Monthly Archives: October 2014

Gluten-free Breading‏ #HJrecipes

We’re always concocting something in the kitchen, as “fresh” is even more of an essential part of lives now as it’s ever been! Having food restricted diets in our household eating healthier has become a natural instinct and making things from scratch has come along with it. One of our favorite things to do is to slap ingredients together to create a unique but tasty recipe and home-made breadings/batters are perfect for exactly that!

 

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Gluten-free-Breading‏-#HJrecipes

 

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What you’ll need

1/4 cup ground Gluten-free snack crackers (I used Breton)

1/3 cup ground flaxseed

1-2 tsp. spices (I mixed garlic powder, onion powder & parsley flakes as these are safe for a renal diet but you can use any mixture of spices at all)

1 tbsp. parmesan cheese (powder)

1 egg (beaten)

2-3 chicken breasts (depends on size)

 

Directions

In a blender grind the flaxseed, crackers, parmesan cheese and spices until fine like bread crumbs. Dip raw chicken pieces into the beaten egg and then roll in the grinded mixture until evenly coated. If you like you can also add thinly sliced green onions to the breading for extra flavor. Place chicken on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes in a 350° Fahrenheit oven, do not turn over. Makes 4-6 portion sized servings.

 

 

We would love to hear your thoughts on this recipe and let us know how yours turns out !!!

 

Happy Cooking 

 

Comments are welcomed!

Holly & Jay

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Provacare Soothing Feminine Foaming Wash Review

“Provacare Soothing Feminine Foaming Wash gently cleans while respecting the natural vaginal balance and protects against odour-causing bacteria. Provacare Wash contains moisturizing Witch Hazel Water and natural Aloe to soothe sensitive skin.”

“Gentle enough to be used daily to maintain good feminine health and hygiene, Provacare Soothing Feminine Foaming Wash refreshes and restores vaginal moisture, especially when used during menstruation, after sexual intercourse, during pregnancy or while treating a vaginal infection.”

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I absolutely love how clean this foaming wash makes you feel. I love going all day with that fresh washed feeling and using this has really helped with that. As much as we don’t want to talk about it, we all feel icky and gross when we are on our periods. This product has helped make me feel much cleaner once using it when my monthly visitor is around lol. Even on hot days sometimes you just want to feel clean and freshened up, this is definitely the product to reach for.

It is  fragrance-free and and once again I love that there are no harsh chemicals in this product either. This all natural Provacare removes the uncertainty of treating vaginal infections. Provacare also helps treat and prevent vaginal infections caused by yeast.

For more information on this great feminine product, please visit their WEBSITE

 

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Provacare Probiotic Vaginal Care Ovules Review

What you need to know about this product.

REVIEW:

“Provacare Probiotic Vaginal Care Ovules are clinically proven to help treat and prevent both vaginal yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis (BV). Provacare with Lcr35 naturally relieves symptoms of both types of infection with no known side effects.”

“Helps in the treatment and prevention of recurrence of yeast and bacterial infections including these symptoms: excessive discharge, burning and/or stinging sensation and vaginal dryness. Restores and maintains normal healthy vaginal flora following antibiotic or antifungal treatment. Contributes to maintaining a natural and beneficial vaginal flora”

“For adult women only. Insert 1 ovule vaginally twice daily, in the morning and at bedtime. Moisten ovule with a small amount of water to facilitate insertion. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 7 days. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.”

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This product is proven to:

1) Help treat both vaginal yeast and bacterial infections
2) Help prevent vaginal infections from recurring
3) Naturally help relieve symptoms of burning, stinging and excessive discharge

This is now available without  a prescription, just go in to your local Pharmacist and ask him/her about it. The best thing about this product is there’s no need for doctor appointments! This will save you the hassle and is the alternative to antibiotics!!!!

The absolute best thing about this product is there is no harsh chemicals in it, which is something very important to me. We are trying to live a healthier lifestyle and product like this definitely help out.

To find out more information on this product, please visit their WEBSITE

 

 

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Stocking up without the use of coupons

Saving money without using coupons and still stocking up on foods/products is what this post will be about. Don’t get me wrong, we still use the occasional coupons but we are definitely not into it like we used to be.

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We came up with a list of ways that we are still saving money. 

1. Buy produce when its a low price/on sale. Like the other day we bought celery that was on sale for $0.88 each. I never seen it so low I’m such a long time, that i knew we had to stock up. It goes well in the freezer and I was able to make a few pre-made dishes that are ready to go. I don’t think they have coupons for fresh produce as much as the other food products, so this was a big score for us.. For $8.88 I bought 10 stocks of celery!!! awesome!!!!

2. Buy product with the 50% stickers. Typically one of the major items we like to get half price is the bread. At superstore they have a section with breads and other items that they are trying to get rid of and its usually a great price. I have bought my bread like this for the last 2 years now and not once have I had a problem. I even seen sometimes in the 50% off section items that weren’t even close to expiring, so it’s definitely worth checking it out.

 

3. Hit up the “locally grown” store. In our town where we do groceries there is a store that gets locally grown produce and they always have awesome deals. It’s typically the first place we stop at when doing groceries. And you will also be supporting local farmers which is great.

4. Get our meat from the local butcher, its much cheaper than buying it in town. Of course we always keep an eye open in town just because the odd time one of the stores will have big things of chicken on sale for a great price. Like 6 breasts for $7 is great, it is also a good time to stock up. Make sure when you come home to put them each in bags as I’ve wasted much chicken in the past by leaving it all in the same pack and having to thaw it all and not use it.

5. Always keep in mind when buying food “Leftovers”  We love leftovers and even aim to make sure we have some with each meal. It’s a great way to have a complete meal the next day without having all the cooking to do.

6. Scanning code of practice. This is a great way to get items for free or $10 taken off the product. If you do not know what SCOP is, please read our post about it HERE.

7. Rainchecks. Most people don’t think to get rain checks on items that are on sale in the flyer and that the store ran out of. If its’ a good price, we get as many rainchecks as we can. Then we can go in when it’s not on sale and you know its stocked up, cash in your rainchecks.

8. No boxed foods. Its better to buy fresh foods and make your own meals. Your money goes further.. The $3-$5 you spend could make many meals if you buy smart!!!

9. Make your own coffee at home.. If you total all the coffees you buy in a month, I bet it’s a lot compared to 1 big can of coffee that could last you the month.

10. Pre-Made Freezer foods are a great way to cut your grocery bill down.. If you make it a habit to have a menu plan each week, it will cut down your costs a lot. You will know exactly what you will need for that week and won’t be spending money where you don’t need to.

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Well there you have it, our 10 ways that we know will save you money on that grocery bill and you don’t even have to fight with anyone about coupons.

If you have any other ideas or tips we would love for you to share them with us. We love hearing all the different solutions from everyone. Thanks so much for stopping by and we hope that you will subscribe to our newsletter at the top left of the page…

We will definitely have more money-saving tips!! Stay tuned…

Comments are welcomed!

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Revolution by Poetic Cases

We’re always on the lookout for new accessories and cases for our devices. We definitely search for quality and knowing that our machines will be safe if dropped is a number one on our list! Thankfully We’ve found a company whose products we trust and whom we’ve worked with previously; Poetic Cases.

They’ve created an awesome case that will keep your tablet safe from being scratched, getting wet from accidentally spilled drinks and keeps it safe for those butter-finger moments with its silicone casing. This case is known as the Revolution and it’s the latest in protective case innovation.
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We really like the fact that it features a kick-out stand which allows us to view the screen at multiple angles. Some other cool features include:
• touch-sensitive, water-resistant screen-guard
• flip-out stand for easy typing, dust prevention and port protection
• made with PC and silicone for a great grip, slip resistance and impact resistance
• Option carabiner loop-hole for attachment to clothing, bags,  etc.
• 2 kick-stands for multiple viewing options
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This is the type of product that every tablet owner should have! We’re very happy with the protection our machines have with the Revolution case and to be honest, there was no doubt that crossed our mind about its protection. For a price of $29.95 it’s totally worth it. The quality of this product will speak for itself!
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Better Batter Foods Review

We’d like to introduce you to an amazing company by the name of Better Batter. This wonderful company was created by a mother whose son has Autism and was experiencing a lot of pain. Eventually they found out that gluten intolerance was in the family. Naomi Poe had enough of the expensive mixes they were consuming and decided to make her own formula that soon became a hit with her family, friends and neighbors helping bring Better Batter to life.

 

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What we really enjoyed about these products is their taste. If you’re like me you’ve wasted numerous dollars on products that you’ve never tried before and that don’t meet the qualifications we’ve set such as texture. With Better Batter you don’t have to worry about the grainy texture we sometimes find with gluten-free products. These tasty products have a nice spongy texture that doesn’t crumble when you bite into it nor does it have that gritty taste to it.

 

Some of these products include:

 

• Chocolate cake mix

• Yellow cake mix

• Fudge brownie mix

• Pancake & Biscuit mix

• Seasoned flour/breading

• All-purpose flour (cup for cup)

and

• Energy bars

 

 

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Above is the Yellow Cake Mix.. Turned out so deliciously..

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The brownie mixture was amazing. I actually think I might go make another batch of them!!!

 

 

All products are gluten-free, vegan, allergen-free, GMO free, Halal certified and OU-Parve kosher. You can order these tasty mixes from Better Batter’s website or here  if you live in Canada. http://m.vitacost.com/products?q=better+batter The prices range from $7.50 USD to $80.47 USD depending on the amount or weight of the product.

 

One of the most amazing things about this company isn’t just their tasty mixes but their involvement in making the world a better place with their financial support of Worldvision’s water projects, gluten-free food banks and by providing financial aid to those with Autism. Sounds like a pretty awesome company doesn’t it?

 

We definitely love these mixes, the company that produces them and what they stand for. If you’re looking for easy to follow directions and delicious baked goods these are products worth picking up! You’ll love them as will the rest of family.

 

  • For more information about Better Batter please visit their website
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Double Precision Mascara by GOSH #GoshGoddess

I also got to try this product for free as part of the chickadvisor review club.

Ahhh, Who cant live without mascara? I always wear it, no matter where I go. What we have here is a two-ended brush wonder that will make you have lusciously long lashes with serious definition. I absolutely love the two-ends, one is for your upper lashes and the other end is soft for your bottom lashes. The over-all finish is beautiful long eye lashes without all the clumps. I love that its perfume and paraben free.

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Over-all I am impressed with this product but I think they should make one side a different color so it would be easier for us to distinguish the 2 sides, other than that, the product is great!
Highly recommended!!!

Disclosure: We received product(s) for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we’ve used personally and believe will be good for our readers.

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Gosh Mineral powder #GoshGoddess

Gosh Mineral powder is another great product that I received to review for free from the chickadvisor review club. This has a very light and silky texture, making it very easy to blend into my skin with my mineral powder brush. It also gives a medium to full coverage with a natural matte finish.

 

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I love using this over my regular foundation, it really finishes off my look with perfect and flawless looking skin. As I mentioned before GOSH sure has a way of making women feel beautiful and more confident in themselves.. Keep up the great work guys!!!

Disclosure: We received product(s) for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we’ve used personally and believe will be good for our readers.

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Gosh defining brow gel #GoshGoddess

I received this product as part of the ChickAdvisor review club

This was my least favorite product. I think the pencil would have been better for my needs. The Gosh defining brow gel works to help control your brows. This product tames unruly brows without leaving them stiff, flaky or sticky. The gel can be worn alone or layered. It is perfume free. I find that it reminds me of a mascara brush but the product is a little watery/runny.

 

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Over-all it’s a good product for those who can use it. I love GOSH products and will continue to promote them.

Disclosure: We received product(s) for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we’ve used personally and believe will be good for our readers.

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Gosh Lip Lacquer #GoshGoddess

Gosh lip lacquer is like nothing I’ve ever tried before. This 2 in 1 product has an intense rich color of lipstick plus has the shine of a gloss. When I first seen the color I thought “wow this is brighter than I am used to” but once I tried it on, I was in love. It definitely stands out and I have had so many positive comments. It was exciting to tell them about the wonderful “GOSH products I got to review thanks to ChickAdvisor.

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Each Lip Lacquer is enriched with Argan oil and Vitamin E to keep your lips so soft and nourished. It’s became a routine to apply it before I even leave the house. I love that it doesn’t leave my lips feeling sticky like most glosses would and that’s a huge bonus for me.

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Definitely worth sharing the buzz about this product. Thank you GOSH for making this momma feel more pretty every day!!!

 

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Homemade gluten-free chicken balls

We recently made homemade chicken balls using a very simple recipe that we altered to be gluten-free as well as to our liking spice wise. These were a huge hit with the family that are definitely going to be something we make on a regular basis.
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
    1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
    1/2 cup + 2.5 tbsp water
  • Spices (We used garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper).
  • Cooking oil for deep-frying
  • Cubed raw pork loin or boneless chicken breast
Heat your cooking oil to 375F or 6 for stove top.
Directions:
Cube the raw meat. Mix dry ingredients with the water. It should have the consistency of pancake batter. Mix the cubes of meat in the batter and gently place in the heated oil. Fry until they looked cooked, roughly 5 minutes on each side. Serve with pineapple, cherry sauce or whatever sauce you like.
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Let us know what you think 🙂

Comments are welcomed!

 

Check out our youtube video on how to make these

 

 

Update; Feb/2017

We love making these simple chicken balls often and everyone enjoys them so the Mrs. decided to switch up the all-purpose flour with rice flour and a ¼ tsp. of xanthan gum. WOW is all I (J) can say! The rice flour gave them a delightful crispiness on the outside and a fluffy inside just like the Chinese restaurant we were used to eating at before my Celiac diagnosis. Fabulously amazing!

 

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