I wish I could take credit for these tasty zucchini chips, but I found the recipe over at My Recipes. The original recipe is from one of my favorite magazines, Cooking Light. Oh so good!
The recipe calls for milk, but I used almond milk and it tasted great as well. I've also used a whisked egg before and it had a tiny bit crispier taste. Oh, and a little hint: I always taste the cheesy, garlic-y mixture first to make sure it tastes to my liking, adding more spices or cheese if needed. Some people like it more or less salty/peppery/cheesy. Try the recipe for yourself. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Try the recipe for yourself!
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs (I used Glutino's Gluten-Free from my local Albertsons)
Cooking spray (I use Extra Virgin Olive Oil in my own spray canister-Gotta love Costco!)
Preheat oven to 425°.
Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.
Place milk in a shallow bowl. Dip zucchini slices in milk, and dredge
in breadcrumb mixture. Place coated slices on an ovenproof wire rack
coated with cooking spray; place rack on a baking sheet. Bake at 425°
for 30 minutes or until browned and crisp. Serve immediately.
If you are like me, I LOVE my morning coffee. Especially during the cold winter months! Everyone has their go to choice, and mine is a white chocolate mocha. The only problem is, our cafe lattes, mochas, and other specialty coffees are loaded with sugar and extra calories. I tried quitting cold turkey many times but the caffeine headaches were unbearable. Then I tried switching to caffeinated tea, but quickly realized that I was defeating the purpose by loading it up with sugar and honey. That is, until now.
Recently my friend, Kristy, turned me onto this tea by Good Earth, called "Original Sweet and Spicy". This stuff is all natural and tastes like cinnamon and spicy sweetness. I do not have to add ANYTHING to it. It tastes absolutely delicious without it. What could be better? A satisfying hot drink that not only wakes you up but satisfies your sweet tooth. All with virtually no calories! I'm in!
But wait! It gets even better . . . Being that my husband and I recently got married and are looking to start a family in the near future, I realize caffeinated drinks will not be a part of my near future :o( However, Good Earth has a caffeine-free version that tastes just as good. As I mentioned before, I tried quitting coffee before, but suffered from horrendous headaches. So in efforts to prepare myself for whats to come, I am starting off by alternating my caffeine and caffeine free days. So far it's working and hopefully I can wean myself off the caffeine completely.
Just in case you are wondering where you can find this great stuff, I get mine at Mothers Market, but I am guessing you can also probably find it at Sprouts or Whole Foods, possibly even your local grocery store.
Has anyone else tried other versions of Good Earth Tea with the same results? I'm curious to hear.
Easy, peasy! Doesn't get much easier or tastier than this lil snack. Just slice up a banana, spread some Nutella or peanut butter/sunflower butter (or both) on top and you're good to go. For a little added flair, pop em in the freezer for a bit and it'll bring you back to the frozen banana days when you were a kid. Yummmmmm!
P.S. - Don't leave these guys in the freezer too long, or you'll be bound to end up in the dentist's chair :o( !!!
Yes, it is true! I know I've said it once before . . . I've been a total and complete slacker this past year when it came to blogging. But hey, let's face it, sometimes life throws you those curve balls and your life takes a turn you didn't expect.
While 2011 proved to busy in the second half and I got a little (okay a LOT!!!) sidetracked from my blog, I had no idea that 2012 would be even MORE insane. Why you might ask? Well, I got engaged . . . and planned my own wedding! Right in the midst of it all I also lost my job and was seeking employment daily. Those of you who are unemployed know how difficult and exhausting each day can be, even though a lot of people seems to think you are sitting at home, eating bon bons and living it up. Boy do I wish! In any event I am done with the wedding planning and craft extravaganza, Thanksgiving, honeymoon, Christmas, massive amount of family b-days, you name it. Done-zo! Hallelujah! I can breath! I finally have some time to get back to one of my passions, writing/blogging. Oh, how I've missed it so.
While I may have taken a break from the blog, I never took a break from being g-free (obviously being Celiac, not an option). I was still busy cooking, tasting, reading, you name it. Hopefully I will be able to catch up on my writing and get all of my ideas down that I've experienced, but just haven't had a chance to write about.
On a little side note, being married is so fun and I love trying to come up with new g-free foods that both of us can enjoy throughout the week. I'm looking forward to posting some of the new recipes I've tried on my hubby who is brave enough to be my guinea pig. Luckily, I haven't struck out yet . . . or he's just really nice. No but really I make him rate it and be truthful because if he rates it too high he may have to be eating an awful lot of it in the future.