Stuffed Saturday

I hope everyone had a great week and looking forward to a relaxing weekend! We’ve had a very busy and productive week, so the weekend couldn’t come sooner. Unfortunately, our weekends are just as busy.

When I was catching you up this week, did I mention we are now both Coffee Connoisseurs?! Ohh yeaaa… LaurenAsh has joined the cool scenes of the coffee world. Imagine that! Two corporate professionals now working at boutique coffee shops, some days I can’t believe it either. But when I take in all the stress I know longer have, it’s all worth it.

So I decided to share this delicious concoction from last weekend, when we were free to relax.

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I can taste these beauties as I type. When I make this dish, I say to people “and you thought eating gluten and dairy free was hard?”
My new favorite type of bread to cook with is “Food For Life”, which can be found in your local health food store or Shoprite.

French Toast a la apple 🙂
4 slices of Food For Life brown rice bread
1 tbsp of cinnamon
1 egg
1/2 c. of coconut or rice milk

(Glaze)
1/3 c coconut milk
1 tbsp of confectioners sugar

After mixing all of the ingredients together and soaking the toast, I butter the pan with Melt (butter spread) and pan fried the toast. In a separate pan, simmered pink lady apple slices, butter and cinnamon.

Just plate, drizzle and enjoy! 🙂

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Hola Lunes!

Buenos Dias Amigos! 🙂

This morning we are taking a little excursion to Mexico and enjoy a healthy dosage of “Rancher’s eggs” or “Huevos Racheros”.

This traditional and popular dish was created on rural Mexican farmlands and now in our modern day kitchen. 🙂

It can be created in a few varieties but will always have the 3 basic ingredients: fried eggs, corn tortillas and a tomato-chili sauce.

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I decided to make a homemade chili sauce by slowly simmering, green peppers, onions, red peppers, garlic and organic tomato paste with a dash of cayenne pepper.

Instead of a side of rice, guacamole or refried beans, I went with pan-fried plantains tossed in honey butter and a few slices of avocado.

Yummy, the perfect combination.

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Delicioso! hasta luego

Try Something New Tuesday

I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start!

I wanted to share this new little gadget that we just got. So as you know, we are totally in love with smoothies and unfortunately my beloved Bella spun her last spin of delicious goodness. I have to be honest, I did go into a state of withdraw for a few days, until I found a new smoothie buddy.

After visiting, Target and Walmart, my last resort was Kmart. Shockingly, every now and then, I find good deals on appliances there.

Little did I know that it would be my lucky day! While scanning the aisles, I stumbled upon this beauty.

photoBrought to us by Hamilton Beach appliances, the “Wave Station Express” picked me up out of my state of withdraw, sent me off with a big smile and delicious, creamy and thick smoothie! For the low price of $25, I couldn’t be happier!

The Wave Station is easy to assemble and take a part for cleaning, which is something I really happen to adore. So if you’re looking for a new blender or a appliance just for smoothies or milkshakes, this is it! 🙂