Friday, February 25, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are a fairly recent addition to our "regular havin's", but they are SOOOO yummy!!

What you will need:

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 1/4 cups peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup applesauce
3 eggs
1 Tbsp olive oil

2 1/2 cups brown rice flour (or whatever flour you'd like to use)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp of cream of tarter
1/2 tsp of salt
2 tsp baking soda

What to do:
Preheat oven to 350F

Put liquid ingredients in a bowl

Cream together

Add dry ingredients

Mix until combined

Make into balls and place on cookie sheet

Then criss-cross with a fork

Bake for 11 minutes (makes about 2 dozen cookies, total)

ENJOY!! :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

'Garlic Lovers' Garlic Knots

This is new recipe that I just came up with. We used to get these awesome garlic knots at a restaurant that we used to go to every other week. We stopped going because we started avoiding wheat and that's pretty hard to do in an Italian restaurant! Tim and I got talking about them one day and how much we missed them and then I said, "well, duh! I could make them!!" So I did and here's the result!

For this recipe I'll be using a Chebe breadsticks mix, but you can use whatever breadstick/dough recipe that you want.

You will need:
  • Chebe mix or other dough recipe
  • About 1 cup of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced garlic
Here's how:

First, pre-heat your oven to whatever your dough recipe calls for--375 if you're using Chebe mix.

Then take a measuring cup and put about 1/2 cup or so of minced garlic in.

Then take your olive oil and fill it to the 1 cup line. Stir it and set it aside.

Now make your dough. Take your completed dough ball and divide it into 12 equal balls. Roll them into a strip and then tie them in a knot and place them on a baking sheet. Make sure to use a pan with a lip around the edge. ;)

Throw in the oven for about 15 minutes (this will again depend on your recipe). Pull them out and drizzle your olive oil and garlic over them. This will kind of happen in two stages; you'll drizzle the olive oil first and then kind of 'plop' the garlic on. If your meat (or whatever you're eating these with) is done you can eat them right away, if its not, turn off your oven and throw them back in the oven until the rest of the meal is done.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Roast Potatoes

Here's a very tasty side dish! We especially like it with seasoned chicken. Enjoy!

Set your oven to 400F.

Grab about 12-14 potatoes (less if you're using Russets).

Wash them off and cube them up and put them in a large bowl.

Pour 3/4 cup of olive oil on top. Put 1/2 cup of minced garlic in.

Add 3 teaspoons (1 tablespoon) or salt and 4 tablespoons of Italian seasoning. Mix well.

Throw it in a 13"x9" pan (a jelly-roll pan works, too)

Put pan in oven and bake for 60-90 minutes.

These are a little on the "rare" side of things, I like them a bit browner, but to each her own ;) Enjoy!

Monday, February 7, 2011

What Would YOU Like To See?

Well, I think as soon as I finish the post on mama cloth, we will have finally come to the last installment of the Disposable to Reusable series. What would you like to hear next? I have a few ideas, but not all that many so I'm open to suggestions! ;) I will be expanding on reenacting themes and projects and maybe some specific food themes (i.e. why we don't eat wheat, soy, etc.), and doing an intro to NRT (Nutrition Response Testing) and journaling our journey towards better and better health.

So please comment! :)

Friday, February 4, 2011


"Anonymous" commenting is now open. :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I realize that I haven't blogged in quite some time. I have been sick. For those of you who do/are familar with NRT (Nutrition Response Testing), it's cellular parasites that are affecting me (and actually, eating rye, too)! Blagh. Hopefully, now that I've gotten my supplements adjusted I'll be able to finish up my posts on Disposable to Reusable.