Sunday, April 29, 2012
Miscellaneous Monday - These post will be random tips, thoughts and other cool things I come across.
Wonderful Wednesday - Post on Wednesday's will be about the yummy treats I find and make. From Nourished I bought lots of new cookbooks and I am going to work my way through them.
Fast Friday - Friday post will be fast and easy meals or snack ideas to get your weekend started out right.
There will be other post I make of recipes that don't fit under those topics and I will also be re-posting post from past blogs that I wrote.
Is there anything else you would like to see?
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I also made my own Easter candy for them and took the shimmer dust and used it to paint the chocolates silver and yellow/gold.
I also wanted to try the colors in icing and I did that with the red to make pink for a breast cancer bake sale. I love the color of them and now I can't wait to try the others.
Do you use natural colors and what works for you?
They also fed us wonderful food! Who knew I would have the chance to try duck with a quail egg on it for lunch!! I would have been happy with the standard salad we all eat.
I also made friends with other bloggers I will keep up with like Melanie Angelis, Sarena Shasteen (I will get a post soon about the cans I promise!) and Angela Litzinger!
I had a blast as you can see and I will be pinching pennies to try and go next year. Will you be there?
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I love chili and eating chili three ways is one of my favorite easy meals. I had a package of beef in the fridge I needed to use so I decided it was a chili kind of night.
You need for the chili:
1 pound ground beef
14 oz Brooks ketchup
1 can hot dog sauce
1 T Apple cider vinegar
1 T brown sugar
1 can chili beans
For the extra sauce:
3/4 cup ketchup
1 T Worcestershire sauce
First brown your ground beef and drain all the fat off. Add your ground beef back into your pan and add the ketchup, hot dog sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, and chili beans. Simmer till everything is warm.
For the extra sauce to drizzle on combine the second amount of ketchup and worcestershire sauce.
A few notes about this recipe. Make sure you read your labels!!! There are brands out there that have gluten in them so do your research first. When I made it tonight we didn't have any hot dog sauce so I added in two cans of chili beans. The great part of this recipe is that you can change it to your taste. If you like it hot use hot chili beans or if not use mild ones. Brooks Ketchup is local to the Midwest and has vinegar and other spices in it. If you can't find it use regular ketchup and add a bit more apple cider vinegar and worcestershire sauce to the chili.
When it is done it is time to assemble.
Cook your favorite gluten free pasta and then top with the chili and extra sauce. You can also add cheese (I used daiya) and onions to make it a five way.
What is your favorite way?
Thursday, April 12, 2012
I am on my was to Nourished and the Gluten Free expo. I can't afford to buy evey meal out so we packed lots of food. We have a cooler full of premade meals that we can warm in the hot pot. We are driving so we also have lots of space to fit all the food we packed. Some of my favorites are Kind Bars, freeze dried veggies and fruit, hummus, Crunchmaster crackers, and my down fall is Goody Good Stuff Summer Peaches. I love them! They also make strawberries and cream snacks and cola bottles. Yes they taste like old school cola bottles but the peaches are my favorite. They are free of gelatin, gluten, dairy and artificial colores and flavors.