There is great news out there for all of you Gluten-Free folks. Someone has finally created a bread that actually holds up in a sandwich and tastes delicious on toast. Yes, it’s rather high in carbs, but that’s what you get when you decide to eat bread, right? Udi’s not only makes great breads, but they have bagels and muffins as well. I am not getting any compensation from Udi’s for sharing this.
To downoad a $1 off coupon for Udi’s Bread, visit Udi’s Website. Then go buy some bread for your gluten-free Thanksgiving guests. They will humbly weep and thank you profusely. I promise. No pressure, Nanna.
As parents one thing we all face, is keeping our energy levels up, as we keep up with our children. This month Whole Foods Market’s current podcast series suggests tips and action steps to support our energy levels naturally and safely. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m not sure what it is about the crispy, crunchy taste of something slightly salty and flavorful, but it’s something I still have a weakness for. Since going grain-free, our “cracker and chip” options are few, but whenever possible I love to transform an otherwise bland vegetable into something delicious and enticing for my kids!
A few days ago I received this box of mandarin oranges from the generous folks at Chaffin Family Orchards. Besides being amazingly pure and beyond organically grown, they are the most delicious mandarins I’ve ever tasted! We have been enjoying these simple treats as a healthy dessert, topped on a delicious salad, and cooked into some lovely dishes. I am working on perfecting a crock-pot Mandarin Shrimp recipe (I’ll post it early next week after my “test crew” weighs in). I am also saving all of the wonderful pesticide-free peels so that I can make candied orange peel and to dehydrate for use in baking as orange zest! I am also going to use some of them to make lacto-fermented marmalade; a super-delicious source of probiotics and vitamin C.
These oranges are seriously the best I’ve EVER tasted. We had some store-bought ones served at our Thanksgiving dinner (we weren’t home) and they came no where near. You can tell by the deep orange color of the flesh and the juice that these are something special.
I remember hearing about people growing up in the Great Depression who were so delighted just to receive an orange at Christmastime. These oranges from Chaffin would truly be gift-worthy! I’m usually not that big of an orange fan because most oranges available commercially are obviously not locally grown and besides they taste–I find— is nothing to write home (or blog!) about. But these…..my, oh my!
Chaffin is a diversified Family Farm with beyond organic practices located in Northern California (which still sorta qualifies as “local” for this Oregonian).
The great news is that Chaffin is running a special for two days!!! Free shipping and their normally $39.99 box (for 15 lbs) is selling for $33.99!!!
Chaffin is also an excellent source of high quality, organic, locally made, extra virgin olive oil! Please go HERE to order Chaffin’s mandarins! Order today for a fantastic deal on a delightful, organic, and healthy treat that makes a fantastic gift!
And stay tuned for my recipe on crock-pot Mandarin Shrimp that is coming down the pike in a few days!!!!
Since going grain-free, one of the things I miss the most is the ease of serving cold cereal for breakfast. Finally I have perfected this simple, filling, and mostly-frugal cold cereal recipe! It’s perfect for camping, on-the-go mornings, or for an afternoon snack!