Fresh Orange Juice!

Orange juice from the local grocery is pretty yummy, don’t get me wrong . . . but do you want to know what’s even better? Fresh squeezed orange juice! The taste is amazing — not to mention there’s only one ingredient . . .¬†ORANGES!

Contrast that with store bought orange juice with its 112 some odd ingredients and that all too popular disclaimer on the front of the package (Made from concentrate). Lol.

Anyway, my grandparents popped in last week on their way back from Florida and brought us . . . Valencia juice oranges! So, needless to say, we made orange juice! ūüėČ (That is right after stopping in to¬†HomeGoods¬†and picking up a juicer) Our juicer is pretty, pink, and best of all — it’s electric! That means you get juice far more rapidly than if you used one of these:

With far less effort than the juicer above and a couple of oranges . . . I got 10 ounces of orange juice. Yay!

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It took me about six medium sized juice oranges to get more than 20 ounces of orange juice. So, I’d call that a success!! If you want a juicer like the one I found at HomeGoods, you’re in luck . . .¬†it’s on Amazon!¬†Next up . . . Ruby Red Grapefruit juice! Yum!

Have any of y’all ever made fresh juice? Let me know in the comments!

Also, don’t forget to check out the¬†giveaway for GFAF Expo tickets!

Keep having a Tremendous Thursday, y’all!!
Love,
Olivia

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I’ve reached 1,000 unique page views in a week!¬†Oh my goodness!¬†ONE THOUSAND UNIQUE PAGE VIEWS!¬†
Y’all! Little old me had an idea a little less than four months ago to share my experiences living Gluten Free.
Lazy old me procrastinated, and didn’t really put effort in until September 16th. But then I started blogging everyday, and Y’ALL started reading what I wrote! I’m so so thrilled, and want y’all to know that this is just the beginning!

So, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your love and support. I really couldn’t do this without all of you.

*****In honor of my first 1,000 unique page views, here’s the first post I ever wrote for¬†Livie’s Gone Gluten Free¬†on July 2nd of this year.

I love Dunkin’ Donuts.

Strange way to start a blog about gluten-free living, I know.

But, I do. Really.

Let’s get some perspective here:
When I was 10 years old, I had my very first Blueberry Cake Doughnut from the aforementioned gluten dealer. It was delicious, and a love affair was born.

Fast forward to the beginning of this year, I had suspected I had a gluten intolerance for awhile. I finally bit the bullet instead of another bagel and decided to eat gluten free. Early on my suspicions were confirmed; Gluten was NOT my friend. So I ditched that selfish witch for new friends like these: Lemon Cookies and Blueberry Waffles.

But something was still missing. I wanted my old friend the Blueberry Cake Doughnut back. I’m sure I¬†could¬†attempt to copycat the deliciousness of the Blueberry Cake Doughnut into a gluten free treat. But what if I’m in a hurry? Homemade doughnuts aren’t a quick food. Though delicious, the average homemade doughnut takes at least an hour to complete. Frankly, I’m a sucker for the convenience of the heavily accented Indian man telling me to “Come to window,” at my local gluten baked goods dealer. It takes all of three minutes to pull up, order, be told to “Come to window.” Pay and leave. What homemade doughnut gives you that level of convenience? NONE! So, now that I’ve thoroughly proven how lazy I am, let me explain why I have rekindled my love for the glutenous baked goods dealer.

Do you see that beautiful liquid on the far left? The one with the blueberry label? THAT my friends is crack in a cup. It’s literally the greatest thing I have ever drunk. And, to top it all off, IT TASTES JUST LIKE THE BLUEBERRY CAKE DOUGHNUT!!! Oh my goodness y’all! You need to go try it, now. It’s the bomb, and I see MANY more in my future. AND, in case it wasn’t great enough that it tastes delicious, the large at my local gluten dealer is 99 cents. Yes, you read that right. Just 99 cents.

It’s the best discovery I have made so far this summer, and their straws are adorable. Slightly reminiscent of¬†this¬†favorite store of mine.

Thank you Dunkin’ Donuts for your blueberry sweet tea! You scored some major points with this one.

Love,
Olivia