want fresh baked bread with your turkey day meal? This recipe is for you.

You know I love a good graphic. (or seventeen) All things Thanksgiving in graphics.

There are always requests for my pumpkin spice cookies with cream cheese frosting.

Shauna and Danny have an app you can download but also a LIST of videos and recipes to try.

Be safe. If you aren’t as lucky as we are to have a fully gluten-free meal, Shirley has tips to remember when visiting the fam. (last weekend the stars aligned during my birthday weekend in Denver and I got to meet up with Shirley and Johnna for drinks and dessert…follow along with both of these lovely, down to earth, gluten-free friends!)

EnJOY the time with your families, my friends. This last week was filled with JOYful memory making, but also tragic events on a global and much closer to home level — I can’t make sense of it all, but in times like these, I gather with my tribe and look for the light.

The week from Instagram…

(follow along: @celiacinthecity)

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coffee with my BFF in Denver!

BFF feeds CITC well

 

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enchilada chicken stew from PaleOMG

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Ophelia’s Denver: doing gluten free right!

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Breck with the bees, birthday eve

 

 

 

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Mi Casa Breckenridge

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street tacos & margaritas at Mi Casa

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headtilting laughs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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best friends forever with new arrows of friendship from alex & ani

 

 

 

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christopher elbow chocolates & mint chocolate chip birthday treat

 

 

 

 

 

 

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our house on the hill (this weather!)

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hello, home.

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handsomepants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#prayforparis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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. You can read my very first to-do list here. Cross your fingers I am back here next Tuesday with another list

 

Pumpkin Shandy anyone? Cheers!

Maple + Bourbon + Cider, oh my!

Another idea to try for happy hour: Spiked Seltzer.

  
My new friends at Spiked Seltzer sent me some beverages (and t-shirts, and stickers, and coozies!) to try. Now we just have to get them here in Wisconsin — I’ve found the best way to do so is to ask the manager of your favorite liquor store to order them. 

First up was the Valencia Orange…

  

If you’ve been following along, you know I love me some La Croix water and often add in Tito’s vodka — but these clever friends have taken the work out of my happy hour routine! I love that it’s not so sweet and am already thinking of ideas to make some spiked seltzer cocktails. (Shout out any ideas!) 

Let’s try all of the holiday flavors of Gratify pretzels and report back — can’t find them near you? Win them HERE. (stop by their site for a $1 off coupon)

And speaking of pretzels, why haven’t I thought of trying regular AND white chocolate dipped pretzels? (on the same pretzel!) Be sure to use gluten-free pretzels, of course.

Sent my way to try: these fun shaped chicken nuggets from Golden Platter. It’s hard to argue with both Frozen shaped AND rocket ship shaped nuggets, especially when they have all natural ingredients and are certified gluten free.

And I just so happened to have THE best (and cutest) taste testing panel available. In addition to their cuteness, they are an honest group that isn’t shy about sharing their opinions. Check out the Golden Platter site store locator to find them at a store near you!

   
    
  
What my nephews (and the adults) had to say:

“These are better than McDonalds!”

“These rocket ships can fly AND they are yummy!”

“The first bite tastes like chicken noodle soup” 😉

“Dewicious!” 

“We would make these again for sure  — and I can pronounce all of the ingredients!”

“Yesh.” (when asking little Foster if he loved them.)

 There you have it. Buy them.
This week on Instagram…

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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. You can read my very first to-do list here. Cross your fingers I am back here next Tuesday with another list…

 

To TRY: Spiked Seltzer arrived. (thanks, guys –that was fast!) You’ll hear more about it next week — my #realfood50 challenge only included beer/wine and ended last night. I didn’t think a spiked seltzer before work was the way to go, but they are chilled and waiting.

Must BUY: Tessemae’s dressings. I’ve been eyeing these up for years when my superwoman friends have done their Whole30 challenges — very few (real food!) ingredients and no sugar, which is hard to find. The honey mustard is perfectly tangy and just a little sweet!

I do SPY with my little eye: another gluten-free cookbook to add to my list, it’s called Gluten Free Wish List, which fits pretty perfectly here, yes?

One very happy celiac sister is going to want to try these Gluten Free Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies ASAP. (me too!)

Checking off MY list: #realfood50 challenge! I did it. Fifty days with no refined sugar, no refined flours, no fast foods, no fried foods, no packaged/boxed/bagged foods with more than five ingredients. Done! You can read all about how it started over at 100 Days of Real Food…we opted for 50 days, but it’s Day 51 and I’m still real fooding and feeling better than I have in a long time. More energy, no breakouts, no tummy troubles. With my birthday coming up, I know I’ll indulge in some treats (or at least some Tito’s vodka!) but I can honestly say, the less junk you eat, the less you crave it. A good reminder that I can do “in moderation” much better than I have been and my body will thank me — although it wasn’t the goal (and is hard to tell since I started the challenge at my heaviest weight ever, 😕 ) I did drop 10lbs and have more to go to get to a more healthy weight, it’s a (hard!) work in progress. Thanks for all of you cheering me on the last 50 days! Let’s hope Lisa and her team from 100daysofreafood.com just happen to stop by and see all the fun REAL FOOD I’ve been up to and ask me to join their team as the gluten-free guru. *fingers crossed*
This week on Instagram…

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omelet big enough to share with mom

 

homemade chai

 

GF Get Together @ Parkside 23

 

a final visit to Cocina DeLeon (stay tuned!)

 

real food @ Grill Junkies

 

breakfast bowlin’ with my mama

 

homemade tortilla chips

 

a crafternoon with my soul sister and our mamas

 

seeking sun

 

chili Sunday

 

my style lunchable

 

melon-grapefruit lacroix with frozen melon cubes and splash of grapefruit juice

 

Cocina DeLeon enchiladas with brown rice & black beans

 

real food continues …

 

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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. You can read my very first to-do list here. Cross your fingers I am back here next Tuesday with another list…

Pumpkin Streusel Cream Cheese Muffins? You had me at pumpkin.

This harvest trail mix sounds pretty perfect — you could add in and tweak to make it your own.

It’s Day 44 of 50 Days of Real Food, the adventure in real food eating I started in September and will carry me into November — I’ll do a wrap up post eventually, but for now know that it has not been as hard as I imagined it might be. We actually end up eating real food most of the time, it’s those sugary treats that sneak in and the fact that I don’t actually require a fountain soda to do my shopping at Target.

If you want to try a little real food at your house and can’t imagine it being tasty and delicious, just check out these homemade loaded fries I made last night for mamasita to enjoy with me. 😉


(she asked if we could have them again before she leaves — everything but the local cheese, pancetta, and Greek yogurt came from one of our gardens!)

Shout out to my celiac sister who went out of her way to have real food friendly meals all weekend at her house — including this “supreme pizza bowl,” that included me in pizza night!


Anyone else buying apples like crazy? I wait for their season each year — we did a little apple taste testing with Chef Carter over the weekend — his final comment? “If you want to just leave a bunch of those black twig apples, that would be fine.”


Wish I could get this Creamy Gouda-Cheddar Gluten-Free Mac ‘n Cheese delivered. (It’s bookmarked to make in case Gigi doesn’t show up with the goods!)

Buy this popcorn. Just trust me.

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This week on Instagram…

(follow along: @celiacinthecity)

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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.

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. You can read my very first to-do list here. Cross your fingers I am back here next Tuesday with another list…

 

You didn’t think I was the only one doing ALL things pumpkin right now did you? April and her family are trying them all so you don’t have to. (unless you want to — let me know about the peeps!) 😉

I’m already tearing recipes and articles out of my magazines for the upcoming holiday season — is YOUR oven ready for gluten-free baking? Be sure your oven is ready and baking at the right temp. (you would be surprised at how off ovens can be and how quickly that can ruin a batch of cookies)

Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Wait just a minute. Anyone try this Spiked Seltzer yet? It looks like my love for La Croix water meets up with happy hour, but without me having to add my own Tito’s. This could be a game changer. Let’s hope the folks at Spiked Seltzer find their way over to this post and decide to gift me some for my upcoming birthday.

While in Europe, I fell in love with chocolate covered rice cakes. If you see these, please buy 23 packages for me. (that was supposed to be 2-3, but I see no problem with stocking up)

Gluten Free New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies? Yes and yes and yes.

Looking for a sweet, but not too sweet and sugary snack for Halloween? THESE!

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The week over on Instagram:

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homemade granola + homemade chunky applesauce + plain greek yogurt + maple syrup = best.breakfast.bowl.yet.

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grandma gronseth’s cheeeeeesy veggie soup

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random real food baked apple concoction

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roasted chickpea goodness

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Lincoln is love fall up north!

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this book? laugh out loud funny.

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hearty hunter’s stew

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the new COORS PEAK makes perfect beermosa (beer + OJ)

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my “egg dealer” never disappoints

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up north is my happy place

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Sala has THE best minestrone

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valley popcorn = popcorn + coconut oil + salt

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. You can read my very first to-do list here. Cross your fingers I am back here next Tuesday with another list…

A baked blooming apple? Um. YES.

Made these banana nut oatmeal bites (breakfast cookies!) and you should try them too.

Also made this potato and swiss chard au gratin dish. Very tasty! You can find the recipe here, BUT I will warn you there is very naughty language. I was able to look past it (and laugh a little) for the recipe, but beware if you’re anti-F-bomb.


This chai recipe is on my list to try this week. I’ll just be breaking the authentic rule and using honey. (it’s day 23 of 50 days of real food and I’m feeling great!)

World’s Easiest Pumpkin Spice Cake. Title alone has me intrigued. Elizabeth has never let me down and it’s semi-homemade, which I know many of you love!

While we’re talking pumpkin…are you already thinking pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving? (or tomorrow for breakfast?) Check out our friend Jules giving you the “easy peasy” way to transfer those pie crusts to the pan — then check out her entire site for recipes galore!

This beauty of a book landed on my doorstep today, a little gift to try out and tell you about — more to come, I already have 43 recipes bookmarked to try. 😉 Until then, check out Hayley’s site.


The latest from the (not really) gluten-free Cheerios saga: a voluntary recall. I am guessing this is the beginning of a much bigger situation that is going to start to unravel.

And then there’s this…this post from my friend Johnna. Warning: this one could make you cry. The cowardly actions of people sitting at home on their computers making these comments makes my heart so very sad. I am usually one to ignore the jokes and comments that are made about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet, but this? Enough. We’ve had enough. We deserve better. We just do.

On a brighter note: this week’s recap from Instagram…


  
  

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