Join The Lil Chef and Myself on our "Food Adventures"! There will be recreations of "Old Classics", exploration of new Allergy Free products (as they come out), the making of my many food cravings, and testing of recipes. We are ALWAYS trying to raise awareness of food allergies & intolerances one post at a time. This page Gluten Free, Wheat Free, mostly Allergy Free, hopefully, one day Yeast Free, NO red meat, Dairy, and Lactose Free.
We OFFICIALLY have 7 Days / 1 Week until CHRISTMAS !!!
The Lil Chef is excited today is the last day of school before her Winter Break and later today we will put up the tree!
Yesterday, The Lil Chef requested LiveGFree Chicken Nuggets (from Aldi)
(I'm not sure if it's my imagination or if Aldi really is providing less chicken nuggets for the same Aldi is favorite store of all time right now.
Anyway, while The Miniature Chef ate hers the traditional way, I did this with mine...
I made it into a BBQ Chicken Wrap (ok so I noticed I've been on a little kick here with the BBQ chicken stuff)
I started to put some of the french fries in the wrap but it wasn't enough room with all of the lettuce I put in it. So simple, LiveGFree wrap from Aldi, Salad Dressing, tomato slices, handful of spring mix, GF chicken nuggets, GoVeggie LF cheese slice (not pictured), and Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce and voila! SO Good!
This was a couple of days ago... I think. I bought the Chex GF Clusters Fruit and Oat cereal, finally (about a week or so ago) I JUST tasted it. It's not bad, probably a little better than I expected.
The Lil Chef wanted Ice Cream (Breyers LF ice cream) the other day so what the hay. I accidentally created "pina colada" ice cream. I had two cravings at once. I ALWAYS put pineapple topping on my ice cream but as I was about to close the fridge the Samoa creamer caught my attention and I wondered what it would taste like. I tasted the creamer first hoping it wouldn't mix with the pineapple, then I thought... what if they did touch and mix?! So I tried it and needless to say it was really good and I'm not even a huge fan of coconut or pina colada anything! (imagine that)
We finally finished the last of the stir fry, it was good as usual BUT...I tried to do my mommy thing and switch things up and it didn't go so well this time around so the little one wasn't too pumped to eat it (she said it tasted good she just didn't like the way it "looked"...whatever lol) I mixed it altogether and it was fine.
As most of us know GF bread is very expensive! so certain things the little one and I split like grilled cheese sandwiches. What does Smart Balance, Udi's GF bread, and GoVeggie LF cheese have in common? AWESOMENESS! in other words grilled cheese :-) that was our after school snack the other day.
That pretty much concludes me catching you guys up on what's been going on food wise at home. I now have to work out my holiday cooking schedule for like the next week. I pray the munchkin will not eat me out of house and home. I hope there's enough food here to tide her over. she's little but she EATS.
I'll be back soon with the Christmas Menu.
Grilled Romaine Hearts with Caesar Vinaigrette
Yield: 4 Servings
Ingredients 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice1 small clove garlic, minced½ tsp Dijon mustard¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese (LF or non dairy, I like GOVeggie)salt to tasteOlive oil spray2 hearts of Romaine lettuce
Instructions In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, and pepper. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and season with salt to taste. You can alternately blend the mixture, parmesan cheese included, in a small food processor.Preheat the grill over medium-high heat. Oil the grill's surface. Remove any wilted outer leaves from the romaine hearts, then cut the hearts in half length-wise leaving the end intact so eac…
Hough Bakery By Gail Greenberg&Diane Rolfe Hough Bakery was an integral part of me and my family's lives, (most people in Cleveland for that matter) I was heartbroken when they closed. I have always remembered the cookies and doughnuts from this magical bakery. Their products were like nothing I had ever had before (and it was extra magical because I was so little/young) I have been searching for about 30 years for something similar - no luck... but, thank goodness there are a few recipes floating around the internet! Unfortunately even with Archie's being open, my food afflictions will not allow me to enjoy those old time favorites. Luckily, converting is what I do and that's what this site is about so I will switch some things around and see how it turns out! The recipe below is just ONE of my all time favorites, please enjoy! Memories of a signature blue-and-white, string-tied cake box filled with a streusel coffee cake, hot cross buns, sticky pecan rolls, coconut cho…