Food

Use the Mixing Bowls

We have this set of vintage pyrex nesting mixing bowls from the 1950s. My mom had  two sets and handed one over when we got married. According to etsy, they are going for about $170. That is, if we had all four of them. And they were in perfect condition. But we don't. And they're not. But every time my mom is over and sees them she tells me, "You really shouldn't…
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Faith

We Can’t Nourish Our Way Out of Brokenness

© 2010 ConstructionDealMkting, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio I haven't intentionally had a bite of gluten in 9 years. Gluten makes me sick. So I avoid it religiously. But in all of my searching for gluten free recipes and as I read up on where gluten likes to hide, I stumbled across a litany of other dangers: sugar, non-gluten grains, dairy, etc. I found myself staring at (often conflicting) information about raw milk,…
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Food

Crock Pot Freezer Cooking (Gluten Free)

Balsamic Glazed Drumsticks I've tried and tried over the years to cook ahead. Until recently, it was a bust. But before we had our little guy, Dan and I spent a Saturday morning assembling and freezing meals for the weeks ahead. We just now finished eating our last one and it was definitely a lifesaver after our parents went home and we still had to eat. :) The idea behind…
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Food

Hosting Guests with Food Allergies

Do you ever wonder how to host family and friends who have food allergies or intolerances? I'm excited to share some do's and don't's today over at My Home Tableau where my friend Johanna writes about intentional living and making your home a haven. "Whether it's a a milk allergy, gluten intolerance or a life threatening peanut allergy, extending hospitality when allergies are involved can be tricky. As someone with…
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Food

A Food Binder

A couple weeks ago I wrote a snack list on our whiteboard. A visible list worked wonders in reducing snack time troubles. But I didn't want to leave the list on the whiteboard forever. So I put the list in my food binder. I've been making meal and grocery lists for a long time now. But I've been frustrated lately by having to run around and find recipes for making a…
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Food

Traveling Gluten Free

Back in May, we traveled to my brother's wedding. And while I've been gluten free for almost six years now, traveling gluten free is still sometimes tricky. So here are some tips: Assess the Situation Anytime you eat outside of the home, you take on some level of risk. Whether at a friend's house or a restaurant, it's harder to avoid unintentional mistakes and cross-contamination. Determine beforehand what level of risk you're…
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Food

A Snack List

This is another post in a series on the more practical side of life: cooking, cleaning and organizing in order to make room for the good stuff. The only thing worse than rifling through the kitchen wondering what you can possibly have for a snack is doing so with a two-year old incessantly whining that she's so hungry while immediately rejecting every suggestion. Simple solution? Make a list. In her post on…
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