Mission Statement

Living & Loving Gluten & Casein Free is an informative and creative blog to enlighten those facing the challenges of a Gluten Free Casein Free lifestyle! There are original recipes and other recipes I have acquired along my GFCF journey! With tips, tricks and modifications to enhance your recipes and entice your taste buds. Topics include trips to the grocery store to find the best products available, awareness of ingredient labels, money savings with on-line ordering and understanding and providing answers in overcoming your daily frustrations and challenges. The blog will also take on issues with eating out, family meals, children lunches, traveling and planning for meals on the go. Living & Loving Gluten & Casein Free is here to lend a hand and to demonstrate the most effective and delicious ways to cook GFCF and stay within your budget.

Cheers! Ashley Lyerly

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Target now has some great Gluten Free Casein Free items....I couldn't believe it. Mac loved the Ian's GFCF chicken nuggets and I could only ever find them at Whole Foods. Whole Foods has not had them in maybe 6 months, we found them at Target along with Udi's bread etc. Thanks Target!

GFCF Ahi tuna slider with Asian broccoli slaw and wasabi mayo

This one is my husbands creation....

Ahi tuna seared rare
Wasabi mayo
Asian Broccoli slaw
Schar Gluten Free Dinner rolls

I will get the recipe and upload, so good!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Leftover Gluten Free Turkey Pot Pie

I used all of my Thanksgiving leftovers for this!  So yummy!

1 1/2 T Gluten free flour
1/2 t curry
1 T soy butter
2 cups left over veggies of choice-peas, corn, green beans, carrots
3/4 cups Gluten free chicken broth
1/2 cup Casein free milk-soy, rice, coconut
2 cups left over turkey
1 Prepared Gluten Free Pie Crust
Preheat oven to 350, cook pie crust to specifications.
Melt butter in large skillet, stir in flour and curry powder until it comes together. Mix in broth and milk stir into flour mixture. Bring to a boil, salt and pepper, stir in veggies and turkey. Pour into baked pie crust, top with leftover mashed potatoes. Bake for about 15 more minutes.
Serve with naturally Gluten Free Cider!
**Tip-I prefer canned coconut milk for the turkey filling. It is very thick like cream. 

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Waldo Pizza-Gluten Free Menu

One of our favorite local pizza places, Waldo Pizza in Waldo, has a huge gluten free menu; sandwiches, bread sticks, pizzas and even desserts!  They have gluten free pizza crusts and also gluten free and vegan (no dairy or egg) crusts along with vegan cheese! So perfect for my son Mac who is Gluten and Casein free. 

What goes better with pizza than beer? They carry at least three different gluten free beers and one of my favorites is Greens Discovery Amber!!!  Thanks Waldo Pizza!


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Jazz-Gluten Free Menu

 Jazz a Louisiana Kitchen has a Gluten Free Menu! I went there last week and had the Cajun Stir Fry with Chicken, Shrimp and Beef and a side of new potatoes. It usually comes with rice but the rice must have a roux or something in it as it was not gluten free. Try it out!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Blue Koi

Blue Koi has two KC locations, Leawood and Kansas City. They have an allergy menu that list menu items that are or can be gluten free. Also list items that are or can be peanut free.

I had the house salad and the chicken lettuce wraps!  Yum! Just ask for their Gluten Free menu!


Kansas City Restaurants with Gluten Free Options

I am going to start posting Kansas City restaurants that have either Gluten Free Menus, items or options!  There are some great places to go!