Hey Happy Tummies!
Thanks everyone for sharing in my excitement about my new E-COOKBOOK!! :) Just a friendly reminder....The Best of GlutenFreeHappyTummy for only $3.99!
OK...Shameless Plug is finished! Time to celebrate this milestone....with COOKIES!!
Yep! Blueberry Muffin Bites!!
These little nuggets are just faaabulous! They're "poppable" little treats that are actually GOOD FOR YOU!
They're Gluten Free, Vegan, Specific Carb Diet friendly, Raw and Paleo!
Here's what you need: (Makes 12 cookies)
1/8 cup almonds
1/2 cup cashews
1/4 cup reserved almonds, halved
1/4 cup dried blueberries
1 "dropper-full" of alcohol free vanilla stevia
5 drops alcohol free lemon stevia
Couldn't be simpler: Throw everything except the reserved 1/4 cup almond halves into the food processor. Process for about 2 minutes, until it starts to clump together. You may need to scrape the sides a couple times. Then, carefully take the blade out, and mix in your almond halves. Form into 1 Tbsp balls. Chill for at least 30 minutes. Makes 12 balls.
Where to begin! These little sweet treats are outrageously good! They're chewy and sticky, slightly crunchy, and 100% fantastic!
The dried blueberries are sweet with a hint of tang that is complimented beautifully by the intensely sweet dates! And the vanilla makes them seriously taste like blueberry muffins! You can allllllmost taste the streusel topping! haha They are SO GOOD!!
And they're healthy too!! They're full of fiber and protein to keep you full! Dates are packed with antioxidants, Vitamin A, and Iron, Potassium and Calcium. The nuts are full of Vitamin E, Manganese, Zinc, and Copper! They're practically a health food! ;)
Just try not to eat them all in one sitting! ;)
Need a food processor? Here's the one I use and love!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Time for my big announcement!
I made a COOKBOOK!!
THE BEST OF GLUTENFREEHAPPYTUMMY!
Yes Ma'am! It's an e-book Cookbook that is available to download through BakeSpace for iPad (they have a free app) or for your computer!
You can find it HERE for only $3.99!
It's a collection of fan favorites complete with photos and videos!
So there you have it! I hope you check it out! :)
I've got another exciting recipe to share coming up later this week! PS...it's DESSERT! :D
Monday, May 13, 2013
Hey Happy Tummies!
What an amazing weekend! I hope you all had a beautiful spring weekend! I know I did! I spent a long weekend with my mom and two sisters-in-law in Florida!!
Yep, we went on a girl's "babymoon!" My sister-in-law is expecting a little girl in July, and so we had one last "hurrah" trip just us girls to celebrate her!
I am seriously so lucky. I have 2 of the best sisters-in-law ever. They're 2 of my best friends...Like the sisters I always wanted:)
We had such a fun trip relaxing on the beach, riding around the island in golf carts, and....having one of the best GF dinner experiences EVER!
We ate at this gorgeous hotel one night, and when we made reservations, THEY asked if there were any food allergies! I didn't even have to bring it up! So we were able to tell the chef about both my sister-in-law's and my allergies. How accommodating!
SO, when we got there the next night, the first thing they said to us was that they remembered our food allergies and that the chef would be able to modify any item on the menu for us!
If that wasn't amazing enough, they had special GF rolls waiting and ready for us that came out warm with the regular bread basket!
They also served a veggie crudites plate with the bread! How incredible!
SO, what did I order? I started with a mixed greens salad with balsamic vinaigrette...
and a pan seared grouper filet with lump crab and sauteed veggies with a coconut cream sauce! Talk about amazing!
And for dessert, I had a bowl of fresh berries!
Some of the other dishes were a wedge salad,
steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus;
and my other sister-in-law had seared scallops with a pea risotto.
They all shared a chocolate torte for dessert.
It was truly a meal that I will remember for a longggg time.
I felt so cared for :) haha
The other night we went out to dinner, I had broiled grouper over greens. Basic yet delicious.
Now, when you're on a special diet like the Specific Carb Diet, going to a restaurant can be a daunting and even scary idea. But Happy Tummies, here are some tips for going out to eat. It can be done!! You CAN still have a social life! You just need to take control.
What I usually do is say, "I have some severe food allergies. Can I just tell you what I want?" And then I'll say, "Can I please have a piece of plain broiled fish and vegetables with olive oil?" The server usually is appreciative that they don't have to figure out what/how to cook you something. If you're confident about it, they will be too! :)
OK, time to go unpack from an incredible trip! I hope your Monday's off to a great start!
Big announcement coming up this week!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
GF Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!
Lasagna Rollups! (w/ or w/o goat cheese) GF, V, Maker's Diet
Nectarine Pancakes w/ Blackberry Syrup! (GF, SCD)
City Lights Salad! GF, V, SCD, BED!
Happy Mother's Day! I'm off to go spend some quality time with my mom and my 2 sisters-in-law in Florida!
Big news coming up!!
Friday, May 3, 2013
Hey Happy Tummies!
So as promised, I'm going to give you all the deets on throwing a Gluten Free Party!
Last weekend, I had the privilege of going to/helping host my sister-in-law's baby shower! And what fun it was! She's expecting a little girl later this summer! I'm so excited!
So we threw her a shower:) And she's gluten free, so it was a Gluten Free Baby Shower!
Throwing a gluten free party may seem like a daunting task, but let me assure you, with a little planning and creativity, you can pull it off with flair!
First, the non food:
A Diaper Cake...classic:)
We had an organic onsie-making station. The guests could decorate organic onsies for my Sis in Law to take home. They turned out so cute.
We hung them from ribbons around the house.
OK, now for the FOOD!
We had one heck of a spread!
Mini spinach quiche pops....recipe coming soon
Veggie cups with gluten free ranch dressing in the bottom - I made special ones sans ranch for Vegans
And the Vegan ones:
Beet and Sweet Potato chips - store bought (not pictured)
Shrimp w/ GFree Cocktail sauce
Cucumber rounds with Hummus
Caprese Skewer Bites - recipe coming soon
Baby Buggy Fruit Salad: made out of a watermelon
Organic Yogurt cups with GFree granola
Apple Pie Bites! My recipe here!
Kind Bar Bites w/ Raspberries (not pictured)
Meringues - store bought or homemade
Mini Cupcakes (GFree and Regular)
Bottle and Bib Cookies (NOT GFree)
Chocolate Chip Cookies in Paper Diapers (NOT GFree)
Dark chocolate M&M's
Chocolate covered goji berries
Water with Lemon and Lime
Assorted Hot Teas
Other GFree ideas are Chocolate covered GFree pretzels; Homemade chex mix with rice chex, raisins, M&M's and almonds; Assorted cheeses with Mary's Gone Crackers; Olives; Dried fruit; Rice tortilla chips w/ salsa or guacamole; Popcorn; Chocolate drizzled popcorn; Chocolate covered strawberries; or Strawberries with fresh whipped cream; Cheese stuffed mushrooms; Babaganoush with veggies; Fondue with crudites; Ice cream sundae bar; GFree Rice Crispies; Oysters, Watermelon slices; Prosciutto wrapped melon, Falafel pops; Deviled eggs. The possibilites are endless!