August 28, 2013

Today is another cleaning/baking/mothering/at home day
so I thought I would share the rest of those recipes I mentioned.
{Remember when I used to blog about crafts, diy and before and afters?
Yeah, I miss that. It's still happening around here but nothing is ready to share yet. ;) }

I think its really important to make and eat real food.
That means stuff that actually grows out of the ground
and was created by God and not man. ;)
It also means a lot more work which sometimes makes me grumpy.
Like "hey, why don't you guys come over for pizza!"
"ok, cool, we'll be there!" oh wait, now I have to make gluten free pizza crust from scratch, make the pizza and bring it TO the dinner we were invited to so my little ones can eat as well. Awesome.
But, my family is worth it so I do it.
And my kitchen looks like a disaster 97.4% of the time because of it.

We eat a lot of fish tacos in this house
- and my kids actually cheer for them, score! -
and I'm always changing up how I make them.
Sometimes fried fish, sometimes sautéed fish, sometimes lots of spices,
sometimes just salt, pepper and cilantro.
And sometimes I make my friend Lizz's delicious summer salad to top them off.

It's super simple and you can change it up however you want,
or with whatever's in your fridge. ;)
My favorite version is:

- avocados, diced
- strawberries, diced
- mangos, diced
- red onion, diced

I start with what I have the least of then add all the other ingredients until it looks evenly mixed.
Then add:

- fresh lime juice
- a dash of olive oil
- chopped cilantro

All of these ingredients are to taste so play around it.
You can't screw up it!
It's great with tortilla chips too or you can add chopped cooked chicken for a meal.

Sometimes I get cravings for ethnic food.
Okay maybe all the time.
And times 3 right now since I'm pregnant.
I could eat Thai food especially every single day.
So I got the craving for Indian food and started searching for recipes
and found a pretty decent and simple one.
But don't ask me where cause I have no idea.

creamy curry chicken

olive oil
onion, sliced
2 chicken breasts, chopped
2 tsp. curry
1/2 c yogurt (or sour cream)
3/4 c cream (or milk)
salt and pepper to taste
1 c diced tomatoes, drained
cilantro, chopped

- heat oil, add onion and chicken, cook until chicken is almost cooked through
- add curry and cook about 1 minute
- add yogurt and cream, simmer about 3 minutes
- add salt, pepper and tomatoes
- serve over REAL (not minute) brown rice and top with cilantro

One snowy day in MAY
I thought my children and I were going to go crazy
so I made some homemade gluten free donuts to keep the morale up.
I used the recipe that came with my handy dandy cake pop maker,
which we basically only use to make donuts.

I just substituted all purpose gluten free flour
for regular flour and added the appropriate amount of xantham gum (see bag for details).

apple cider donut holes:

1 1/4 c all purpose flour
1/2 c plus 1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup canola oil
1 egg
1/2 cup apple cider

- combine dry ingredients
- add wet, stir until well blended
- fill cavities with about 1 Tbsp of batter
- bake 4 to 5 minutes
- toss with cinnamon and sugar immediately

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all food photos via instagram
and watch for the #eatrealfood hashtag! :)

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