Monthly Archives: March 2013

Gluten Free Cheese Bread?! Yes.


They are called Pao De Queijo, AKA, Brazilian Cheese Puffs. They are primarily tapioca flour and parmesan with a few other ingredients thrown in.

Made this particular recipe with my 4H cooking class kiddos today. Oh my GAWSH. So yummy…and great for those of you on a gluten free path. We have a restaurant not far from here that specializes in them, and these were very close to the ones I buy there for $1.50 a piece.

I used a really great shredded parm from Trader Joe’s and it melted beautifully.

Eat up!




So True Story…


“Just Dance” is a pretty good workout.

So is chasing your almost 13 year old son around to steal his iPod from him after discovering he was recording you “dancing” (trust me, the quotations are necessary in this case) in an effort to “make you a youtube sensation.”

Fear not, I caught him.

I need a more interesting life…


so that I have a reason to wear this.

Oh, the fabulousness...

Oh, the fabulousness…












Pretty sure my life does not warrant such a purchase, but it doesn’t make me less obsessed.

Find it here.

I suppose I could wear it to our country store. Or maybe our laundry mat/bar/feed store? (Yes, I am serious.)

I doubt my potato patch would be impressed by it.

Interested in learning about Raw Milk??


I have mentioned raw milk several times in my posts. I am a firm believer in its benefits and have posted them before…

Today only, you can hear all about Raw Milk for free at the Healthy Life Summit going on at The Village Green Network.

Mark McAfee is basically the most amazing source for all things Raw Milk…and he is located in the very county I live in. Such a blessing to have them here!

Go HERE to listen for free! After today, it wont be free anymore!

Meatless Monday 3/25/13


Here’s what I’ve got cookin’ today.

Started my day with the juice I posted about earlier. I will not be mixing wheatgrass juice with it again…I just cant get it down. I will have to shoot it again when I am ready.

Had breakfast with a friend around 10am. Scrambled farm fresh eggs and whole grain sourdough w/ Kerrygold butter. Yummy coffee too.

Lunch was strawberries w/brown cow vanilla cream top yogurt. Maybe my fave meal ever.

Dinner is going to be a recipe I picked up at Whole Foods during their “Eggstravaganza” this weekend. Quinoa egg bake:

1 tsp butter
1/2 cup UNCOOKED quinoa
8 eggs
1 1/4 cup milk
1 TBSP chopped garlic
1 tsp chopped thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cups packed baby spinach, roughly chopped.
1 cup finely shredded romano or parm cheese

Preheat oven to 350*. Grease 8×8 dish with the butter.
Put quinoa into a fine mesh strainer and rinse w/cold water until rinsing water runs clear. Drain well.

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper and quinoa. Stir in spinach then pour mixture into prepared dish. Cover tightly with foil then jiggle dish gently from side to side so that quinoa settles on the bottom in an even layer. bake until just set, about 45 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle top with cheese. Return to oven and bake uncovered until golden brown and crisp, 10 to 15 minutes more. cool briefly, slice and serve.

This is the original recipe but they added a couple sliced roasted red peppers too it…I think that really made the dish!

Glad it does most of the work for me. I am so tired and lazy today…no desire to cook at all. :/ Hopefully after today’s meals I will be happy and energized for tomorrow!