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Gluten-Free Globetrotting – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 51

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GFreek Gluten Free Awards & Delight Magazine Giveaway – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 42

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Episode 42 “GFreek Gluten Free Awards & Delight Magazine Giveaway ” Features:

delight gluten-free magazineGiveaway!  Enter to win one FREE download of the Winter/Holiday 2011 digital issue of Delight Gluten-Free Magazine.  Delight Gluten-Free Magazine is a quarterly international food and lifestyle publication for people living with food allergies and sensitivities.  This issue is full of tips for a perfect gluten-free holiday season.  Deadline to enter is December 21st .  Winner will be chosen on December 22nd, just in time for a holiday download!

Here’s how to enter:
1. Leave a comment here with your favorite gluten-free cookie for the holidays.
2. Include your email address and whether you want the Apple or Android download.

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Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 35 – Celebrate Celiac Awareness Day!

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Hold The Gluten PodcastEpisode 35 “Celebrate Celiac Awareness Day” Features:

  • Podcast guests (and gluten eaters) Eric and Chuck (our husbands) share their experience in living with a gluten free person.
  • Gluten free beer taste test – Bards & Redbridge vs gluten-filled Yuengling.
  • Cooking with gluten free beer – Vanessa makes beer brownies, beer bread, and more!
  • Dogfish Brewery in Delaware to offer GF beer. Thanks to Gluten Free Philly for sharing this info!
  • How much gluten is safe for me?
  • Dr. Fasano’s breakdown on FDA labeling.
  • Hold The Gluten Podcast voicemail line! (502)35GFREE aka (502)354-3733
  • What do YOU think of the HTG Podcast? Leave your feedback wherever you download this podcast!

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Watermelon Does A Body Good!

I’ve always been a sucker for a sale…

Recently, our grocery store had a coupon for a whole seedless watermelon at the low, low price of $3.99! Now realistically, how much watermelon can one family eat? But $3.99 was just too darn good a price to pass up. After purchasing my 14 pound watermelon (I made sure to get the biggest one possible), I knew I had to come up with some creative ways to ingest all of this melon before it became a hairy science project.

Eww.

In case you too were sucked in at the promise of slashed prices and freakishly large produce, I offer you my Watermelon Slushy recipe. Depending on the day you are having, you can make this slushy “au natural” or go crazy and add some (gluten free) potato vodka for a little kick.

Feel good about drinking this beverage as Watermelon is the produce front runner for containing Lycopene, is healthy for your heart, and is an excellent source of Vitamins A, B6, and C.   Blueberries are ranked Number 1 in antioxidant benefits and contain a substantial amount of fiber along with Vitamins A, C, and E.

Um, I don’t think potato vodka has any nutritional value, but it sure tastes good in a slushy :)

Watermelon Slushy

In a blender, add the following:

2 cups of seedless watermelon cubes
2 cups ice cubes
1 cup blueberries

Puree until smooth
Garnish with mint leaves and small blueberries

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Mint is Magnificent!

Little ol’ me is growing an herb garden. Well, I guess I should clarify; my herb garden is predominantly a mint garden. There are two basil plants thrown in for good measure, but mint is the front runner in the pack. Why? Well, I used to be a vodka kind of girl. In my single, partying days, it was shots of Absolut. Then, as I matured and grew into a responsible adult, it was Grey Goose mixed into various drinks. When I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, my vodka slurping world as I knew it was turned upside down. It was tough enough trying to figure out what food I could ingest, but what was safe to drink?

Rum is my new best friend. Please don’t e-mail me the Alcoholics Anonymous website. I do have actual real life friends, but rum is my new vodka. :) I’m specifically growing mint for my rum-based (gluten free!) Mojitos. Now, Mojitos are a bit tedious to make (there’s the picking of the mint leaves and the muddling of the mint leaves), but please, spare your backside and don’t buy the Bacardi Silver Mojito Drink (found in 12 oz longneck bottles, 12 oz slim-line cans, and 24 oz bottles). The pre-made Mojito Drink is a MALT flavored beverage. Malt is the evil red headed step-child of Barley (off limits to us with Celiac Disease). Just say no.

In my humble opinion, the Mojito is the perfect summer drink. It’s light, refreshing, and doesn’t knock you on your patuckus like most potato vodkas (I’ll save that dire story for another post).

As the dog days of summer start drooling down our necks, get your “herb garden” growing and treat yourself to a gluten free Mojito. Here’s the recipe (for a single serving):

Mint Mojitos

1 heaping tsp of crushed ice
10 mint leaves
1 tbsp sugar
Juice of 1/2 lime

Muddle the crushed ice, mint leaves, sugar, and lime juice in a tall, thin glass. (FYI, “muddling” is basically crushing the mint leaves in the bottom of the glass to release their oils. You can use an actual “muddler” or the back of a wooden spoon to crush the leaves.)

Add:
2 oz. Bacardi Light Rum
Ice cubes
Fill glass with club soda (lemon/lime flavored works great)
Garnish with mint leaves and slice of lime
Stir and enjoy!

Note – if you have issues drinking mint pulp, do not despair… After muddling the first four ingredients, just add the light rum, strain the drink into an ice filled glass, and then top off with club soda.

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