Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Morning Glory Muffins

If you missed the April meeting, you missed a real treat!  Bridget brought in some homemade Morning Glory Muffins that were absolutely AMAZING!  She’s been nice enough to share the recipe with us!  Enjoy!

2 cups flour = combo of:
(1 cup rice flour)
(1/2 cup cornstarch)
(1/2 cup potato flour)

1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup coconut
2 tsp. baking soda
1 apple,  peeled,  grated
2 tsp,  cinnamon
3 eggs
1/2 cup grated carrots
1 cup oil
1/2 cup raisins
2 tsp. vanilla
morning glory muffins
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in carrots, raisins, nuts, coconut, snd apple. In Separate bowl, beat eggs, oil, and vanilla. Stir into flour mixture. Spoon into well greased muffin cups. Bake at 350* for 20 minutes. Could use pineapple instead of apple.

Thanks Bridget!

Pass the Lactose-free Milk Replacement!

Gluten Free Honey Nut Chex

Look at what I found at Meijer today!  –>

I was so excited, I could hardly stand it!  According to Sure Foods Living

I spoke with General Mills customer service today to confirm that Corn Chex, Cinnamon Chex, Strawberry Chex, and Honey Nut Chex have also been re-formulated to be gluten-free. The General Mills representative said that if any of their cereals are gluten-free it will be clearly marked on the front and side of the box and that some cereals may be rolled out in only some parts of the country at first. UPDATE: Gluten-free versions of Chex will officially be available on June 1st. Thanks to The Gluten-Free Homemaker for this detail!

I’m really excited to try the other GF flavors when they hit the stores!  I think when I went GF 2 1/2 years ago, there was just Rice, Corn, and Wheat Chex.  They also had a Frosted Mini Chex, which was really good…but, alas…I degress.

Also, according to Gluten Free Philly

Other General Mills cereals that are GF-friendly include Honey Kix and Chocolate Lucky Charms.

I’ve been eating Trix on occasion, but I didn’t know about these others.  Way to Go, General Mills!  The Gluten-free Community applauds you!

StarbucksAnother big announcement that I just found out about from Starbucks

Starting May 5 we will be launching the Gluten-free Orange Valencia Cake with Almonds….This product was inspired by the passionate responses we heard from you on My Starbucks Idea.  [I voted in this!]

The Orange Valencia Cake is a delicious moist citrus cake bursting with Valencia oranges and topped with crunchy almonds.  Not only is it gluten-free, it is also prepared with 7 simple ingredients: Whole Eggs, Valencia Orange Pulp, Almonds, Sugar, Orange Peel, Gluten Free Baking Powder, and Orange Oil.  Plus it delivers 30% of your daily value of vitamin C.

Keep on the look out for it in the pastry case with a sign that says “gluten-free.”  A single cake will be displayed unwrapped so you can see it clearly, but don’t worry.   They all come individually packaged to prevent cross contamination.

Way to Go Starbucks for listening to your customers and being sensitive to the needs of your gluten-free fans!

May 1 Tasting Event


Forest Hills Foods will be holding another Gluten-free tasting event on May 1.  Marion with Pamela’s gluten free bakery will be here baking gluten free cornbread and gluten free brownies! Time: 4-5 pm.

NEW! Gluten-free Search Engine!

If you look in the left-hand sidebar, you will notice a new feature!  There is a custom Google searchbox that will guide you right to gluten-free versions of your search terms.  Try it!  Type in Cookies and see for yourself!  Very cool!

Meetings Resume!

Well, after a nice break for the summer, we will start meeing regularly on the 3rd Monday of each month, starting tonight, September 15.  We meet at 7:00 pm in the Willis Recreation Center (upstairs) of the First Baptist Church of Middleville.  If Thornapple Kellogg Schools are closed due to bad weather on the day of our meeting, our group will also be canceled for that month.

Tonight, our guest will be Robin Green from Midge’s Muffins (  If you’ve never tasted Robin’s treats, you’re in for a sweet surprise!  They are AMAZING!  She will be bringing samples, as well as product that will be available for purchase.

We will also be talking about take-along foods…foods that are easy to take along for lunches or to school.  So, bring your ideas to share and packaging, if you have any, so we can look at other potential allergens.

Tasting Event

Forest Hills Foods will be holding another Gluten-Free tasting day on Monday, March 10 from 12:00-7:00 pm. Enjoy!

Cedar Point Incorporating Gluten Free

Cedar Point is working on incorporating gluten free items in the park for the 2008 season.
They have already written a section in the employee handbook about gluten and cross-
contamination. They are planning GF hamburgers & hotdogs (both with buns!), corn dogs
and chicken strips with dedicated fryers for these and the french fries.

Gary Jones is the man who is heading this up and he was very passionate about CD on the
phone. He doesn’t have any friends or family members with the disease, but has come to
realize the need for gluten free items after attending local support groups and reading
information online. He was very knowledgeable and almost had me in tears of joy to hear
his enthusiasm! He asked me to pass this news on to all my support groups.

If anyone is planning a trip to Cedar Point you can email him at to
get the most up-to-date gluten free info.

 *Thanks Nicole!

Gluten Free Camp coming at Manitou-Lin in Middleville MI

Camp Manitou-Lin in Middleville Michigan has arranged a week for g/f kids to come.

Date: Aug 17 – 22
Cost: $419/week (includes meals)
10 to a cabinAges for overnight camp are 7 – 15

 *Thanks, Nicole!

Meijer Brand GF Products

Handy little list of Meijer brand products that are gluten-free!  Nice job, Meijer!

Trader Joe’s, Anyone?

We’re thinking about taking a road trip over to Trader Joes…if you’re interested, drop me a line & we’ll figure out the details.