June 2018 - Road To The Farm
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Melanie's Multi-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Blend, dairy free, nut free, gum free, soy free baking

Melanie Lynn’s Gluten-Free Flour Blend – No Gums Nuts or Soy

Nut free, gum free, soy free, whole grain, gluten-free flour! Melanie Lynn's Gluten-Free Flour Blend is made with only four ingredients, brown rice flour, potato starch, sweet rice flour and coconut flour! Nothing scary or unusual, just ingredients you are already using in your kitchen. I began creating recipes for my family when it took longer to search for a recipe that fit our restrictions than it did to craft my own recipes. There is a myriad of gluten-free flour blends available so what is different about Melanie Lynn’s Gluten Free Flour Blend? My flour blend is crafted to be used without xanthan or any other gum! I would rather engineer a recipe to work with whole food flours than engineer my flour to work with an existing recipe. Why not use gums? Xanthan gum...

Gluten and dairy free cookies

Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Butter Cookies that Melt in Your Mouth

Gluten and dairy free peanut butter cookies that are crisp, buttery and soft in the center. Think it's too much to ask? Using Melanie's Gluten Free Flour Blend makes it possible!     Why I write gluten and dairy free recipes Giving up gluten and dairy was hard but a no-brainer. I was so desperate to find health that I would do almost anything to be able to run around with my kids and be part of life again. We brought our carrot sticks and cucumber spears to many events and didn’t mind standing out because we were just grateful to be able to leave the house.   Fast forward 7 years and I have gained new health with each passing year. We still love our veggies and the food that nourishes our bodies but it...

Stacks of gluten and dairy free pancakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Pancakes Everyone Loves

Stacks of piping hot gluten and dairy free pancakes drizzled with homemade cherry syrup is a special breakfast treat that makes everyone squeal with delight. I can gauge how much the kids like a meal by how many hugs I get when they get up from the table. Pancakes is a tight-squeeze-I-love-you-mom meal, especially when topped with fresh cherry syrup!     Gluten and Dairy Free Pancakes that taste and feel just right Have you tried making gluten and dairy free pancakes for your family? They either crumble as soon as you add the syrup, are so expensive you can only afford two silver dollar pancakes per person or taste so bad the dog won’t eat them? And don’t ask me about searching for recipes that actually work with our diet restrictions! Have you...

Foraging for food

Foraging with Kids in the Summer

Foraging with kids is such a fun summer activity. It provides our family with nutritious food, wonderful memories, and a great learning experience. Quick footsteps dart and dodge from plant to plant. “I’ve got some over here!” “ I found three!” “Mom, this is going to be the most delicious one I have ever eaten!” Asparagus is the first big harvest of the year. It grows wild on the ditch banks here in southeastern Idaho and foraging as a family is one of our favorite summer activities. Foraging with kids is a playful, family-friendly learning activity I look forward to asparagus hunting all winter long. We don’t buy a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables out of season, so these crisp, sweet, juicy asparagus spears bring much happiness in the spring. We also...