Monthly Archives: October 2012

Food!

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Since this sit is also for allergy free eating I thought I would share some of my favorite  recipes and a meal I had recently that might gross a few of you out. Here are the recipes:

Vanilla Belgium Waffles

( I have had more then one person tell me that these are the best waffles they have ever had)

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour; here I use equal amounts of quinoa, brown rice and yucca in the US I used equal amounts of brown rice, tapioca and Sorghum.

1/2 t baking soda

1/2 t salt

1 t cinnamon

3 T olive oil

2 eggs

1 T date sugar/honey/agave

1 t vanilla

1 cup milk of choice ( I use rice or coconut)

Mix the wet ingredients, mix the dry ingredients, mix the two together and enjoy! Makes 6-8

This next recipe is also very good and most people would never guess what the main ingredient is!

Avocado Chocolate Pudding

2 ripe avocados

3 T unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 Cup agave/ honey

1 T coconut oil

1 t vanilla

1/2 t cinnamon

1/8 t salt

1/4 Cup rice milk

Blend until smooth and eat it up yum!

Now for the meal that may gross some of you out…. when you buy a food item in the market the seller will give you what they call a “yapa” which essentially is a little bit more then what you asked for and you don’t have to pay for it. Once a month we go buy meat for the home and this time the “yapa” was a lot of chicken feet and gizzards. And what do they make with said parts you ask? well soup of course! It’s called Soupa de Pato (Foot Soup). Being that I am adventurous when it comes to food ( as much as I can be with my diet) I decided to make Soupa de Pato. And it was pretty good! I liked the gizzards and the feet were pretty good too but not my favorite. If I had a choice I would most likely pass but they were most defiantly eatable. For some reason with the chicken feet it was my mind that made it hard, maybe because I had 5 chickens who knows! Well hope this didn’t gross too many of you out and happy eating!!

I know you all are dying to try this!

Nora’s Quinceanera

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For those of you wondering what a quinceanera is it’s a girls 15th birthday party. In Latin culture this birthday is  a coming of age, and the party is second only to her wedding. The ones we have here aren’t nearly as fancy as some but we are limited in our funds. But it really is like a wedding Nora went and picked out a dress and shoes. There was a three tiered cake all the layers being a different flavor.  It was decorated with fresh roses and frosting, Some of the other girls got all dressed up to and proceeded Nora in entering the room. Nora was then escorted in by Ryan with a bouquet of roses in her arms and special music playing.  They danced to a song and then she sat down at her own special table behind her cake. The floor was then open to anyone who wanted to say something and quite a few people did. Next was cutting and serving the cake and then the best part we danced and danced and danced! This really wore Ryan and I out, we are not used to living at 8,500 ft elevation and thus tire quickly. But it was so fun and so worth all the exhaustion!