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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Gluten Free Everything Under the Sun Summer Salad

07/15/2014

The summer months I do not do much cooking .  It is just too hot to turn on the oven and make one of my master pieces
When it is hot out my husband is not hungry he is just happy with a sandwich,
I on the other hand am hungry so I am always trying to figure out what I am going to have
A few weeks back I was trying to make something that would be good tasting and really good for me
I began thinking up things and I came up with quite a winner of a everything under the sun salad
Here is my recipe
1 Package Quinoa Mediterranean this is at Giant on the top shelf in the rice Aisle
Make the Quinoa as directed on the package then place it in a large serving bowl
Slice up 5 stalks Celery
1 Bermuda sliced Onions or if you like better Red Onion
2 to 3 stalks Broccoli tops chopped up
1 can Chick Peas
1 can Eden Organic Cajun Rice & Beans this is also at Giant food stores in the organic gluten free Aisle
1 can WestBrae Natural Vegetarian Organic Salad also at the Giant Food store in the organic gluten free Aisle.
1 cup cooked Brown rice  
Mix everything together then season lightly with what ever spices you like.  I usually use a little garlic salt and pepper
I put about 1 cup to 1 and half cups of this salad over a plateful of Romaine lettuce
Then I drizzle 1 table spoon of Ken's Caesar dressing
I put about 2 tablespoons of shredded  Italian cheese over top of everything
This salad has helped my diabetes and my Celiac disease .  It gives me more energy and it helps out my blood sugars.  I love it .
When I first made this salad I thought I would have the salad for the whole week to have for dinner.  I was wrong.  My family began nibbling at it and in no time I have had to make this up 3 times in the last week
This is now my go to salad it  is really easy to make and it is good for all

Ellen Gaffney
thegcats@comcast.net




Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Giant Food Store in Flourtown PA 19031 now has Gluten Free Birthday Cakes

06/25/2014

Giant Food Store in Flourtown PA  19031 now has  Gluten Free Birthday Cakes
These cakes come in chocolate and vanilla, they sell for 12.99 and they are approximately a 6 inch round cake.
The only thing is that you can not ask for any writing  or well wishes to   be put  on the cakes.  These cakes come in from a separate company .  The cakes are located in the Bakery department
I will be trying them out this week and I will let you know how they are
Flourtown Giant Food Stores
1874          Bethlehem Pike
Flourtown PA  19031
215 836 4300
For right now I only know this location that carries the gluten free Cakes but I am sure that more Giant Food Stores will be carrying them

Thank you

Ellen Gaffney
thegcats@comcast.net

Friday, June 6, 2014

Shea and Mango Butter Lotion Candle

06/06/2014

One of my favorite products on the Pink Papaya's website is the Shea and Mango Butter Lotion Candle.  Its starts out as a candle, you light the candle and after it  burns for awhile you blow it out and it becomes a soft soothing super moisturizing lotion.  This is even good for sore achy muscles.  It starts soothing right away and gives your skin lots of softness and warmth.  The candle part of it can be used again and again and it is all natural and gluten free of course.  It comes in three different scents  and the Shea and Mango Butter Lotion Candles are 5 oz
Lavender and Sweet Orange item number 00014
Grapefruit and Bergamot      item number 00016
Lemon Yuzu                          item number 00453
Once again the website is www.pinkpapayaparty.com/elleng

Thank you again

Ellen Gaffney
thegcats@comcast.net

Monday, May 12, 2014

ALDI GROCERY STORES

05/12/2014

I wanted to let you know that at Aldi Stores they have just had shipped in the US gluten Free Products there are many to choose from.
They are priced significantly lower then  regular super markets
I tried their Live G Free Light & Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes.  They were really very good .
The price for the Pancakes was 2.69 for a package of 12 of them.  They have all sorts of products
They are trying this out and they say that they will carry a lot of these products but they will be picking and choosing which ones sell better.  These are the ones that they will be keeping but they say that they will be adding more products.
If you go to www.aldi.us   you can put in the store locator , once you have the store in your area put in the search bar Gluten free products and they will have all their gluten free products and the prices for them.  I am very impressed with their gluten free pancakes and will be trying the other products .  There are about 30 different products
I was so impressed that they brought in their product line of gluten free  products and that the prices were so good.
I hope you will try out these great products I know this is where I will be going for my gluten free products now

Sincerely Yours

Ellen Gaffney
thegcats@comcast.net  

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Skinner's Salve

04/13/2014



Skinner's Salve is fantastic.  this salve takes care of any need you might have for pain relief or even mosquito bites.

I began using Skinner's Salve for itchy skin it was amazing.  It took the itch out right away.   This product is completely all natural.

I began to use it for any type of ailment I  had even headaches.   I would just put it on my far head rub it in and presto no more pain

I have now a frozen shoulder that I  am in pain almost every day
I thought well it worked for my other ailments mind as well  see if it will work for this
The one day I was in so much pain I was seeing stars and crying out loud.
I grabbed the jar and began putting it on my shoulder.  I was not really thinking it would work.  It did and then some, no more pain no more stiffness .  I could move my shoulder

I use it for sinus problems mosquito bites pain in any area and it goes away in a very short amount of time.

I have a friend staying with us, she does not have any dental or health insurance. She  is trying to get some now.  Her wisdom teeth were coming in and she was in sheer pain.  she was taking Advil and a few other things to help the  pain.
She said to me I can not take anything else but I am still in so much pain.  I said to her here take this my Skinner's Salve.  She does not believe in natural products.   I said you have nothing else to lose try it.  I said to her do not put it in the inside of your mouth put it around your sinuses and your jar line and your cheeks .  She said to me you are nuts how is this going to help me?  It is in my tooth.  I said just try it.  She put it on her face where i had told her to put it.   She  looked at me like I had 3 heads.  In about 15 minutes later she said to me what is in this stuff?  It is relieving the pain
There is  no more throbbing pain. I explained to her that it is just petroleum and natural herbs .
  I do not like to take Advil or any type of pain medications,   because of the chance of having gluten in it.  I use this all the time now and it just works
The website is www.skinnerssalve.com
I wanted to let you know about it in case you feel the same way that I do to get products that work and are natural to relieve what ails you

Sincerely Yours

Ellen Gaffney
thegcats@comcast.net

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Happy Mixer new gluten free bakery in Chalfont Pennsylvania

02/07/2014

I  found a fantastic all gluten free bakery in Chalfont PA
This bakery is like a fairy tale land bakery, it is like you just landed in a magical city of gluten free delights.
The whole bakery is gluten free.
The owners did a great job of making their bakery a delight to walk into
The husband of the duo team is gluten intolerant and he really made sure that he knew everything there was to know about having  sweet morsel of his products to  be safe and tolerant for people on a gluten free diet.
He had a very successful bakery and when he himself became gluten intolerant he decided he had to close down his bakery.
He worked for 2 years making different recipes of his baking goods gluten free.  His wife who is not gluten intolerant he had her taste his products.  When she finally said yes to  everything a star was born with the opening of his bakery..  He  called his bakery The Happy Mixer after his wife  ( Lisa )
Tim  Mouer is the baker he has baked all his products to perfection.  I stopped in a week ago and felt like I said before that I  was in a winter wonderland of sweet delights.  When I came into their bakery I  asked them can you tell me what products are gluten free?  They laughed and said everything is gluten free.  I  looked around and I was so excited I felt like it was Christmas all over again.  I felt like a little kid again don't tell any one but I am now 53
When I came in Tim and his wife ( Lisa )  really made me feel special and they explained how their bakery got started and how they are so very particular about everything  that goes into their  sweet gluten free delights.  He does not let any of his employees bring anything into the bakery that has gluten in it.  This is  mandatory that no gluten is able to come into the bakery or eaten in their bakery.  They let their employees know about this when they are hired.
Lisa is a school teacher and after she teaches for the day  she comes to the bakery to help out her husband.  
I bought a few things and they had given me many samples  to try.  These products are in a word magnificent.
I love this bakery I hope you will stop in and see how great it really is  
Please come and see Tim and Lisa Mouer at The Happy Mixer
                                                                      4275 County Line RD
                                                                      Chalfont PA  18914
                                                                      267 663 7209

They will be vendors at The Greater Philadelphia Celiac Support Group's meeting at the Abington Memorial Hospital on March 21st
                                                                                                                                     1200 Old York RD
                                                                                                                                     Lensfest Pavillion                                                                                                                                          First Floor
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Thank you

Ellen Gaffney
thegcats@comcast.net
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Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Greater Philadelphia Celiac Support Group Website

02/02/2014

I just started a website for The Greater Philadelphia Celiac Support Group
I am the president of this group and it is a fantastic group
We meet twice a year once in March and once in October at the Abington Memorial Hospital
This support group is fantastic it is run by all volunteers that really work very hard to make sure that everyone at the meeting gets the support they need.
Please take a look at our new website so that you can learn more about our special group.
The website is www.thegreaterphiladelphiaceliacsupportgourp.org
I hope you like this website and the group I am in  as much as I do

Thank You

Ellen Gaffney
thegcats@comcast.net