Gluten Free Social Savvy is your sight too. Typically, I try to post about a recipe on Mondays. Wednesdays I post about a food related current event but recently I have been posting about those things that interest me about living in the country. As an example I might like to post something about the antics of my hens. That leaves us with Fridays. I enjoy posting about a recent restaurant I found interesting in preparation for the book Gluten Free Social Savvy A National Restaurant Guide. But I would like to hear from you. What kinds of things would you like to see? How often would you like to hear from GFSS?
Thanks to those of you who have already shared your thoughts. Lets keep them coming!!!
And remember the first drawing for your chance to win a $25.00 restaurant gift card is this Friday. So please invite your friends to joins http://www.gfsocialsavvy.com for your chance to win if you are able to visit or live in Chicago. Please Follow this link for more information http://gfsocialsavvy.com/2013/05/15/its-restaurant-giveaway-time/
There are just five more days until the first drawing which will include two $25.00 restaurant gift cards. One card will go to the person whose name is drawn as a new follower. The second card will go to the person who told them about GFSS if their name was mentioned by the new follower on the link to the below blog post. This way you can get the word out and build a larger audience for GFSS. Thanks to everyone who has participated so far in sharing GFSS with you friends which is how you can win too. Lets see if we can get fifty people to follow GFSS this week before the drawing ends to increase your chances to win. Just a reminder, You may not enter your own name when making the comment “My friend “first name-last name told me about GFSS” you must invite others who mention your name. Please follow this link for a review of the rules. Thanks Again and Good Luck to every one!!!http://gfsocialsavvy.com/2013/05/10/win-restaurant-gift-cards-chicago-followers/?preview=true&preview_id=1229&preview_nonce=1eca7cbbb6
Well? These apple cinnamon oatmeal bars are definitely moist and they are for certain a switch from the mushy bowl of gruel I normal have every day for breakfast. Even so I could use a few ideas from you. All in all they were not so bad for my first attempt at trying an original recipe. That is where you might come in before I give it another try. I would love to hear suggestions from you about how I can improve the recipe before trying again. What is important to keep in mind is for the next few months I am on a restricted diet and thought this would give me an opportunity to try something new. Living with out sugar, salt and nuts certainly has its challenges but that won’t keep us from perfecting these bars. They are quick and easy to make and something to take along with us when we are headed out the door. Not to mention it is great to come down stairs in the morning and have breakfast waiting for me.
Here is How I Did It:
3 C. Cooked Oatmeal
½ C. Chopped Raisins
1 t. Cinnamon
1 T. Xylitol
1 Apple peeled and shredded
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9”x9” glass dish.
In a medium bowl combine all ingredients except cooked oatmeal and stir until blended.
Add cooked oatmeal and stir until blended thoroughly.
Pour into 9”x9” baking dish.
Use a spatula to smooth until even.
Bake for 1 hour. Then turn off heat leaving pan in the oven until it is cool.
Refrigerate over night and slice in the morning.
Some of my thoughts were to add 1 cup uncooked oatmeal. Or to try cranberries instead of raisins.
Thank you for following Gluten Free Social Savvy. I couldn’t have had such a great start without you! . As I mentioned earlier I still have gift cards from restaurants in the Chicago area. This post shares how you can be included in the give-a-way. The plan? Help to make the blog all that it can be, share the blog and the need for a Gluten Free National Dining Guide with your friends and family.
Step One: Invite!
Invite as many gf friends and family members to follow Gluten Free Social Savvy. Direct your friends to visit http://www.gfsocialsavvy.com , to type their email address in the upper right hand corner, and then click follow. Then the only thing they need to do to follow is to go to their email and click on confirm.
Step Two. Comment!
If your friend wins you could win too!!! Here is how.
Once they are a part of GFSS, your friend must comment one time only on this blog post by writing:
“My friend First Name Last name told me about your blog”
If your friend wins (in the first and second drawing) after you have told them about GFSS and they mention you as stated above you also win.
Contest runs from 5/15/2013-6/8/2013
A drawing will be held on May 25th For Lincoln Whiskey Kitchen $25.00 Gift Cards.
A drawing will be held on June 1st For The Gay Lord $25.00 Gift Cards.
A drawing will be held on June 8th For One and only One card for The Rose Bud a $75.00 Gift Card.
Spread the word, invite as many friends and family members to increase your chances to win. Your friends may also invite their friends to follow in the same way to increase their chances to win!!!
Please Note: Gift cards are for Chicago area restaurants Only. There will be up to but no more than five winners in total. You must be at least eighteen years old and you may win only one time. I will do my best to protect the integrity of the process. Any disputes will be decided in full my me and are subject to change without notice. In participating you agree to the set rules and terms without holding me legally or financially responsible to errors in the process. Good Luck!!!
Sharwood’s Indian Puppodums? They cook in seconds, cost only a few pennies a piece and are then ready to eat as an appetizer, quick snack between meals or something you can take on the road. They are served though out Asia as a cracker served with a variety of flavored yogurt dips. Traditionally puppodums are fried but I prepare them in the microwave for about forty-five to sixty seconds each. As they cook in the microwave they begin to curl up slightly around the edges making something similar to a crispy, crackly, shallow bowl. I use them to switch up meal time an to encourage healthier eating. Puppodums are made from black gram bean flour and rice flour so they are naturally gluten free. Fill them to over flowing with your favorite salad greens and top them with left over spicy taco filling, beans, pungent curried lentils or left over meat. In my house using leftovers all at once in this way is called smorgasbord Fridays so the possibilities are endless. Week day cooking is hectic enough so why not use up what ever you have already cooked up? So! What you have waiting for you in the fridge?
I received more restaurant gift cards after visiting Chicago and interviewing restaurant owners while writing my book “Gluten Free Social Savvy a National Restaurant Guide”. I am thinking of creative ways to possibly give them away as soon as next week. If you live in the Chicago area look for details to follow. If you have ever been to or would like to visit Lincoln Whiskey Kitchen, The Gay Lord Indian Cuisine or The Rose Bud you wont want to miss an opportunity to enjoy their gluten free options. If giving them the cards away works I would consider doing something similar for my non-Chicago Followers. What is your all time favorite gluten free restaurant? If you could suggest a national restaurant that you would like to see in the “Gluten Free Social Savvy A National Restaurant Guide” here is your chance to let me know which restaurant it would be?