Archive for June 2011

Grab-n-Go Gluten Free Granola Bars

Grab-n-Go Gluten Free Granola Bars
As mothers, we are always looking for snacks that pack a little more nutrition in them while still being kid-friendly. A friend passed a granola bar recipe along to me that her kids loved. I did a little gluten and dairy free makeover and turned out a yummy, grab-n-go snack for the family to enjoy... Read more »

New Look and Feel for ChicagoNow to Unveil Tomorrow

ChicagoNow will have a new look and feel tomorrow, as we move from our current Movable Type platform to WordPress. I have been busy getting the new Gladly Gluten Free blog set up and learning WordPress, so I can continue to share yummy recipes and great gluten free resources with you. These changes should be... Read more »

Gluten Free Pizza offered at the Taste of Chicago

It’s here. Starting today through July 3rd, you can experience the tastes, smells, and interesting sights that are The Taste of Chicago in Grant Park. With 59 restaurants offering items from their menus, it can be a diner’s paradise. For those with celiac disease or a food intolerance, it can be quite a different story.... Read more »

Sun Smarts: Gluten Free Sunscreen Products (Updated)

Sun Smarts: Gluten Free Sunscreen Products (Updated)
‘Tis the season for water sports, outdoor activities, and enjoying every moment of warmth that the sun can bring to Chicagoland. Vitamin D is a good thing for our bodies but with skin cancer on the rise, specifically among younger women ages 15 – 29, practicing safe sun exposure is a must. For those of... Read more »

Semi-homemade Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Coconut Frosting

We are always looking for something sweet in this house after dinner. Short on time, I headed to the freezer and pulled out some unfrosted chocolate cupcakes I had made using Betty Crocker’s Gluten Free Devil’s Food Cake Mix. Once re-heated in the microwave, they were just as moist and chocolately as the day I... Read more »

Meat + Grill = Love on Daddy's Day

When it comes to Hallmark holidays, men are much less complex than women. For Mother’s Day, I secretly hope to awaken to breakfast in bed, a fully cleaned house, and a massage scheduled at the local salon. I start dropping subtle hints a week or two before and hope for the best. When I asked... Read more »

Picking Favorites on Food Network Star

I am not one to watch and comment on reality TV series, but I could not pass up the opportunity to cheer on a friend, fellow Carl Sandburg High School graduate, and my favorite contestant on the Food Network’s “Food Network Star” – Orchid Paulmeier. Raised in Chicagoland, Orchid now lives in Bluffton, SC where... Read more »

Swim, Bike, Run....Done. Rockin' the SheROX Triathlon

It’s 4:45 am on Sunday morning and my alarm goes off. Time to put on the oh so flattering spandex bicycle shorts and gear up mentally for what I know will be a challenging but ultimately rewarding experience – the SheROX Women’s Triathlon in Naperville, IL. Over 1,800 women competed in last Sunday’s event, benefiting... Read more »

Gluten Free Friendly Bistro 110 Closing in August

Bistro 110 has been one my favorites for years. I have fond memories of eating there with my high school girlfriends during our escapes from teenage life in the suburbs. After a day of mostly window shopping along the Mag Mile, we’d treat ourselves to mussels and pommes frites at Bistro 110 and discuss everything... Read more »

Gluten Free Rice Krispie Treats = Gooey Goodness for Summertime

They’re here. Boxes of the eagerly anticipated new product offering from Kellogg’s, Gluten Free Rice Krispie Cereal, have arrived on store shelves. While shopping at Woodman’s last night (my favorite go-to grocery for all things gluten free in Chicagoland) I spotted them. Woodman’s also now carries Udi’s hamburger and hot dog buns. I’ll cover those... Read more »