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.
This Errand Day went much smoother than most. It gets crazy! I believe a huge part of the smoothness is the fact that I wasn't rushing which reduced the stress and anxiety by 1000. We also decided to or rather I decided to take The Lil Chef's advice and bring home the things we bought from our side of town before we went to where we used to live (which is in another county and city but it's not too too far away) to shop.
Anyway, look what we ran into in Giant Eagle! I've seen frozen Octopus before but not quite like this, so personal lol. I was fawning over the frozen squid next to it. I reeeeaaaallllyyy want some grilled squid and not in rings. I LOVE Calamari but whole squid & calamari steaks are excellent!
I know I've said this in a post somewhere else on social media but this was our 1st time trying these english muffins and these hands down are the best english muffins I have ever tasted even better than the "normal" ones! The Lil Chef agrees! These are big, fluffy and thick but light at the same time, they toast well and hold smart balance and jelly really well too! lol I Absolutely recommend these if you have not already tried them! Way to go Glutino!!!
I finally got my 1st bottle of Walden Farms! I have not opened it yet so I still have no idea what it tastes like but they get rave reviews so when it's time for my chicken caesar salad I will let you guys know what I think!
Ok I was totally blown away by this. Grapeseed oil usually costs a couple of legs and your kid but this was less than $3 (I believe, maybe less than $4, can't remember) at Aldi! I could not pass this up. Now
I don't want to use it because it'll never be this price again! :'( lol
This is something new from LiveGFree. The Lil Chef picked this up. I take True bars, Kind bars, and things along those lines when I'm out so when my sugar drops or I get hungry I have something healthy to eat. I am interested to see how these compare.
Aldi, you rock for this one! (not that you don't for everything else but...)
This was also a new item. It was right there in the door when you 1st walk in , of course to entice impulse shoppers! I am obviously one lol. This was less than $4 and I love it! No sugar added, 100% juice, not from concentrate, a ton of antioxidants, wonderful! The same bottle at Giant Eagle...almost twice as much! I really like this, I don't know that Aldi will have this again the next time I go but I sure hope so!
SOOOOOOOOO, look what I got! I made it to Walmart to get all the homemade detergent ingredients. (I know how people feel about Walmart) I have not made the detergent yet but I am going to soon! Of course there will be a post for that. I got the container from Dollar General. I was surprised it was as cheap as it was. You can't see the true color of the top but it's a light aqua/turquoise type of deal and that happens to be The Lil Chef's favorite color right now so she keeps trying to take it.
I'm excited to get started making my own...everything!
I have a few ideas for my porch garden as well. We'll get to gardening another day.
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…
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…