Sunday, December 28, 2014
1. Set the table the night before, that way you don't have to even think about plates and forks in the morning.
2. Take the deli meats and vegetables out of the packaging and set them on a plate, it gives it a classier look.
3. Light some candles. Candles=classy.
4. Get egg cups. I mean, what's cuter than a little cup that holds your soft/hard boiled egg.
5. Charger plates add a splash of color to your place setting.
6. Add wine glasses to your breakfast table. It's more fun to drink milk and juice out of it! Bonus-add a cloth napkin.
7. Add a variety of cheeses to the table, as it allows people to choose which cheese they'd like. (We also had a variety of deli meats: turkey pastrami and roasted turkey breast.)
8. Have a starter-even at breakfast. We served oatmeal (gluten-free of course.)
9. Make sure your bread is separate from the other bread. As my guests aren't gluten-free, their bread was in a separate bowl than mine. Fun fact-my bread is actually a gluten-free crisp bread from Norway! So, if you're ever in Norway, pick some up, it's DELICIOUS. (Plus you don't need a toaster.)
Sprucing up your breakfast table really makes your guests feel welcomed and gives you bonus points as a host!
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Black olives (I chopped up some from a pan.)
Gluten-free tortilla chips
Optional: fry some ground beef in a pan, you can add some taco seasoning if you'd like.
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
2. Bake the tortilla chips and the cheese until the cheese has melted.
3. Add all the other ingredients on top.
You have an easy dinner that is more than just nachos and cheese!
Sunday, December 14, 2014
It made it eclectic, but at the same time it made it seem like I made a bunch of different muffins instead of just one kind :). All I needed to do was follow the directions on the packet! Sometimes it's just easier to get a mix instead of making it from scratch (I was in a time crunch at the time). Fortunately, ready-made gluten-free mixes are available in most mainstream grocery stores these days!
The next time you head to the store make sure you grab a ready made gluten-free cake mix and try it out! If you want step by step instructions then check out my banana nut bread recipe.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
2 cups milk
1 can light coconut milk
1 tablespoon curry powder
4 cups squash
1. In a pot, cover the squash completely with water.
2. Boil the squash until it's tender.
3. Add the coconut milk, curry powder, and milk.
4. Mix the ingredients together with a hand blender.
5. Heat it on the stove until it's boiling. Once it has boiled, turn it off.
Add one spoon of sour cream and a little bit cilantro, and voila, you have a delicious squash soup!!
Check out my guest post on CeliacCorner, "Living as a Teen with Celiac Disease":)!
I am also Delight Magazine's gluten-free blogger of the week!