Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, but we have been away camping for a couple of weeks! I love camping with the kids since it gets us out into the woods where technology doesn't work too well! It forces my kids to let go of the X-Box, MSN, Facebook and of course the TV!! For a change they have to simply bike, swim, walk, read and sit around the camp fire! It is wonderful, they can't get away from us no matter how much they think we are annoying!

Camping before going gluten and dairy free was much easier, when we ran out of food we could simply run to the store for more and we kept is simple. Unfortunately most stores near the parks we camp at don't seem to carry the special things we need. So I do a lot of cooking ahead of time prepping so that we don't run out. The great part of this is that there is very little to do when we are there. I bake bread and hamburger buns and cookies before we go. We eat lots of salads and BBQ meat! I found some great salad dressings by Organicville that are gluten and dairy free, this was necessary since Chase will only eat Ranch dressing! Of course everyone was happy to hear that Kraft marsh mellows are OK! We even made a safe version of Graham Crackers so we could have smores!

All this stuff is lots of work, but it is worth it when your kids can do normal kid things and still feel healthy!

Happy camping!



  1. Hey Pam,
    It was great sitting down and talking with you and Larry, we have started the GFCF way of eating (I don't like the word diet) so far the kids are adapting and the more we look online the more recipes we find. We are using GFCF pancakes as bread for the time being but have just found a recipe for GFCF Pita bread and a GFCF version of Nutella. Now we can go back to making the kids favorite lunch that they cal a Funky Monky, you spread Nutella on a pita and roll it around a banana.

  2. Hey Kathy!

    I was wonderful meeting you and seeing Jim again after 30 odd years! Congrats on going GFCF, you will all feel better in the long run! There are tons of recipes out there and eventually you can find a replacement for your favorites.