September 30, 2015

Finally Had A Dairy-Free Pancake For Breakfast!

While I am on a dairy-and-soy-free diet, I found a few techniques on making it easy to find special foods faster. The easiest way is going to a store with aisles or corners specific for the diet and I found a lot by looking at the Gluten-Free corner.

As a busy nursing mom, I barely have time to take care of myself, what more to cook from scratch. That's why I haven't tried making a homemade pancake though I've read a lot from other food blogs. :) That's the reason King Arthur Flour Gluten Free pancake mix really got my attention. I love eating pancakes and waffles for breakfast and this pancake mix is just the perfect thing for me at the moment.
According to the recipe, I can substitute oil for butter and that's what I did. Also, substituted rice milk instead of the regular cows milk. While cooking the pancake, I saw a lot of bubbles and I thought this wouldn't look nice again, but no! I guess these are the most good-looking pancakes I've ever cooked. Haha!

Because I used less tasty ingredients like the milk and oil, instead of the rich and creamy taste of butter, I just have to top it with something sweet! :D That is the pancake for me and my daughter, half topped with Hungry Jack Pancake Syrup and the other half with Hershey's Chocolate Syrup. Ooooh soooo goooood!

How about you, have you tried gluten-free foods? What do you use to top your pancakes?

September 25, 2015

Sweet Treats For Your Allergy!

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When my daughter was pre-diagnosed with milk allergy, I was so worried I won't be able to eat sweet treats anymore! It's been almost two months since I stopped eating dairy because I am nursing her. I am so glad to have finally visited Wegmans last weekend. They have a gluten-free section and other allergy-specific foods. The best thing I discovered? A brand that makes baked goods without the eight (8) major allergens! Plus, they're also non-GMO certified! How awesome is that?
Gluten-Free, Non-GMOFree From 8 Major US Allergens
I know a friend who's daughter has peanut allergy, the other with shellfish and tree nuts, one with milk and soy and the others have milk intolerance. I never really knew how important it is to know and how serious these allergies can be. I never really paid attention to labels and what they really mean until I experienced it first-hand!

I read that's it's becoming more and more common these days and the reason is still unknown. Well, I am so glad I was able to get a few boxes for breakfast and snacks. With all honesty, I finished those six (6) boxes in 5 days! I am always hungry and I have a sweet tooth, that's why.

Chewy Bars
Choco Loco -  I thought it would taste like granola bars, but no. I love the texture of this bar which is semi-coarse. Plus, it contain chocolate morsels! Oh yes!
SunButter Crunch - It's not that sweet, really. From the four kinds I bought this has the less sweetness and I think I like that too. Too much sweet makes me thirsty and sleepy. LOL! But I guess I'm okay with that. Anyway, I am not into "peanut" butter, but this butter bar is an exception, maybe because it's not really made of nuts. LOL!
Choco Loco
Soft Baked 
Chocolate Chip - You know what I told my husband? It tastes like an extra-soft Chips Ahoy! Seriously! I never thought it could be this delicious! I finished a dozen in one sitting. LOL!
Double Chocolate Brownie - This also tastes good. Like a fluffy cookie with chocolate morsels. The morsels tastes more like M&M's without the colorful shell.
Soft Baked

I was not paid in any way to do a review of the products mentioned above. Everything was based on my honest opinion.

September 17, 2015

ThinkFun MakerStudio Gears Building Kit Giveaway

I am so excited to be giving away a Maker Studio Gears Building Kit by ThinkFun in the Falling for Giveaways Hop! I had so much fun making a giraffe race car! Yes, I said a giraffe race car! The Maker studio kit comes with over 60 pieces and instructions on how to build several things from race cars to motorcycles. You can use your imagination, experiment with the pieces and create your own engineering project.  Check out the full review and video on A Small Village's website and how the giraffe race car was created.

But that's not all, you can enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Gears Building Kit! Remember to #ThinkFun when building your Gears Kit.  And if you are falling for giveaways, scroll down to see the rest of the prizes in the Giveaway Hop! 

    Falling for Giveaways Featured 
Welcome to the FALLing For Giveaways Giveaway Hop, brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers!   HOSTED BY: Mama Smith's & Women and Their Pretties   CO-HOSTED BY: Time Out With Mom & Natalie Made It   Each blogger participating in this hop has a giveaway with a prize value of at least $15 - and some are much more than that! Be sure to scroll down the whole list and enter them all - there is no limit to how many you can win! Good luck and have fun!    


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