Not Sure If I Can Really Call This A Recipe?!?

Can this really be called a recipe? I mean it’s some fruit cut up and put in a bowl… LOL But I’ll tell you one thing, it’s GOOD!  And it will curb a sweet tooth!  Your brain doesn’t know the difference between reined sugar and fruit sugar so this will end cravings for sugar! Your taste buds, now that’s another story…just close your eyes and pretend it’s dark chocolate!  ;)

Here we goooo!

Fruit Bowl Divine
Serves 1
Fruit bowl good for any time of day. Takes care of that sweet tooth you can't get rid of and it full of vitamins, too!
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Prep Time
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Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
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Total Time
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  1. 1/2 large ripe peach, washed and pitted
  2. 1/2 c. fresh blueberries, washed and dried
  3. 8 medium strawberries, washed and hulled
  4. sweetener of choice, to taste (I used Splenda. Have used Stevia before with great results)
Do This
  1. Chop washed and hulled strawberries into bite size pieces and put into serving bowl.
  2. Add blueberries to bowl and gently stir fruit to mix.
  3. Sprinkle fruit with sweetener of choice til desired sweetness is attained.
  4. Chop peach into bit size piece and add to bowl.
  5. Gently stir fruit to mix.
  6. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. See? Easy Peasy! Hardly can even call it a recipe! Feel free to add or omit fruits you do not like or that you are allergic to! :) I have made this with grapes, bananas, oranges, pineapple, etc. The possibilities are endless!
The (Gluten-Free!) Food Gurly http://foodgurly.com/
Love fresh fruit! If you are doing a low-carb diet, peaches and berries are fine, stay away from bananas and pineapple… and sometimes it’s good to cycle a high carb day in there just to mix things up!

Bon Appétit!  xoxo

Gluten Intolerant

Being gluten-intolerant is not a fad.  A gluten-free diet can be, but not for someone like me.

A while back, my family and I went to Subway and I had a 6 inch sub on their flatbread.  I had only a slightly reaction.  A rash on my hands and some slight pin-prick sensations on my arms and back. No other reaction that I noticed that day.

So we were over at my husband’s grandmother’s yesterday and they have a pizza place in town that makes THE BEST pizza ever! I convinced my hubby to get pizza for dinner.

That was a mistake. It could be because I had too much or it could just be because I had it. Either way, I am not in too big a hurry to have it again any time soon.

I have had a headache all day, nausea,  the room has even been spinning, I have a rash on my face and hands, I have the pin prick sensations again and I am itchy.

Even THE BEST pizza ever isn’t worth all this!! I am so sad I won’t be able to have it anymore though.

So sad….  :( 

I’m Still Here!

I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth or anything like that… yet!  I have been super busy with camp. 

Up at 6 or 7 and to bed at midnight or after.  Camp is a lot of work but it’s also a lot of fun and a huge blessing! 

Just wanted to touch base with y’all and say Hey.  Hey!  

Hope you are all well and enjoying your summer. Mine is busy busy busy as usual! 

Blessings…

Eggs Are Good Any Time Of Day!!

I can eat eggs morning noon or night with no problem.  I love them scrambled, fried or in an omelet, I LOVE eggs.  I love them hard boiled and poached, too! Deviled eggs are also good.  Although I’m not sure why they’re called that…

This recipe just happened to be a breakfast but I, as you have just learned, am an equal opportunity egg consumer.  This would make a great lunch or dinner as well. Now without further ado, the fabulous recipe!  This also happens to be an Atkins approved meal! 

Eggs N' Ham
Eggs and Ham
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Prep Time
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Total Time
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Prep Time
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Cook Time
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Total Time
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  1. 1 T. coconut oil
  2. 3 slices cooked ham, diced
  3. 1/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1/4 c. heavy whipping cream
  6. whatever seasonings you like, to taste
Do This
  1. Heat coconut oil in a medium size skillet.
  2. While heating oil, dice ham; fry in oil til slightly browned.
  3. While ham is frying, scramble eggs with cream and seasonings; add to ham.
  4. Cook eggs til desired consistency.
  5. Add cheese when eggs are done and heat to melt cheese.
  6. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. You can use diced ham instead of ham slices. Also, you can use any cheese you like and it doesn't have to be shredded, it can be cubed.
The (Gluten-Free!) Food Gurly http://foodgurly.com/
 So good!!

Have you entered my Ardenne Farm Giveaway yet??? Get over there and enter!!   :)

Bon Appétit!  xo

Ardenne Farm GiveAway!!

Let’s give some brownies away!! Yay!!

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See the review for these here.

I have also arranged for Ardenne Farm to send the lucky winner of this giveaway a bonus prize with this brownie mix!!  I know what it is and so do they, but I am going to let it be a surprise to whoever wins!!  It’s kinda cool, though, I will say that!  :)

So, who wants these amazing brownies?!?!?! Just use the widget to enter!! 

Good luck everybody!!  xoxo

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Ardenne Farms Fudge Brownie Mix

I was pleasantly pleased when these came out of the oven.  I am always a little leery when I read all-natural, no preservatives, no artificial flavors or colors along with gluten-free on a package.  Just because experience tells me that it is going to TASTE like it’s gluten-free and has no artificial flavors or colors in it.  Which USUALLY means it isn’t going to taste good.  Or it is going to have a weird texture.

That is soooo not the case with these brownies.  And just look at the way they bake up…

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Don’t they look delicious? Even better than the ones on the box!!  And the texture was amazing… the flavor was dark and rich and so chocolaty! I added about 1/2 c. dark chocolate chips to the mix just before baking, too.  PERFECTION! 

I give Ardenne Farm Fudge Brownie Mix ♥♥♥♥♥ (out of 5)

While brownies are not exactly health food, you can feel a little less guilty eating these since they are all-natural and have nothing artificial in them and they don’t have refined sugar in them, either!   :) 

If you are craving rich chocolaty brownies, give these a try!  They’re great! 

Stay tuned for a fabulous giveaway!!  

All the best…  xoxo

Declare Your Independance From Food Restrictions With Freedible!

I am part of a network of bloggers, companies and others trying to bring awareness about food allergies to the masses.  It’s something that can no longer be ignored.  With more and more people being diagnosed with one or more food allergies, it’s becoming more and more important to be aware of what we are putting on our tables!  Freedible is an awesome site where bloggers, companies and others can go to meet up with others who are eating, living, blogging about the same things they are!  

As the head cook of a Christian camp, I have to be very aware of what I put on my tables here.  It seems more common now than ever to have at least one and usually more than one person with an allergy to something I have on the menu.  In fact, this last week of camp, I had teens with these allergies…. peanut, cashew, tomato (3), banana and pineapple.  It seems like I’m forgetting one.  But these are the major ones, anyway.  So when cooking spaghetti, I had to come up with options for the 3 teens who could not have tomatoes.  When I made fruit skewers, I had to cut all the other fruit before the bananas and pineapple and make the skewers for those with allergies to those fruits first and then cut the bananas and pineapples and make the other skewers.  It must all be carefully planned out and executed so no one gets sick!

The next camp we have coming in, I know we have a couple girls who are gluten intolerant like I am.  In fact, the one has Celiac Disease.  I’m not sure about other allergies, I will have to talk to the camp nurse. 

At first I thought it was kind of a pain to have to deal with, to be honest.  Because I cook on such a large scale and then have to prepare something else for a small group.  But since I have learned so much about food allergies and how they affect the body and EVERY aspect of your life, I have become very passionate about helping others and spreading the word about food allergies. Especially gluten intolerance, since that is what I deal with personally. 

It’s pretty amazing, just to be able to find REAL people who are going through the same kinds of things I am.  To be able to related with people who know how you feel.  To talk to people who know what you’re going through.  I like that.

So head over to Freedible and join!  It’s free and it’s great!  You’ll find recipes and discussions about all kinds of different things from how to deal with different food allergies to where to find certain foods in your grocery store!  :)

Best wishes for a fabulous July!!  xo