Every time I use my crock pot I am filled with wonder over how easy it makes life. It is like coming home to a meal cooked by someone else especially for you. LE SIGH… happiness… Last night, I prepped all the ingredients for tonight’s dinner. I just can’t handle cutting an onion at 8:00 AM. It was super simple to just through everything into the crock pot
Lunch: Salad of Spring Mix, Broccoli, Peach and Mango Salsa, Herb-y Hummus, and Balsamic Vinegar and an Organic Gala Apple
Crockpot Classic Dinner: A Healing Curry from Karina’s Kitchen served over Brown Rice
Dessert: Homemade Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream courtesy of Whole Life Nutrition
A Healing Curry was the recipe that started my healing both physically and mentally. After being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I became afraid to cook. Something I once loved became my nemesis. Attempts to bake bread resulted in tears and crumbly “bricks/doorstops”. Classic “Katrina Recipes” were no longer an option. I was a defeated shell of my former self. I found this curry recipe and something made me try to recreate it. To my shock and awe I succeeded! This recipe was the first time after diagnosis that eating did not leave me unsatisfied and craving the glutenous foods of my past. It gave me hope and a renewed passion for cooking. To this day, I get the warm fuzzies every time I smell curry.
I broke in the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker with this fabulous, simple dairy free ice cream recipe. GF Guy declared it a success, so it must be so! I can’t wait to make up my own frozen dessert recipes. I wanted to play it safe and use an already tested recipe for my first batch. Now, I can play!
I hope you all have a wonderful Friday tomorrow. The weekend is almost here!
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