Vegan Mac N Cheese | Gluten Free Mac N Cheese It is DAY 29 of "I LOVE Vitamix" month and we are down to the last 3 days of our fantastic Vitamix giveaway. It has been an amazing month of celebration and the response to this giveaway has been literally mind blowing! It appears a lot of healthy piggies want to get their hands on a Vitamix 5200 blender! Don't miss out on your chance to win. Today we continue our love affair with all things well blender with Vitamix Recipe #29: Gluten Free Vegan Mac N Cheese. This quick easy pasta dish is simple and delicious. What I love about this dish is that you can be completing the sauce (thanks to Vitamix) and toppings while the pasta is cooking, and the whole meal can be ready in under 20 minutes, and that includes cooking the cauliflower! I have deliberately left the flavour very mild for children. **If you need to make this sauce nut-free you could blend in some avocado for the creaminess. Trust me, this vegan mac n cheese is delicious!
Perfect Sweet Tea Sweet Tea... Just hearing those words make ya sigh a satisfied sigh... I am a Southern Woman... Southern women love their Sweet Tea... And... I'm gonna let you in on my little secret. I'm not kidding! I never gave it up. I never told. I was a good employee. Well, Guess what?!? Perfect Sweet Tea. bella eats - sharing food + photography from charlottesville va - holiday gift boxes Hello bloggies! Thank you for all of the lovely comments about my cranberry apple holiday pie...it was a big hit at the office holiday party last night! This was my first time using all butter in the crust instead of a combination of butter and lard (I just can't bring myself to buy a tub of lard anymore, even if it does produce a heavenly crust!!!). It tasted great, but the bottom of the pie was really hard to cut. Any ideas why? We had an awesome dinner over at my boss' house last night. The hubb and I were really busy yesterday making boxes for our friends and co-workers. We started with marshmallows Saturday night. ***Update 12.12.2011***It appears that Katie's blog is no longer available, so I've hunted down the recipe for you. Make sure to be quick with getting the marshmallow goo from your mixer to the pan and smoothing it out, it starts to harden pretty quickly. I tried several different methods of cutting, and didn't have any knives that worked for me. This was so fun.
Buttermilk Chicken (Gluten-free) Try Kitchen View! Take your computer to the kitchen and view this recipe full-screen, with step-by-step directions. Enter Kitchen View 1 Place the chicken breasts, garlic, and rosemary in a bowl, and add 1 cup of the buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours. 2 In a shallow bowl, beat the egg with a fork until blended. Parmesan Spread This stuff is addictive when you slather it on crusty slices of Italian bread. It uses ingredients that are the basis of so much of my cooking – fresh Parmesan, garlic, basil and olive oil. You’d think I was Italian or something! I’m not but many years ago my husband swore that with enough garlic and olive oil I’d become Italian. My skin’s not olive yet but, after 25 years, I’ve become an honorary Italian. At least I’ve got the cooking down! Parmesan Cheese, one big brickGarlic, 6 to 8 cloves depending on how garlicky you want itOlive OilCrushed Red PepperFresh Basil Leaves Crush and peel the garlic. Cut the cheese into cubes or chunks. Whirl the garlic in the food processor until it’s just barely chopped. Pulse until the cheese is coarsely crumbled. Gradually pour in a bit of olive oil and pulse until it’s mixed. Add a handful of basil leaves and a dash or two of crushed red pepper. Refrigerate for a couple of hours or overnight before serving. Tagged as: basil, cheese, garlic, parmesan
Fresh Food Friday: 20 Tried and True Freezer Meals Happy Friday! I have to be honest . . . the holidays are SO crazy around my house that the last thing I want to do at the end of a busy day is cook dinner. Between class parties, work parties, family gatherings, and holiday programs (and my husband's brother is getting married the weekend before Christmas!), it is a super busy time! And that is why I am such a fan of freezer meals. At the end of a long day, all I have to do is pull one out of the freezer, pop it in the oven, and dinner is done! When I make freezer meals, I usually set aside 2-3 hours on a Saturday morning and I can whip out 3-4 meals. You will notice that a lot of these recipes are also made in your slow cooker- it is so easy to double a slow cooker recipe (if you have a big enough slow cooker! So here is my collection of some easy and delicious freezer meals . . . you will have to try some out and see what you think! (Click on the link below each picture to go to the recipe) Have a great weekend!
Fresh Food Friday: 100 Healthy Snack Ideas Join our page on Facebook for our latest recipes and projects! Happy Friday! I did pretty well this week . . . I have only caved on one day to a sugary treat (I will be posting the treats later- they were so good! Snacks right around 3 pm each afternoon are my downfall. I am trying to train myself to reach for healthier snacks, but I just forget. So, I have complied this list that I am printing out and putting on my fridge. Here is my list: 1. If you would like to print this list out, you can either click on the "Print Friendly" button on the bottom of this post, or for a printer friendly version that will fit all 100 snack ideas on one page. *Please note that these are just ideas . . . my opinion of a healthy snack! I know that some are not the healthiest options out there, but there are definitely a lot worse things that you could eat! If you are trying to be Healthier...Try using Spark Natural Essential Oils! Here is our simple list of 25 Easy Ways that you can use Essential Oils!
Zuccotto (Grain Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Primal) I think I might be having too much fun with desserts. I haven’t developed a new sweet-tooth, but am fascinated and challenged by just how many recipes there are to create without grains. I fell in love with this dessert many years ago, when I bought a copy of Everyday Italian. Zuccotto is a fancy-looking dessert made from everyday ingredients. Zuccotto (Grain Free, Paleo, Primal, Gluten Free) Ingredients 1 coconut cake, completely cooled (I used this recipe and baked the cake batter in a loaf pan at 325ºF for 30 minutes, or until golden brown) 1/4 cup brandy 2 cups heavy cream (or very cold coconut milk, using this method to whip it) 3 1/2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1 tablespoon honey (I used clover) 1/2 cup slivered almonds, chopped Unsweetened cocoa for dusting Instructions Line a 1.5 quart mixing bowl with plastic wrap, so that the wrap hangs over the side. Whip 1 cup of heavy cream until soft peaks form. Copyright 2013 Deliciously Organic
Chicken Parmesan (Grain Free, Gluten Free, Gaps, Paleo, Primal) For years, my Sunday night ritual centered on a bowl of noodles. Garlic noodles to be exact – buttery, creamy, a little salty and sweet. Since going grain free, I stopped my ritual and I occasionally miss that bowl of noodles. It’s not necessarily the taste I miss, but the comfort of a meal in a bowl, turning a fork round-and-round to collect a mass of goodness, and the spaghetti sauce. Have you seen people talking about the vegetable slicer? I’ve served the noodles with other sauces and vegetables, but pairing them with chicken parmesan is my favorite. Chicken Parmesan with Zucchini Noodles (Grain Free, Paleo, Primal, Gaps, Gluten Free) I prefer to use ghee in place of olive oil in this dish because ghee has a higher smoking point. Ingredients For the Noodles: 2 pounds zucchini, cut into noodles using a noodle slicer 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt For the Chicken: For the Spaghetti Sauce: Instructions Place zucchini noodles in a colander and season with salt. Preheat broiler to high.
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