Friday, October 23, 2015

Trihune series spotlight

Fallen Redemption
The Trihune Series # 1
By- R.B. Austin
Genre- Paranormal Romance

Killing Fallen to save mankind is Cade’s redemption for murder and only one human—mouthwatering and absolutely forbidden—stands in his way.

Cade committed himself to saving lives before he learned the full consequences of his life-altering decision. It wasn’t until he was tending his sick wife that he learned the enormity of what he’d done and he was unable to save her from the monster he had become. Consumed with guilt and praying for absolution, he threw himself into killing every Fallen he could find to save the humans he’d sworn to protect. But then Emma, deliciously mortal and completely forbidden, swept into his world, stirring an overpowering desire. Now he’s not only fighting soulless creatures, but also his inner cravings, trying to maintain his distance and continue on his path to forgiveness. He won’t lose control again and lose another love.


Monday, October 12, 2015

Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest in CT

Next month, Nov. 7th & 8th, Stamford, CT, is hosting the Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest! I will be attending Sunday the 8th (work conflict on Saturday), with my friend Nic, whose hubby is gluten-free. I will be there as a blogger so expect more updates and a post-fest blog. Make sure to follow me on Instagram as I will be posting there ALL day. My Instagram name profile is: (just look me up as cynikalkat).

For more info on the fest go to their website:

The good news also is that I have 1 ticket to give away! (As ticket #1 is for my friend who's going with me.) Please message me if you are interested in a free ticket!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Gluten free chicken strips and mozzarella balls

Tonight I tried my hand at gluten-free chicken strips and mozzarella balls. I don't make sticks b/c I use organic mozz that comes in balls. My s.f. absolutely loves food like this, as he's a 12 year-old stuck in a 30 year-old's body.

Recipes came from:
Real Food RN

Creative Cooking

For the chicken I used basic white rice flour. I think this one might be from Goya but I'm not certain as I have had it for awhile. Otherwise I followed the recipe. I did wind up using more coconut oil though.

The recipe for the mozzarella balls I pretty much followed to the T. I used Aleia's gluten free Italian bread crumbs. They are SO damn good. ( ).  Take Jenny's advice and refrigerate these sticks/balls before frying them up. I have tried making these twice. The first time I only rolled the mozz once, but tonight I rolled it in egg and flours twice., which was still not enough. The cheese will leak out. You should roll it a few times.

But, in the end, Tj and I both feasted.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Spaghetti night

My favorite gluten free pasta brand is Tinkyada. It always stands up to cooking and baking and has a great taste. It is not mushy at all, unlike most corn based gf pastas. I usually buy the Organic Brown Rice Spaghetti style pasta as it makes the best spaghetti pasta! I cook it al dente and it come out perfect every time.

For dinner tonight we're having spaghetti. Well,  techinically I am and TJ is having rotini with sauce. :) I threw some left over hamburger in a skillet with home grown (TJ's parents grown) tomatoes diced up, some Herbs de Provence, s & p, and organic tomato sauce. I am baking my last sample of the bag of Buddha Bread by Bread Empire in our toaster oven as the actual oven is broken. (giant pain in the ass!) added in some organic cut spinach to my sauce. TJ is playing Destiny in the other room and I hear lots of swearing. I'm going to find it down with a Sonoma Cider Sarsaparilla Vanilla flavor and this:

I use Tinkyada pasta every time I want pasta. From their Brown rice lasagna noodles to Brown rice shells everything I have tried is fantastic. I'll probably make stuffed shells on Wednesday (at our friends house while I babysit).

Tinkyada can be found online:

**I am in no way paid or sponsored by Tinkyada or Bread Empire. I just love their products and hope you will too.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Some new gluten free reviews

Hi folks! I have tried a few new (or new-to-me) gf foods and I wanted to update you. 

Glutino's Gluten-Free Animal Crackers. They come in Graham and Original. I've only had the Original ones so far and they are so good. Did you ever eat the Stauffer's Animal Crackers? These are the next best thing, but gluten-free! They do have egg and soy in them, FYI. 

Go Raw's Spirulina Energy Bars. These are not great. Raw? Yes. Good ingredients? Yes. Tasty? Well, not really. I do not like the texture at all. I think that's the sesame seeds. Some people might like these, but I do not. 

Food For Life's Gluten Free Multi Seed English Muffins. I wound up trying these for free b/c we had some at work that were expiring soon. They are hard to cut, even though they are "fork-split". You need to use a real bread knife. These are definitely different from full-gluten ones. 
These are very good toasted. Tonight my s.o. actually made mini-muffin pizzas with one muffin and it was yummy. I think I'll be trying another one in the morning with pb & j. 

Califa's Classic Cinnamon Horchata. Oh my god, this is fantastic. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, non-GMO, carrageenan free! The Whole Foods store in Hyannis carries this and I was thrilled to see it. There is also a vanilla flavor that I will be trying. Gotta say, this is easier than making horchata at home.

Well, there you have it. Try some of these for yourselves and get back to me!