Soup with Noodles – Finally!

We finally found noodles that don’t turn mushy by lunch when in a thermos.  These Thai Rice noodles are great.  My kids have been taking soup for lunch with these noodles quite often this winter.  We heat up bone broth to a rolling boil and add the noodles.  The noodles only need about 3 minutes in the boiling broth.  Put the hot soup and noodles in a thermos and they will be fine at lunch.

If you want to add vegetables or chicken while the soup is boiling it makes a hearty lunch, or a Pho-like dinner.  Thai Rice Noodles

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Hippeas!

Starbucks is one of our favorite places.  It is always a bummer standing in line looking at all the pretty pastries in the case.  We have shed many tears and had more than one argument about can we have it-NO!

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So it is always exciting when there is something new in the packaged products that maybe we can eat.  This fall it has been the Hippeas.  The Fajita flavored ones are the preferred flavor.  I can even eat the regular flavored ones. (No Nightshades!) And who doesn’t like a product with a pun for it’s name.

We give Hippies two thumbs up! – SB

 

Gluten-free Rice Crispy Treats

I was lamenting at a gluten-free event how I was sad Gluten-free Rice Krispies were no longer being sold in the USA.  The person looked at me like I had been living under a rock.  “ALDI’s Crispy Rice cereal is gluten-free” she said.

 

I went to ALDI that day!  At the time I did not shop at ALDI much.  The last time I had been there there was not much of a selection for my family.  The new gluten-free line of products is good, there is soy flour in the cookies which makes them a “No” for us.  The Crispy Rice Cereal however was a “Yes”!  So were the marshmallows!

Rice Crispy TreatsTo make the treats I followed the directions on the marshmallow bag, and used Earth Balances Soy-free spread in place of butter.

I also used a tricked learned from one of our favorite teachers.  Heat the marshmallows and butter in a glass (or your favorite Pyrex) bowl in the microwave.  I don’t use my microwave very often, but this is one of my reasons for loving them.  There are no after pictures because we ate them so fast.  Next time I will melt some dairy-free chocolate chips on top.  Yum.

I hope you enjoy this school time treat as much as we do.  SB

Strawberry Pie!

I love strawberries.  I’ve tried growing strawberries, but the wildlife in my yard always outsmarts me and eats the ripe ones before I can get to them.  We always have at least a pint in the fridge at all times.  I love strawberry shortcake, but it is not my families favorite.  So I tried this recipe.

I have made GF pie crust from a box and it was good, but for this one I made my own.

I like to use just rice flour for this crust recipe.  The crust hold up well and is not soggy.

The best part of this recipe is the goo.  It makes lots of goo! Plenty to lick off the spoon and maybe mix with some So Delicious Coco Whip.

Most of my house hold liked this recipe.  You can’t always please everyone, but I consider most a win. I hope you enjoy this refreshing Strawberry Pie.  -Susan

Strawberry Pie

  • Servings: 6 -8 slices
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Crust

  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance Soy Free spread, softened
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup rice flour

Filling

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 (6 oz.) package strawberry jell-o
  • 3 quarts strawberries cleaned

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oen to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix together crust ingredients.  Press mixture into the bottom of a greased pie plate.
  3. Bake crust for 15 minutes.  (It will look underdone and have some bubbles/holes in it)
  4. Remove crust from oven.
  5. Place water, sugar, and cornstarch in a pan over medium heat and stir until thick and clear.
  6. Add jell-o to sugar mixture.  Add the strawberries to the jello/sugar mixture.
  7. Scoop the strawberries into pie shell and top with more of the sugar mixture.
  8. Place pie in refrigerator until cool.