Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Finally a cookie I can eat that tastes great!

Last week I purchased a cook book by Cara Reed.  Cara is an author, mom and blogger and dedicated food artist.  Food artist?  Check her blog out and you will see for yourself!   
This book is a allergy plagued persons baking dream come true!  Even if you can can eat Gluten, Dairy and Eggs you will love these as a healthy alternative!

Tonight I made the Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies and they were so good - everyone liked them here!

If you are full swing into gluten free eating and COOKING  you will have everything you need in your pantry. No exotic never before heard of ingredients, and an explanation of some of the whys on the substitutes .  example;  A big one for me is the swap of Chia seeds for eggs.  I bought a product from a well know company as an egg substitute, and while I will give it another chance - the first try was a total gagger in a GF bread recipe ( Not from Caras' book).  Not only did the Chia act as a egg substitute, it brought in a delicious flavor in it's own right! 
No need to mention how good Chia is for you too!

So here are my cookies

and because they were so good

I froze a bunch!

The Food saver is a friend of mine and my "cooking system". If you or someone you love  have serious food allergies, you have to come up with a battle plan to feed and nurture.  
You can go to the store and buy cookies - maybe - but I could throw packing peanuts and cardboard shreds in my Vitamix and end up with something equally yummy and not spend $6.00.  
Am I anti- processed food?  Yes, for an array of reasons.  I have to know what I am eating  in order to not have a reaction, and then I'm not sure if I will be covered in hives and have an instant flu.  
It is no fun!  Are you in this growing populace of people with a crazy autoimmune system?  Someone you love and nurture? You need to formulate an eating plan for good nutrition, enjoyment and economy!   You need this book!

I have put in three years of food exploration and I am winning the battle and enjoying the benefits.   A simple thing like a really great cookie means a lot, I can't wait to try more recipes from 
Just so you know, I have no affiliation with Cara. This not sponsored or paid for - I just want to share this little treasure!

I had to do it, otherwise, I know I would have eaten way to many!
Thanks for stopping by,
 Ginny M

Monday, January 28, 2019

New Doors Opened

For a healthy pizza recipe, click here

Many years ago, I wrote a weekly cooking column  for the 'Border Eagle', the weekly news paper for Laughlin Air Force Base.  I was 18 and wrote for the base for 15 months.  I loved it;  I'd snap a picture of a new gadget I was reviewing, or one of the finished recipes and it would go into print with the recipe or cooking technique.   When My life took me away from the base, I took my column with me.  My love for cooking and gadgets never left me, it has been a life long passion.  On this blog I have written over 100 posts centered around my cooking adventures.  I have been offered a terrific opportunity - a weekly cooking segment on a local Utica, NY Radio station!  This is a Christian radio station so I will be free to sprinkle Christ centered thoughts and vignettes along with cooking and homemaking.  I am going to link the programs here to the blog so anyone interested can see what I am broadcasting about. 

I am very excited to be doing this and will be working on my program and recipes. This will be a healthy style of cooking and mindful eating, using the some of the really great new cooking tools along with old fashioned tried and true!  Cooking to feed your family without breaking the bank .

If you are interested in any of my  foodie posts, just do a search on 'food' and cooking' here on the blog

As the broadcast time gets closer I will post the station and call letters.  Of course my main goal is out reach with the Gospel and sharing how the Lord has so richly blesses our life!

Stay tuned! 

~Ginny M