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…

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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…

 

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

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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…

  • Hosting a gluten-free guest? Dr. Jean Layton has THE list of local GF bakeries to stock up. (bookmark this — I added Molly’s GF Bakery in Pewaukee!)
  • Like my Tuesday To Do Lists? You may also like “News & Notes” from Michael over at Gluten Free Philly.
  • This week’s “sometimes cry about” goes to… our friends from Cocina DeLeon in Brookfield. It’s bittersweet news: our friends are closing their doors and retiring to spend time with their family. No one deserves it more than them! The gluten-free community is sad to see them go — not only have they fed us safely for years from their take-and-bake enchiladas, but have also hosted our GF Get Together anniversary parties each year. Blessed to call them friends. Best of luck to the entire Cocina DeLeon family!

This week on Instagram…

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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…

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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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…

Checked off the list from last week: made the un-pumpkin spice from Alton Brown and the pumpkin puree. (why have I never done this before? THE best.)

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Did you spy my lasagna stuffed spaghetti squash over on Prevention Magazine online? Yipeeee!

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Too many fall recipes to choose from? I hear ya. Luckily you can see an entire carnival of fall recipes HERE. (I added my pumpkin spice granola!)

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I’ve been trying recipes from Yummy Supper. Not only is the book full of gorgeous photos and stories, but the recipes are simple and made with real food. I made Sunshine Soup with ingredients from my own garden — if you don’t garden, this may not seem like that big of a deal, but for me, I get giddy over garden fresh goods. Always have. I think part of it was growing up with a family that gardened. I learned early on that it is hard to beat the flavor of a warm-from-the-sun tomato at peek ripeness, plucked from vine and eaten like an apple. I brought the book with me to our last GF Get Together dinner and my GFFs drooled over it, especially our vegetarian. Maybe you should add it to your list to buy? (or stop by for Sunshine Soup and borrow mine!)

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Try these. No-bake donut holes. (thanks Johnna!)

 

Follow up from last week: the FDA is now investigating reports of illness due to the new “gluten-free” Cheerios. You can see last week’s post HERE, including posts from others in the community. Please read up. Since last week, I have had several people tell me they got sick from Cheerios — pretty please contact the FDA (as well as General Mills) to let them know. You can follow the steps listed here.

Because my mama and dear friend Shirley, from glutenfreeeasily.com, don’t have Instagram, I’m going to try to do a recap of the week’s photos here too. (the first two photos are Shirley’s flourless, gluten-free pizza — make it ASAP.)

So, I spy from Instagram…

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dreaming of London: my 1st doughnut from Borough 22 (now available at Selfridges!)

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garden fresh = THE best.

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#realfood50 dinner: Korean bbq marinaded venison & spicy-sweet garden green beans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

quickly become my fave flave: melon & grapefruit (with frozen melon cubes)

quickly become my fave flave: melon & grapefruit (with frozen melon cubes) just add Tito’s. ;)

caprese eggs -- waiting for balsamic drizzle

caprese eggs — waiting for balsamic drizzle

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cinnamon glazed popcorn mix from 100 Days of Real Food (my pumpkin spice version was even better!)

coffee lovers: add pumpkin spices to coffee grounds before brewing.

coffee lovers: add pumpkin spices to coffee grounds before brewing.

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It’s NATIONAL COFFEE DAY — check out yesterday’s post (yes, I know, a day early) for all kinds of coffee treats! Speaking of treats…I owe Lincoln some treats for this sweet photo. ;)

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random round up: national coffee day

You know me, I’m a sucker for “national ______  day” posts. (you fill in the blank, I get pretty excited about them all.)

But today? Today’s “national day” seems more important than just a quick thumbs up on Facebook or a double tap on Instagram. (I’d even considering doing a Periscope video if I had combed my hair.)

It’s NATIONAL COFFEE DAY!

This deserves a celebration.

Grab your mug and start clicking…

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My Cinnamon Dolce Latte made this list a couple years ago — we still make that one often.

No words even needed, make your own PSL today. (I now add pumpkin spices right into my coffee grounds before brewing and sweeten with maple syrup!)

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Dairy-free? My recipe for dairy-free coffee creamer is just what you need. (add pumpkin spice!)

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Maybe you need your coffee and smoothie in one. Try this Morning Monkey Mocha smoothie.

 

While in London, I fell in love with the Flat White, a misunderstood coffee drink here in the US. I got lucky and had some Australian friends make me my first one, but you can make them at home as well. (now would be a good time to insert an item from my birthday list: an espresso machine! ;)  )

Speaking of London, I bought this Cafe Life London book while I was there and made it a mission to get to as many as possible — a fun challenge if you ever find yourself there for three months or even three days! Or in any city really, go out looking for a local coffee shop, they rarely disappoint.

We use a French Press for our coffee makings — what do you use are your house?

This one looks fancy: pumpkin chai tea latte. (dairy-free!) I am a huge fan of chai + coffee. I use cold brew coffee mixed with cold chai and add honey for a little number I call Liquid Sunshine. This goes for hot coffee + chai too.

DIY pumpkin spice latte

Happy National Coffee Day — may your coffee be strong and your Monday be short! xoxo

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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. Cross your fingers I am back here next Tuesday with another list…

 

 

 

 

 

  • 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!

  
 

 

  • I’m going to try to make my own pumpkin puree this season — and you know I love a good graphic. ;)

 

 

  • 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:

 

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.