Saturday, June 29, 2013

Seven Pounds of Lipstick!

I was shocked to read that the "average woman consumes about seven pounds of lipstick in her lifetime."  (Source:  The Ultimate Guide to Gluten-Free Living).  It is amazing how complicated a gluten-free diet can be, especially when you have to worry about whether or not your lipstick is gluten free!  :)  When I called the company to make sure my lipstick was gluten free, I found out that some types of lipstick the company carried were fine and others had gluten.  It is worth our time to make a phone call about it.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Hey, Sister! That's One Good Green Smoothie!

My sister is an example to me when it comes to healthy eating.  She is amazing!  Don't be hesitant to try this very green smoothie.  It was quite good!

I also enjoyed the taste of the fresh almond milk she made.  Our sister-in-law taught us that once the almonds have been soaked and dried, they can be kept in the freezer.  She usually soaks four cups at a time, and can make about two weeks' worth of almond milk before she needs to soak some more.  Enjoy!

Very Green Smoothie

2 cups spinach
1 1/4 cup almond milk
1 cup frozen peaches
1/2 of a frozen banana
1 tablespoon almond butter
2 drops stevia sweetener or more
1 packet of Nutribiotic Chocolate Rice Protein

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Fresh Almond Milk 

cups water
1/2 cup soaked almonds (soak them overnight in water)
a pinch of salt

Blend for 2 minutes.  Strain through cheesecloth (or clean cotton dishtowel).  

Makes one quart almond milk.  Best if used within three days.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Review of ShirleyJ Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownie Cake

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Wow!!  This gluten-free brownie cake in a cup is AWESOME!  If I could rate this 12 out of 10, I would!  I will have to settle for 10 out of 10.  Amazing!  I shared a bite with each member of our family and even those who can eat gluten were raving about how delicious it is.  Even though I have eaten gluten-free food for the last 10 years or so, I can still remember the taste of cake with gluten, and this is totally comparable.  It was convenient and fun to make it in a mug.  We had to microwave it an extra 20 seconds, and then it came out perfectly.  I can't get over how it is possible to "bake" something in the microwave.  Cool, huh?  And soooo delicious!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Recipe for Corn Chip Salad

This recipe for Corn Chip Salad is super easy.  It can be found in my cookbook.  I hope you will give it a try. This recipe is a great choice when you need a delicious gluten-free salad for a pot luck dinner.

Corn Chip Salad

1 can kidney beans, drained
1 green pepper, diced
3 green onions (with tops), finely chopped
2 tomatoes, diced
1 small bag of Fritos® or other gluten-free corn chips
Kraft® Catalina Salad Dressing

Combine kidney beans, green pepper, green onions, tomatoes and corn chips. Just before serving add dressing and toss until coated.

Serves 5 to 7