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Menu Plan – Week of October 10

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  Monday:  Quick Meatball Salad and Fresh Fruit Tuesday: Roasted King Salmon with Apple Butter Sauce (I will use Eden Food’s Apple Butter, canned coconut milk for the heavy cream and casein-free Ghee for the butter), Roasted Butternut Squash with Herbes de Provence, Steamed Broccoli Wednesday:  Garlicky Chicken Thighs in Red Pepper Sauce and Salad […]

Menu Plan – Week of October 3

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Can you believe it’s already October?  Seriously, where did the time go? I’ve always heard people say that the older you get, the faster time flies by.  Is that physical age or mental age?  Because I’ve been trying very hard to stay 16 mentally (I’ve recently added hot pink to my repertoire of hair colors) […]

Enjoy Life Foods New Crunchy Cookies, A Review and Giveaway!

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I was the recent recipient of 4 complimentary packages of Enjoy Life Foods New Crunchy Cookies and while I did not personally sample them (I avoid all grains and cane sugar), my guys had a lot of fun “working” on my behalf…it’s a tough job, ya know! I really like Enjoy Life Foods, they are […]

Menu Plan – Week of September 19

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Well, I survived my camping trip this weekend, albeit a little worn and tattered (but that which does not kill you, right?). Just as I had suspected, “Heidi” and “Camping” are two words that do not belong in the same sentence!  Here are just a few words/phases that highlight my weekend: wolves, animal bones, dead […]

Camping (Mis)Adventures, A Weekly Menu Plan and A Few Giveaway Winners

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I must confess that I’m not much of a camper, it’s not something we did when I was growing up in a family of 4 females and one token male.  I’m really not sure why we didn’t go camping either.  Afterall, my parents met when they spent their college summers working at Roosevelt Lodge in […]

Freedom Foods Tropic O’s Cereal (a.k.a. Gluten, Allergen and Synthetic Dye Free “Fruit Loops”) with a Giveaway!

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Gluten and allergen free moms, REJOICE!  The day has finally arrived that our kiddos can make the dreaded Fruit Loop necklace along side their classmates and no longer feel left out! It was precisely the above situation that led me to Freedom Foods in the land down under a couple weeks ago.  When Luke and […]

Menu Plan – Week of September 5 (and Some Gluten Free Pita Bread…and a Gyro)

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Monday: Labor Day BBQ Tuesday: Shrimp Scampi and Green Goddess Green Bean and Tomato Salad (recipe to come) Wednesday: Crockpot Smothered Round Steak my mom made this recipe often while I was growing up and it’s delicious!  I’ve obviously had to make a few tweaks since then but it still tastes exactly as I remember:  […]

Green Goddess Salad Dressing (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Corn-Free, Nut-Free and Soy-Free)

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Do you remember Green Goddess Salad Dressing?  I sure do, I used to love that bottled green stuff from Seven Seas when I was a kid.  My mom used to make a delicious taco salad with it and I even used it to top my baked potato in lieu of sour cream.  And it’s a […]

Ranch Dressing (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Corn-Free, Nut-Free and Soy-Free)

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Ranch Dressing Take 2. Last January I shared my first attempt at a dairy-free, corn-free, egg-free and soy-free Ranch dressing and while it’s very good, there are two problems with the recipe. 1). It contains cashews so it’s no good for my friends out there with tree nut allergies. 2). It’s entirely too involved of […]

Thousand Island Dressing (Gluten-Free, Corn-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Gum-Free and Refined Sugar-Free)

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Thousand Island dressing has always been one of my favorites, a full bodied, creamy dressing with just the right amount of sweetness and tang.  The name presumably comes from the Thousand Islands, which lie between the United States and Canada, in the St. Lawrence river and there is some debate as to when and where […]