Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Autism Research Institute Donates Books For Gluten Free Twitter Party

Autism Research Institute (ARI) is donating three sets of books for the gluten free twitter party that is taking place on Friday, April 3, 2009. Panel members are set for discussions at 9AM, 1PM and 7:30 PM pst. This is the time prizes will be given away. There are three copies of each book for the giveaways, meaning three sets during each time slot - each done individually.

Special Diets for Special People: Understanding and Implementing a Gluten-Free and Casein-Free Diet to Aid in the Treatment of Autism and Related Developmental Disorders.

The Kid-Friendly ADHD and Autism Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet.

Nourishing Hope for Autism: Nutrition Intervention for Healing Our Children.

For more details on the gluten free twitter party, please see the panel members post.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Das Foods Caramel Candy Assortment for Gluten Free Twitter Party

A gluten free caramel candy assortment is donated by www.dasfoods.com for the 7:30 PM pst time slot of the gluten free twitter party taking place on Friday, April 3, 2009.

This assortment includes Classic, Chocolate & Walnut and Ginger & Pistachio. All their candies are gluten free.

Our Caramels are made 100% natural ingredients – no preservatives or artificial flavors. We try to procure our ingredients as locally as possible.

You can follow them on twitter. For more information on the gluten free twitter party and resources.

Getting Your Kid on a Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet Giveaway at Gluten Free Twitter Party

Jessica Kingsley Publishers has donated the book by Susan Lord, Getting Your Kid on a Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet as a prize at the gluten free twitter party.

The easy-to-follow meal plans, complete with delicious recipes and ingredient lists, will guide you with confidence in providing a nutritionally-balanced diet for your child, as well as healthy meals the whole family will enjoy. Here is a listing of the contents.

Susan Lord is a registered dietitian with the American Dietetic Association. Her daughter was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder at the age of five and has been on a gluten-free, casein-free diet for almost nine years.

The party takes place Friday, April 3rd. I will be giving this book away at the 7:30 PM PST time slot. More details and resources for the party.

Kay's Naturals Protein GFCF Cereal for Gluten Free Twitter Party

One case of protein cereals that are gluten and casein free is a prize at the gluten free twitter party on Friday, April 3, 2009. A case consists of six 9.5 ounce boxes with the winner choosing from:

French Vanilla

Honey Almond

Apple Cinnamon

The nutritional information is found at www.kaysglutenfree.com More information on the gluten free twitter party with resources. This prize/giveaway will be done at the 9AM PST time slot with panel members.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

One-year subscription to GFreeCuisine.com for Gluten Free Twitter Party

A one-year subscription to www.gfreecuisine.com will be given away during the 9AM time slot with panel members at the gluten free twitter party on Friday, April 3, 2009. This is the only gluten free recipe website to offer an automatic grocery list creator.

GFree offers simple and delicious gluten-free recipes, every day. Each week you choose five entrees you'd like to make for the week. Gluten-free bread recipes, freezer recipes and gluten-free dessert recipes are also on the site. Here is a sample menu.

The winner will receive their subscription via email. You can also follow GFreeCuisine on twitter.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Navan Foods Gift Certificate for Gluten Free Twitter Party

Navan Foods is donating a $25 gift certificate along with free shipping for the gluten free twitter party being held on Friday, April 3rd.

You can visit Navan Foods at their website. This is an allergy free food shop that understands food sensitivities. Their physical shop is located in Virginia.

This prize is for US twitter members only.

RSVP for gluten free twitter party.

Receive a Copy of Nourishing Hope for autism at Gluten Free Twitter Party

The Nourishing Hope for Autism: Nutritional Invention for Healing our Children book is written by Julie Matthews, who is a leading US autism nutrition expert and Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) Practitioner helping parents worldwide find hope and healing for their children on the spectrum.

Although the image shows a DVD this giveaway during the gluten free twitter party is for the Book. The book will be given away during the 7:30 PM PST time as there are autism parents on that panel.

Nourishing Hope for Autism is an autism diet book for parents that provides the scientific explanations for why and how autism diets work to help recover children from symptoms of autism. It shows how to successfully implement diets and cook creatively for families - even picky eaters! Used by parents and autism physicians, this book gives practical steps for dietary intervention, a roadmap for getting started as well as evolving and customizing the varied approaches.

Through her autism nutrition practice, Julie provides one-on-one parent counseling, an online resource center, and autism diet intervention tools. She welcomes families from diverse backgrounds from cities, suburbs, towns and rural areas in the US and abroad. You can visit the nourishing hope website for more details.

Gluten Free Party Beans for Gluten Free Twitter Party

The good news for families is that JellyBelly beans are gluten free and Kosher for Easter and Passover. partybeans.com is donating 10 giveaways for the gluten free twitter party that takes place on Friday, April 3rd.

Each of the 10 winners will receive 5 "small snip snap tins" that are shown at the website to the left. The candy stays fresh and preserved in the tin.

Winners of these tins can upload their own photo, add text, and choose their favorite JellyBelly flavor, plus wwww.partybeans.com will ship the tins out to them. There will be a code sent to the ten winners to place their orders online.

The son of the CEO of partybeans is on the autism spectrum. Portions of sales go to autism research.

Flavors include - lemon drop, blueberry, cappuccino, Dr Pepper, orange juice, island punch, cotton candy, mango, cinnamon, chocolate pudding, plum, root beer, pina colada, peanut butter and many more to choose from.

RSVP for gluten free twitter party - Friday, April 3rd

my twitter ID

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Gift Baskets from Shabtai Gourmet Brand of Gluten Free Cakes & Cookies

My 14 year old son and I have become fans of the gluten free desserts from
www.cinderellasweets.com and are happy to spread the news that they are donating three different gift baskets for the Gluten Free twitter party on Friday, April 3rd.

You will have a chance at winning the contents below at 9AM, 1PM and 7:30 PM pacific standard time.

Each gift box will include:

Devils Food Seven Layer Cake

Raspberry Roll

Meltaway Crumb Cookies

Florentine Lace Cookies

Brownie Bites

Please join the party. Follow the panel members on twitter. Leave your twitter ID at the RSVP page and check out the resources page.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Panel Members for Gluten Free Twitter Party

The panel members for the Gluten Free Twitter Party that takes place on Friday, April 3, 2009 are listed below with their twitter id. Please make note these times are Pacific standard time:


gfhomemaker - Linda Etherton is a gluten-free wife and mom who enjoys cooking and baking. Her website is The Gluten-Free Homemaker - preparing gluten-free food the whole family enjoys!

lend4health - Tori Tuncan runs Lend 4 Health. Lend4Health facilitates community-based, interest-free "micro-loans" as a creative funding option for individuals seeking optimal health. Tori has a GFCFSF Blog.

Switch2GF - Mike is a struggling gluten-holic! His website Switch 2 gluten free has gluten-free jokes and celiac sandwich recipes. The first 3 people to post good, unique questions, for the party in his article will get a free GLUTEN FREE Wristband!


Hellokittiemama - MaryTara writes on New Jersey Shore life with Autism, the Gluten & Casein free diet, a neurotypical diva, and then some at The Bon Bon Gazette. She can also be found at New Jersey Moms Blog.

ElizbethChannel - Liz is a quirky Christian mom makes humorous (and sometimes serious) observations about accidental homeschooling and the autism spectrum blogging at Three Channels.

KarinasKitchen - Karina cooks, paints, edits scripts and is known as the Gluten Free Goddess. Her blog has a section on how to start living gluten-free.

7:30 PM

momcooksgf - Karen Fine is a Mom, wife and author who writes about gluten free living. She is also Co-founder and Executive Director of Gluten Free Foundation. Her book, How I Eat Without Wheat tells the story of a young boy who eats gluten free to restore his health.

tcdzomba - Thomas is a Husband, Father of 4, autie dad who writes about adventures in Gluten Free/Casein Free Living at The GFCF Experience. He can also be found at The Autism Experience.

sendchocolate - Tina Cruz is a friend to social media, mom, homeschooler and founder of autism sucks. She has a child on the gfcf diet for over five years. Her blog is send chocolate plus she is the Editor for Special Needs Parenting at Type A Mom.

5DollarDinners - Erin is a SAHM attempting to make $5 Dinners every night! She has the 5 dollar dinner site as well as a gluten casein soy free site that has recipes, tips and hints for those on a gfcfsf diet.

Food Allergy/Epi-Pen Panel Members

To tweet on the topic of food allergies and the epi-pen are the following twitter members.

9 AM

bestallergysite - Ruth Smith is the Editor of Best Allergy Sites, the largest directory of general allergy and food allergy web sites and blogs.

1 PM

7:30 PM

Foodallergybuzz - Jennifer has a child with a peanut allergy. Jennifer owns fab snacks. She can be found tweeting as fabsnacks. Jennifer also runs the blogs peanut free baseball and food allergy buzz.

Please check out the Resources I have been gathering on these topics.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

RSVP for Gluten Free Twitter Party

Please join the Gluten Free Twitter Party that is set to take place on Friday, April 3, 2009. This is coinciding with my 49th birthday. There will be panel members to share their experiences plus answer any questions you may have. Feel free to post any questions in the comment section here and I will tweet them to the panels that are set for 9AM, 1PM and 7:30 PM PST. Please do note this is pacific standard time as I am located in California and these times are doable for me and cross over timezones to cover more twitter members.

The hashtag to be utilized for the gluten free twitter party is #gfree. There are various twitter applications that you can use. I prefer www.summize.com where you would just type in #gfree and follow along in real time with the other twitter members. I keep a window open from panel member(s) and summize. When you hit reply in summize it opens a new window in twitter with the @ sign ready to respond to that twitter member. You might want to close window when it has finished posting. You will also need to make room in your tweet for the #gfree hashtag.

There is also www.tweetchat.com where you would sign in using your twitter ID and password and when it asks what room to enter you would type in #gfree. I have tried it a few times. You do not have to keep typing in the hashtag if you use tweetchat.

Another option is to utilize www.tweetdeck.com. I went there once and got lost so never tried to figure it out. There are many twitter members that use this if you seek guidance. I would test it out now with other twitter gatherings that take place on a weekly basis like Monday nights it is #journchat and Tuesday evenings it is #gno (girls night out).

I suggest trying these out if you are new to twitter to see how real time chat events work and how they flow, etc. When you RSVP below in Mr Linky you will be using your twitter ID, not a website as this is a twitter party and going to your website is not going to help another twitter member follow you at the party.

The party is not just on gluten free, but also covering gluten casein free, otherwise known as gfcf, also gfcfsf (soy free) there is also dairy free (casein) and nut free. Some may be going over food allergies, covering preparing lunches for school, implementing a diet or lifestyle change with the whole family, how to handle birthday parties, school parties, holidays, visiting relatives and if special notations on food containers or the person is necessary.

Discussion on how to get an Epi-Pen funded and how to inform other parents at school if contamination is a life threatening issue. We will learn where to get recipes, how to cook from scratch and which sites sell the mixes and other food related products.

Panel members will tweet about books they utilized when starting a lifestyle change and which magazines they subscribe to, which restaurants have a gluten free menu. Prizes will be given out at the panel times that relate to the topic.

RSVP with your twitter ID

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