10 Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and there are so many ways to tell all of the dear people in our lives that we love them. Depending on our loves languages, we might communicate this in different ways. Some people enjoy taking their special ones out to celebrate by spending time together. Some people like to write long letters of appreciation and express their affection through words. Others like to show their love on this holiday by making something sweet for their something sweet. If you’re the last one and aren’t sure where to begin, check out these gluten-free Valentine’s Day dessert recipes that will help you communicate to anyone in your life that you care about them.

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BumbleBars on Vashon Island

Back in 1995, Liz made the very first BumbleBar and pretty soon afterward, she and Glenn set up shop on Vashon Island near Seattle, producing and distributing bars. One of the stores where BumbleBars were available was a community staple called True Value. It’s since become an Ace Hardware, but current employee Katy Sassara reports that the store hasn’t lost any of its local warmth and still sells BumbleBars!

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It’s always nice to connect with BumbleBar customers and distributors, but hearing from Katy was especially wonderful because she’s both! She reports some of her early memories of the store and the treat it was to visit and buy a BumbleBar.

As Vashon Island and its local Ace Hardware store hold a special place in our hearts, it was wonderful to read the answers Katy provided for some questions we had:

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What is Kosher?

 

BumbleBar makes simple clean gluten free food for people who want to eat healthy and/or have dietary restrictions. Because of this, we maintain many certifications. We are certified gluten free, vegan, organic, and kosher. Most of us know the first three, but what does kosher mean?

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Tips to Save Money on Healthy Food

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Eating healthy food feels great. It’s better for your brain, your body, and the Earth, but sometimes it’s hard to keep up. When healthy products feel hard on your wallet, we need some extra tips on how to keep our pantries nutritious.

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What do BumbleBar’s certifications mean?

While BumbleBar isn’t one to encourage bragging, we have no problem boasting about our wide variety of certifications. We are certified gluten-free, kosher, organic, vegan and even Safe Quality Food certified! What do these certifications mean? Find out below!

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Vegan, GF, Vanilla Frosting Chocolate Crisp BumbleBars

Do you want to blow your friends away with something delicious, gluten free, organic, vegan and that looks super cool? Then, how about these little beauties? These holiday treats are super easy to make and the perfect snack for a holiday party, potluck or seasonal event! We love how festive and fun they look – and how wonderful they taste! You can order a box of Jr. Chocolate Crisp BumbleBars here. If you would like to try making them, we posted the recipe below.

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Gluten Free Holiday Cookie Recipes

The holidays are just around the corner! I have fond memories of baking holiday sugar cookies with my grandma when I was young and it’s a tradition I hope to carry on. This year I’m going to make a healthier version of the cookies my Grandma & I baked – this time they’ll be gluten free and vegan friendly! After doing a bit of research online, I’ve picked my top favorites; take a peek! These Gluten Free Holiday Cookie Recipes look delicious!

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Ingredient Highlight: Sea Salt

Salt has a pretty bad reputation. The American Heart Association has warned people against too much consumption because it is known to raise the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other fatal illnesses. However, not all salt is bad for you, just table salt. In fact, research has shown that sea salt, also known as organic or natural salt, has a number of health benefits. When natural salt is processed into table salt, it is heated up to 1200° Fahrenheit, completely altering the chemical composition and destroying all nutritional benefits. This is the kind of salt that the American Heart Association warns us about, but it is not the kind of salt that we use here at BumbleBar.

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Are you really as Gluten-Free as you thought?

Eating healthy can get tricky if you aren’t careful – trust us, we know! Diligently double checking nutrition labels and keeping track of what you’re consuming is a great place to start if you’re worried about managing your gluten intake. But for those of us with extreme gluten sensitivities, it’s a bit more complex than simply reading ingredient panels.

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Top Gluten-Free Cities in the USA

Gluten, gluten everywhere, and not a bite to eat. Sometimes traveling with a gluten-free diet can be overwhelming and inconvenient. (Which is why you should always have a BumbleBar handy!) But don’t worry, we have you covered… Try taking a trip to any of the cities listed below and you’re sure to find your favorite gluten-free meal readily available. What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and let’s go!

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