1. I added a new tab to the top of my blog labeled Dairy and Soy Free Recipes. When my daughter was 3 months old we found out she had a dairy and soy allergy and if I was going to continue to breastfeed I needed to eliminate these things from my diet. I immediately did so and I began to do tons of research on foods I could and could not eat as well as substitutions I could make. I learned about a lot of new foods and brands during this time, and I have a whole new appreciation for this type of diet and lifestyle. At 6 months Scottie grew out of the allergy and since then she hasn’t had a problem with dairy or soy. Since all of this happened I have had so many friends and friends of friends who have come across the same allergy with their little ones and they have come to me wanting to know what they can eat and asking me for recipes. This is where the new tab comes into place. At the top of my blog beside the tab for recipes you can now find dairy and soy free recipes. Even though I no longer eliminate these things from my diet I want to add a little bit more focus to this on the blog and continue to add more recipes over time.
2. Hush Little Baby
I just finished this book and it’s definitely one worth sharing. This book is full of suspense and you will not want to put it down. I found myself at times holding my breath and wanting to skip ahead just to find out what would happen.
Here’s a brief summary taken from Amazon’s website:
Jillian Kane appears to have it all – a successful career, a gorgeous home, a loving husband, and two wonderful children. The reality behind closed doors is something else entirely. For nine years, she has hid the bruises and the truth of her abusive marriage in order to protect Addie and Drew, knowing, if she left, Gordon would destroy her-destroy them.
When, in an act of desperation, she flees, her worst nightmare is realized, and she finds herself on the run with her two young children, no money, and no plan. With Gordon in hot pursuit, there is only one inescapable certainty: No matter where she goes, he will find her. Kill her. And take her children.
3.Roots Hummus: I bought this new to me hummus this week while shopping at Whole Foods. This tasty little spread is made from scratch in Ashville, NC. Roots Organic considers themselves “the microbrew of hummus” because it’s made in small batches with care. If you can find Root’s hummus in any of your local stores I highly recommend giving it a try. I bought the original and I’m looking forward to trying a few more, especially the Thai Coconut Flavor.
4. This weekend we are having an early Thanksgiving dinner with Jason’s side of the family. We don’t get together often with Jason’s brother and sister so we started this tradition several years ago since Thanksgiving day has us all going in separate directions. We will be having a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, dressing a few sides and desserts. It will be a slightly smaller version of the actual Thanksgiving day feast. A bit of a warm up before the big day if you will. Just like the leftovers after Thanksgiving I am equally excited for the leftovers that we will be having next week. Turkey sandwiches are in my near future along with a few new turkey recipes that I have saved. November is going to be the month of eat all.the.turkey.
5. Speaking of leftovers I made a batch of my Turkey and Butternut Squash Chili on Sunday and have been enjoying is all week long. This is by far my favorite chili recipe. You can find the recipe here on the blog or check it out on the Foodgawker website.
Cheers to the weekend!