Journey toward happiness

March 30, 2010

Tuesday’s Teaspoon

Filed under: recipes, Tuesday's Teaspoon — Tags: , — Tara @ 6:20 am

Have I introduced you to Tasty Kitchen? Well, it is a fantastic site set up by the lovely Ree over at The Pioneer Woman. There are tons of delicious recipes! Become a member and you can add your own recipes, make friends or just browse around.

March 23, 2010

Tuesday’s Teaspoon

Filed under: Fun, Tuesday's Teaspoon — Tags: — Tara @ 6:40 am

Just wanted to share a website that is packed with helpful information! The Farmers’ Almanac. It has information on what day is the best to plant, cut your hair, dig holes, and more. Check it out!

Tara

March 16, 2010

Tuesday’s Teaspoon

Filed under: Fun, Tuesday's Teaspoon, Uncategorized — Tags: — Tara @ 6:47 am

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow! The holiday is celebrated by Irish, Catholics, and Orthodox Christians in remembrance of the patron saint, St. Patrick. Did know you know that the color blue(not green) was originally associated with St. Patrick? Or that March 17, 461AD is the day that St. Patrick died? Did you know that the longest-running St. Patrick’s Day parade in Canada is in Montreal and has been held in continuity since 1824?

If you want to know more about this holiday than just green beer and pinching, check out wikipedia’s article on St. Patrick’s Day.

Tara

March 2, 2010

Tuesday’s Teaspoon

Filed under: allergies, Handmade, recipes, Tuesday's Teaspoon — Tags: — Tara @ 6:21 am

I tried my first gluten free crackers and spread last week. The recipe is from Blaine’s Low Carb Kitchen. The crackers did not break apart very well, they were a little soft. Next time, I will let them bake longer.

The gluten eaters in my house loved the spread. We even ate it the next day with potato chips. BTW, the spread tastes better after sitting in the fridge for several hours. If you make it ahead, you might want to cut back on the red pepper flakes. They were really hot the next day.

Parmesan Crackers with Chive Spread

Crackers:
1 cup parmesan cheese – grated
1/4 cup soy flour
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 egg white
2 tsp. caraway seed

Chive Spread:
1 pkg. cream cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
3 tbsp. fresh chives
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
3 tsp. minced dried onions
1 tsp. grated white pepper

Cracker Preparation:(approximately 6.6 net carbs for entire batch)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix all ingredients in bowl with wooden spoon until ball forms. Cut ball in half and place each half between two pieces of greased wax paper. Roll dough with rolling pin until dough is about 9″ x 11″ in size and thin like a cracker. Remove top piece of wax paper and discard. Grease two cookie sheets and place one sheet of cracker dough on each. Make 2 crisscross lines in dough with pizza cutter or knife. Bake each sheet of cracker dough for 20-25 minutes until evenly browned and crisp. Remove from oven and peel off other piece of wax paper being careful to not break crackers. 

Spread Preparation: (approximately 15.3 net carbs for entire recipe)
In food processor grind onion, red pepper and garlic powder. Add cream cheese and sour cream and pulse until all ingredients are incorporated. Cut ends off of fresh chives and chop. Add to food processor with grated white pepper and pulse. Remove spread from processor and serve in bowl with crackers.

Enjoy,

Tara

February 16, 2010

Tuesday’s Teaspoon

On my new food allergy free journey, I have been doing lots of research. There are alot of really cool blogs out there. Here are a few of my favorite ones.

Blaine’s Low Carb Kitchen

Gluten Free Mommy

Gluten Free Green Mommy

So, whether you have a wheat sensitivity or you are on the low carb diet, check out the great looking recipes and amazing stories on these sites.

Happy Tuesday to ya,

Tara

February 2, 2010

Tuesday’s Teaspoon

Filed under: Tuesday's Teaspoon — Tags: , — Tara @ 6:07 pm

Okay, don’t know what is going on with the Tuesday’s Teaspoon banner but it will not be on this post. Computers, huh?

Anyway, on with the post.

Did you know that groundhogs can text message? Well, apparently Punxsutawney Phil sent out a text message to his followers immediately after seeing his shadow. I thought thumbs were necessary for texting, but I guess I am wrong.

Next thing we know, our pets will be texting us to let us know they are hungry or need to go out. ha.

Unfortunately since Philly saw his shadow, we have six more weeks of winter. I don’t know if I can wait that long. Maybe I will win the lottery and take a nice long cruise near the equator.

Punxsutawney Phil, right, is held by Ben Hughes after emerging from his burrow

By the way, this guy looks like a total weirdo.

Happy Groundhog Day,

Tara

January 26, 2010

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Filed under: Tuesday's Teaspoon — Tags: , — Tara @ 1:10 pm

Just wanted to share a cool blog that I have been reading called A Year of Slow Cooking. The author took on a challenge to cook every meal for one year using only a slow cooker. There are 365+ recipes for your crockpot. Check it out and try one of these tasty recipes!

http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/

Tara

December 15, 2009

Tuesday’s Teaspoon

Filed under: Tuesday's Teaspoon — Tags: — Tara @ 6:14 am

According to the Mayo Clinic, positive thinking can have great health benefits. Check out the whole article.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/positive-thinking/SR00009

Tara

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