Did you have leftovers this Thanksgiving? We didn't have much but one thing we always end up having for sure is some rice, salad leftovers, and turkey. It doesn't have to be much, but I've got a way to make something that not only tastes good but to make sure you don't waste any food. Completely top 8 allergen and gluten free "cheesy bread," topped with rice and light vegetables.
I had white rice, capers, olives, bacon bits, raw carrot I shredded, and of course turkey I cut up/shredded.
For the delicious allergy friendly bread. I took some dairy free Daiya mozzarella cheese and let it melt and crisp up in the pan. Enough to cover the whole pan surface.
Scoop out a half a cup of all purpose flour. (I used a tablespoon of Bobs Red Mill gluten & wheat free All Purpose Flour AND the rest gluten free King Arthur's All Purpose Flour)
Pour half a cup of milk and stir well. ( I used dairy free hemp milk)
Make sure to have pan nice and hot so dough gets crispy. Pour slowly all over melted and crispy "cheese." Let it cook and crisp, and flip. Secret ingredient if you have any *bacon fat* I had from cooking some dishes with bacon. Take tiny bits and let melt along the sides, it adds a bit of flavor and makes the dough crispier.
Remove the bread, and toss in your leftovers and stir fry for about a minute to heat up. And enjoy.
Sometimes it's about having the right tools and products that help you be a better cook in the kitchen, and this year I was so thankful to have had some great products from Good Cook. This recipe is #87 in the line up of 101 Thanksgiving Leftover recipes on the Good Cook site.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
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"Zombelina loves to dance. She moonwalks with mummies and boogies with bats. She spins like a specter and glides like a ghost and loves to dance for her family the most. When Zombelina enrolls in a ballet class for real girls, her dancing gives everyone the chills! But when her first recital brings on a case of stage fright, her zombie moans and ghoulish groans scare her audience away. Only her devoted family's cheers, in their special spooky way, help Zombelina dance the ballet debut of her dreams."
My 5 year old loved it, and so did my 9 year old niece. Beautifully written, catches a beginner readers attention with rhyme and great story telling while being an adorable unique family story that makes it fun for anyone to read. In the end of the book my son laughed and said "sometimes only your family understands you," he's absolutely right, and I loved that this book made my son say that. Get yours today on Amazon.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
*I received the item/s for the purpose of review. No other compensation was provided. My opinions are a 100% my own.I have been a fan of Enjoy Life Foods since the day I discovered them in search of safe foods for my son a few years back. They are the reason my son is able to have a chocolate chip cookie, or chocolate dipped..anything! I first tried their chocolate chips and fell in love..soon after I tried their chocolate chunks - and of course loved them too. Both so versatile, and I though that was it..until I was recently introduced to the chocolate morsels! It is Dark Chocolate Morsels that take away any sadness you may be feeling about having a restricted diet. Because for the moments that the chocolate is melting in your mouth, and your senses pause just for a moment to only taste that rich chocolate taste..well that's it, that's all you remember. Never mind anything else you can't have, all you'll care about is that you can have these! These are bigger than the chocolate chips in size, and smaller than the chocolate chunks.
Unsweetened chocolate and cane sugar, that's it for the ingredients list! And for those that may not know it is top allergen free, if you have food allergies check out the rest of their products as well.
Melt them and make into a chocolate bar, have it by the handfuls, bake with them..enjoy it how you want, but just enjoy. That's what Enjoy Life Foods would want you to do. I haven't been a complete fan of the changes Enjoy Life Foods have gone through in the past year because due to a change of ingredients my son said goodbye to snack bars he loved, but this kind of change, I approve. I love the chocolate chips, the chunks, the morsels - and hope the ingredients don't ever change. Thank you to Enjoy Life Foods for another delicious addition that means oh so much to us.
Friday, November 22, 2013
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Girl power anyone? The first time I saw the Air Huntress Z-Curve Bow, I noticed all the sparkles! I've seen the green and blue bow before, but this was so "girly" with pink, purple and sparkle. Who said you can't have the sparkle and be sporty too?! With the Air Huntress Z-Curve Bow kids could start their way into the sport of archery by being able to practice indoors and outdoors, safely.
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We went to see Disney On Ice Let's Celebrate, and loved every moment! Although I attended the sneak preview event at Grand Central Vanderbilt Hall earlier this month and had an idea of what to expect, to see the whole show it blew me away.
"sneak peak" of what to expect at a Disney On Ice Let's Celebrate show
The little girl in me couldn't help but keep a smile the whole time, and my children including my one year old loved it! The classics and then some. Truly a magical show, one full of celebrations. Who isn't a Disney fan, but even if there's a chance, they'd enjoy the ice skating performed by the artists.
I've never been to any Disney On Ice shows before but I have been to other live shows, and this beat many by far. I absolutely recommend it, and could tell you all the children sitting around us seemed to really love it as well (and as much as the adults). Many little girls had their princess costumes, it was adorable. If you are or will be in the tri-state area, there is still time to catch a show:
Prudential Center in Newark, NJ (November 20-24)
IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ (November 26 -December 1)
"Background:Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate!
It’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends! Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe. Come join the party when this spectacular ice show visits your hometown!"
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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It's the only tool you'll need when working with a pumpkin.goodcook.com
I took 1/4 cup of dairy free coconut cream, 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar and blended it until light and fluffy.
I mixed in some (about 1 cup) of canned pumpkin I bought (since I couldn't find a fresh enough pumpkin to use fresh) slowly, until well blended.
Pour in a bit of orange juice, or mango juice if you want, it also goes very well. Add any sweet fruit juice you may like to add sweetness. Honey is another delicious option. Mix well.
*I tried Apple Cider and it was very good.
Took them and froze in plastic bowls.
Once frozen, take them out and I used my ice shaver to make delicious shaved ice. If you don't have one of these, you can freeze thin layers at a time, adding thin layers at a time, then brake it up with a fork and serve.
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