Saturday, December 19, 2009

Gluten Free & Fabulous







I found Gluten Free & Fabulous Pizza at a recent trip the market and I was intrigued with the adorable box and large size of the pizza. I decided that at the reasonable price, that it would be worth a try for dinner. I opted to purchase the cheese pizza and load half with turkey pepperoni give the pizza a nice kick! 

After following the baking directions, I was surprised by how much I liked this pizza. It was easy to cut and it is considered to be a thin crust pizza, which I really love. This was in the top two frozen pizzas I have had! This pizza = fabulous!
 
The Stats:
Serving size: 1 slice
Calories: 151
Total Fat: 5 grams
Carbs: 35 grams
Sugars: 1 gram
Protein: 6 grams

 For more information, please check out, http://www.glutenfreefabulous.com

Friday, December 18, 2009

More blogs added!


More blogs were added just now! If you are a gluten free blogger or if you know of one that would like to be an addition to the blog roll, let me know and I will check it out! Not all blogs listed are solely GF Food blogs but they are run by GF'ers!  I am a firm believer that while celiacs isn’t always the most fun, learning and sharing can be! So, leave me a comment on here or tweet it to me!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Jessica's All Natural Gluten-Free Granola



Since going gluten free, there have been a long list of items that I miss eating on a regular basis and granola is one of them. So, when I was given the opportunity to try three types of gluten free granola I jumped at it!

I think I may have made granola out to be something major in my head because when I saw these beautiful packages from Jessica's All Natural I almost cried tears of joy. I was able to indulge in granola goodness once again and not feel guilty because after all, gluten free means better for me...at least to my celiac self!

There are no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives in Jessica's granola products and I find that really important.

CHOCOLATE CHIP GRANOLA
Ah-mazing! From the first bite to the last I was in heaven...serving size went out the window for this glutton! It is no wonder that this didn't last more than a day in my house! It was my favorite flavor of the cereals, but I am also a chocoholic and I should probably be in some sort of twelve step program.

So, if you can handle sticking to the serving size on this delicious cereal, here are the stats:

Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Calories: 130
Total Fat: 6 grams
Total Carbs: 16 grams
Sugar: 4 grams
Protein: 3 grams

Vanilla Maple Granola
Yummy and sweet. I love how there is a honey taste intertwined with the vanilla. This is the simplest of the three flavors I sampled. It is perfect for when you want a cereal that isn't overwhelming.

The Stats:
Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Calories: 130
Total Fat: 6 grams
Total Carbs: 16 grams
Sugar: 5 grams
Protein: 3 grams

Almond Cherry Granola :

Visually pleasing and equally delicious for your taste buds! This granola is loaded with almonds and dried cherries making it really satisfying. I added this to some yogurt and it made a perfect afternoon snack!

The Stats:
Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Calories: 130
Total Fat: 7
Total Carbs: 15 grams
Sugars: 5 grams
Protein: 3 grams



To find more out about Jessica's Natural Foods or to find products near you, please click here. If you have tried this amazing granola, I would love to hear if you loved it as much as I have! I found it SINFULLY GLUTEN FREE!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Check out the blog roll!

Some new blogs were added to the blog roll, check em out! There are some really great bloggers and blogs out there with some fresh ideas out there! So, if you are in a food rut or if you just need some inspiration, you can easily find it! Leave them a comment too, I am sure they would love to hear from a fellow GF'er :)

REMINDER!

Watch DR OZ tonight! Topic tonight is Celiacs!

Want The Best Gluten Free Food In AZ?



Picazzo's Pizza is my absolute favorite place to eat gluten free! They have a compete separate gluten free menu that is mouth watering. I have never been glutened there and I find their staff to be completely knowledgeable! The photos above are from some of my many times there an I had so many that I didn't know which to choose from! They have amazing gourmet pizzas, delicious chicken wings, yummy humus with flat bread and I cannot wait to try their spinach and artichoke dip! They also have gluten free beer which is hard to find in restaurants, even though I am not a beer drinker.

Stephanie's Bachlorette Party Dinner was held there and every time I go there I have memories of that special night! I love going back there with people I love and making new memories every time!

If you live in Arizona or Oregon, I suggest that you give Picazzo’s a try, you will not regret it!

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Glutton Is Out Of Retirement!


Yeah, yeah, yeah, is probably what you are thinking...that is what she said back in AUGUST! Then all I gave you guys was silence. Unfortunately, I have been very busy and also not feeling to0 great lately but I have resolved to blog about gluten free living no matter what!

So, here is what is new or what you have to look forward to:
  • If you look to right side of the screen, I have been recognized now as a top health blogger for Celiacs!
  • New food reviews!
  • Book reviews!
  • Cool websites!
Look for posts on a regular basis! The Glutton is back!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Blogging Issues...

So, I have had many things I would love to post....but I have been unable to upload photos! I have a slew of them. I have been able to use my other Blogger hosted blog with no issues but what is a post with no photos? CRAP, that is what! So, I will tell you what is coming up because I think I have a trick around my issues. I will write my posts on my other blog and then I will copy the HTML on the other blog and paste it into this blog, that should solve the problem, or at least I hope. Anyway, I know that this blog has been slacking and there are a plethora of reasons, but here is what is to come:
  • Book Reviews
  • More Food Reviews
  • Gluten free in college
Well, I did mention a book review, one of the books is:



I am doing this book review unlike any other book review I ever have before, because this book has impacted me unlike any other book. If you are interested in ordering the book, please check out Chef Rachel Albert-Matesz website for more information.


Enjoy this video on how to make Dairy Free Cashew Dill Dip from the author of the Ice Dream Cookbook Chef Rachel Albert-Matesz

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Whole Foods Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes


If you look around this blog long enough, you will notice that I have an obsession with cupcakes. I adore them. The only thing that would win over a cupcake is an eclair. About a month ago (yes, that is how much of a blog-slacker I have been lately) I tried out these cupcakes from Whole Foods with my friend Ashley, who is not gluten free.

The Review:

These prepackaged cupcakes are found in the freezer section at your local Whole Foods market. Because they are frozen, they need to be microwaved for a little bit first. My first attempt was a total fail...
As you can see from the photo above, the fail is the cupcake on the right. It was cooked too long! We still ate it and it was still good. I think it was in there for 30 seconds. The one on the left was cooked for 12 seconds and it was delicious as well. The frosting is rich and decadent. These cupcakes are awesome and filling. They do not taste chalk like and they do not make you feel deprived. I would eat these again, however the calorie count is high, so it wouldn't be a regular staple in my diet.

The Stats:

Serving size: 1 cupcake
Calories: 470
Total Fat: 24 grams
Total Carbs: 64 grams
Sugars:47 grams
Protein: 5grams

Monday, June 15, 2009

Walmart trying to be Fresh & Easy?

Fresh & Easy (located in CA, AZ, NV) is a store that provides produce, prepackaged fresh meals, and convince at decent prices. Walmart is now trying to compete with that...but at Walmart prices. Case in point:


I am pondering this....

So....is it more of a Walmart?



Or is it more of a Fresh & Easy?



Well, the store looked like both as you can tell from the photos that I took. Fresh and Easy seems to have more gluten free choices by far. I like Fresh & Easy a lot more and they have this yummy gluten free pudding and they offer So'fella cake mix. Plus, at the Walmart I saw this...
Jerks!

My 1st time at CHIPOTLE




Stephanie was the first person to tell me how easy it is to eat gluten free at Chipotle , then I saw folks on Twitter talking about it. So, when my sister, Jacob and I needed a place to go to dinner the other night, it was a easy choice. The portions were massive! I shared my meal with Jacob in half and I still couldn't finish mine! It was so yummy! If you have not eaten there yet, I suggest going.

Betty Crocker Gluten Free Brownies & Cookies!





Two reviews in one? Hells yes! OK, it is because I have been a bad blogger...a slacker of sorts. In fact, I almost slacked tonight and put this off for yet ANOTHER night. This should really be two separate posts. I have been dedicating time to my new (and 4th blog Heartbroken Confessional), so please forgive me. I am a heartbroken blogger now, but the Betty Crocker GF brownies and cookies sure helped! They were really...hum...I should set this up like my other reviews...or I am just going to slack this so much that I am not even going to do this in my traditional form? Screw tradition!

The Cookies:


SO GOOD! I loved them. I could have eaten them all up, but I shared them! After all, gluten free sharing is caring! I only ate three! Yes, a crime because they were so good. I wanted them all to myself though. This is them before baking:
Final Product:
They were moist and chewy. These were serious gluten free perfection. Awesomely gluten free.

The brownies:

Oh my gosh! I loved the brownies more than the cookies....I didn't think that would be possible. So delish! Smelled like heaven in the oven. I served it warm with vanilla ice cream on the side:
I could eat this daily if it was a health food. It should be written as a prescription when going through a breakup. I served this to my sister and my friend Melissa and they couldn't even tell it was gluten free (but they knew it was because I was eating it).

If you have not tried these, you should! You will not regret these!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Thanks Betty!


If you follow my twitter ,you would know that I was not only waiting for the launch of these Betty Crocker Gluten Free mixes, but when they came out, the gluten free community was having a hard time locating them! Just because they launched didn't mean that they were available everywhere yet. On Sunday I spotted the elusive GF mixes at my local Fry's and I picked these up! Look for reviews on these soon! I am currenly making the chocolate chip cookies! Review should be posted tonight!

GFSteph posted a great review on the white cake mix, you should check it out here!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Caramello Cupakes!

These are divine. I LOVE Caramello Bars and I LOVE CUPCAKES. I love cupcakes so much that I stalk cupcake blogs as though they were porn, yes food porn! No, I don't get off on it, but it is visually pleasing. It is actually worse because I know that the cupcakes I am lusting after are most always not gluten free. So, it is almost as though I am committing a sin. I decided to create a Caramello cupcake...well, at least I am pretty sure they didn't exist prior to their creation when I was asked to bring cupcakes for Karmen's b-day celebration!

Here is how you can also make them!

Ingredients:
-A chocolate GF cake mix ( Sof'ella Organic Gluten Free Chocolate Cake & Frosting{it comes with the frosting in the box})
-A jar of 12 oz caramel ( I used Walden farms because it was sugar free and my bf is diabetic but it also said GF on it. It also was calorie free, fat free, carbohydrate free, cholesterol free, and preservative free. By itself it isn't the best tasting but when it was in the cupcake, you couldn't even tell that it was sugar free!) Most of the jar will not be used, the jar I bought just happened to be 12 oz. each cupcake will most likely have about 1/4 tablespoon inside or less but it is hard to tell how much you are injecting inside.
- Caramello Bars (Calculate how many cupcakes you want. If you want 12 cupcakes, buy three bars because there are 4 squares on each bar.)

Directions:
-Line the cupcake pan with liners. Fill half way with the Sof'ella Organic Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix and bake according to instructions.
-Once cupcakes are baked and cooled, inject a good amount ( not so much that the cupcake breaks) of caramel into the cupcake.
-Then follow the instructions listed to make the Sof'ella Organic Gluten Free Frosting.
-Once Frosting is made, frost cupcake and garnish with Caramello chocolate!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Lara Bars


Lara Bar= Goodness. I cant even pretend to go through literary process for these with you. I wont even try to create a rising action and then bring it to the climax when I just want to let you all in on how freaking delicious they are. Oh wait, it gets even better. They are all natural. They are also suitable for raw eaters, vegans, kosher folks, soy free people, the gluten free like me, and the dairy intolerant. Yes, they work for us all. Why? Because they only consist of fruits and nuts, so unless you are allergic to those ingredients, you can indulge!

The Cherry Pie flavor actually tasted like a cherry pie and it cost less monetarily and calorie wise than one slice of pie would! Whoo hoo! The Apple Pie one was also really delicious. I was really pleased.

I no longer have the wrappers, so I cant post the nutritonal information like I normally would. Trust me, worth every bite :)

I guess I cant finish this with out some sort of resolution or call to action...

Have you tried Lara Bars? If so, let me know what you think and which type you tried and liked!

Two Truths & A Lie

This isn't gluten free at all but I am playing a game of Two Truths & A Lie on my other blog if you guys want to play along...

Two Truths & A Lie Game

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Chili's Update!

Thursday night I was getting ready to eat dinner with my family and the phone rings, the gentleman on the other end asks for me by name. I, sounding uncertain confirm that he is speaking to me and he tells me that he is from the Chili’s Corporation and that he got my email from the corporate office. I go over the story again. Henry, my Chili’s contact, was very nice and apologetic, he agreed that the server was very insensitive and out of line. He also agreed that getting sick was unacceptable. He spoke to me for a very long time and listened to my concerns and suggestions. He was not only sorry for the incident, and he wanted to apologize to me on behalf of the company. He said he would normally offer me gift cards but he could tell that wouldn’t be appropriate in this circumstance, he was right. I never, ever want to go back to Chili’s ever again. So, he took additional information and he was going to refund my dinner! He was going to track down my receipt to give me back the refund but also find out the servers name and they were going to take to her about being more sensitive to her customers. They were going to talk to their cooks about being more careful in the kitchen about cross contamination. He also gave me his cellular number in case I do not receive my refund or anything else should arise. I am very happy with the way Chili’s handled the issue. Thank you Chili’s for taking care of this properly, I just wish it wouldn’t have happened in the first place! Or should I say, thank you Henry!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Chili's Gluten Free Menu....A Winner...Right?

I had heard that Chili’s had a gluten free menu from a few of the blogs I visit but I couldn’t remember if it was a good menu or not. Then I remembered reading about Stephanie’s glutening but I thought that it wouldn’t happen to me because, what would be the odds? Plus, I would not only tell the server about my intolerance but also I would go prepared with my handy-dandy cards!

Was I naive? Maybe, I was. Maybe it is because I have put too much faith in people or maybe it is because I expect that if you actually have a gluten free menu, it means that you know the meaning of what gluten free is and what cross contamination is. Is that too much to ask? Do I sound harsh? Well, keep reading. I am more than just a little upset, this ladies and gentlemen is by far the worst culinary (if you can call Chili’s culinary) experience I have ever had.

My boyfriend and I were meeting his sister, her husband and their adorable daughter for dinner. I mistakenly suggest Chili’s for dinner because of the gluten free menu. Jared and I get there first, we sit down and we talk the game plan. The game plan includes how I am going to order. I always think this through because I get nervous and never want to leave anything out. Jared orders for me often because it makes me uneasy and he has great attention for detail, but I ordered for myself last night. His family arrived, they decided on their order and the waitress came. She was not very pleasant but I was nice to her.

When it was my turn to order I chose: A hamburger. No bun, with cheese and the garnish. No French fries. Instead of the fries can I please have a side salad? She nodded. I continued: No Croutons. No dressing of any kind. Instead I would like lemon wedges. I have Celiac Disease meaning I cannot have any gluten or wheat because it will make me very sick. It is all on this card. Can you please give it to your cook and their staff?

She took the card and gave me a look. I didn’t care though. I have no clue if she gave it to the cook or not. When she returned with my order, she brought me my burger with a side of ranch on the plate. The ranch was in a separate container so I didn’t freak out but I was still annoyed. Ranch was not on the gluten free menu and I didn’t order it. She wasn’t listening to my needs. I told her again “I am highly allergic to gluten and I don’t want to take a chance, could you please take the dressing back.” I know that celiac is an autoimmune disorder but I didn’t feel like explaining it to her, she wasn’t getting it. I figured the word allergy would work better with this chick. Then she really crossed the line, she replied with, “Yeah, I would be PARANOID too.” I didn’t want to make a scene. I was at dinner with my boyfriend and his lovely family and I was on the verge of tears. It had been such an amazing week for the gluten free community with the release of the G-Free Diet and all of the promotion surrounding it and also with the launch of the Starbucks gluten free dessert. I wasn’t going to let this girl get me down. I wasn’t being paranoid, I was protecting my intestines.

Dinner was awful. My salad tasted old. I couldn’t even finish it and my burger kind of sucked. I started not feeling well during my dinner. My boyfriend said it was the worst steak he ever had. My boyfriend's sister didn't really like her dinner either. I left still hungry since I didn’t finish my meal so my boyfriend took me to In & Out for some french fries. I had a bad feeling about the food I had eaten at Chili’s so I took some Pepto while we were still there, especially since I wasn’t feeling well. I know that Pepto isn’t cure at all, but maybe it helps a little? Hey, kept me from having the craps! So, I would like to think that maybe it lessens it a bit…right?


We were going to this arcade called Golfland to play games and by the time we got there I had this massive headache. After ten minutes I threw up in the restroom. I threw up a total of four times while we were there, but I didn’t want to leave and let stupid Chili’s get in my way. I was in so much pain that it hurt to walk and I felt really bloated. On the way back to my boyfriend’s we stopped at the store and picked up some things so I would feel better.


I can honestly say that Chili’s was the worst restaurant experience I have ever had. It wasn’t the worst glutening of my life but it was by far the worst customer service and pretty awful food. I do not like being insulted by people when I am trying to have a good time. I am saddened by the lack of humanity that waitress showed for me, it is hard enough trying to eat out. I know that there are more and more options for gluten free people showing up all the time but when restaurants like Chili’s has gluten free menus, I expect their staff not to insult patrons and not to cross contaminate them. I am really disheartened by Chili’s. I normally try to not give bad reviews but Chili’s you gave me really crappy service and maybe you should give your servers a bit of sensitivity training
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Monday, May 4, 2009

Thanks Starbucks for thinking of the Gluties like me!

I was counting down the days until the launch of STARBUCKS: GLUTEN FREE VALENCIA ORANGE CAKE! Today was the big unavailing! I checked twitter to see the chatter, a friend told me her Starbucks wasn't carrying it until tomorrow. I decided to call the closest location to me and they had three left! I was happy that the gluten free community was gobbling these goodies up! We want Starbucks to know that we not only exist; but that we have needs that have to be met!

We walked to Starbucks and I was so happy to see that they still had two when I arrived! See the joy on my face...
My son just wants his drink!
Then it was time for the moment of truth, could Starbucks create a fabulous gluten free dessert?

YES! A BIG YES!!! It was moist, and spongy. It reminded me of the orange version of the lemon pound cake that I loved in my pre-gluten free days! I was in gluten free heaven! The glutton in me was satisfied! Oh Starbucks you won me over, I was skeptical.

ADDITIONAL THINGS I LIKED:
It came prepackaged and it was not in the same case! So I felt like cross contamination was not something to worry about. I also liked that the ingredients and the nutritional information was listed on the packaging!


Normally when we walk, I wear different shoes. I should stick to routine because I got massive blisters that bled. This was so worth it!

Yup, that is blood!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 290
Total Fat: 16 grams
Carbohydrates: 32 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Protein: 9 grams

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Book Review: The G Free Diet : A Gluten-Free Survival Guide



The G Free Diet : A Gluten-Free Survival Guide , by Elizabeth Hasselbeck arrived on my door on my wheat free anniversary last Thursday while I was spending time with Stephanie. We skimmed through the book both trying to figure out if it was something that we would like. Stephanie left and I cracked open the book that night.

I had been familiar with the books author from shows like Survivor and The View as well as her cute clothing line. I had known that she also suffered from celiac disease and that instantly made me feel connected to her, but would I like her book?

The The G Free Diet is highly informative. The book really made me think. If you follow me on Twitter you know that I realized that my hair dye had been glutening me. I had pondered this in the past but always forgotten to check the ingredients of my hair dye. Well, the The G Free Diet not only gives you Gluten Free Friendly Cosmetic Manufacture names but it also lists product names to look for. Also, sure enough, the hair dye I have been using for a while contained wheat.

I like how personal the book gets with Elizabeth's struggle with celiacs. I know how hard it has been for me and others I know that have to deal with it on a daily basis.

I also liked how the book has chapters on how to use the gluten free diet to help autism. There are also sections on how to be a wonderful gluten free significant other, which I thought was really sweet, plus, it was filled with the sweet antidotes from her relationship with her husband. There are also chapters on how to accommodate the needs of gluten free children, and how to party like a champion with out being a kill joy. Everything in her book was very informative.


The only things that I didn't like about the book was that she doesn't have a dedicated GF toaster because of space in her New York home. I am a Native New Yorker and I am sorry but crumbs are crumbs even if you use foil to shield them! My GF toaster just got contaminated yesterday and I will be needing a new one, I am a cross contamination freak.

The other thing was that she (I don't want to give away spoilers) ate a non-gf meal at an important function. I personally wouldn't take the risk, because my intestines are so sensitive to gluten and I know what happens if they are exposed. But she did for good reason, I just wouldn't.

Those things were minor. Over all, I liked the book a lot. I would have read it in a few sittings but I was swamped with finals.
I totally recommend reading it when it hits store shelves in the morning!


Friday, May 1, 2009

Card Carrying Member!


Those cards I am holding are what I take when I go out to restaurants now. They inform the establishment I am dining at of what celiacs is, how not to cross contaminate me and what can happen to me if I do get contaminated. All of my information is neatly printed on a double sided business card. I have 500 hundred of them!

You can order them through http://www.triumphdining.com/ . I didn't though. I made my own and ordered mine through a small online printing company with a sale, coupon codes & free shipping! The grand total came to about .25 cents! Triumph's are cool though because you can order them in different languages, a plus for travel!

Regardless, I happy to have my cards and now I hope that my eating out adventures are safer!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

How I celebrated!

``I warn you. This post is long. There is a lot of back story...and maybe some unnecessary ones but hey, it is my wheat free anniversary and I can reminisce if I want to!

Today, as I have stated several times already is my WHEAT FREE ANNIVERSARY! I thought long and hard about what I wanted to do to celebrate this momentous occasion in my life. I know that it may sound silly but living wheat free is a big part of my life. Taking the wheat out took a lot of pain out of my life (not all, once I took the gluten out, I felt a million times better!) but it it was a start. So, I needed to do something to celebrate. Well, as a food blogger, naturally I would turn to food. I love to bake, so I figured I would bake. I started to think about foods that I loved. You probably assumed an eclair, since I am always raving that I need one. But I think I would have a melt down baking that, so I am saving that for another day.

There is a food item that is a comfort food for me. I don't eat it often but I can actually recall big moments of my life where I did eat it. NUTELLA. I remember the first time I ate it, I was back in my home state of New York visiting my Dad. He sent me to day camp and I was homesick for my Mom. My Grandmother would make me sandwiches with bread and Nutella. It was delicious.

From time to time, I would eat this sandwich, each time thinking of day camp. The next time I craved Nutella was when I was pregnant with Jacob. I actually hid Nutella throughout my house. I have no clue if my ex-husband knows. I was a Nutella addict when I was pregnant.

I am even part of a Nutella group on FACEBOOK called "Nutella Is Sex In A Bottle". I wanted the desert that I was making to be an orgasm with one bite! I needed Nutella to be a part of it!

I hadn't had Nutella since my pregnancy. I knew that Nutella had to be a part of this celebration. I ended up purchasing some Nutella for the cupcakes I was making and I couldn't even wait for today. I ate a ton of it. Nutella, you and me...we click.

I literally baked cupcakes all day! Jacob had a blast.


I made a ton of cupcakes! This isn't even all of them! There are some that are being sent to my Mom's work and some that I am sending to my friends and family!



RECIPE FOR MY BIG O NUTELLA CUPCAKES!
365 (Whole Foods Brand) Chocolate Cake Mix ( any mix will d0) & items to make mix
Nutella
White Chocolate Shavings
Make the cake mix according to the box. Then line the cup cake pan with the liners ( I used heart liners because I love being wheat free/ gluten free!) and bake. Cool thoroughly. Using an injector for frosting, inject desired amount of Nutella in each cupcake on the top of each cupcake. Be careful not to put too much because that can cause the cupcake to rupture. Do not worry about the hole being visible, the frosting will cover the hole! Using the chocolate butter cream frosting below, then frost the top of the cupcake and garnish with white chocolate shavings!


Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting Recipe:
-1 ounce chocolate chips melted
-1 cup solid white vegetable shortening
-1 teaspoon Flavor (Vanilla, Almond, or Butter) {I used Butter}
-2 tablespoons or milk or water {I always use milk, it makes it creamier}
-1 lb. pure cane confectioners sugar (approximately 4 cups)
-1 tablespoon Meringue Powder


Cream shortening, flavoring and water. Add dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed together. Blend for an additional minute or so, until creamy.

Jacob is bummed out because I cut him off from cupcakes. Poor kid. Stephanie came over to enjoy gluten free cupcakes! So did Melissa who called me to say that they were awesome. She then Twittered that "@Michelle2008az Your gluten free cupcakes were amazing! They could even rival Sprinkles (and you know how much I love Sprinkles)." Thanks Melissa!

It was an awesome night! It was a great year of being wheat free :) Cant wait for the many years to come. I believe that this lifestyle is the best for me, thanks for reading me and watching me on this journey!