I just returned from a ski trip in Bozeman, Montana. The skiing was epic (a word I never, ever use but it truly was) with 10 inches of fresh powder, sun, and great friends on the mountain.
After 4 days of fun it was time to catch our plane home but we had to do one last thing before leaving town.
We heard about a new lip balm that the local co-op had in stock. So even though we were supposed to be heading to the airport at 3pm we started looking for the co-op and after one stop at the wrong location we then found the right store but the parking lot was full and drove around a bit to find some street parking. It took 10 minutes to consider all the flavors such as Chai Spice, Black Cherry, Rootbeer, Green Tea etc,, and stood in line at the register while other customers were buying a weeks worth of groceries so that we could purchase about 12 versions of the Hurraw! lip balm. I am one of those people that likes to get to the airport 2 hours before a flight so you can see this little detour was personally challenging but my friends were unconcerned.
I went for the night treatment balm with blue chamomile and vanilla. My poor chapped lips haven’t had any relief all winter—-until I tried this balm. In addition to curing chapped lips it is vegan, organic, gluten free, non-GMO, soy free, and has an SPF of 15. If you order direct from their website Hurrawbalm they send it in a little drawstring bag that is an unbleached cotton tea bag.
We actually made our flight, but even if we had missed it I have to say it might have been worth it to find such a great product!
Chipotle Chili with Cilantro Lime Cream
Everyone loves this chili, it’s layered with flavors of chipotle and cinnamon. It’s got roasted red peppers, stew meat, beans, and cilantro-lime cream.
The cornbread is my grandma’s recipe—- easily updated to gluten free.
And it’s from Seattle….need I say more?
Link to recipes
Gluten Free Cornbread
January is a time for reorganization and resolutions.
My resolution to you is to write posts that get to the point faster.
No more long winded musings.
Here are 10 of my favorite recipes that I go back to over and over again:
(a years worth of recipes are in our digital book
Cooking Gluten Free! see reviews)
Gluten Free Naan
Love Love Love! this recipe inspired by Indian Simmer:
link to Naan recipe
Gluten Free Naan Bread great with Indian cooking or soup n salad
Here’s a link to The Best Low Carb Recipes of the Year by Carolyn
of All Day I Dream About Food
This year I met some food bloggers that I really admire….
and Carolyn is at the top of the list.
She features recipes for a group of people that are often forgotten in the gluten free world….low carb and GF.
So many people have jumped on the gluten free food blogging band wagon (often just to promote their photography business or to increase their reach). It makes it tough to find truly worthwhile recipes.
But when I find someone like Carolyn I get pretty excited…… she is the real deal….she works hard to develop recipes for GF diabetics that you can be proud to serve to all of your guests.
I must admit I am guilty of not providing low carb recipes.
My focus is in creating the very best gluten free recipes. Recipe templates that people can use as a starting point if they need to substitute another ingredient.
(There are so many sensitivities that can go along with a gluten free diet– dairy, corn, nightshades, sugar, eggs, etc.)
So to correct this obvious failing on my part I am happy to promote Carolyn’s site as much as possible.
The link above takes you to a visual list to her top recipes this year for sweets, a few dinners, and even Homemade Sugar-Free Liqueurs!!
Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food
A stir fry is fast, full of vegetables, and flavorful.
It can be a meatless meal.
And it can be frustrating if you don’t have a good gluten free sauce.
Put on a pot of tea while you plan your stir fry grocery list –try a cup of Genmaicha –this roasted brown rice green tea has a bit of a nutty flavor. It’s a perfect tea to serve with a stir fry.
Gluten Free Stir Fry Sauce
For years we muddled along without a tasty stir fry sauce but about a year ago I came up with this recipe and actually wrote it down for a repeat performance. read more…