Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014 Recap!

Thanksgiving has come and gone again :)! I got to spend it with my wonderful family, and got to eat delicious food. It actually snowed here the day before Thanksgiving, allowing us to enjoy a white Thanksgiving (it's not often that that happens...).

I was working on my next single during the day, so I was unable to make a delicious dessert from scratch this time around. That's when a pack of gluten-free instant chocolate pudding came in handy. All I had to do was add 2 cups of milk and voila, I had dessert!

I started off the day with a hearty breakfast! (And I of course drank my hazelnut creamer infused coffee.)

I actually didn't eat lunch in anticipation for the dinner :).

Here is the....drum roll....turkey!!! It's my dad's boneless turkey, and I can certainly vouch for it.

Here I am modeling the dessert.

Here is the dessert modeling itself.

Here is my fabulous family!


I have the best recipe in store for you guys! Stay tuned for it next week!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Gluten-free Fruit Compote

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! In my house, my mom prepares the side dishes, my dad prepares the turkey, and I prepare the dessert :)! Here is a prospective dessert for this Thanksgiving! It originates from 17th century France and is made of whole/pieces of fruits/berries in a sugar syrup and spice mix.

1 cup sliced apples
1 cup sliced pumpkin
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 tablespoon of cornstarch diluted in 1/4 cup of water.

1. Combine the ingredients (excluding the diluted cornstarch) in a saucepan over medium, cooking until everything is tender.
2. Whisk in the diluted cornstarch mixture.
3. Let it cook additionally for about a minute, and pour the mixture into individual containers, and let it cool down before you eat it! I used a wine glass for a classy look :).

You can also add dash of Greek yogurt or  heavy whipping cream on top as well as walnuts!

Click here to check out another delicious dessert: Creme Caramel!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Gluten-free Waffles

Good morning everyone! This morning I was craving waffles, and decided to try out a new gluten free waffle mix. Also pictured: My article in Allergic Living Magazine! I'm in the fall edition!! Be sure to check them out!!

Think.Eat.Live Waffle Mix, or a waffle mix of your choice
4 Eggs
1/3 cup+4 tbsp Milk
4 tbsp of oil

1. Mix the eggs, milk, and oil together.
2. Add it to the waffle Mix.
3. Spray oil onto your waffle maker (I just dipped a paper towel in and spread the oil onto it like that.)
4. Completely cover the bottom half of the waffle maker and "bake" until done!

Now for the toppings! I'm not really a syrup person, so today I created my own topping. I took some whipping cream, a tablespoon of sugar, and three tablespoons of gooseberry jam. (Click here to find out how I made my own jam.) I blended it until it had the consistency of whipped cream!


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Gluten-Free Taco Dinner

Yesterday we decided we all wanted tacos, and it wasn't that hard to make :)! Check out this deliciousness!

1 lb ground beef (We used grass fed beef)
1 box of taco shells of your choice
1/2 onion
1 packet of ready made taco seasoning mix. (We used Old EL Paso Original Seasoning Mix
3/4 cup water
Shredded lettuce
Diced tomatoes
Grated cheddar cheese

1. Brown ground beef in skillet  over medium heat. Drain. Add water and taco seasoning mix. Mix well. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10 -12 minutes.

2. To prepare the shells preheat the oven to 350 f. Heat the shells for 4-5 minutes until desired crispness :).

3. Fill and garnish. Fill each shell with 1-2 tbs of meet.  Top with lettuce, tomatoes, sweet onions and cheese. You can also mix in sliced avocado and sour cream.

Voila you have delicious, easy-to-make tacos!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Switch Witch

Allergy UK
If your child went out trick-or-treating yesterday, you probably have a huge pile of candy stashed somewhere. Some of that candy might not be safe for your child, and thus, the switch witch must come and magically wisk away the unsafe candy and replace it with safe candy! Check out Allergy UK on facebook, as they were the ones who posted this great idea!

"We heard a great Halloween idea today!

Introduce the 'Switch Witch' to your little one's Halloween excitement. Let them know that if they leave their collected treats out when they go to sleep, the Switch Witch will fly in on her broomstick and swap all the things they shouldn't have for an even better (and safe) pile of goodies!

The Switch Witch will bring you peace of mind whilst making their Halloween memories even more magical. The Switch Witch could even leave a toy in place of the sweeties!

Good luck Switch Witch, it will be a busier night for her than the Tooth Fairy!"
-Allergy UK