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The Gluten Free Home - Save Money on Staples at the Indian Market

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Many people have asked many times, “Why are bags of gluten free flour so tiny?  Where are the 5 lb bags of flour for holiday baking? Where do I find unusual flours for less?  These are so pricey!” If I wanted to bake bread, I’d have to buy several boxes or bags of flour, each one more expensive than the next. And even if I know how to cook, I need to learn new skills and that takes trial and error.  They say you have to break eggs to make an omelet, but I'm not sure they'd say that if eggs were as pricey as gluten free flour.

I also believe that organic is essential for health, not a luxury, so that's a double whammy for price.  Let's see what we can do to reduce the financial pain of organic gluten free staples.

I’ve found a place locally that can help save some money.  Even if you don’t like Indian food, you should still check out Indian food markets like Patel Brothers in Cary and Pinehurst NC.  They carry organic and gluten free versions of many staples I need, s…

Three Sisters Organic Chicken Stew - Crock Pot & Gluten Free

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I got into a habit of making an Organic Chicken Stew every week, sometimes more than once a week.  I don't eat out almost ever so that's not too much, andIt's so easy! There's a bit of chopping, but I'm not always capable of finely chopping veggies.  So I just didn't, and it's better that way!  I chop them in bite size chunks or even two-bite chunks.  That helps avoid the mushy vegetables you sometimes get from a Crock Pot.

I won't send you out to find exotic ingredients that you'll sub anyway, just good wholesome stew.  I think it's important to have all organic ingredients so that's what I use.  I noted 'organic' on those I consider to be more important than others, such as vegetables that are known to have GMO versions.  This kind of crock pot classic is great if you want to have ready meals when you get home after a day's work, or to make overnight. 




Three Sisters Organic Chicken Stew Made in a Medium size crock pot.  If you …

Raleigh-Durham-Triangle Deserves a Celiac Safe Gluten Free Event

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I've had a long standing frustration about the GFAF Wellness Event that runs regional conventions.  When I first attended, I thought, "Great, these are curated businesses that cater to my needs."  Not so.  These vendors are businesses that say they cater to my needs, but might not.  And the event isn't safe for Celiacs or people with Wheat Allergy.  

So where are we?  We're back to claims being made that we as consumers with an illness have to carefully evaluate.  I was hoping for an event that would make me feel safe and feel that there is an abundance of options.  Instead, I felt like I was participating in a marketing experiment..  "Will the gluten free customers buy  your claims?"

So let me clearly answer that question.  No.  Not unless your food or product is Celiac safe, and if you claim Wheat Free, it had better be allergen safe.

I'm sure it's difficult to find local Celiac Safe vendors to participate in any  GFAF Event.  But when I we…