- They are easy to make
- You can be creative with the kinds of fruits your family likes
- The kids could help put them together and even learn about making patterns
- There is something about putting fresh fruit on a skewer that makes you want to pick one up and eat it.
- It's a healthful snack/dessert
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
This recipe is free of milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish (the salad dressing contains soy)
Tri-colored pasta (Tinkyada Vegetable Spirals is a Gluten Free option)
Safe Italian Dressing (I have found that Kraft Italian only contains soy)
broccoli florets (raw or steamed)
onion, chopped (yellow or purple..purple adds color)
black olives (I cut mine in half for the kids)
-grape tomatoes or regular tomato seeded and diced
-sweet pepper (any color), diced
-fresh herbs-basil, dill, etc.
grilled chicken sliced, or diced
This is a great "all in one" meal to take to a picnic. Enjoy this beautiful weather!
Friday, March 26, 2010
add a few more ingredients
equals...yummy homemade hummus!!!!
3 tbsp. juice from 1-2 lemons (when doubling, I just use the juice from 2 lemons)
¼ cup water
6 tbsp. tahini, stirred well
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 small garlic clove, minced or pressed through garlic press
¼ tsp. ground cumin
1 tbsp. minced fresh cilantro or parsley (optional)
Combine lemon juice and water in a small bowl or measuring cup. Whisk together tahini and 2 tablespoons oil in second small bowl or measuring cup.
Process remaining chickpeas, garlic, salt, and cumin in food processor until almost fully ground, about 15 seconds. Scrape down bowl with rubber spatula With machine running, add lemon juice-water mixture in steady stream through food tube. Scrape down bowl and continue to process for 1 minute. With machine running, add oil-tahini mixture in steady stream through food tube, continue to process until hummus is smooth and creamy, about 15 seconds, scraping down bowl as needed.
Transfer hummus to serving bowl, (sprinkle cilantro over surface if using), cover with plastic wrap and let stand until flavors meld, at least 30 minutes. Drizzle with olive oil and serve.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Things You'll Need:
Wooden Easter Eggs
Paper towel tube
Hit Hobby Lobby (or Joanne's or whatever your favorite craft supply store might be...Don't forget to use a coupon) and grab enough wooden eggs to provide one to each person who will decorate Easter eggs with you. Head to the craft paint aisle and pick out small bottles of acrylic paint in various Easter colors. Grab a bottle of Mod Podge too. You are now armed with everything you need to let your loved one with an egg allergy safely decorate Easter eggs.
Assemble the family at a table that is covered with newspapers, to protect the work surface as you safely decorate your egg allergy friendly Easter eggs.
Trim half inch sections from a paper towel tube and use these loops to stabilize the wooden eggs. Just place the egg on the top of the loop and it will serve as a stand while you paint.
Decorate your wooden, egg allergy friendly Easter eggs with the paint. Let dry. Use a permanent marker to write the artist's name at the bottom of the egg.
Apply a layer of Mod Podge to each egg.
Display your special egg allergy safe Easter eggs in a basket and add to the collection each year.
*This is for you Sara....hope this gets your creative juices flowing :)
This idea is from e-how
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I received this email from them today. It appears that it does contain gluten, wheat starch?
If you are from another state and have had a safe Honeybaked Ham....will you let us know what state in the comments? I have had a safe ham in Tennesee and in North Carolina.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
The Turnip Truck Natural Market
970 Woodland Street
Nashville TN 37206
8 AM - 8 PM Monday - Saturday
10 AM - 7 PM Sunday
Friday, March 19, 2010
I browsed the candy aisle and came across these plastic eggs filled with candy (fruit string and nuggets). I was intrigued when I saw "Healthy Treats" and I was like..."alright, let's read the label." Not bad. I was excited. It says Kosher Parve right on the front of the packaging. My mom bought one for the boys for $1.99 to share and this is the information I found when I got home and looked it up on the Internet. Pretty cool you can find this at Target!
- Made from fruit puree and juices from concentrate
- All natural flavors
- Fortified vitamins and minerals
- No artificial colors
- No preservatives
- Fat free and no trans fat
- Nut free
- Gluten free
- No gelatin
- Kosher PARVE
I am still waiting for Whole Foods or Turnip Truck to order the Surf Sweets Jelly Beans...I will let you know when and if they do :) Have you seen them anywhere? If so, let us know!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I am SO excited about Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution! Take a look at the Video clip below. *Unfortunately, in the clip he uses a curse word that I do not endorse...but the message is powerful. It is sad, yet inspiring that there is something we can do about it. We can take control of what we are eating!
In the Wellness Workshops that I teach, I discuss steps to take control of your family's health and do exactly what Jamie Oliver is talking about....have a food revolution.
I am teaching a Wellness Workshop next Thursday, March 25th from 7:30-8:45 (if you live local and would like more information, email me for more details). If you do not live local and would like to hear this information, I have a Webinar (you can listen and watch it on your computer) that my friend Julie (a certified fitness instructor) does on steps to eat healthier; it is informative and powerful. Let me know and I will e-mail you the link.
With knowledge, we can make healthier food choices for ourselves and for our children. I know I have mentioned this before, but Brody's food allergies have made us so much more aware of what is in our food and this has positively impacted our family.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
- A kite: I got a kite every Easter growing up and I will continue this tradition with the boys....as long as the weather is nice (that means not too cold here), it is a fun treat
- Bubbles...you can't go wrong with bubbles :)
Monday, March 15, 2010
Yum...I think I am going to make some Tacos tonight :)
Friday, March 12, 2010
*Yummy Earth even says on their website that they are big fans of Trader Joe's Pops and Drops and that if you live near a Trader Joe's you should try some.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
If you already have The Food Allergy Mama's Baking Book and have a favorite recipe, let me know in the comments. I will have to try those first :)
*Also, if you are wheat free/gluten free, I bet you could substitute all purpose GF flour in her recipes.
Friday, March 5, 2010
FiddleCakes offers a variety of Vegan and Gluten Free baked good daily (they can even make cakes upon request...this is wonderful for us allergy moms), and Vegan and Gluten Free sandwiches, soups and salads are available upon request. They said they can accommodate any request that you may have (this is SO great!) Check out the menu on their website.
Besides being Allergy Friendly, they use local and organic ingredients (love this!)
FiddleCakes is located in the historic 8th Avenue district, an area largely known for its antique malls and thrift stores. If you haven't discovered this neighborhood yet, you are missing out! Come in for a treat and take a look around.
Fiddle Cakes Offers
- Vegan and Gluten-Free Offerings
- One-Stop shop for coffee, food and baked goods
- local and organic ingredients
- specialty dog treats
- gifts and party supplies
- free Wi-Fi
2206 8th Ave. South Nashville, TN
615-457-2127 (if you need additional information regarding allergy concerns, give them a call)
Monday-Friday 7-pm/Saturday 8-2pm/Closed Sunday
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
This recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks
*I didn't have arrowroot at the house and didn't feel like going out to buy some, but next time I make this recipe I am going to try this step. It will just make the sauce a little thicker.