I made a pun. Lol. Anyways, we've had snow for what seems like an eternity, and I'm OVER. IT. I enjoy a flurry every once and a while. You know, the pretty dusting that the entire south shuts down over. Any more than that, and I'm done. Needless to say, I am NOT a fan of large amounts of snow. But, it does make for some pretty pictures, and I thought I'd share a few with y'all! :)
And, in case that was snow overload for you . . . check out this picture:
Have an awesome night y'all! Stay warm!
Okay, I realize I've talked about corn tortillas before . . . but, I feel like I've finally perfected them. So, I figured I'd share what I did that made them SO much better with y'all!! :)
Here are a couple of my most recent tortillas with some refried beans.
They aren't filled, they're just rolled up to show how bendable they are. :D
I hope these tips help y'all make better corn tortillas! There's definitely a learning curve in making them, but once you get the hang of it; they truly are simple to make. Plus, they taste a thousand times better than store bought tortillas once you get them right! :)
Have a great day, y'all!!
Another Tuesday, another list of Terrific Things. Here at Livie's Gone Gluten Free . . . it's just what we do. ;)
1) My Va Va Bloom Get Carried Away Tote from Vera Bradley!
I know I've talked about this bag before . . . but I love it SO much that it'd be unfair to not mention it again. Now, for those of you who know about Vera Bradley . . . you may be thinking "Why do I need a Get Carried Away? I have a Vera already, won't that hold all I need?" If that thought just crossed through your brain, allow me to show you a couple of the differences between the two bags for a minute.
This is my Vera next to my Get Carried Away:
I use the Get Carried Away for crochet stuff, and don't use the Vera too often anymore, so I threw a throw size afghan in there to it make stand up. Anyways, here are the bags are from above:
As you can tell, the Get Carried has LOTS more space, and it has more pockets! (Twelve pockets versus the Vera's eight)
But, my favorite feature of the Get Carried Away is its breakaway zipper which allows for usage as an open tote (like all the pictures I've shown you, or you can zip it up for more security.)
And, in case you're super nosy, and want to see what's in my crochet bag (minus those top two balls of yarn) . . .
Here ya go:
I've currently got some dish cloths in process (peach, pink, and yellow/multicolor), as well as a doll (far right), a market bag (blue, far left) , and a hot pad (aqua, in the middle).
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Happy Sunday y'all!!!
Whether you're looking for ways to fulfill your sweet tooth cravings, making a special breakfast, or simply want to make your kitchen smell divinely delicious . . . (kinda like walking by Cinnabon -- only gluten free!) this is the recipe is for you! :)
1 box Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix (I used Aldi's LiveGfree)
1 teaspoon Yeast
2 Large Eggs
8 tablespoons Butter, divided in half
½ cup warm water
¾ cup Sugar
1 tablespoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup Powdered Sugar
2 Tablespoons water
1 teaspoon Vanilla
This recipe delivered the most incredible gluten free cinnamon roll I have ever had. Going past bakeries can be a huge downer when living a gluten free lifestyle. Making these at home completely eliminates any pain I've ever felt when passing by Cinnabon empty-handed. Super delicious!
Hope y'all have had a wonderful Saturday!!
Well . . . Sulley cupcakes to be exact, but really, who cares when they're this cute:
And from the side . . .
My sister made these adorable little cupcakes with the LiveGfree Yellow Cake Mix from Aldi, and then added in a few drops of turquoise food coloring to the batter to make them the pretty color you see above. Then she made cream cheese frosting and added purple food coloring to achieve the gorgeous purple frosting that completes the cupcakes Sulleyish appearance. :D
As you can tell, they aren't an exact or perfect match to Sulley, but they're pretty close, and would make the PERFECT snack for a movie night . . . assuming you're watching Monsters, Inc!! ;) Or another Pixar Movie!
What's your favorite Pixar Movie? I love Monsters, Inc as much as the next girl, but I'd have to say that my favorite Pixar movie is Brave.
Hope y'all have had a GREAT day!
It's officially the year of the sheep!! :D Which, according to the Chinese Zodiac of . . . Wikipedia should be a year full of promise and prosperity. If you would like to find out what your zodiac sign is . . . check out this chart:
My Chinese zodiac sign is the Pig, what's yours? Let me know in the comments below. :D
Happy Chinese New Year y'all!
About a year ago I started eating Gluten Free exclusively to manage a Gluten Intolerance, which I discovered I had after watching and observing my mom's need to eat Gluten Free to try and manage a fibromyalgia diagnosis. Roughly six months ago I started this blog to help others who were eating Gluten Free by sharing my experiences, as well as to make connections in the Gluten Free community as a whole. Shortly after my "internet debut" of sorts, I found out about the Gluten Free - Allergen Free Expo (GFAF Expo) and set a goal to be an official blogger there by my blog's second birthday (September 16, 2016). I thought this was totally achievable with some hard work.
Instead, I started writing consistently, and y'all started reading. So, I thought "Hey, why not apply for the 2015 GFAF Expo? The worst they could say is NO, right?" I went ahead and applied, because the GFAF Expo is an incredibly AWESOME event. With over 100 vendors, including big names in the Gluten Free Community like Udi's, Rudi's, Glutino, and Enjoy Life Foods, lots and lots of samples for Gluten Free products, and let's not forget some informative and helpful classes, the GFAF Expo is the place to go if you have a Gluten Intolerance, Celiac Disease or any other food-related issues. This event gives you the opportunity to interact with Brand Representatives face to face and learn more about the products you love, as well as try some new ones from brands you may have never heard of before! :)
That power-packed list above is just the tip of the iceberg as I . . . drumroll, please . . . am more than thrilled to announce: I have been chosen as an Official Blogger for the GFAF Expo in Atlanta on April 18th, 2015! I'm so incredibly excited, y'all! I never in my wildest dreams thought I could accomplish this goal a mere six months into my time as a blogger, but I'm shaking off being astounded and trading it for the sheer excitement that I get to be a blogger for the GFAF Expo! Having lived in Georgia for nine years, I'm not one bit disappointed that this trip will trek me back 'round my old stomping grounds either!
Now, I'm sure that y'all want to go to the expo as well, right!? Well, you can get your tickets here, and until March 17, you can get 30% off with the code EARLYBIRD. You'll also receive a FREE 1-year subscription to Delight Gluten Free Magazine if your tickets are purchased online thru 4/17.
If all of that wasn't enough information for y'all . . . here's some more:
You read that right, I'll be hosting a giveaway RIGHT HERE on my blog for FREE tickets to the Atlanta GFAF Expo! Five free tickets to be exact. Therefore, five of y'all will get a chance to join me at the GFAF Expo in Atlanta on April 18th! :D How cool would it be for me to get to meet some of you face to face!
Stay tuned because more information about the giveaway will be coming soon, and I wouldn't want you to miss it.
I'll see y'all right back here tomorrow! ;)
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!!
Today is Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras (Hence the picture below), the day before Ash Wednesday, and last but not least . . . Pancake Day!!
The reasoning behind Pancake Day is actually kind of cool:
Basically, this celebration's roots are in the pagan festivals of Slavics that intended to ward off the evil gods of cold and darkness. Pancakes, originating in the 15th century, symbolized the sun and feelings of warm weather, and they marked the impending beginning of spring. Different ingredients used in making the pancakes represented different values of the Christian faith:
Pretty neat, huh?
So, in honor of Pancake Day, I made . . . Pancakes! Shocker, I know.
If you want to make the super simple pancakes I made . . .
Here's what you'll need:
Here's what to do:
Are y'all celebrating Pancake Day? If so, let me know what flavor pancakes will be gracing your plate in the comments section below!! :D
Hope y'all have an awesome Pancake Day!!
I'm a sinner saved by grace, a lover of color, a sweet tea drinker, an animal lover, a crafter, a traveler, a Maltipoo owner, an advocate of orphan care, a yoga lover, and that white girl in the back of a Zumba class with no rhythm. Haha. Oh, and my body hates gluten.