Sunday, June 29, 2014

Dempsey Bakery

When you go to a bakery, you will see pastries lined up, modeling for the hungry eye. You'll see them decorated oh so carefully, but you just turn away, as you know you won't be able to eat them. Honestly, I've gotten used to it. Despite this, I still want the experience of going to a bakery and knowing that I can eat EVERYTHING.  Nikki Everett first introduced me to a great milk cake when she came to St. Louis, and she said it came from a place called the Dempsey Bakery that's located in Little Rock, AR. I shrugged and took a bite of the milk cake, and it was as if my taste buds decided to take a trip to heaven. I honestly have NEVER tasted a cake with that consistency. So, I may have eaten almost the entire cake in one day (hey I'm human right?). The funny thing is that if I hadn't come to Little Rock for the GFAF Wellness Event, I would have probably taken the trip just to go to the bakery.

The Dempsey bakery is an entirely gluten-free bakery, where you can browse many different selections knowing that you can eat EVERYTHING. It is also nut and soy free! I honestly felt so at home when I walked into the bakery. Mrs. Dempsey is the sweetest person, and she reminds everyone of a grandma you can go to when you are hungry :). She is honestly so welcoming, and I love the layout of her bakery- you will want to spend time there.
The blogger dinner for the GFAF Wellness event was at the Dempsey bakery, and I went to sleep that night with a VERY happy tummy.
Please 'like' her on Facebook, and be sure to stop by her bakery! When you do so, please say hello from me!
Doesn't she make you want to go visit her? (By the way her milk cake is amazing, please try some.)


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

GFAF Wellness Event in Little Rock, AR Recap

I had a great time at the GFAF Wellness Event in Little Rock, AR on Saturday! Thank you to everyone who made it out to the event, as I got to speak to so many great people!

Here's the recap:

Friday, June 20, 2014

GFAF Wellness Event in Little Rock, AR

Are you in the Little Rock, AR area? If so, come out to the GFAF Wellness Event in Little Rock, AR to sample delicious treats, and hear fabulous people talk. The good news is that I'm one of those fabulous people. I went to the event in St. Louis, and LOVED it, so come on out! The event is going to take place on June 21 from 10 am to 3 pm (come and go as you please), and will be at the Metroplex (Clear Channel Building.) Tickets are $10 for adults, and children enter for free.

Click here for more information about the event in Little Rock.
Click here to go to the event's homepage.
Click here to go to the event's Facebook page.

I hope to see you all there :)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Dinner and a Movie with Friends

Yesterday, I went to see The Fault in Our Stars with a few friends! *tears* I have to admit I did shed a few tears while watching it, so the tissues came in handy :). But before the movie, we had a DELIGHTFUL dinner at California Pizza Kitchen. We all decided to share, so we got two gluten-free pizzas and a salad. We ordered the Waldorf salad, a barbecue chicken pizza, and a margherita pizza. Personally, I loved the Waldorf salad and the margarita pizza the best, but that's just because I'm not much of a barbecue pizza kind of girl :).


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

My Quick Fix Spaghetti Casserole

 I was really tired and not in the mood to cook today, but I managed to make this super easy spaghetti casserole that tasted marvelous (so I really had to share it with all of you.)

Pasta (I used brown rice pasta)
3 mushrooms
A quarter of an onion 
Canned tomatoes (we canned our own)
Olive oil
Herbs like rosemary and parsley flakes

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Cook the pasta and add a dash of salt as it boils. (I cooked the pasta for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.)

3. After you drain the pasta, add a dash of olive oil and stir it around to make sure the spaghetti doesn't clump up.

4. For the sauce, sautee the onion and the mushrooms.

5. Add the canned tomatoes, (dash of) parsley flakes, and (dash of) rosemary, and let it sit for about 12 minutes with the lid on. 

6. Mix the spaghetti and the sauce and add it to a baking pan. 

7. Sprinkle shredded cheese and sausage pieces on top, and add it to the oven.

8. Take it out when the cheese is completely melted and your house smells heavenly.


Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Perfect Soft Boiled Egg

The other day, my family and I were watching America's Test Kitchen on pbs, (obviously drooling) and we learned the foolproof method to make the perfect soft boiled egg. I turned to my mom and said, "pfft I'm sure that doesn't work." So the next day I tried it for breakfast, still not entirely sure if it would work. But lo and behold it did!
Here is the foolproof method for making soft boiled eggs:

1. In a pot, cover the bottom of the pan with one inch of water.
2. Bring it to a boil, and then add as many eggs as you'd like.
3. Cover the pot with a lid and then wait 6 and a half minutes.
4. Drain the hot water, and rinse the eggs with cold water.

Voila, you have a foolproof method of making soft boiled eggs. And the best part of this method is is that you can use as many eggs as you want, and the amount of water and the time it takes remains the same! Note that I couldn't find those egg holder thingies, but that didn't stop me from enjoying it!


Sunday, June 1, 2014

GFAF Wellness Event Recap

So yesterday was the GFAF Wellness Event, and it was a blast! I met so many new people and vendors and tasted so many delicious items!!
Here's the recap:
Andrea had so many delicious cakes and breads!
You NEED to try Ellbee's garlic spreads. It spiced up bread for sure!
I never knew that coconut tasted so good!
Gluten-free for Men taught me that you can use barbecue sauce as a dip!
I got to meet Gluten-free Hungry Girl!
You need to go to The Nest to try their cookies!
Here's my booth! I got to meet the fabulous Huong Dishian, and she has an AMAZING cookbook: Living Free Solutions that is worth checking out!

I also had the pleasure of meeting GF Mom Certified and I'm a Celiac!

If you are in the Little Rock, AR area, come see me speak at the next GFAF Wellness Event on June 21!