March 7, 2012

Gluten Free Banana Muffins

3 Words of Wisdom Run ons & all by: Alisha at 9:42 AM

Here are my muffins....aren't they pretty...come on just lie to me and say they are!!  They taste really good, isn't that all that matters.

I got the original recipe from Pamela's Products, but I've tweaked it just a bit...

1 3/4 c baking/pancake mix flour
1/4 c butter melted
1/3 c sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
2 smashed up bananas

optional: 1/4 c chopped walnuts

Preheat Oven to 350.

Have Milk and Egg at Room temperature.

Mix all ingredients together and spoon 2/3 full into cupcake liners in a muffin tin.  Bake for 18- 20 minutes.

Yields 12 muffins, I leave 6 out for breakfast and freeze 6 for the following week.  They freeze well.  I have not left them frozen for longer than 2 weeks.

I have made the same recipe adding blueberries and bananas, and Chocolate Chips and Bananas.

Why all the banana muffins you ask???  Well, Avery hates bananas, but she gets really bad cramps in her legs, so I sneak them in wherever I can so that she can get as much potassium as possible...

Do you have any sneaky tricks to fool your kids to eat foods they hate??  What food do you not like??



~XOXO~
Alisha

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March 5, 2012

Meal Plan {3/5-3/11}

2 Words of Wisdom Run ons & all by: Alisha at 11:27 AM
What is going on...The weeks are flying by so very fast!!

Spring Break is NEXT week!!
source

I haven't gotten anything accomplished.  I have a To-Do list a mile long and I just keep adding to it...


I was prescribed several new medications with funky side effects:
  • lack of appetite
  • drowsiness
  • nauseousness

I didn't think anything of it because usually the side effects don't bother me, but boy, oh boy...I have actually slept 9 straight hours every night since Thursday and food is absolutely disgusting.  All I have been able to stomach is a bowl of cereal and yogurt.  I am not craving food, I'm not hungry, and the smells actually makes me sick.


So this meal plan was lots of fun to write!!  I have no idea if any of these meals will actually get made...my poor family may be stuck eating baked potatoes for a week.



Monday (3/5): Tacos

Tuesday (3/6): Enchiladas

Wednesday (3/7): Calzones w/ Caesar Salad

Thursday (3/8): Sausage & Potatoes

Friday (3/9): Chili w/ Corn Bread

Saturday (3/10): Corn Dogs w/ Tator Tots and Fruit Salad

Sunday (3/11): Tuna Salad

Monday (3/12): BBQ Chicken w/ Veggies and Yellow Rice

Tuesday (3/13):  Not Real Sure...


Hope you all have a great week!!


~XOXO~
Alisha

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March 2, 2012

Gluten Free Beefy Mac

3 Words of Wisdom Run ons & all by: Alisha Goinggfree at 10:51 AM
Easy, Cheesy, Beefy Mac...The Kid's Favorite Meal!

1lb Ground Beef (turkey or chicken could do also)
1/4 finely chopped onion
1 clove minced garlic
3-4 overly ripe tomatoes chopped (or a can of diced tomatoes)
Small can of Tomato Sauce & can of Water or left of Spaghetti Sauce
Seasonings of your choice...sometimes I use Taco and sometimes I use Italian...
2-3 cups of shredded cheese of your choice
16oz cooked pasta

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook noodles and set aside.
Brown and drain the ground meat.  Add onion, garlic and seasonings.  If you are using fresh tomatoes add them now and cook until onions are soft.   Add your liquid to the meat and tomato mixture and cook till well blended.  Cover bottom of 9x13 pan with a spoon of sauce and then mix noodles and sauce together.

Place a layer of the noodle mixture over the sauce and then cover with cheese.  Top with remaining noodles and then cover with last of cheese.  Cover dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes.  Remove foil and broil for a few minutes to get the top nice and browned.  Let sit for 3-4 minutes, then serve...

Enjoy!!







~XOXO~
Alisha

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March 1, 2012

A New Doctor Experience...

0 Words of Wisdom Run ons & all by: Alisha Goinggfree at 2:13 PM
Going to a new Doctor's Office is STRESSFUL...yeah I used all caps, cuz that is how I felt this morning...

I never know exactly who to tell all the info to.  Do I tell the poor nurse taking my blood pressure or do I wait and tell the Doctor?  I have a long list of issues and the list just keeps getting longer as the years go by.

I remember when I was 23 the hardest question they asked was when my last cycle started.

When I was 25 it was when my last shot of hormones was given.

When I was 27, 28, and 29, I practically lived at my OBGYN's office.  I swear I saw him 3 times a week for both of my pregnancies.  Why do you have to pee in a cup at each and every appointment? Is one's pee really all that interesting...And why is my pee not interesting now??  No uterus means no more cups??  No idea...

So anyway, I'm 36 now and I get asked all kinds of hard questions now...and I never know how much to say.  I have a ruptured disc in my spin, L5 to be exact, when they ask "How'd that happen?" Do I tell them I was chasing my son through the Sears parking lot or do I say I took a step when there was actually a step down and fell smack on my tailbone.  Then to make matters worse a year later I was rear ended and injured my back even further...I can't sit cross legged anymore...

Then they say "Well what kind of exercise are you getting?".....Ummmm, not much...remember the tailbones constantly grinding together, it kinda makes things difficult.  "I swim in the warmer months when I have money in the budget to go to the pool."

"Your cholesterol is a little higher than we'd like, it is 100, and with diabetes it should really be at 70, have you made any changes to fix that?"  Ummm, no, I thought 100 was okay, but as of January I haven't eaten a single fast food meal because my daughter is gluten free.  "Oh, well that would have made an improvement!"

Then we start discussing all the medicines I am on and none of them are the right dosage or even close to being beneficial.  That makes me angry.  I made this appointment with a new office because I felt my other doctor wasn't listening to me.  Now not only was she not listening to me, she wasn't even helping me!

But there is GOOD NEWS...my A1C dropped from 8.0 to 7.2!!  That is awesome!!  I have NO IDEA what I am doing to get my diabetes under control, but whatever it is, it is working!!  And now that my medicines will actually be effective, my diabetes will get even better!!

We did the blood panel to test for Celiac.  I am not going to do the biopsy.  I just cant afford that procedure right now, and from all of the reports I've read the results aren't 100% accurate anyway.  I know that eating gluten free makes me feel better, so that is what I'm going to do.  I wanted the blood panel for peace of mind mostly.

I know this is really all over the place, but it was my day at the doctor.  My thoughts and what happened...

What stresses you out when you go to a new doctor? 
What LOW impact exercise to you recommend?
How do you pick a new doctor?

~XOXO~
Alisha

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About my Recipes

We are a gluten free family. All of our main meals are Gluten Free. When posting a recipe, I do not think it is necessary for me to write out Gluten Free for each ingredient. It should be assumed.

I double check ALL labels and packaging before I purchase anything. If you are going to safely provide a GF environment for yourself or your family, double even triple checking each product must become a standard for you as well.

Also, when I am cooking a meal that I have 'created' or cook often, I do not measure. If you have any questions about exact amounts, please leave a comment and I will try my best to answer.

If I am posting a recipe that has gluten in it I will then explain that...I do still purchase a few gluten items for my son and husband's lunches and snacks. However, gluten recipes will be very very rare.
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