Monday, October 27, 2014

A Glimpse of The Mad Hatter Tea party / Baby Shower I hosted last weekend

Sorry I am late in posting Pics - Here are some pics of the mad Hatter Pampering / Baby Shower I hosted this past Friday, I made all the decor ( except for the "We are all Mad here Banner that was made by Alpine Ridge Events  and THE gifts and such I wish i took more photos !!  more photos to come from other friends who took pics :)

But I am so happy I got the throw this for my very dear friend and Sister Rebecca in honor of her second daughters birth :D


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MENU :
Minted Pea and Lettuce Soup with a dollop of my Probiotic Yogurt
Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs
My Version Of Lo Mein
Winter Green Salad (butternut squash,beets,apples) with a Probiotic  Dijon Mustard Dressing
Bacon Wrapped Pineapple  (using my homemade organic brown sugar)
Flower Lemon Curd Tarts
Chard Wraps w/ Ginger Jalapeno Dipping sauce
Lemon Lavender-Thyme Sugar Cookies ( shaped into Carrots)
Gluten free Cherry Cupcakes Filled with Chocolate Ganache
HomemadeChocolate Vanilla Fudge (gaps and Paleo Friendly! )
My Mini SunButter Cups


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 This is the Topiary I made , THE Elements I have here are the Mad Hatter's Hat, The Cheshire Cat I hand stitched ,glass red hearts for :The Queen Of Hearts , and The Talking Flowers .


 The Beverage Table - Cherry Lemonade  - Mason Jars I made !  and of Course Tea!



 Bird Feeders I made our of China Tea Cups


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MORE PARTY FAVORS HANDMADE HEALTHY ORGANIC BODY SCRUB

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Did I mention it was a costume party too?
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Rebecca (Left) in her Classy Mad Hatter Get up &Me* (right) in my Malificent Steampunk Costume
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

JoAnna's Gluten free Chocolate Marshmallow Chunk Cookies W/ Vegan Version Free Of Many Allergens

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These cookies are dedicated to  my Bestie Rebecca G. and they are also her favorite ! Love you my friend & Sister. xoxoxoxo


These I am afraid to say are frightfully addictive !! I am so happy when i found "Dandies Vegan Marshmallows " Because they are not only gluten free, Free Of Many Allergens  , They are refined sugar free! Yes i know right! they are amazing !
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Photo taken from there FB PAGE - Dandies Vegan Marshmallows Facebook Page
They also were extra amazing this summer around the campfire ! Dont get me wrong My GAPS/PALEO Friendly Marshmallows are da'bom ! But they would melt pretty fast off the stick into the fire lol ( my refined sugar free GAPS/PALEO marshmallow recipe here JoAnna's Refined Sugar Free Tie-Dyed Marshmallow 's

This is an Instant Family Favorite , so after you make them please let me know by commenting below , I would love to see more traffic on here .

xxxxx
JoAnnaGlutenFreeChef
JoAnna's Gluten free Chocolate Marshmallow Chunk Cookies W/ Vegan VersionFree Of Many Allergens 


Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees
1 cup of Earth Balance ( or coconut oil)
¼ Cup of Zevia in the Raw
¼ Cup of Honey
( Or Agave Nectar or use more Maple Syrup if Vegan)
¼ cup of 100% pure grade B Maple Syrup
2 tsp of 10% pure Vanilla Extract

1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp of baking powder
2 large eggs ( or 1 Duck egg)
( if vegan use 2 Tab of ground flax-seed meal mixed with 4 tbsp of warm water let set for 5 min or until “gummy “ consistency )

1 Cup Sorghum Flour
¾ Cup Sweet Brown Rice Flour or Teff or Millet Flour
½ Cup of Tapioca or Arrowroot starch
½ tsp of Xanthum Gum
1 bag ( or 1 cup) of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chip or Dark Chocolate Chips or Chunk 's .
1 Cup of Cut ( use scissors Dandies Vegan Marshmallow 's
( there fb page link here ___ >
In your Mixer I use a Kitchen Aid , Mix the earth balance and the egg or egg sub. Mix well , add the rest of your Liquids.

In a separate Bowl combine all your dry Ingredients ( except the Marshmallow 's and the Chocolate .
Mix Thoroughly and slowly add to the wet ingredient's , once combined add the cut up marshmallow 's One at a time throw them in so they don't CLUMP up and then add your chocolate of choice .

I use a small Ice Cream Scoop to make my cookies last longer in my big family but you can use any size you want for your size cookies of choice, Bake for 10 min or more depending on your oven , Cookies are done when toothpicks comes out clean with no dough on it .

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But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:29-31 NKJV



Butternut Squash & Apple hash (Gluten free, Vegan, Free Of Many Allergens

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  yes ill take a better pic next time I make it ;) I served the hash with :
My Rosemary - Honey Apple Mustard Pork Roast w/Roasted Carrots and Onions , and Butternut and Apple Hash . and gluten free Gravy .







Okay it was one of those nights dinner was fast approaching and I was pressed for time what to make and did not have allot of ingredients on hand and Only had 1 Butternut Squash and I had quite a few apple from our Apple Trees then I thought Man Hash would be good but perhahps a more Paleo Version. So here it is.
Butternut Squash &  Apple hash


1 Medium Butternut Squash ( I am sure you can use Acorn Squash and so forth), Peeled and grated.
2 Large Tart Apples , peeled and gated
2 garlic cloves , minced
2 Tab of chopped Lavender Thyme ( or regular )

Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper


Optional :
¼ cup of Finley Minced Shallot or Onion
1 Tsp of Nutmeg

Using your Food Processor and Your Cheese Grater attachment , grate your peeled squash and apples . Set aside in a bowl.
Mince your garlic and onions or shallots if using and your Thyme.

In a large pan add olive oil ( or coconut oil) about 2 tab or more depending on the varying size of the squash not sure how many cups u will end up with . :) Turn to Medium heat and add the garlic and shallots or onion, start to brown those , then add your grated apples and squash, add your Thyme and Nutmeg if used.
And Cook until the grated squash and apples have a golden hue to them , or I love getting them browned like “hash” is suppose to be like a hash-brown .

Serve and enjoy !
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#Glutenfree
#AllergenFree
#Nut&Peanut-free
#DairyFree 
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2009-2014 JoAnna L McGarvie