Friday, October 16, 2015

Lovely Fall Day

Its a Lovely Fall Afternoon here in the Beautiful Pacific Northwest , the trees are covered in beautiful colors and the sun is warm and shinning,  The older kiddos decided to start building some fun stuff, and my youngest helped me in the Kitchen  :)

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I also collected a few items from the garden.

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Now that is one Huge Jalapeno Pepper!! No greenhouse either ! :)


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More Tree Splendor and We still have more apples we need to harvest! :)
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Roasting some Organic Pie Pumpkin and organic Acorn Squash and of course roasting the Pumpkin Seeds :)

and my Dearest Youngest my Helper today in the kitchen
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I hope you are all having a Happy Friday and wishing you all a Blessed Weekend ! :)
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2009-2015 JoAnna L McGarvie
Disclaimer - Please Consults here Dr. Before changing your diet and including supplements and so forth, I am not a licensed  DR just someone who is well learned in this area from my own re search and health journey.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Trying something alittle New



GREETINGS ALL !!!!
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Me Being very silly , was playing in the orchard with the kids and someone Snapped a Pic heheh



I am going to try something new; add something fresh and different into the regular. I don't know why I don't write more blog posts - I can still write even if there is not recipe attached :). Oh wait, that's right, life has been incredibly crazy and challenging, yep, that's it! LOL!



Do you ever feel like your summer came and went in a flash? Like it is fall already and you never got to do much of what you wanted to accomplish before summer flew by? That was totally us this year! On the one hand, I am happy that I got a lot of cleaning and organizing done, but it feels as though it hasn’t stopped! Seriously, I feel as if I'm still doing that very same thing! Am I the only one?? I hope not hahaha!

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When a family of 6 lives in barely 800 sq feet , some challenges arise. In the end though it’s about perspective and the pro's outweigh the cons. Really, it’s all about perspective and timing and what season you are in even though this season has turned into over a decade ...

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Anyway, enough of that! My dream was and still is to blog, but in more than just recipes and food. For those who are new or just beginning to read, here are some of my other passions. If there is one or ever more that you are interested in, feel free to reply and reach out!

Here are some other things I love to write about:

Of course food: gluten free and allergen free everything! I love cooking, baking, drying, canning, fermenting and foraging to name a few. I also have 20 + years of experience in making and using natural supplements, essential oils and homeopathic remedies and tinctures. This healthy living, it’s a lifestyle - I don't use the word diet in this house!
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I also enjoy home schooling, budgeting, thrifty living, DIY's/hacks, crafts with kids and crafts while the kids are in bed (:p), home decor, gardening, movies, books, literature, I am actually writing an Fantasy Allegory , homesteading and emergency prep and storage.
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Here is a Pillow i HANDMADE ( #SEWINGBYHAND )


  I am just going to continue to write.  I think it’s a good outlet and I love to help people all I can. I also love to learn from you so here’s to many more years as I continue my ministry to help people since 2011.

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Written By ~ JoAnnaGlutenFreeChef
Edited By ~ Rebecca G.

But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:29-31 NKJV
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2009-2015 JoAnna L McGarvie
Disclaimer - Please Consults your  Dr. Before changing your diet and including supplements and so forth, I am not a licensed  DR just someone who is well learned in this area from my own re search and health journey.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Roar Party ( Safari Party) for my Four Miracles!!!

So my husband and I decided to do one big party, (tech as usual i threw the party ) lol my hard working man showed up with all the other guests.
     So a Roar party what is a Roar Party?? Well lol my 3 year old daughter loves Katy Perrys Song "Roar" ( yes its the only Katy perry song she knows lol) So she wanted a Roar Party and all the other Siblings loved the idea so that is what I did , Handmade games , food and fun! :) Hope you enjoy !
and as usual we had the food in our work shop and the games out in Our Fruit Orchard .
   And a huge thank you to our Family and Friends for attending!!!
***and a special thank you to my sister in law Rebekah for taking some of the photos , Thank you so much!
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MENU :Pineapple Tree - underneath ,grapes, cherries, pineapple, watermelon.
Coscto brand Hot dogs
Pirates Booty
Baked Beans , Chips, Strawberry Lemonade , water , and many variates of Dairy and dairy free Ice Creams and Sorbet's. & My besties Sugar Cookies and My Spice Cookies and Smore Cookies (photo not taken sadly)

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Here is the Pineapple Palm Tree I made Using Real Palm Leaves ( leftover from a job)


Condiments, chips and beans and veggie Tray


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Handmade Goodie bags with Stickers and Erasers and mini Slink-es and rubber balls.


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extra special thanks to my Bestie Rebecca for hand-sewing the bean bags to toss!!!!



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I wish I could of taken pics while folks were using all the games and such  but I was too busy hosting lol  :) It was such a blast and the games I made we can use this Summer and all the Summers to Come!!! :)

Thank s for looking have a great day!
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XOXOXO JoAnnaGlutenFreeChef :)
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2009-2015 JoAnna L McGarvie
Disclaimer - Please Consults here Dr. Before changing your diet and including supplements and so forth, I am not a licensed  DR just someone who is well learned in this area from my own re search and health journey.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My Newly Turned 3 yr olds Frozen Tea Party & JoAnna's Gluten Free , *Allergen Free Vanilla Anise Cake

"LET IT GO" PARTY LOL heheh that is what Gabby calls the Movie "Frozen" .  When she turned 2 she wanted a Frozen party and I threw her one ( link here              )
 so when she requested another "Frozen Themed Party " I though a nice Tea party Frozen Themed would be nice :) So thats what we did , with of course handmade decor and food invited and made by me  :) My Little gal was so pleased!


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By the way yes this party was back in March 28th - just now posting and was able to edit the photos and write out the recipe from my scribble notes.



Photo Booth I made ! Huge Hit!

Adult Beverage Table and my delicious Gluten free allergen free, Spice Molasses cookies

We love our Family , My sister Rebecca and my niece Astrid  :)

Astrid loves the hand sewn "Frozen Themed Pillow " I made for Gabby :)

Here is the Backdrop I made :)

hand sewn Bean bags , I made :) filled with Lentils :)


I am sorry to say I did not get an opportunity to take better pics of the cupcakes , but oh my goodness they were divine I have the recipe below as with other variations for making this Masterpiece of a cake!





I hand drew these tea cups myself so the girls could use them for the party :)



Healthy refined sugar free "Let it Go Punch " (Cranberry, blueberry and grape)


#Handmade #PartyFavors

Photo Booth surrounded by mostly handmade Frozen characters  !


Svens feed (Pirates Booty ) Troll Blankets Lunch Meat , Olaf Nose's (organic baby carrots )
 "Sister Friend " Print out curtsey of  :  http://www.733blog.com/2014/03/frozen-inspired-sisters-free-printable/








Handmade Frozen Necklaces I made for the girls for the Party Favors !



Here is the Hand sew Frozen Themed Pillow I made for the Birthday girl !


JoAnna's Gluten free, *Allergen Free Vanilla Anise Cake

This cake is very reminiscent to Italian Pizzeles :) This cake is dedicated to my Sweet Youngest Miracle Daughter Gabriella , Happy 3rd Birthday !!  (March 28th 2015)


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* Free of many allergens (or at least mine and i have quite the Long list ) lol.

1 cup  Sweet Brown Rice Flour

1/2 Cup Millet Flour

(if using regular flour just use 1 1/2 cups of organic flour) .2/3 cup of Tapioca Starch


1 tap Xanthum Gum ( omit if using regular flour)

1 Tab of Baking Powder
1 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of sea salt
2 Tsp of Cream of Tartar
1Ta1/2 TO 2 TAB b of Star Anise (ground to a powder I use my Coffee Grinder)
1 cup of Stevia in the Raw
1/2 cup of 100 %Pure Honey
1 cup Xylitol derived from Birch or 1 cup organic cane sugar , or organic coconut sugar.


4 eggs ( use 3 if using duck eggs like I do)
1 cup ]Dairy free milk and I add 2 tsp of raw apple cider vinegar let sit and it makes a mock Buttermilk.  (or use real Buttermilk if tolerated)

Fresh Zest of Choice - Zest from one of the following, Myer Lemon, Orange, Lemon, Blood orange or Lime or Grapefruit.

1 cup of Earth Balance Melted (or if u can have dairy use butter)
2 Tsp of Real Vanilla Extract
( In the Cupcake recipe I did not add the fresh fruit to the dough but in the Cake Photo Above I did if desired - add The fresh organic Strawberries and more strawberries for Decoration !


If using mock buttermilk mix that first so it has time to "culture it". Melt your Earth Balance (butter) .


  Mix your dry Ingredients together in a large bowl set aside.
In your Mixer Cream the Eggs and Sweeteners and zest then add everything liquid but the earth balance, slowly start mixing in , in intervals the dry mix and the melted Earth balance until incorporated. 

   Place in greased and flour dusted  cake pans or use cupcake liners if making cupcakes :)
350 for 20-25 min or more depending on your oven. *Ovens  temperatures Vary.


Cool - Frost If Desired .
Here is my Frosting Recipe
Strawberry Frosting (Frosting on the healthier side)

Now we normally do not use organic raw cane sugar but this is a birthday and we once in awhile will use organic cane sugar) 1/2 ( or more depending on how much you want) or washed, cut strawberries ( small cubes) 
1/2 Tsp of Raw Organic Cane Sugar
1 1/2 cup of Earth Balance
1tab of Vanilla extract (pure)

1 1/2 cups of Homemade powdered sugar (Easily done by taking organic raw can sugar and a cup or so at a time in your coffee grinder or Vita Mix and pulse till powdered ( u can also if desired a tsp of Tapioca flour or Arrowroot if desired )
1 Cup or arrowroot or Tapioca Flour.

Mix all ingredients but the fresh strawberries , in  your mixer with the whisk attachment until desired thickness ( I did tend to find i had to add more powdered sugar with the weather changes and such )
Apply to your baked goods as desired :)

Well folks i think that's it its so late I cant think anymore lol so Im Signing off!!

~Happy Baking~ Happy Creating!~
JoAnnaGlutenfreeChef :D oxooxox

COPYRIGHTED: JoAnnaGlutenFreeChef&HealthEnthusiast All images & content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. ALWAYS link back to this post for the recipe.
2009-2015 JoAnna L McGarvie
Disclaimer - Please Consults here Dr. Before changing your diet and including supplements and so forth, I am not a licensed  DR just someone who is well learned in this area from my own re search and health journey.