Meatballs, without breadcrumbs? Can you DO that? Why yes, yes you can! And, as I discovered today when making these easy grain free venison meatballs, you don’t actually need anything to replace breadcrumbs if you have to eat gluten free. I’ve used oats, leftover quinoa and even psyllium husk as “binders” but really, you don’t even need any kind of breadcrumb-like substance. All you need is some quality meat, an egg,… Continue Reading
Craving pesto but can’t have cheese or nuts? When you need a pesto with no nuts and not cheese, should you even bother? No pine nuts. No cheese. Who does such craziness? Someone in the middle of a THM Challenge who needs a Deep S dish, that’s who. That would be me. The good news is, I whipped up this Easy Spinach Basil Pesto in just a few minutes and… Continue Reading
Have you heard of chana dal? When I first got my Trim Healthy Mama book back in August of 2014, I read about chana dal. I was particularly intrigued by how it is supposed to be a very good carb (yes, there really is such a thing!) for people with blood sugar issues. Since I couldn’t find it locally, I kind of put it on the Fancy THM Stuff To Try… Continue Reading
If you cook, you know how important it is to keep food from sticking, right? Do you use parchment paper often? Does it just burn your cookies to buy something that’s just going to get tossed out? It does mine! I used to think parchment paper was just a frou-frou Martha Stewart thing, but then I tried baking on it and loved the non-stick qualities. I even reused it as… Continue Reading
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
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.