Thursday, October 16, 2008

Better Batter Flour has flat rate shipping right now!

On my SillyYaks Yahoo group, Naomi posted that her company, Better Batter ( is now only charging $5 flat rate for shipping.

I love her flour, and after more than a year GF, I finally gave in and bought 45lbs earlier this year. I LOVE IT!

So, after the announcement of flat rate shipping, I order 100lbs in the bulk bags. I think they'll work perfectly with my 5 gallon buckets and mylar bags!

Thanks Naomi!!!!

My new favorite local store!

This picture should describe why I LOVE GFS right now:

I love GFS! (at least until my other orders arrive on my doorstep soon)

Friday, July 25, 2008

GF 72 hour kits

Gluten & Dairy Free 72 hour kit

3 Larabars
1 pkg Lundberg Rice Cakes
1 bag of GF Granola (like Bakery on Main)
4 Beef Jerky
1 Can of Chicken or Tuna
1 box of Mary’s Gone Crackers
2 cans of Dinty Moore Beef Stew
1 can of Hormel Chili
2 Applesauce
2 Canned Fruit
3 Fruit Leather
3 Fruit Roll-up or Fruit Snacks
2 boxes of raisins
2 boxes of Pacific Almond Milk
1 juice box
1 container of Country Time Lemonade
1 jar of Peanut or other Nut Butter
1 small jar of Honey
1 gallon of water
1 Big-E Cup of Eclipse Gum
Condiments: Jelly, Mayo, Mustard, Pickle Relish

Day 1
Breakfast: 1 Larabar, 1 Applesauce
Lunch: 2 Beef Jerky, 1 Canned Fruit
Dinner: 1 can of Beef Stew, 4 crackers
Snack: 1 box of raisins, 1 fruit leather, peanut butter & honey, gum
Drink: Almond Milk, Lemonade/Water

Day 2
Breakfast: 3 Rice Cakes w/ Jelly, GF Granola
Lunch: Chicken Salad w/ crackers
Dinner: Chili, 4 crackers
Snack: 2 fruit roll-up/fruit snacks, peanut butter & honey, gum
Drink: 1 juice box, Lemonade/Water

Day 3
Breakfast: 1 Larabar. 1 Applesauce
Lunch: 2 Beef Jerky, 1 Canned Fruit
Dinner: 1 can of Beef Stew, 4 crackers
Snack, 1 box of raisins, rice cakes with peanut butter & honey, gum
Drink: Almond Milk, Lemonade/Water

Why Gluten Free Food Storage is Important

About a year ago, we discovered that our youngest daughter, E, carries both Celiac genes (DQ2 and DQ8). She is very gluten intolerant (even though she's never eaten any gluten) as well as very dairy intolerant.

That was the beginning of our journey through Celiac disease. We found out over the next year that our other daughter, B, is also gluten intolerant. Even after more than 6 months GF, she is still lactose intolerant. We also discovered that I am also gluten intolerant.

It was during all this that I decided to get more involved in our ward's food storage. Now, I have been actively storing food for about 10 years. I started with a tiny closet in my apartment in college. Now, I have a good size storage space for my food storage.

I discovered that most of the food storage recommendations revolved around gluten containing grains and dairy. This posed a huge problem for my family.

So, for the last year I have tried to find and create the best resources for my situation.

I have created a Yahoo Group called LDSallergies to help with any kind of food issues and food storage. If you are interested, join us:

I used this basic reccomendation:

You could also use these basic reccomendations:,11666,7498-1-4070-1,00.html

Then, I customized it for my family. I will post those later.

I also realized that a fully stocked 72 hour kit was really essential for my family. I will post the GF 72 hour kit info as well.

Please feel free to share any thoughts or resources you have found, as we can never find enough!