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Gluten Free Food Storage?

May 25, 2010

Photo Credit Bad Mouth Blogger

With almost 7 children I have been very lucky to not run into any food allergies with any of my children. Actually, no one in my immediate family has any either. So when my brother married his sweet wife we didn’t quite know what to do with her: ) Bregelle can not have any gluten. It has really been an interesting learning experience for me to learn just how many people this affects and that there is pretty much ( it seems!) gluten in EVERYTHING!

So how do you shop and have a food storage when you are dealing with food allergies?

This is a comment that Bregelle left a few weeks ago on a post that I did:

You are getting me very interested in Shelf Reliance. I would be interested in what of their food products are gluten-free. Most people feel that food storage is a nightmare, but image if you have to figure it out for gluten-free eaters. I have tried talking to other food storage companies and they aren’t very helpful. If you did a post about gluten-free food products, I bet you would have a ton of grateful readers. Thanks for all of the couponing tips.

It got me thinking how difficult it must be to plan for allergies, and even other situations such as diabetes.

The only experience that I have is with Shelf Reliance food, so that is what I have to go with, I am sure that their are many other companies out there that also have gluten free food storage items, I am just not familiar with them.

There are a few things to remember when storing food for a GF (Gluten Free) diet.

First, it’s very, very important to store Xanthan gum and/or guar gum. These are ingredients in any GF bread recipe (including “breads” like pancakes). It makes the GF flours (rice flour, corn flour, etc.) hold together. I know of no GF recipe that doesn’t call for them. Next, you have to remember that eggs are even more important in GF baking than regular baking. They’re the other part of the equation of holding the grains together into a bread product. So it’s critical to store dried eggs.

Because GF grains make a very heavy, dry product unless combined with surprisingly large quantities of starch, you must store starches. Corn starch is easy to buy by the case. You can also store potato starch and tapioca starch. The various starches behave differently, and different ones are called for depending on what you’re making. You could get by with just corn starch if you had to.

The thing that stands out to me the most is that you have to prepare. If you had to start cooking this way overnight you would probably not have much luck. It is going to take some experimenting to see how much and what kinds of extra products you will need to be storing. Also, many regular products and brands have come out with gluten free mixes and products, these are a great way to have a short term food storage and with coupons you can get many of these at a reasonable price.

Shelf Reliance has over 70 items that are Gluten Free, MSG Free and GMO Free. To take a closer look click on the pictures below.

What helpful suggestions do you have for those that have a food allergy and want to have a food storage?

Gluten Free Coupons
Gluten Free Coupons and Coupon Codes
Gluten Free Support
Gluten Free Coupons Mambo Sprouts


Founders Day Sale on Shelving

April 9, 2010
Earlier last month I had found some great deals on shelving, since then I have fallen in love with these products from Shelf Reliance. I decided to become a consultant after seeing the HUGE discounts that I would be able to offer my readers and for myself. You can read my story HERE, I don’t want to go into that all here.

I don’t have much extra time so my time is valuable, as I am sure all of yours is as well. So I pick and choose carefully what I want to be involved in. Every now and then I will post for you the best deals that I can get my readers on these products. Not the everyday prices but things that are really worth while. As it takes quite a sale to get me excited about anything 🙂
Through Sunday the 11th Shelf Reliance is having their “Founders Day Sale” the prices will be BETTER on certain pieces of shelving then even at what I can get them at a Party price. These are the best deals:
The HUGE Harvest 72” Holds 460 cans!
Retail: $459
This Week: $288 + FREE Shipping

The Plenty 51″ Holds 350 cans!

Retail: $299

Sale: $218 + FREE Shipping! The 40 can Cansolidator, holds 40 cans!

Retail: $44.99

Sale: $21.49

My Mother has these in her pantry to see her before and after pictures click HERE!

** Fixed that link, it should work now!
If you are interested in anything and want to order this is what to do to get these prices:

1. Click the links or go to and shop around.

2. Email me and let me know that you are ready to order ( I will create an account for you and add you into a party for April, this will give you the best pricing. I will email you a login and password. I do this aas soon as you email me, I am pretty quick 🙂

3. Once you login, add what you would like to your cart and you will see the lower price reflected. All orders over $199 get free shipping this week. Although, shipping is NEVER more than $15.99 ever on any order! Email me with any questions!


Shelf Reliance Party.

March 25, 2010
This weekend on…

Friday at 7:00pm
Saturday at 8:00pm

If you are in the Houston area, I am having a Shelf reliance party, followed by a “mini-coupon” class on how to get your toiletries for free.  If you are interested in attending, shoot me an email and I will send you directions and information.

Shelf Reliance carries many different functional storage units from small to REALLY large for food storage, pantry’s and your stockpile. They also have a ton of good food (my kids eat it!) for long term food storage. 

I have cut my grocery bill even further by having these food items on hand as staples. If you go to the store without a list on average you spend 40% more. If you send your husbands on their way home to “run in” and grab last minute items you spend on average of 60% more than planned. I am reducing these money pit trips by having all my staples in my pantry all the time. I have powered milk, eggs, butter, all my fruits and veggies and even some meat. If I am out instead of running into the store last minute, I already have them. Saving me lots!


Quick last chance!!

March 13, 2010
Until midnight tonight you can get the Shelf Reliance Cansolidator Pantry for only $21.49 that is 52% off the original price of $45.00!! 

Here is some information!

Featuring SmarTrac technology, the Cansolidator Pantry is a front loading system that automatically rotates up to 40 cans. This adjustable, expandable, stackable system takes the hassle out of can rotation and allows you to organize cans the way YOU want. The Cansolidator is easy to assemble and guarantees a more organized pantry in minutes. Sturdy, compact, and reliable, the Cansolidator Pantry is the perfect stand-alone solution for any pantry.
The Cansolidator Pantry holds both small and medium cans. To determine which can size(s) you’ll be storing, please refer to our can sizing chart.
20″Depth: 16.5″
40 Cans
* Rotates cans on a first in first out basis 
* Holds up to 40 cans 
* Holds over 100 pounds 
* Stores small and medium cans (from tuna size all the way to medium 30 oz. cans) 
* Adjustable width (20″ at its widest)

Also, until midnight you can get the HUGE 72″ Harvest set for $298 down from $459!!
** If you are interested email me and I will set up your cart for shopping!
My email comes in on my phone so I will get it asap…


**HOT** Deal on storage shelving!! 25% off + an additional 15%!!!

March 11, 2010
O.K. I am absolutly FREAKING out abou this deal!!
I have wanted a set of this shelving system for YEARS!! They previously had only sold them at Costco, now you are able to buy them from the company!
I have been saving up to buy a scratch and dent set for a while. I am soooo glad I waited!
From now until March 13th, not only can you get the MOTHER of all storage shelves for a killer 25% off, but as a MyLitter reader, you can get an additional 15% off… bringing the price down to $293.25!! Lower than the scratch and dent price, lower then you can find on ebay and lower than I have ever seen anywhere!
Photo Credit: Utah Preppers

They have tons of different sizes, at all different prices. 

This one is more narrow for a smaller space, I am going to actually get 2 different sizes and am getting the ones that I can get 25% off + the additional 15% off!

There are even different sizes of this kind, they fit right into your pantry or cupboard, this one holds 60 CANS!!! It is only $40.16 with the discount!!

If you have never seen these I am so sorry! You drop a can in and it rolls to the back, this helps me tremendously with rotation and just plain being able to see what I have. Each section is adjustable, so you can slide the sections to fit any size can, like the thin tuna and chicken cans to the huge #10 cans!
Food storage management has never been easier thanks to the Harvest 72″. Featuring patented front-loading technology that automatically rotates cans on a first in first out basis, the Harvest 72″ is the largest, most popular food rotation system offered by Shelf Reliance. This FRS is easy to adjust for different can sizes and boasts the capacity to hold 460 cans. With its easy-fit design and unique features, the Harvest 72″ makes food storage management a breeze.”
I know, I am seriously pathetic that I get this excited about storage, but honestly I am that big of a geek! Any help I can get with organization and storage I am all over it. I am not kidding when I say I have wanted a set for about 12 years, when I first saw one at a Costco….
If you are interested in a set, food storage or even a smaller design email me (  so I can get you the coupon code!

** Update – This is what I had to do, I signed up to be a consultant, so that as a reader you can ALWAYS get 15% off ANYTHING… But, what makes this an awesome deal is that not only will you get the 15% off, but until Saturday you also get the additional 25% off!