Roast Too….Comfort Food Stew….Now this is what I’m talking about!

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Do y’all remember the yummy roast I made a few days ago? Well, I had leftovers and decided to make beef stew by adding some GF beef stock and frozen peas and corn and some of Randy’s sun dried tomatoes. All this and it became one of my favorite comfort foods 😉 and yes, I was very comforted….

OMGOODNESS! I just realized I didn’t blog about it! For shame for shame! I Facebook’d it but forgot to blog it! So here it is:

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Season your roast with Daddy Hinkles dry seasoning.
Brown your roast in bacon fat, all sides.
Cut up a yellow onion and lay in the bottom of your crock pot.
Then add your browned roast on top of the onions.
Add cut up carrots and mushrooms on top.
Add about 3/4 cup of water.
Then cook for 8 hours on low.
Now after the roast is done take it out and the mushrooms and carrots. Try to leave in as many onions as possible and then use a emulsifier to blend all the droppings together. To make a gravy I add in a couple of Tbl of potato starch. YUMO!
Enjoy with a nice big healthy salad 😉

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Simply Organic Chicken Fajita’s Yumolishous ;)

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Todays surprise Dinner for Randy was …….Simply Organic Chicken Fajita’s Yumolishous ;)
Start by cuting your chicken into 1/4 in slices
Put them into a ziplock bag with 2Tb of olive oil and then add your (Simply Organic Chicken Fijita seasoning mix. Love this stuff!)
and put into the refrigerate for a couple of hours to marinate them.

After marinating add the chicken into a skillet with 2 Tb of olive oil on med high heat and cook them till just done. Don’t over cook them or they will be tough and dry ;( yuk!

While chicken is cooking prepare your other ingredients.

I like to use red and yellow bell peppers and onions. Cut them into strips and add them into your 2nd skillet with 1/2 Tb. of olive oil and cook them on med high heat till they are crispy done.
Cut open your avocados and slice them and spoon them into a bowl. ( these are your garnish or in my case the topping! Lol ) We also like Mexican style cheese and lettuce for toppings.

We prefer corn tortillas instead of flour….can’t do flour….have to stay gluten free ;)
So I spray olive oil on a sheet pan and lay the corn tortillas on it then spray lightly on top of them too and bake them for 5 min at 350*
They always turn out perfectly. ;)

When I first had to go gluten free I didn’t think I’d ever be able to have Mexican food again…… But when there’s a will there’s a way…right!

Here’s to eating gluten free and staying healthy 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓

Shellac Polish ;) Loven it so far But be careful of the lotions at salons!

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This week so far has been about taking care of me. Chiropractor, blood work up, hormones, mani, pedi, ending with neck and shoulder and back massage then chocolate. Some times a girl has to do what a girl has to do. — feeling relaxed.

The above post was my Facebook Post for last Wednesday. ( I haven’t been feeling too good lately. ) My only problem with my wonderful day was waking up the next day sicker then a dog! Dizzy, blurred vision, diarrhea, nausea, low grade fever, body sweats. All symptoms of being glutened for me. I couldn’t understand what had happened to me, I couldn’t even think straight. I finally figured out what happened……. I didn’t even give it a thought……..I mean I use gluten free body products at home…..why didn’t I think about this before getting my mani and pedi? I hadn’t had a pampering day in quite some time. ( I had gotten athletes foot from a nail salon and hadn’t been back in years ) I finally talked myself into having my nails done only to be glutened from all the lotion that was rubbed into my skin! From now on I’m bringing my own gluten free products! It’s Friday and I’m still not back to normal :(

On another note:
I was real excited to try the new shellac polish I’ve been hearing about for a while now. I’ve heard some good things and some bad things which kept me from trying it. I finally decided to try it and have my own opinion so here goes.
First off I need to tell you that I have always been able to grow beautiful nails. I polished them for years but at some point I stopped and went all natural. Except for my toe nails, I kept them polished. My hands were and are always in water….I’m a retired hair dresser ;) and I am a mom and now Mema……which means I’m in the kitchen allot. Keeping up with the polish was just not on my priority list. Now this is where the shellac comes in…….it is supposed to stay on for up to three weeks! Now I can handle that! Now it’s only been 3 days but so far so good and yes….my hands have been in water. ;) I’ll update this as the weeks go on. ;)

UPDATE ;)
July 17, 2013 – July 31,2013 = 2 weeks today
So far I love my shellac nails. First of all they feel more protected from all my daily chores…. You know…..washing dishes, laundry, cleaning, banging them on the door or cabinet or drawer……all the normal stuff we do. I started getting dings about a week after I got them done. The second Sunday I noticed that my pinky was starting to peel off. The tips were getting smudged or dinged. All in all I still love it. Normally I’d have to change normal polish in a few days so for me I really think its going to work. Now I haven’t had them redone yet and I don’t know if there is any discomfort in having them redone or in what shape my natural nails are in so I’ll have to get back with y’all on that. Below are the pics as they are now.

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Update:
Ok, I went to get my nails done on Friday Aug 2, 2013
I have to say that it was a good experience. No pain although I did feel a little bit of heat from the acetone she used on the cotton ball under the foil. Not bad at all. ;) She begin by starting my pedicure and then at some point ( I’m not sure when ) she got up and applied the acetone, cotton and foil on my nails then went back to work on my feet. When she was done she took me to her table and began the removal of the shellac with absolutely no problem at all. It just came right off. Just a little rub and she was done and had me wash my hands and then reapplied my new shellac. I LOVE THIS STUFF! And by the way……I brought my own GF lotion and didn’t get sick so it was a win, win, situation. 😊👏👏👏👏👍 Below are my new pics and yes……I did go over board taking them but I just had to show y’all some of my new rings…..don’t you just love them?!

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Update: Aug 26, 2013
Third color and I’m still Loven it. As you can see I had my nails cut down short in the beginning of this blog to watch them grow with the shellac. I’ve not had one of them brake or split on snag on anything! This stuff is great!

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Heavenly Paleo Banana Bread

First of all I have to give credit where credit is due. I love Civilized Caveman Cooking. ;) here is a very tasty recipe for Paleo Banana Bread that we really enjoy. The only difference is that I use Justin’s Chocolate Almond Butter. I used the Recipe builder in MyFitnessPal to get the calorie count and its 195 calories ;) serving size for the recipe is 8 so keep this in mind when slicing it up. :) here is the link: http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/grain-free-goodies/paleo-banana-bread/
Below are my photos of the Heavenly Banana Bread.

First add all you wet ingredients into a food processor and mix.

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Then add your dry ingredients and mix again.
Pour into a glass pan and bake at 350* for 50 min.

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Then cut you an 8th of a slice and enjoy while its warm. ;)
These are great heated up in a toaster oven in the morning……Just Sayin. LOL

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BBQ Chicken Oven Baked

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First of all I have to say that BBQ Chicken is one of my all time favorite foods and I thank God it is one of the things I can eat with out it making me sick. That is as long as I buy free range un-glutened chicken. :/ and gluten free BBQ Sauce. ( GF Head Country Hickory Smoke Bar-B-Q Sauce ).
Pre heat oven to 350*
Add 3/4 stick of butter cut up into cubes to a glass cake pan. ( I use 2 pans )
Add your boneless, skinless, chicken breast and thighs on top of the butter cubes.
I useally split my chicken breasts ( butterfly them to make them thinner ) and thighs into two different pans to give them room to cook.
Put into oven and bake for 15 min then take out and pour BBQ sauce all over the tops of the chicken…….I poor the whole bottle :). I serve a side dish of the BBQ drippings along with the chicken . :) Yummy…… Now put the chicken back into the oven and cook for another 30 min. Chicken is done when juices run clear. I always use a meat thermometer to check my chicken.
While this is finishing up I steam my broccoli the last 15 min and also make up our dinner salad. I want to add that all the veggies shown here came from our very own garden. THIS MAKES ME HAPPY :)

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Ok…….so, I made enough BBQ Chicken so we would have left overs……aren’t I brilliant? :) LOL
ANYWHO…….I heated them up for 30 min in a 350* oven and while they were reheating I put some chopped pre- cooked bacon…..brilliant again ;) ….in a pan with some green beans and heated them up too. I’d say this was a BRILLIANT dinner ;) wouldn’t you?

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Hot Spicy Kisses

My favorite chocolate is GF Dagoba Organic Chocolate Xocolatl with CHILIES! OMGOODNESS! Now where’s My husband….I want to kiss him…..I love to kiss when my mouth is on fire LOL
Try it….you’ll like it.

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Betty Crocker meets Pamela’s Dark Chocolate Frosting

I haven’t had cake in months! I decided to try out these two products and I’m happy to say that I am pleasantly surprised. :) I know they aren’t ” healthy ” BUT! Sometimes a girl just has to have chocolate cake when ALL she can think about IS chocolate cake :) I’ll have a piece and then that’ll be that…. At least till the next Big Wave of Cake Defying ….. I HAVE TO HAVE IT! Hits me :)

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