Sun Cover and Vitamin D

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We began seeing Ashley’s current doctor in about 2008. One of the first things she told me was to make sure that Ashley (and all of us for that matter) get sun every day. She advised 20 minutes of sun a day if we tolerated it without burning. A strange request for a doctor to… 

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Vanilla Toasted Coconut Bars

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Dude… it’s been rough times at my house. While Andy and Zoe were in Colorado for a few days I got glutened and I’m still dealing with it. Then after we picked them up at the airport yesterday Ashley got the stomach flu, poor baby. Ginger is either feeling under the weather now, or just… 

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Gluten-free Focaccia

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Do you remember my dairy-free grain-free Ooey Gooey Butter Cake? It got me thinking that a variation of that cake would also make a great quick bread that the kids could make all by themselves. So we modified the recipe and turned it into a yummy little gluten-free focaccia. Now the girls can say that they… 

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Where I shop for my ingredients

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When we lived in Colorado we were very fortunate to have Vitamin Cottage, a grocery store that sells organic food at great prices (now called Natural Grocers). But most of my readers were struggling to find my organic ingredients at an affordable price where they lived. That’s when my brother told me about iHerb.com. As with… 

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Orange Cake

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Last year we drove through an orange orchard in bloom for the first time. The trees stood along the road for miles. We rolled down the windows, and the smell was aammmaaaazing! A couple weeks ago I was at Costco when I experienced that orange blossom smell. They were selling dwarf orange trees. I had to get one. Ashley… 

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Savory Caprese Dairy-Free Cheesecake

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This savory caprese cheesecake is like eating summer on a fork. It’s easy to make (I promise!) with cashew cheese and a walnut crust–no baking required. Basil, heirloom and grape tomatoes, and balsamic will have your taste buds singing while your friends never even suspect that it’s dairy-free. The trick to this recipe is planning… 

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Gluten-Free in Disneyland

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Plan your trip around the less crowded times of the week, if possible. We use this Crowd Calendar. Plan your day at the park by using an app. We just started using the official Disneyland Mobile App. It shows where you are in the park on an illustrated map (like a cute Google Maps), tells you wait times… 

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