Friday, December 24, 2010

Home for the Holidays!

For those entertaining at home during this bustling holiday season, it's pertinant to make sure your home smells warm and welcome to all guests! "Seed" soy candles by "Soy Inspirations" offers a variety of luxuriant candles, without the steep cost. From 'Pumpkin and Spice' and 'Hot Apple Cider' to 'Sugar Cookies', 'Peppermint Candy', and 'Evergreen', their wide array of scents will surely make your home a notch above the rest!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Liberte Coconut Yogurt

I am not normally a fan of yogurt. The ocassional flavored greek yogurt here and there and the normal everyday yogurt, rarely....if it's lemon flavored. Maybe it's the tartness or the texture but yogurt just doesn't quite do it for me. But i'm now on the yogurt bandwagon after trying Liberte's coconut yogurt! It's rich and creamy with a touch of coconut cream on the bottom. Yes, it is sweet. It is even high in fat. But it is deee-licious. It is just like eating coconut cream pie. And if you are a fan of coconut you will not be dissapointed! If you buy some to try, buy two. You'll need them.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Vegan Wednesday! Field Roast!

Field Roast products are an awesome alternative to traditional (meat) holiday meals!

The Celebration roast is absolutely amazing, and very versatile. Great with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, roasted veggies, vegan green bean casserole and just about anything!
The Tomato loaf is quickly becoming a favorite around here. It's delicious sliced for sandwiches or served in place of ham or turkey for your holiday meal. And, just like everything else, it's delicious smothered in Road's End vegan gravy. Yum!
Field Roast sausages (available in Italian, Mexican Chipotle, and Apple Sage) are a more unique addition to the holiday table. These are fantastic sliced up in a stir fry, added to rice and beans, or sliced and added to delicious winter stews.
Stop by Food For Thought and give Field Roast products a try. You will not be dissapointed!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gluten-Free Baking: Gingerbread Men!

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men Recipe
1 3/4 cups gluten-free flour mix*
1/2 to 3/4 tsp ginger (depending on how ginger-y of a taste you want!)
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter or margarine (cold)
1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/8 tsp cloves
1 egg (cold)
1/4 to 3/8 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup gluten-free molasses

*Gluten-Free Flour Mix:
6 cups white rice flour
2 cups potato starch (NOT the same as potato flour)
1 cup tapioca starch

Combine the gluten-free flour mix, cream of tartar, baking soda, xanthan gum, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Mix well. Cut in the butter or margarine until the mixture is in crumbs the size of peas.

In a small bowl beat the sugar, egg, and molasses together. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until the dough pulls away from the sides. Form the dough into a flat ball shape and refrigerate for one hour.

Dust some freezer paper (not wax paper) with gluten-free flour or confectioners sugar. Put the dough on the freezer paper and sprinkle with flour or confectioners sugar. Roll the dough to ¼ inch thick and cut out shapes as desired. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Makes about 20 cookies.

Enjoy and have a happy holiday weekend!