Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"Oh. My. Yum. Vegan Meatballs"

There is a new adjective in Michelle's Thesaurus of a brain ... yup, that's right... the wheels were totally a-turnin' on this one: "Oh. My. Yum."

Seriously though, who literally says that out loud when they eat something so savory, so delicious, so so good?

I don't see any hands.  Well, I guess I'm crazy  {Did I hear you say you already thought that?!}.  Because I couldn't stop saying that phrase when I ate these (vegan) meatballs and soon enough you'll find yourself saying the same phrase.  They are that good.

By now my household is about 90% vegan.  No cheese.  No dairy.  No meat.  We only eat seafood once in a blue moon and organic eggs.  Honestly I feel great.  And am learning that it is SO true that your physique is 80% diet.  But that should be a post for another day.

Instead let's focus on how completely satisfying and mouth-wateringly scrumptious these meatballs are. And healthy.  Pair these with spaghetti squash and spinach tomato sauce and you will be in heaven.  

Dear "Real" Italian comfort food... move on over because you have some major competition here. 

"Oh. My. Yum. Vegan Meatballs"  adapted from the veggie nook

1 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
3/4 cup nutritional yeast
3/4 cup sundried tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp oregano (I didn't measure, just shook a whole bunch in)
1 tsp fennel seeds (same, didn't measure)
red pepper flakes
dash sea salt
1-2 Tbsp water
1.  Blend sunflower seeds in Blendtec or food processor until it resembles coarse flour
2.  Add all ingredients except for water.  Blend together.
3.  Add water to help ingredients stick together if needed.
4.  Roll into little balls and eat.  Or refrigerate for later snacking!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cutesy Cupcake Cookies {GF, Dairy Free, Nut Free}

 It's pretty obvious I have already failed at my first New Years Resolution... *ahem* I should have posted last week... But that's ok.  Because... I have been oh so busy doing stuff.  {insert sarcasm}
And because I've been swamped with busy-ness (like a gazillion loads of laundry with my new fancy washing machine!) I've decided to share these gluten free, dairy free, nut free sugar cookies with you.
I made these cookies for my awesomesauce neighbor to bring in to her students.  And since 99% of kids have allergies these days, she asked that they be free of those three allergens.  
The verdict?  Totally kid approved.  Easy to roll out and shape with a cookie cutter.  And cute.  Super cute.  
Want to try the recipe?  I followed Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom's Sugar Cookie Recipe and simply made royal icing to decorate!  Easy Peesy.  And yummy wummy.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year's Resolutions

My 2013:

1. Post here on The Gluten Free Wife at least once a week  :)
2. Do 25 consecutive push ups (not the girly ones)
3. Run a 50K race?  (bordering on crazy)
4. Do a split (yes, definitely insane)
5. Read 2 books per month.

What are your resolutions?