Archive for 2012

Healthy Gluten-free You, Healthy Gluten-free Life!

January 23, 2012

As the last week in January dwindles to an end and your gun-ho attitude pro healthy-glutenfree-all or nothing resolution fades behind busy schedules and snow days we want to remind you, don’t lose your focus! Take a step back, rewrite those resolutions and push forward! R goal this year is to provide support for R followers for 365 days in 2012 and we think you should take that challenge to! Be there for YOURSELF every day. Take time to step back, breathe and think about where you are and what you are doing gluten-freely for yourself today!

Looking for inspiration? When in need of a little boost, to reset your gluten-free intentions look to your community! If it is simply reading a few aspirations from the 100,000 Aspiration website or linking up with a gluten-free friend to cook up something such as a Rudific recipe from Adventures of a Gluten-free mom.  Find the time and a way to make this day a healthy, gluten-free one!

We R really excited for the month of February as we get ready to launch R resolution revolution campaign and embrace the Rudific followers that we have and hopefully bring some new ones to R bread as well!

Enjoy some pictures that we thought could bring a breath of fresh gluten-free air to your day! We R proud to support the gluten-free way and aspire to help those in search of something better than good, gluten-free bread!

Ziggy Marley NonGMO Benefit Concert!

Have a Rudific Gluten-free Day!More positive pictures or thoughts? Postem here on Facebook or Twitter!

Tighe

SanFrancisco - The city by the bay!

Carrot Love!

Boulder Marathon! Are you in training?!

JOY! A image sent to 100,000 Aspirations!

Football Gluten-free Friday Roundup!

January 20, 2012

Happy Football Friday gluten-free followers! What color R you sporting today for your team- purple, blue-red-white (both Pats and Giants) or red and gold?! The AFC and NFC games this weekend should be lots of fun and bring in one of the last weekend to try out that football treat you have had on your list of recipes all season!  Looking for some suggestions? Head on over to Lauren.David.Style’s Blog and read “The right ways to plan an allergen free party without going overboard!”

Don’t forget to pick up your Rudi’s Gluten-free supplies at your local grocery store while you R stocking up for the festivities this weekend.  While some take gluten-free as a health trend here at Rudi’s we KNOW how serious eating gluten-free is for those with healthy issues concerning gluten! That’s why we were psyched to see R bread in this local grocery store in Sunshine Natural Foods in Sioux City!

Need a little Gluten-free love? Check out Celiac Act blog post by Brian Dean “Why YOU should love your gluten-free diet!”

Do you live in Richmond? Well guess what your in luck! Check out the hottest places to pick up some gluten-free grub in this article about the gluten-free restaurant scene!

Have a great weekend? Tell us about it on Facebook and Twitter!

Happy Gluten-free eating!

Tighe

Ps – LOVE R bread as much as we do? Be sure to nominate us on About.com Celiac Disease for “Best Gluten-free Bread!”

Winter Gluten-free Wonderland for Kids!

January 18, 2012

Well gluten-free followers the days of semi warm afternoons and brisk but sunny walks are over, I must say here in Boulder, CO winter is here for good.  Now as much as I miss the sunshine and longer day’s, winter does bring some pretty special and yummy occasions for good food and fun times! What is your favorite winter tradition?

Here at Rudi’s we have been brainstorming some fun ways to make kid friendly gluten-free foods for winter! Here is a great evening desert activity for the whole family!


Rudi’s Gluten-free S’mores

-Ingredients:

-Chocolate

-Marshmallows

-Rudi’s Gluten-free multi-grain bread

Recipe:

-Start a fire in your fireplace and have the kids trek outside to find some long sticks (or use coat hangers)

-After reviewing fire safety requirements with your kids roast up your marshmallows in the fire!

-While the marshmallows R roasting put a few pieces of toast into your toaster

-cut the bread in to 4 pieces and smash the marshmallow in between the bread slices but not before placing a piece of chocolate on top!

-Enjoy with a glass of milk or milk alternative, snuggled by the fire with the family!


Looking for some other fun winter activities? How about a gluten-free pizza night with all winter veggies? Have the kids been out in the snow all day- How about a make your own peanut butter and fluff sandwich?

Keeping kids interactive in the kitchen helps them learn why it is important to eat certain foods, especially when your kid is eating gluten-free!  We encourage you this winter while the kids are cooped up inside to invite them into the kitchen to come cook with you! Who knows what will become of it- we hope something tasty!

Happy Winter and Gluten-free eating,

Tell us your winter Gluten-free activities! Facebook or Tweet at us!

Tighe

Easy Eats Online Magazine! A Gluten-free, Healthy Living Magazine Worth Reading!

January 16, 2012

Easy Eats just published the 3rd edition of its gluten-free online magazine and we here at Rudi’s R loving it! In September of 2011 Easy Eats began publication of a online magazine which focuses on eating gluten-free and living a healthy lifestyle always from a positive perspective.

By bringing together gluten-free recipes, stories and important lifestyle suggestions Easy Eats produces a magazine that is definitely worth reading!  Some of the unique features of being a strictly online magazine are that Easy Eats can offer interactive features such as videos and links while also maintaining a virtual recipe gallery that subscribers are encouraged to browse through.  You can access the magazine on your laptop or via the Easy Eats App for iphone and ipad users!

In the most recent edition of the magazine, Easy Eats interviews gluten-free runner extraordinaire Peter Bronski in an article titled “How to feel Like a Champion.” This article shares Bronski’s diligent but realistic points of view on how to feel healthy and be happy.  An inspiring story with vivid pictures, helpful tips and realistic suggestions brings the reader full circle in attempting to explain the best way to live your gluten-free life!

We think Easy Eats magazine is a great read and offers a unique opportunity to try new recipes right from the comfort of your computer!  For only 16$/year for a subscription you will be satisfied with your purchase!  Not only will you be dazzled in coupons this magazine encourages you to try new gluten-free recipes and you will always finish reading the magazine with a refreshed perspective on gluten-free living!

We definitely think you should check it out!

Get in on the Gluten-free goodness here: http://www.easyeats.com/magazine

Happy Gluten-free Reading and Eating!

Freaky Friday the 13th Roundup!

January 13, 2012

Happy Friday Gluten-free followers! It is Friday the 13th aka Freaky Friday! If you could switch places with anyone, who would it be? Would you want to switch places with your kid, take a walk in their shoes?

Looking for some freaky Gluten-free news and Rudific recipes? Check out what we came up with in the news this week!

We were very impressed with The Boston Globe article and interview by Karen Weintraub speaking with Michael Pollan about “Doing Right By Your Diet.” Michael Pollan has had a huge impact on the food industry in the past decade!  He has published numerous books such as “The Omnivores Dilemma,” we think he is a great resource that you should definitely check out!

Speaking of the changing food industry we were very impressed by the numerous articles written this week about 2011-2012 food trends! Hot on the list? Going gluten-free! Here are a few hot food trend reads we found…

“Hot Food Trends for 2012” -Libertyville Review, Melissa Elsmo

“Food Trends We Love” -Arizon Daily Star, Cathalena Burch

And as previously mentioned on R facebook page! “14 Colleges that cater to Gluten-free students” -Best Colleges Online

Looking for some new and fun Gluten-free recipes?

How about Gluten-free “Goat Cheese-Asparagus Crustless Quiche” as featured in the latest Vegetariantimes.com newsletter!

Or what about The Healthy Apple blogger, Amie Valpones Rudific Chipotle White Bean Pizza?!

Have a a great Freaky Friday and fun Gluten-free weekend!

Want more up to date news? Check out R Twitter and Facebook pages!

As Always,

Tighe

Chipotle White Bean Pizzas, by Guest Blogger Amie Valpone

January 11, 2012

Gluten-Free and Vegetarian

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Rudi’s Pizza Crusts
  • 1/2 cup Greek plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 cups white beans, cooked
  • 1/4 cup fresh curly basil, chopped
  • 1 cup brown rice, cooked
  • 1 extra ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/3 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet with non-stick baking spray.
  3. Lay two Rudi’s Pizza Crusts flat on baking sheet.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, pumpkin and chili powder; mix well to combine.  Spread mixture atop Rudi’s Crusts. Add mashed avocado and smooth together in a circular motion.  Add white beans, fresh basil, beans, rice and chopped tomatoes.
  5. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.
  6. Transfer pizzas to the oven; bake for 1-15 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling.
  7. Remove from oven; transfer to serving dishes.
  8. Serve warm.


Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is a Manhattan-based culinary marketing consultant specializing in gluten-free “clean” eating. Her experience as a marketing consultant spans the hotel, spa, restaurant and FMG sectors, where she creates menus, develops marketing and publicity efforts, and builds brand awareness for her clients. Amie is also a culinary nutritionist, spending time with clients as a Food Allergy Concierge and Pantry Stylist in the big apple of Manhattan. http://thehealthyapple.com/

The First 2012 Weekly Roundup!

January 9, 2012

Phew! Last week was a busy one! We R really excited for what is to come in 2012 and last week kicked off the beginning of a great year! In the news we had a lot of chatter about resolutions but more importantly here at Rrrrudddi’s we want to stress the importance of living a healthy GF lifestyle, always!

Here R a few interesting articles that popped up on R feeds last week that we thought were great reads, very informative and stress R way to always stay healthy!

Beth Fontenon with The Atlantic puts forward a interesting view on gluten-free living in “A Gluten-free diet reality check”

What do you think about this article? Let us know!

Toby Amidor with Food News writes on the importance of maintaining the family dinner, we really like this one!

http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2012/01/06/the-importance-of-family-dinner/

Jennifer Tyler Lee with Food Revolution writes on healthy eating for 52 weeks!

http://www.jamieoliver.com/us/foundation/jamies-food-revolution/news-content/healthy-eating-52-weeks-52-foods

Live in Miami? Check out Joni Williams “Short Order” article about the do’s and dont’s of eating out gluten-free in Miam

And last but most certainly not least Robyn O’Brien writes her resolution on the Fearless Revolution blog to “Love something bigger than yourself”

Have a great week everyone!

As Always,

Happy Gluten-free eating.

Tighe

Thank you for helping us in 'Keeping Nuts Out of the Classroom', by Guest Blogger Daniella Knell

January 6, 2012

I have had some incredibly positive experiences throughout the past year.  However, the one which has impacted me most profoundly included my first allergy bullies.

Above and beyond everything else I have learned, is the understanding that we can all benefit from more knowledge and education about managing food allergies.

I have come to realize that unless allergies are a part of your personal world, they can be quite difficult to understand, especially when one is being asked to make accommodations for someone else’s child.  Although milk is the most common allergy out there, to date, nuts are the most life-threatening.

‘Keeping nuts out of the classroom’ is just one small part of managing food allergies, particularly once children are of preschool or kindergarten age. Every person is different. Some have sensitivities; some have intolerances; while others have systemic reactions, meaning one or more systems in their body will react strongly to an allergen they should be avoiding. This is where the life-threatening aspect can come in, and the worries increase ten fold.

For parents of children with life-threatening allergies, here are some common anxieties:

  • Will other adults in charge take his/her allergies seriously?
  • Will the adults in charge see my child’s allergy as just an intolerance or sensitivity? Do they understand that ‘lactose intolerance’ is NOT the same as a ‘milk allergy’?
  • Will the adults understand the difference between a mild vs. serious reaction? An itchy mouth may not mean the need for an epi-pen but multiple systemic reactions just may, ie, itchy mouth, hives, coughing or the obvious, projectile vomiting and/or labored breathing
  • Will other adults be too quick to give an epi-pen? It’s always better to be safe than sorry, but these kids can be easily traumatized, especially the younger ones
  • Will other adults be too slow to give an epi-pen? It’s a no-win situation, isn’t it?!
  • Food exposure in the classroom and the cafeteria; let’s NOT forget the computer keyboards, doorknobs and playground equipment, for those whose children are allergic by ‘touch’
  • The emotional toll of being so different, especially for those who have multiple food allergies
  • Will my child be forced to sit at a table alone? Will they be able to participate in classroom activities or can they be included? Will there, again, be ingredients in the activities that they can’t touch?
  • Will my child be made fun of by his/her classmates? by his/her classmates’ parents?

Without a doubt, managing food allergies starts at home with education and awareness.

However, the youngest ones with life-threatening food allergies often don’t even realize the gravity of their situation, NOR SHOULD THEY. Truly grasping what a life-threatening allergy is, is an age appropriate concept. The day will come when they understand.

We do not want to raise fearful children who are afraid to go out into the world. Just like most parents, our hope is to raise happy and self-confident human beings. The surprising benefit of having these challenges so early on in their lives, is that I have found a majority of these children to be more compassionate and understanding of other’s differences. More so than many adults.

Parents, educators, peers and other classroom parents are all part of the village members who help influence how well our children will or won’t be accepted. With your help, we will help these children to successfully be able to take care of themselves.

On behalf of so many parents like myself, THANK YOU.

  • Thank you, for your simple kindnesses, such as sending in treats ALL of the children can eat safely. This means a lot to kids who often can’t participate in school activities and bake sales because of their allergies.
  • Thank you, for being so understanding as to why accomodations have been made to help keep ALL of our children safe in the classroom. We understand the concessions you have to make in possibly not being able to send in your very favorite treats to share!
  • Thank you, for your phone calls late at night and early in the morning to let us know you will be sending in something so that we have time to also send in alternatives for our children.
  • Thank you, for your compassion in NOT making fun of our children.

To all of you, thank you for making sure ALL of our children know they and their needs are equally important. If we work together, it won’t be so difficult in ‘keeping nuts out of the classroom’ .

May 2012 bring you continued good health, happiness and much goodwill!

Daniella Knell, B.A., is the owner of Smart Allergy~Friendly Education. As an allergy awareness educator and consultant, she is actively involved raising allergy awareness via school and hospital presentations for children and adults, national telephone workshops and one-on-one consulting.  She also partners with the Boise CO-OP promoting allergy~friendly products which can be found locally.  Her children are allergic to 6 of the top 8 allergens plus a few extras.  Looking for allergy~friendly ideas for your household?  Be sure to follow her via her blog, www.smartallergy.blogspot.com, Facebook, Linked In or Twitter

Happy New Year!!

January 4, 2012

2012 has arrived!!  What will the new year bring for you?  What changes and new practices are you going to implement?  What good habits are you going to hold onto and what bad habits are you going to let go of?  What are you going to do to help others, and what are you going to do to help yourself?

Let 2012 be a year of growth and improvement.  We wish you peace, love and happiness in the new year!  Good luck with your resolutions, we are here to support you all of the way.


Happy New Year!

– from the the whole team at Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery