Pause for #SnackTime: 7 Gluten-Free Energy Bars

Happy Hump Day Everyone! Hope that your week is off to a great start! In case you need a little extra push, here’s a few awesome gluten-free energy bars to check out.

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To get  the scoop on each of these delicious bars, simply click here. Our personal favorites are Go Macro and Kind bars, we have at least one of them every other day.

#SuperBowl Party For 2

Although there were a lot of glitches during the Super Bowl yesterday, we made sure we had plenty of snacks to keep both our taste buds and minds occupied.

This was actually the first Super Bowl that we did not out to eat or go over someone else’s house. It was simply too cold and no need to really leave the house.

Unlike many foodies who might have started cooking in the early afternoon, we didn’t get started until about five, 5:01 to be exact.

On the menu: Pan-fried chicken strips, oven baked seasoned wedged fries, veggie tray and chocolate cupcakes served with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (coconut milk based).

The veggie tray was real simple to put together, I merely sliced up 2 celery stalks, handful of carrots, handful of cherry tomatoes, cut a few pieces of broccoli and we were all set. Carefully sectioned each veggie out and completed the tray with tropical mango salad dressing.

While I prepared the veggie tray, LaurenAsh was busy making “Big Daddy Seasoned Wedged Fries”. Be sure to check out the recipe, there were simply too many ingredients to share. I’ll just say there were simply delicious! Only thing, LaurenAsh forgot it was just the two of us and the portions according to the recipe were very different. Lets just say we’ll be using this delicious seasoning for quite a while.

It actually came in handy, since I decided to dress my chicken strips in the mixture. Once the strips were mixed, I pan fried them on our long griddle, that away everything would cook at one time.

20 minutes later, I plated the strips and wedges accompanied with the veggie tray and we were good to go.

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We popped open our bottles of “New Grist (gluten-free beer) and started our party as Jennifer Hudson and the Sandy Hook choir embraced a moment in history.

Peanut Butter My Pup

My Lil pups have been soo good lately that I decided to get them in the holiday spirit. After all they do each have a Christmas stocking full of goodies. Oh and did I mention they have candy cane and snowman squeaky toys spread across the floor?!

Any way, I decided to make them some homemade doggy biscuits. I picked up the biscuit bone cutter from Target, realized I had all of the necessary ingredients in one form or another, so I went home to put the recipe to work.

Ingredients
2 tbsp of peanut butter
1 egg
1 1/2 c. of Gluten-free all purpose flour
1 tbsp of vanilla

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I mixed the liquid ingredients first, added in the flour, and the peanut butter last.

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Kneaded and rolled into a dough ball.

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I let the dough rest for a few minutes, the pressed it out with the rolling pin.

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Next, time to get my cutting on!

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I just love the bone cookie cutter! Soo cute.
I baked the delicious goodies on 400 degrees for about 10 mins. In voila’ they were done! Can you believe that a cup and a half flour made 24 biscuits?!

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Let’s check in with the taste testers shall we?!

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They look pretty excited to me!

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Happy Holidays from OUR pups to YOURS!