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Coconut Milk Ice Cream

ice cream

Soooooo Good!

Summer arrived in Raleigh, and if your family resembles ours, you eat a lot of ice cream.  Fortunately, many do come gluten free.  What about cookie dough though?  What about people with lactose issues as well as gluten?  Have no fear, just get to your nearest Target ASAP and pick up So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk dessert.  Lots of different flavors (check carefully, not all come gluten free) including COOKIE DOUGH!  If my wife and girls miss any one type of ice cream, cookie dough would appear at the top of the list.  It comes in smaller than usual containers, and comes with the ‘certified gluten free’ label.

GF Quinoa

quinoa

“Is that a loofa?”

Surely you’ve all seen the commercial…the guy is tailgating, he throws a quinoa (kwee-no to him, keen-wah to us) burger on the grill.  He gets a little ridicule from his friends, but since it worked last time and his team won, he wants to try again.  Fortunately for us, Quinoa comes gluten free.  You can find this versatile ancient grain pretty much everywhere.  From breakfast ‘oatmeal’ type meals to burgers, to sides, quinoa also can be a pretty versatile dish.  We found Ancient Harvest brand recently at Harris Teeter.

A simple Google search will help you find a variety of recipes.  We liked all the kid-friendly ones at http://www.lilsugar.com/Quinoa-Recipes-Kids-30648160.   Turkey zucchini quinoa meatballs?    Quinoa and M&M cookies?  Quinoa cakes?  Lots of good ways to sample this grain.