Ever read the labels on your spices? No? You really should. Yesterday I made a very delicious Coconut Chai Muffin in a Mug using a chai spice blend that I had purchased some time ago. Normally, I read labels very carefully. For some reason I didn’t read the label on this particular item. Had I read it first, it would not have come home with me from the store. It had… Continue Reading
Recently, I made myself a yogurt-based snack that was compliant with Trim Healthy Mama guidelines. After the first bite, I realized it tasted even better than store-bought “light” fruit yogurt. A quick search on the internet revealed that a popular brand of light blueberry yogurt contained fourteen ingredients. And while they proudly declare that they have removed aspartame from their products (smart move!) there were still things listed like preservatives,… Continue Reading
The older I get the more I’m loving spice in my foods. I mean the kind with heat. The hotter the better! My family thinks I’m getting a little loco in the cabesa but whatever. They don’t eat the spicy stuff so there’s more for me, it’s working out pretty well actually. Like this Spicy Sour Cream Sauce that I made for Taco Night this week…I didn’t really want to… Continue Reading
Have you read the ingredients on a bottle of salad dressing lately? Holy cow…since when do you need over 20 ingredients for something as simple as a vinaigrette? Yikes! Especially if some of those ingredients are artificial colorings and preservatives. No thank you. I’ll make it myself, thank you very much.
I. Miss. Bread. Back in 2012, I went gluten free and I miss bread often. I miss being able to just make a sandwich without paying $5 for a teeny loaf of bread. Or eating a warm slice of homemade bread slathered in buttah. Then I found a genius recipe for grilled cheese using bread made of coconut flour. It kind of changed my life. How Coconut Flour Flatbread has… Continue Reading
One of the most used items in my spice cabinet is this Creole seasoning blend. I put it on everything! Of course, I have to take it easy if I’m serving to my family. They don’t like spicy as much as I do. But when it’s just for me, I get pretty liberal with it. I put it on all the things. If you need inspiration, keep reading…