By Tammy in Cool for Kids
, Gluten Free
, Grain Free
, Healthy & Diet
, Picky Kids
, Sugar Free
on Feb 5th, 2014 | No Comments
You’ve seen them in your Facebook or Twitter feeds. All the gluten-free and paleo bloggers have talked about them. You’ll find them in many grain free cookbooks. What are they? The infamous “2 ingredient” paleo pancakes made with “just bananas and eggs.” I’ve been wanting to try these for ages… so when we got the call that school is closed today due to snow, I figured it was the perfect time.
You can find this recipe everywhere… all it is mashed bananas and eggs. Yep, that’s it. However, I’ve been thinking about this recipe for a long time (I wasn’t allowed to make them on the Whole30 program), so I’ve seen lots of recipes and tips on how to make these successful. I’ve read they can be tricky and work best (and taste better) with a few other ‘hidden’ ingredients (like baking powder, vanilla and cinnamon).
I decided to use the recipe on the Top With Cinnamon blog for a few reasons… but...
By Tammy in Everything
on Feb 4th, 2014 | 1 Comment
Today is Day 30 of my Whole30 Challenge!!! Woo Hoo! We (me and Dan) did it (with a few minor cheats).
What is the Whole30?
Per their website:
Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it. Are your energy levels inconsistent or non-existent? Do you have aches and pains that can’t be explained by over-use or injury? Are you having a hard time losing weight no matter how hard you try? Do you have some sort of condition (like skin issues, digestive ailments, seasonal allergies or fertility issues) that medication hasn’t helped? These symptoms may be directly related to the foods you eat – even the “healthy” stuff. So how do you know if (and how) these foods are affecting you?
Strip them from your diet completely. Cut out all the psychologically unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days. Let your body heal and recover from whatever...
For our first real date night out in quite some time, I decided to peruse Open Table to look for restaurants that were available down town around the time we wanted to eat. Believe it or not, nothing jumped out at me… What is going on Boston Food Scene???
Thankfully, earlier in the week, a woman who works out at the same fitness studio as me mentioned that she had gone to a great Mexican restaurant on the waterfront, had a good experience and really liked the guacamole and margaritas. To my chagrin, I couldn’t find the restaurant on Open Table and was having a heck of a time remembering the name. I started doing some Google searches and finally figured it out…
Temazcal Tequila Cantina on the waterfront… down in the Seaport District of Boston. I gave them a quick call and was happy to find out they DO take reservations and were able to fit us in at 7pm on that Friday night (I think I called on Wednesday).
Temazcal is located in the waterfront district called...
By Tammy on Jan 30th | No Comments
The blueberries at BJ’s (wholesale club) as of late have been really good. I’ve been buying them in 2′s and 3′s because between the 9-yo and me, I can’t keep them in the house! However, I had forgotten about a quart that was in the back of the fridge and while they were still good, they weren’t as firm as *I* like them. I do not like my blueberries soft or soggy....
By Tammy on Jan 28th | No Comments
A small portion of our holiday soiree spread…
Every year we host a big holiday soiree… and every year, I try to find amazing new appetizers to add to my repertoire. This year, the theme was all about presentation – going above and beyond standard holiday fare. I wanted to come up with creative serving vessels, interesting dishes and beautiful styling, without sacrificing taste.
By Tammy on Jan 25th | No Comments
Coconut-Lime Cauliflower “Rice” with Cilantro
Well, despite my inactivity on the blog, I’ve actually been cooking up a storm as of late and have completely changed my diet and way of eating over the last year. It began with us cutting all GMOs (possible) out of our diet (we no longer buy from any of these companies) and then about 8 months ago, I cut out gluten and moved toward a...
By Tammy on Aug 1st | No Comments
Here’s another very popular post, originally from July 25, 2010. I shortened it a bit to focus just on the recipe. The original post talked about my CSA that week. I actually just got a load of basil in my current CSA this week, so this is perfect timing!
Just look at this… I’ve never seen basil like this before! It sorta looks like a type of Kale, doesn’t it??? I had three...
By Tammy on Jul 29th | No Comments
I’m heading to Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday (for three weeks, yippee!!!) and while my hopes are that I’ll be actively posting about on-island goodies while there, the reality is that it may not happen as often as I’d like. I’m also going to be packing a lot this week and pretty tied up… so I decided it might be nice to share some of my more popular posts from over...
By Tammy on Jul 26th | 1 Comment
I just found out that the comment feature on my blog was broken! I THINK it’s fixed now, so I’ve extended the contest date an additional week!
Please visit THIS BLOG POST to enter to win!!!
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