October 10, 2008

Gluten-free birthday parties

What a celebration, now we are eight! My youngest son just had his birthday and the party was lots of fun! We ate cupcakes made with Bob's Red Mill Chocolate Cake Mix frosted with Enjoy Life Foods recipe of what we renamed Oosey Goosey Icing made with coconut milk instead of rice milk, Organic Yummy Earth Lollipops, organic air-popped popcorn with melted Earth Balance Margarine and sea salt, and Green Mountain Gringo Tortilla Strips. For a healthy addition, we served organic carrot and celery strips and then finished off with a drink of Sugar-free Ultima Replenisher Raspberry Flavored drink mix that is sweetened with stevia.

I enjoyed the comments from the "gluten-eaters." Two of the kids said that they didn't like cake or icing, but that they loved these. Maybe this is because the schools here do not allow homemade goodies to be brought in to share with their classmates. I expect these children don't like the taste of the artificial ingredients most store-bought cakes are laden with, but enjoyed
the healthy taste of natural food...even gluten-free!

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