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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cheese Spinach Puffs Recipe and More Gluten Free Goodness

Gluten free food does not have to be bland or yucky as "other" would say.  I am actually loving  a lot of gluten free  products from Glutino.  They have a lot of  great  products to choose from that are all gluten-free.    Let me give you  a good example of a  yummy gluten free recipe that I just tried using the Yankee cornbread.  Here is the recipe for Cheese-Spinach Puff:
Ingredients:
  • 1 pack of Glutino Yankee Cornbread mix
  • 2 cups frozen  chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten 
  • 1 cup mozzarella's cheese
  • 3/4 cup whip cream
  • 6 tbsp melted butter

 Directions:

  1. Cooked the spinach and onion together in a saucepan or microwave  in a glass bowl for 5 minutes.  Drain extra liquid.  Set aide to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, cheese, whip cream, and butter.  
  3. Fold in the corn bread mix and stir  until completely moistened.
  4. Gold in the spinach mixture and  chill 1-2 hours.  
  5. Shape into 1-inch balls.  Bake for 10-12 minutes  at 350 degrees oven.  

 This was my first time making cheese spinach puffs and they turned our really good.  It was delicious to eat with the vegetable soup that I made that day.
 Another yummy gluten free product that I just tried and like is their English muffins.  I made my husband an English muffin sandwich for breakfast with  fried spam and egg and he said it was delish.  U even love the muffin  filled with  the hazel nut  spread.
 Here's another gluten free goodness that I just recently tired, the Glutino pancakes.  I made some fluffy pancakes using their pancake mix.  I added 1 egg to a 1 and 1/2 cups of pancake mix, 1 1/3 cups milk, and 3 tbsp oil.  I also added  a banana to it and it was delicious
If you or anyone you know is looking for good  gluten free  variety of products, I highly recommend Glutino.
Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the product/s mentioned  to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Trying the Italian Pantry through Try the World

Part of the adventure when traveling is trying local  cuisine from the place you are visiting.  But traveling  is  not always possible due to financial issues or  schedule issues.  That doesn't mean you can not try different cuisine because Try the World  make it possible to  do so with their subscription boxes.  I have never been to Italy  but I have tried some Italian menus in the past.  I'm very excited  receiving this Italy box  from Try the World because I get to  try making some of the dishes that I only see on food  shows on TV.  
There are 8 specialties from Italy  in the box  including  Hazelnut cream by Maison della Nocciola, ground coffee by Giuliano Caffee, Persto Sauce by Cascina San Cassiano, Classic Amaretti by Marabisi, Truffle Zest by Zabatino Tartufi, Mushroom Risotto kit by Terrigena, Balsamic Vinegar by Societa Agricola, and Egg Pappardelle by La Pasta de Aldo.
The very first thing that we tried or my daughter tried  was the classic amaretti.  She told me that it has weird  taste so I  tried it myself and she was right, there was that initial shock when you first but into it, it is very strong.  We didn't find it  very good but it was nice to try it.
These cookies  are made of almond so I had high hopes that it will be awesome since I love almond.
I seldom use pesto in a dish, I think I only   made one dish with it  before.  So  when I saw this  pesto, I got excited because I always see Italian pasta dish on TV with and I thought I would be able to  try it.
Making this pesto was easy, I only added green peas  to it to make the egg pappardelli pasta.
It was a really nice dish with an added  cream cheese since I did not have  mozzarella balls.
The pasta dish was a perfect combo for the pork BBQ I made that day.
Hubby and I  stopped drinking coffee because of his hyper acidity issues   last year.  Sometimes  we  miss having coffee in the morning so this ground coffee will be great  for chilly weekend mornings.  Having coffee once in a while would not be bad I guess so I am glad to have it.
In fact, I already tried it but did not  tell my husband yet lol.  It was a really blend, it wasn't that strong.  Through this Italy box, I have a learned that Italians  have followed  unspoken - but strict - rules  about how to drink it.  It said, never to mix  it with milk unless it's for breakfast and always drink straight shots of  of espresso in one sip.  Very interesting!
This hazelnut  spread is my favorite  among the eight products.  I thought I would be disappointed like the  almond cookie but I was wrong, it's delicious!  I don't eat bread with spread frequently but  this  spread is addicting.  I even  used it for  my English muffin and it was delicious!
Now, let's talk about risotto.  I have never   made risotto before  but thought that it would be easy since it is like  rice but it's actually quite different than I anticipated.  Rice is a lot easier to prepare  and I love it.  The risotto on the other hand  takes a little longer time to prepare  and it wasn't as good as I expected it to be.  I still prefer rice over risotto, maybe because that's what I am used to eating.
But anyway, it was a great experience making the risotto with my daughter.  It was a good pair for the pork tocino that I made and the roasted mushrooms.
Last but not the least is the balsamic vinegar.  I use balsamic vinegar all the time because my daughter love  tomato salsa and I always add balsamic to it.  This  specific balsamic vinegar is quite different from  what I've used in the past.  It was really good one, even my daughter noticed that I used a different balsamic, she liked it too.

Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the product/s mentioned  to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Little Feast at Home

Being a work-at-home-mom (WAHM) has a lot of  advantages.  First and foremost, I get to take care of my children, cook their food, walk them to school and be there for them  all the time.  Then I get to work on meeting my schedule  in my convinient, I don't have to deal with drama or other issues at woek.  It might not be the ideal   move career-wise and not the best option financially but it greatly benifits  us as a family.  
We get to eat a good meal everyday and we get to sit down every  dinner at home.  It is awesome when you can all sit down together and talk about  everything.   Hubby and I always encourages the kids to talk to us about everything, open communication is vital.  We might not always talk about fender tube amps but that's alright.  As long as we are open to talk about things, nothing could not be done, we will work on it as family.
Eating out is expensive and  it can be unhealthy so I make sure to make something that  everybody can enjoy.  Menu planning does not work for our family because I cook whatever is in the mood of my family.
It's funny whenever I a cooking sometimes and  one of our kids need help  in reviewing for the  test the next day, their study guide gets messy sometimes because I lay it in the counter.  But it is alright, as long as we can help them, no matter how  it's done, it's totally fine.
I always love it when I can make  some dishes under $10.  Going out to eat will cost at least  $10 per head depending on the place you choose and the kind of fiid you eat so when you can make something delicious for under ten bucks, that's a win win.
It's not common to have gresh dinner rolls in our table but once in a while, I go on an easier route, I buy the ready to bake rolls.  We all love freshly cooked dishes  so it is fulfilling to see my family the enjoy food that I make on a daily basis.  There is one day in a week thought that we eat left overs because I hate wasting food.  Even left overs can be a little feast at home with family.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Sauteed #Brisket and #Zucchini: Super Yummy

A couple of weeks ago, a friend  gave me a good size of zuccini from their garden.  I normally  cook zucchini with cheese and ground beef but I didn't have cheese  the other day so I thought of sauteeing it with the brisket that I have in my freezer.  I turned out really delicious.  The only ingredients  you need for this is  a couple cloves of garlic, a good size of chopped onion, scallions, tomatoes, and brisket strips.  You can use  any kind of meat that you want.  Just sautee everything in a teaspoon of coconut oil and you have a yummy dish!
Looking at this yummy dish, I can't really think about the traktor z1 that I have to write.  It is a DJ mixer, controller, and a soundcard for native instrument.  Music and food is always a great combination of things to talk about. Especially when you are eating and listening to a good music.  Alright, before I drool and eat  again, I better stop and end this post lol.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

New Wok and a Recipe for Spiced Chicken in a Tomato Sauce

Oh my Lord, where did the time go?  I was just planning on posting my review for this new wok on the third  week of August but the time slipped and boom, it's September!  Time really flies when you are super busy with kids, trying to  settle down in a new home, and  sports  activities.  I need to  manage my time wisely or else this would always happen.  But as long as my family's need  is meet first, then it's alright since  they are always my priority.  
But anyway, I am loving my new  wok from Ozeri.  It's been a half a year since I last purchase a wok and I have used it almost everyday in my kitchen so just like anything else, it is showing  the wear and tear already so I thought of getting me a new one.  What I like about this wok is that, it prevents the grease from  going out and  getting into the counter and stove.  I am always inspired to cook when I have new gadget to use so since I have this new wok, I am sharing this simple recipe for the

Spiced Chicken in Tomato Sauce
Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 pint homemade tomato sauce
  • handful of homegrown tomatoes
  • sliced homegrown zucchinis
  • sliced  homegrown squash
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • Mixture of spices, salt and pepper, red pepper, cumin, and rosemary.  (Just estimate how much you want and mixed it together.

Preparations. 
  • Wash the chicken.  
  • Put the spices mixture in a ziploc bag and put the chicken inside.  Close the ziploc bag and rub the  spices in the chicken  until it is all covered.
  • Heat the pan and add the coconut oil then pan fry the chicken breast until it is slightly brown.  
  • Meanwhile, start the slow cooker and  put the  tomato sauce in it.  
  • When the chicken is done,  put it in the slow cooker together with the sauce.  


  • Prepare the veggies by laying it on a cookie sheet.  Add salt and pepper and  olive oil on it and then b roast it in the oven for about  15 minutes.

When the veggies are done and the chicken  have absorbed the  tomato sauce, add the veggies in it.  Let it cook for about an hour in the slow cooker and the meat  will fall right off the bones when you take it out.  It's delicious!
Pre-cooking the ingredients before infusing it with the tomato sauce preserves the flavor of every component of the dish and it's delicious.  Serve the dish with   steamed rice and enjoy, bon appetit!
You can buy the wok via Amazon for $27.96.

Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the product/s mentioned  to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own.

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