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Gluten and Allergy Free Expo

Just got some great news - The GFAF Expo Secaucus NJ Blogger sponsor, Holy Crap Cereal, will be hosting a daily giveaway. The prize pack includes a Holy Crap apron, a bag of Holy Crap cereal and "The Food Revolution" book.

Coyote Crossing, Not so Gluten Free Friendly

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With a spur of the moment dinner out on the town, the group decided on Coyote Crossing, Conshocken, PA. I figured, Mexican is usually a safe heaven (vegetables, guacamole, etc.) for us GF folks- so why not give it a try. I did a quick google search and it appeared a number of gluten free customers have enjoyed their experiences at Coyote Crossing!

Upon arrival, I did a quick glance at the menu - it was pretty difficult to find a vegetarian friendly dish - but the waitress did mention that everything that was not on a flour wrap can be made gluten free safe, so props to Coyote Crossing for providing a rather large section of gluten free choices.

The problem here, I had an immediate allergic reaction to the pico de gallo and then my symptoms only worsened with my entree salad. Salads are usually safe for me - so I am going to assume this was a contamination issue rather than an ingredient. Not cool, Coyote Crossing - you really need to be careful on the contamination concerns!



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Kimberly Snyder's Probiotic Salad

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After much hesitation, I finally decided to create one of Kimberly Snyder's recipes.Knowing how much I enjoyed my recent Kimchi experience, I decided to give Kimberly's Probiotic and enzyme salad a try - with a small twist.

This salad is ridiculously easy!

1.  Remove 6 outer leaves of a head of cabbage (I used a purple cabbage)
2. Shred the cabbage in your food processor.
3. Blend together: 4 cups of water, 1 tablespoon miso (an organic and unpasteurized
version), and a small piece of ginger
4. Pour your wet mixture over your cabbage ( I let mine set for a good 30 minutes)
5. Pack your jars tightly (use a wooden spoon to help pact down the cabbage)
6. Roll your outer cabbage pieces and place on the top of the jars before sealing
7. Wait 5 days, then open the jar, discard the outer leaves and refrigerate



**NOTE - leaking from the jars may occur, this is fine and part of the process.


Hibiscus Juice Bar in West Philadelphia

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Let me start by stating how much I am loving this pop of juice bars in / around the Philadelphia area! Until I invest in a nicer juicer, it is nice to be able to just stop on in at one of our local juice bars and grab something delicious, healthy, and refreshing - all at a decent price.

My sister and I have started getting into a weekly yoga workout. Immediately following our invigorating yoga session, we have created a habit of visiting her local juice bar,  Hibiscus Juice Bar.

Hibiscus has a decent sized menu, with vegan and gluten free food options included.

This visit, I choose to try the Powerhouse juice (beets, apple, kale, celery, and carrots). This was the exact pick-me-up I was looking for after Yoga!

Fingers crossed that this Sunday's weather is just as nice as last week's. It was perfect porch sitting weather :)

Looking forward to returning this week and perhaps even stopping in to Hibiscus's neighbor, Little Baby's Ice Cream.