Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Fried Veggies {Gluten-Free}

Sometimes you just crave a little something that might not be the healthiest- and then you remember you only fry in healthy oils (even at high heat like coconut or avocado) and then you remember you are good to go!

This recipe works well for whatever you have on hand- mushrooms, peppers, zucchini, cauliflower, etc.


veggies, washed, dried and chopped

1-2 eggs, beaten in bowl

coconut or avocado oil in large skillet over medium heat

For topping mix all together in bowl:
1-2 c Glutino gluten free bread crumbs (or homemade or brand of your choice)
1 T each onion and garlic powders
1/2 T each Old Bay, parsley
pinch of salt and pepper
cayenne pepper (optional if you like things to have a little extra kick)

Heat oil until a pinch of the dry topping pops and sizzles when you drop it in.

While the oil starts to heat, start coating the veggies. Dip and coat in eggs first, then in the topping mixture. I find it works best to use one hand in the wet bowl and one for the dry coating, otherwise you will coat your hand! You can let the coated veggies rest on wax paper until you have enough for a whole batch in the pan or you can add them as you get them coated. It's up to you but often easier to make a whole batch before placing them in the pan so you have less to worry about while you coat the rest.

After a few minutes check the veggies and flip over when lightly brown on the bottom. The second side will typically take less time. Cauliflower and bulkier pieces will take longer than zucchini or mushrooms.

Remove veggies from oil and place on separate plate (can cover in paper towel if you wish).

I like to add an extra dash of Old Bay to mine :)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Healthy Fried Apples

It is always a happy thing when your child invents their own recipe- and doubly so when it is healthy!

This is such a simple recipe but smells amazing and tastes delicious! Also a great way to use up apples that might be slightly past their prime.

1-2 T virgin coconut oil
apples, thinly sliced (gala used here)
cinnamon (optional)

Add oil to skillet and melt on medium heat. Add sliced apples and cook, flipping to brown on both sides.

Drain on paper towel and enjoy, adding cinnamon if so desired, but really not needed! The great thing is that you can use the whole apple, even the core, so nothing is wasted!


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Breaking the Silence {Has it really been since November!?}

Wow...has it been since November?? It's been a busy past 6 months! I have missed writing/blogging so much though, and you know there are always more posts in the summer ;)

I have been very busy starting and growing my Celadon Road business. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site or like my Facebook page

This winter was another particularly trying one for me, weather-wise. The back half was definitely worse which meant delays in getting the garden going again or even having a day decent enough to get outside to start plants in my eggshells! We even had snow on the first day of spring! But once spring came it was gorgeous!

We also hatched some chicks at school in March which was a nice way to cheer up an otherwise dreary month.

I always have the problem of not having a way to trap the moisture in with the eggshells for that greenhouse effect. Then I remembered that I picked up some large, clear containers that a neighbor had out for the trash. The egg cartons fit perfectly and when loosely covered with plastic wrap created the greenhouse effect and the plants did the best ever in the eggshells for me!

I was then able to transfer them to this awesome greenhouse I bought from a friend at the end of last summer.

Once springtime weather came we really only had one short cold snap so I didn't have to keep my garden covered for many days and everything is doing well! I decided that I had too many older seeds and this is my year to use them up. More seeds than I expected are coming! I was also excited to start some more unique plants!

Since there has been such a hiatus, here's a peek at what's to come!

Healthy Fried Apples

Homemade Mexican Bowls and Lime Chips

And the most exciting of all- the recap of a training on the Back to Eden method of gardening!

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