Black Friday Giveaway: Win Gluten-free Flours from Gluten-free Gourmand

When company founder Gina Kelley (my sister!) started eating a strict gluten-free diet six years ago, all she really wanted was a good scone.  After a year of trial and error – and baking scones once a week or more – her No. 1 All-purpose Flour was born. She added more flours and baking mixes to her collection, and earlier this year she opened her flour production company: www.glutenfreegourmand.com.

Here we are in 2005. Why 2005? Because for some reason I could not find a more recent photo of the two of us. Back then, Gina (left) was contemplating joining the Gluten-free Lifestyle.
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Are You (or Your Baby) on a Gluten-free Diet? Here’s the Blog for You!

I’ve known quite a few nursing mothers (including Joy!) who’ve gone on various food-elimination diets while breastfeeding.  Oftentimes, babies who were sensitive to certain foods transmitted through the breast milk end up having food sensitivities when they transition to solid foods as well.

Common problem foods include nuts (read our post about eating nuts while breastfeeding here) and wheat.  If you are on a gluten-free diet, there is an excellent new resource out in the blogosphere: The Gluten Free Gourmand.  The Portland-based writer, Gina E. Kelley, plans to review many of the gluten-free restaurants and products in Portland.  She also writes about topics of interest to our wheat-free friends everywhere:
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