Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Easy Chilli and food filled FUN!

Ok, since I haven’t been so fabulous at posting food stuff lately,
I have a whole bunch for you today!

I have been loving my grater thingy-mabob
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I have been using it to make zucchini noodles every time we have pasta (for myself) I honestly don’t notice a difference, from regular noodles!!

And it makes the dish more colorful!! DSC_0763

I highly recommend getting one of these, I found mine on ebay!
with shipping it was around $15 – I saw them all over Calgary this weekend though, so if you live anywhere near a great kitchen store you can find one!

I’ve also used it for shredding carrots for a salad (sorry no pics)

A few weeks ago (yes that’s how far behind I am) some of our friends hosted an “Indian Food” night.. I made red curry! DSC_0771
Here is the link  (ssshhh don’t tell anyone it’s red THAI curry)

If you haven’t had a chance to try this recipe out yet, I highly recommend it! It’s one of my favourites!
And it’s really easy if you are a curry virgin!  (freezes well too!)

Don’t forget to sprinkle some fresh cilantro on top though, makes it much prettier!

I also tested out Ohsheglows 3 Min Oatmeal Carrot Cake
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It made 3 batches just like this – jam packed full of carrots!

I slathered it with almond butter, chia seeds and crasins!DSC_0792
This lady knows how to cook!  This was delish – you couldn’t even notice the carrots in it!!
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The best part – I still have 2 bowls of it left in the fridge to make all fancy!  Just wake up, pop it in the microwave for 3 mins and presto – done!

Food is soooooo fun!!


While I was in Calgary – I made Layne a big old pot of chilli!
Which this morning I found out is already completely consumed - apparently I must cook more food next visit! 


I couldn’t resist making up a big pot when I got home! 
It’s rainy and icky outside, so what’s better than a big steamy pot of homemade chilli?
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So super easy too!  Into the pot went;
Ground bison, 1 can rinsed kidney beans, 1 onion, 2 cloves of garlic, tomatoe sauce, 1 whole zucchini and a package of this stuff – which is fantastic by the way – and the same price as the el paso brand which is loaded full of crap!
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Well that’s all from me!
I hope you enjoyed this episode of
Dairy Free Betty! – ahhahaa…

and I hope I inspire you to create yumminess in your kitchen
I know that I am always inspired by all of YOU!!

PS – SIDE NOTE – word on the street is I am doing a guest post on one of my FAVORITE blogs
SOOO excited, I shall keep you posted on the details!

PSSSSSSSST – One last thing, I am currently conjuring up ideas for my next give away so if you have any suggestions bring em on!

Peace out – haha
Jessica

Ok.. one last "wedding" side note - I am having NO luck finding a reasonable wedding location down south. Right now the best I can find is around $10,000 for around 40ish people - that my friends is soo much money for this girl.  Especially when the idea is casual wedding on the beach, reception with music only for the first dances, then off to a night club to dance the night away.   Oh and a great photographer!?

Any suggestions?  Am I searching in the wrong places?

18 comments:

  1. That's great news about the guest blog spot. :) If you ever want to venture over to do a guest spot on a fitness blog you just let me know. ;)

    keep the recipes coming! I'm thinking about going 100% raw for 2weeks...will keep you posted.

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  2. I saw one of those grater thingys in a cooking supply store but was skeptical about how well it would work. And what I really wanted was a spiralizer. I think I should go back and get the grater!

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  3. Chili looks good :) It has kidney beans in it .......surprise surprise :)
    Love Mom

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  4. That curry looks so good, and I love the pot it is in!

    I have been meaning to make one of Angela's breakfast cakes ... maybe tomorrow will be the day!!

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  5. I wish I had some advice on the wedding stuff but unfortunately I just think weddings are ridiculously expensive. but don't give up, you'll find somewhere!

    I need one of those shredder things, I'd love to try zucchini noodles!

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  6. I LOVE that kitchen gadget! I am going to be on the look out for that. I love my spiralizer but it is really bulky, that peeler/grater is awesome :)

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  7. Done deal - when you're ready you just give the word. :) doesn't have to be activity - can be your yummy food, raw, etc.

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  8. Angela's treats always look amazing, but I have yet to make one! That carrot cake might be the place to start!

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  9. Everytime the weather here turns nasty and cold, my husband wants me to whip him up a pot of chili. Looks totally YUM! Super excited about your guest post! Can't wait to hear more about it. BTW... Your ring is gorg!

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  10. Your food looks so good and i`m loving the lil kitchen gadget. Weddings in the US are crazy expensive. I wanted a beach wedding but I simple cannot afford it. Where are you looking to get married at? I have done toooooooons of research and have friends every where so I have connections when it comes in getting information! Let me know if I can be of any help!!!

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  11. There must be chili on the brain today, I made chili this evening too. Isn't it great in the cold weather. You just keep dreaming of that fantastic wedding on the beach! Sounds awesome!

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  12. Elope!
    LOL just kidding!
    Sorry you are having such a hard time with pricing - I can only imagine how stressful it must be.

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  13. I'm going to have to get one of those grater thing ama jiggies! And that carrot cake looks delish too. Weddings are sooo darn pricey!! We can't really afford it now while going to school along with a new house, so we are waiting a bit. I'm not too familiar with the south, hope you find one!

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  14. Planning a wedding is SOOOO pricey! I won't even go there. All I can say is I would've spent WAY less had I to do it all over again. HOWEVER, it was perfect. My 2 YEARS of planning paid off, it was beautiful!

    I want one of those grater thingies! Yours is the second one I've seen today and I'm so jealous!

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  15. YOU'RE BACK!!!
    I really want to try those 3 min oatmeal things!! Look sooo good!

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  16. Congrats on the guest post. Chili looks amazing! Thanks for your comment today, and yes we would love to help out with your guest post. Just keep us updated!!! :)

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  17. you can cook girl, wow!
    the indian curry
    the carrot cake from OSG
    the raw zukes & marinara! I make a similar dish, have blogged bout it ages ago but yeah, good stuff. I like your gadget, obvi it's working for you! I have one kinda like that, which unfort, doesnt work with a darn for me.
    Awesome post!!!!!!!

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