Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

I love Katz doughnuts.

Gluten free, Dairy free, Nut Free, Soy Protein free, and Nightshade free in one yummy doughnut that I did not have to make.

I recently took them on a weekend get away with family to enjoy with my coffee in the morning.  Traveling can be hard when you are avoiding multiple food allergens. I have found that Katz doughnuts have become my go-to breakfast when traveling.

 

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Sometimes to use less you need to have more.

I’ve been working really hard at remembering to bring my own cup when I go to Starbucks.

We have a big cabinet at home full of reusable tumblers and insulated mugs.  When I leave in the morning I make sure I have a empty reusable and one full of water.

More and more public spaces have water bottle fillers available. Yay! Since I am still trying to “Drink more water”! And many coffee places will give you a small discount for bringing in your own cup.

I know, as an organizer am I not suppose to want you to own less stuff?  Yes, but this is one of those cases where I say “Buy a reusable mug (or two) that you really like” and wash it at home.  I really like this life factory insulated mug and the other is a cup we bought at Five Below.

Enjoy! -SB

Fun Popcorn for movie day!

It’s the end of the school year and it seems like everyday we need a snack to of with the days theme.  Today is movie day so that means popcorn.  We air pop our popcorn.  Today we melted two tablespoons of coconut oil in the microwave to drizzle over the top and then added LOTS of colored sugar sprinkles.  Let’s hope movie day is as festive as the popcorn.

Homemade Unicorn Smoothies…Dairy Free!

Everyone has been abuzz about the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino.  Of course it’s a little scary to get drinks there when you are dairy allergic so…. here is what we did.

For the Pink portion:

  1. 1 cup of ice
  2. 1 cup of strawberries
  3. 1/4 cup mango nectar
  4. 1/4 cup SoDelicious coffee creamer (Plain)

Blend in mixer.

For the Blue/Purple portion:

  1. 1/2 cup blue berries
  2. 1/2 cup SoDelicious coffee creamer (Plain)

Blend in mixer

Fill glass half full of Pink then drizzle Blue down the sides of the glass.  Add some more pink and then top with CocoWhip and sprinkles.

Yum! -SB

Mayo – Why does it have paprika?

Why oh why do most mayonnaises contain paprika?  This seemingly innocent ingredient, that would be an after thought to most people, is one of the hardest nightshades to avoid.  This makes having any prepared salads from the deli a no, it also means most creamy salad dressings are a no.  Finally I found this Primal Kitchen Mayo…

 

No Paprika! So exciting.

 

The next step is trying to make mayonnaise from scratch.  Now off o make some chicken salad.

Brussels Sprout Soup

One of my weekly menu planning strategies is to make a soup each week.  This is used mostly for my lunches and dinners since I am the only one who enjoys soups other than noodle soup.

Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite veggies.  They are available year round and are good in salads, or as a side.  I also love them in this hearty soup.

This soup is like french onion with brussels sprouts added.  I don’t always caramelize the onions, especially when I’m planing on serving it pureed.  Brown soup is not always appetizing.  Also adding beef stock to this soup can take it to a whole new level.

Brussels Sprout Soup

  • Servings: 6 cups+
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound yellow onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 pound Brussels Sprouts, halved
  • a small bunch of fresh thyme
  • 2 pints chicken stock (bone broth)
  • salt and pepper

 

Instructions

  1. In a sauce pan combine onions and butter over low heat.  Cover the pan and sweat the onions for about 30 minutes.
  2. Once the onions are soft add the sugar and cook until light brown.
  3. Add the sprouts and thyme (a few sprigs at least) and stir.
  4. Add the stock, salt and pepper.
  5. Bring everything to a boil and simmer until the brussels sprouts are cooked.
  6. This soup can be served pureed or chunky.

Enjoy!

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