The Covid 19 Pandemic, BLM, and now the fires. God, help us.
I made a Youtube video going into all the deets – watch it here (& I will also embed it below)! I am new (and oh so late) to the smoothie game but I really love this one and have noticed a huge change in my hunger levels and skin since incorporating these into my daily diet, especially because I have been exercising more!!
#AllergicToEverything Easy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Great for keeping your hunger levels at bay, especially when increasing your exercise routines!
- 1 handful Parsley
- 1 handful Spinach
- 1 stalk Celery
- 1 Banana 1/2 to 1 whole
- 1 chunk Ginger peeled
- 1 to 2 Tbsp Chia seeds see what I use in the notes!
- 1 to 2 tsp Matcha see what I use in the notes!
- 1 scoop Collagen powder see what I use in the notes!
- 1/2 scoop Super green powder see what I use in the notes!
- 1 to 2 Tbsp Peanut butter
- 1/2 dropper Stevia extract 1/2 dropper or 2 scoops of powder
- 1 tsp Vanilla – 1 tsp
- 2 tsp Turmeric
- 1 pinch Salt omit if using salted peanut butter
- 2 grinds Black pepper to activate the turmeric
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup Vanilla Almond milk, unsweetened depending on how thick you like your smoothie
- 2 handfuls Ice
- 1/2 dropper CBD oil optional
Throw everything into a blender and blend until it churns smoothly.
I drink about 1/2 of this a day and save the leftovers for the next day ;)…this works well if using an insulated cup/mug!
It’s summer. We’re still pretty much locked down. I’m back to my natural state of NOT BEING A MORNING PERSON. This is my lazy iced latte. It takes about a minute to make.
#AllergicToEverything Lazy Iced Latte
An easy way to get your morning caffine: a lazy, iced latte with almond milk.
- 1-2 tsp instant coffee
- 1-2 scoops stevia extract powder or 4 drops liquid, or sweetener of choice
- 1 inch hot water
- ice enough to fill your glass
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or any milk
- 1 splash or dash vanilla or cinnamon optional
- 1 splash half and half optional, if you're feeling indulgent
Get out a tall glass. Add the instant coffee and stevia. Pour about an inch of hot water into the glass. Mix with a knife if your glass is tall and skinny 😉
Add enough ice to the mixture to fill the glass. Pour over milk of choice until glass is full. Stir it up.
Add a splash of half and half or vanilla or cinnamon to jazz it up if you like!
Move to the couch.
Adding a splash of half and half gives this quick latte recipe a rich feel. Same thing with flavorings – vanilla, cinnamon, ginger – add whatever you like.
If you are going to do yoga, btw – this is my current fav. Julia Marie will kick your ass but it feels good. I’m doing this 30 day challenge for the second time and it’s still A CHALLENGE. Exercise is definitely part of staying sane these days.
There is nothing like a Sunday morning and homemade biscuits. This is my first official batch but I have to say, they hit the spot. Not as good as my dear friend, Alisha, makes them but it was my first shot and I am happy!!
#AllergicToEverything Sunday Biscuits
Gluten-free, corn-free sunday morning Biscuits.
- 1 cup all purpose gluten-free flour
- 3 tbsp butter cubed and cold
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder corn-free
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk +1 tsp white vinegar (optional, makes it into buttermilk)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Wisk together flour, salt, baking powder. Add in cubed, cold butter. Use pasty blender to mix it until coarse. Knead with your hands about 10 times.
Sprinkle a little flour on your cutting board and roll out the dough to desired thickness (they will not rise). Cut out your buscuits and place them on an ungreased baking sheet. This recipe makes 4.
Bake 15-20 minutes, keep an eye on them and pull them out when just getting golden.
Serve warm with butter or jam, or make a breakfast sammy!
If your butter gets to warm the biscuits will not turn out as well. You can pop them in the fridge for 30 minutes before baking – or just work fast 😉
I was on a Zoom with my childhood friend’s soon-to-be-hubby and he suggested a couple of recipes. He owns an ayurvedic catering company in LA and I’m constantly battling inflammation with my autoimmune issues. I have found Turmeric, also known as Haldi, to make a difference in my diet. It’s Sunday, so I thought, why not. Haldi Pani, Turmeric Water.
The trick, JJ says, it is to drink it warm. Not hot, warm.
#AllergicToEverything Haldi Pani
Haldi Pani (Turmeric Water), an antiinflamitory and immune boosting coayurvedic ncoction.
- 1 cup warm water I used my electric kettle and let it cool
- t tsp turmeric
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1 grind fresh ground black pepper
Boil water, stir in the turmeric, lemon juice, pepper. Let it cool until warm.
Drink when warm (not hot)!
I’ve been cooking Judy’s recipes in Quarantine and this one – this one, is a keeper. Judy’s recipes always taste like home. Most of them have been handed down to her from her momma (one of my second moms), Tami. We used to raid Tami’s fridge after school looking for her leftovers… the pasta with red sauce, the latkas, her pesto ice cubes. For some reason, I think this one is an original Judy – and now Jess tweaked recipe. But not to worry, Judy will surely correct me if I’m wrong. So here it goes: a butter chicken recipe to stay home for.
I will warn you upfront this butter chicken recipe is **spicy**. I will also warn you that this butter chicken is very delicious and may result in cooking so many times that you get sick of it. Proceed with caution.
I’m trying something new – phone savable recipe cards. For the printable version, scroll on.
#AllergicToEverything Butter Chicken
If spicy offends you, cut the cayenne in half, at least.
Jess' version of Judy's Butter Chicken – if spicy offends you, cut the cayenne in half, at least. This recipe is very delicious and may result in cooking so many times that you get sick of it. Proceed with caution.
- 1.5 lbs chicken breast cut in 1/2 in. pieces
- 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1.5 tsp minced garlic
- 1.5 tsp grated ginger
- 2 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 2 cans of diced tomatoes or fresh
- a few hand-fulls of spinach **optional**
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp grated ginger
- 1 tbsp garam masala
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper **spicy**
- 1 tsp cumin
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/3 cup of half and half or heavy cream
Preheat oven to 400
Grease rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray or evoo
Combine chicken, yogurt, lime, garlic, ginger, garam masala, chili powder, salt in a mixing bowl, then spread over cookie sheet
Bake 15-18 minutes
Heat oil in a pot over medium heat
Add onion and sauté for 3 minutes
Add tomatoes and cook for 10-12 minutes (smush everything)
Add spinach if using, garlic, ginger, garam masala, paprika, cayenne, cumin
Add chicken and cook 3-5 minutes
Just before serving add butter and half and half (or cream)
If spicy offends you, cut the cayenne in half, at least. This recipe is on the spicy side.
This recipe is very delicious and may result in cooking so many times that you get sick of it. Proceed with caution.
I know it ain’t the prettiest dish, but sometimes ugly is delicious. Especially when it comes to butter chicken.