Allergy-Free Wednesdays, Blog Hop Week 61: Paleo Ice Cream Sandwiches, Homemade Almond Flour, Amazing Benefits of Seasonal Eating & More!

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Hello and welcome to Allergy-Free Wednesdays (AFW)!

AFW is a weekly blog hop where folks can share their allergy-free cuisine, gain knowledge about allergy related topics/issues and connect with others living or caring for someone with food allergies.

This is a weekly blog hop hosted by myself and 6 other fabulous allergy-free bloggers. Your weekly submissions are shared on all 7 blogs!

Each week, we feature our 3 favorite recipes from the week before as well as the most popular recipe clicked on by our readers. We also pin all of the favorites on Pinterest to bring more love to your sites!

Your AFW hostesses are:

Adrienne @ Whole New Mom

Amber @ The Tasty Alternative

Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal

Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry

Michelle @ The Willing Cook

Nancy @ Real Food Allergy Free

Tessa @ Domestic Diva

What can I link-up on AFW?

  • We welcome allergy-free cuisine in any shape or form
  • Tips & allergy related articles/information are welcome
  • Food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities all welcome
  • Rules & Guidelines *Please provide a link directly to your post (not your homepage).
  • Please provide a link back to our weekly blog hop somewhere in your post.
  • Past and current recipes welcome.
  • Please provide a description of your recipe, such as DF (dairy free), GF (gluten free), SF (sugar free), V (vegan), etc.
  • Recipes do not have to be free of all common allergens, just allergy-free in some way.
  • Two weekly submissions max please.
  • Grab yourself a badge and help support Allergy-Free Wednesdays and the allergy-free community.
  • Entries that don’t comply with stated rules and guidelines will be respectfully removed.

Please leave a comment after you link-up and tell us about your weekly submission(s). We love to hear from you!

By linking up, you agree that I may make use of any applicable pictures in my Allergy-Free Wednesday posts, and that, by your entering, you are giving permission to use them and/or re-pin them via Pinterest. You also, by entering, guarantee that the picture is not someone else’s work , or else has a broad license (for example with stock photography put in public domain).

Here is a key for labeling your recipes:

  • GF= Gluten Free
  • DF= Dairy Free
  • SF= Refined Sugar Free
  • V= Vegan

Reader Favorite: Easter Berry Cheesecake @ Sweetly Raw

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My Top 3 Picks:

Sweet: Paleo Ice Cream Sandwiches @ Oatmeal with a Fork

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DIY: Almond Milk and Almond Flour @ Live Right Be Healthy

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Informative: Amazing Benefits of Seasonal Eating @ A Harmony Healing

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Please visit the other 6 Allergy-Free Wednesday hostesses (blog links can be found above) for their recipe highlights.

Thank you for visiting Allergy-Free Wednesdays!


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Lime and Wild Orange Essential Oil Giveaway ($32 Value)!

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As many of you may have noticed, I have started to incorporate doTerra essential oils into some of my recipes over the past few months. Why? A few reasons, but mainly they taste fantastic in homemade dishes, beverages, teas and so much more. Additionally, they are incredibly beneficial for you.

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I am excited to be giving away two of my favorite essential oils for cooking and baking: Lime and Wild Orange. I have recently used these oils in my Pistachio Gelato, Orange-a-licious Smoothie and  No-Bake Key Lime Pie recipes among others.

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My good friend Jaime made an awesome homemade guacamole with lime essential oil and a Wild Orange Cacao Chia Pudding recently that is divine.

To enter the Giveaway, simply leave a comment letting me know what your favorite essential oil is.

The Contest will end at midnight on March 27, 2013. The winner will be selected from



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Lean and Clean Product & Program Winner + Discount for YOU!

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The lucky winner of the Lean and Clean Program Giveaway, a $250 Value! (generated by is…

# 7 Kim Ledford (“I would like to be a cleaner eater in 2013 and a cleanse would be a great way to start. I have never done one.”)

Please email me at with your address and your products will be mailed out to you!


For those of you who entered but did not win, do not despair!

I am happy to offer you free shipping (a $15-20 value depending on your preferred program) to those who register for the Lean and Clean Program or the Cleanse and Tone Program. What are you waiting for?! Get started today!

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to receive $300 in free health coaching personalized just for YOU!

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Valentine’s Day Gluten-Free Roundup!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

While I had plans to make a heart-shaped dessert for you guys (I even have cute heart shaped cookie tins!), the treat is going to have to come a little later this month. Instead I have compiled some sweet treats from a few of my fabulous gluten-free blogger friends.

Delightful Vegan Double Chocolate Cake @ The Tasty Alternative

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Homemade Healthy Mounds @ Tessa Domestic Diva

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Chocolate Coconut Mousse @ Peanut Butter & Peppers

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Homemade Sugar Free Chocolate Bars @ Allergy Free Alaska

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Raspberry Chocolate Ice Cream @ Laura’s Gluten Free Pantry (I will be making this again for my sweetie!)

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I hope you enjoy some tasty treats today!

This was shared on Whole Food Fridays.

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Now Offering Two Exciting Cleanse and Weight Loss Programs!

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As a health coach who is passionate about helping others feel and look their best from the inside out, I am excited to be launching two exciting and effective programs for you, my loyal readers. As of today, I am now offering a Cleanse and Weight Loss Program AND a Cleanse and Tone Program to interested individuals. I also offer individual and group health consultations.

Both programs are incredibly beneficial to anyone suffering from celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and/or other allergies. These programs and their amazing products will help improve your overall colon and intestinal health. Since so many of the diseases and illnesses that plague us today originate in our gut, removing toxins that are stored in our colon can help us feel and look tremendously better. Common outcomes of completing a cleanse include more energy, improved mental focus, better digestion and healthy weight loss.

 The Cleanse and Weight Loss Program and the Cleanse and Tone Program focus on helping the body detoxify and remove toxins over a 30 day period. The Cleanse and Tone Program helps our bodies receive the critical trace minerals that are often missing in our modern food while the Weight Loss Program assists in removing unwanted pounds in a healthy sustainable way. 

 The Weight Loss Program consists of a colon cleanse comprised of herbal tablets, activated charcoal, and an intestinal toner. Additionally, you will use part of the BeNew system called BElean™. Based on the science of thermogenics, BElean™ helps you unleash your weight loss and fitness potential by harnessing your body’s own furnace. The cutting-edge ingredients in BElean™ boost your natural energy and metabolism throughout the day. As part of your program, you will also receive recipes and exercises designed by Mitzi Dulan, who’s earned the title of “America’s Nutritionist.” You will also receive Personalized Guidance by registering for private health coaching calls, webinars, and postings on our exclusive Facebook group. Additionally, there are apps and online support.

 The Cleanse and Tone Program includes the Colon Cleanse as well as a liquid, whole food supplement which helps remineralize the body as so many of us are deficient in trace minerals from depleted agricultural soils.

My goal with both these programs is to shift your way of eating into one that is more nourishing and satisfying, bringing you greater health and vitality! The original value of each program is $300 as participants receive biweekly individual and group health coaching, as well as a compilation of my cleansing recipes. Yet the special I am offering you today is only $140 + shipping and handling for the Weight Loss Program and $130 + shipping and handling for the Cleanse and Tone Program!

Each program is available to 10 participants for a total of 20 participants. Please leave your contact information in a comment below or email me at to get started today! I am looking forward to working with you and helping to support a healthy, cleaner, leaner YOU!

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