For my own family in our home, none of us appear to have wheat, dairy, gluten, or casein allergies. Maybe it would be better if we did...we wouldn't eat as many carbs!
However, we do have one relative and several friends who can't tolerate gluten and dairy. When people who have these kinds of food allergies come over for a visit or to stay the night, I am usually making various different foods in larger quantities. I don't feel like I can take extra time to figure out how to accommodate my Gluten Free, Casein Free, Dairy Free, Wheat Free guests with homemade recipes.
In the past, what I've done is to purchase a GFCF mix from the store which I can use to make muffins (for breakfast) and another gluten-free mix for making an additional smaller, gluten-free, dairy-free cake, if we are having a birthday party.
While I don't mind making something extra to help out with the needs of our guests, I always feel badly if the end result is something that tastes like cornbread stuffing. Sigh.
My cousin and his wife have a son who has sensitivities to gluten and dairy. For years, she has tried probably every gluten-free, dairy-free mix on the market. According to her, some of them have been okay, while others have not.
She recently found out about Inspiration Mixes, which is a small business/company that began in our area. You can watch the video below to learn more about why they started their business, and how it is different from most gluten-free, dairy-free mixes on the store shelves these days.
Last weekend, she made a gluten-free, dairy-free birthday cake for one of her sons. Her mother-in-law is a professional cake baker and decorator, so Jayne didn't tell her that the cake was a "special" mix. My aunt has been pretty skeptical about gluten-free mixes, as her experience has been like mine...not so appealing to the tastebuds.
However, when my aunt tasted this new Inspiration Mixes cake mix, she couldn't believe that it was a gluten-free, dairy-free cake mix! That speaks volumes to me.
From now on, when I know that I'll be spending time in our home with guests who have special dietary requirements like this, I now know where to turn: Inspiration Mixes.
Here are the mixes currently available:
If you've tried any of the Inspiration Mixes, what did you think?
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