Welcome to Lexie's Kitchen & Living. I'm glad you stopped by and hope you enjoy the five years of recipes and ramblings collected here.

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Tuesday
Feb282012

Blueberry Vanilla Chia Cereal

There is an outfit out of Canada that makes a pretty tasty apple cinnamon chia cereal. I took a look at the ingredients on the back of the package and came up with this blueberry vanilla version. Chia seed is a super food that will leave you feeling satisfied for hours and this cereal couldn't be easier to throw together and prepare. Read more about chia here.

For a number of the ingredients called for in this recipe I turn to the Etsy store, Simply Claudine. The coconut sugar I get from Simply Claudine is superior to all others I have tried. And prices are quite competitive! Stop by Simply Claudine for unique and useful items to help you bake your way to a masterpiece—or to mix up a batch of this nourishing chia cereal.

Instant Blueberry Vanilla Chia Cereal

Gluten-Free | Casein-Free | Citrus-Free | Corn-Free | Dairy-Free | Egg-Free | Fish-Free | Nightshade-Free | Peanut-Free | Potato-Free | Rice-Free | Shellfish-Free | Soy-Free | Wheat-Free | Grain-Free (buckwheat is not a grain) | Sesame-Free | Yeast-free | GFCF | Vegetarian | Vegan | Raw (ensure all ingredients are in their raw form)

Ingredients:

1-1/4 cups WHITE or BLACK CHIA SEED
1 cup SLICED ALMONDS
1/2 cup raw BUCKWHEAT GROATS
1/4 cup DRIED BLUEBERRIES
1/4 cup COCONUT SUGAR
1 teaspoon CINNAMON
1 VANILLA BEAN, sliced down center and spread open
Generous pinch of SALT

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar and give it a good shake.
  2. Store in refrigerator or in a cool dry place.
  3. I like to allow the vanilla bean to infuse the cereal with its flavor for a couple of days. The tiny seeds of the vanilla bean are edible and may be scraped out. Just refrain from eating the pod :)

TO PREPARE CEREAL

  1. Mix 3 tablespoons cereal mixture with 1/4 cup very hot water or non-dairy milk. Let stand 3 minutes.
  2. Enjoy!
Tuesday
Feb212012

5-Minute Mug Brownie

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This cup of instant chocolate gratification was inspired by one of the many Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake recipes found online. I was aiming for "cake", but the result of my gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free experimentation resembled a brownie—dense, chocolately, fudgey. Oh yes! Call it what you may. I call it good!

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Sunday
Feb122012

Valentine's Day Dinner and a Movie

Tuesday is Valentine's Day and if your plans include staying in with the family, why not make it memorable with a special candlelit spaghetti-and-meatballs feast inspired by one of Disney's beloved dog duos. To make the planning easy, Gfree is here to show you how.

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Friday
Feb102012

I Am Not Hard Core

Last night I got out of the house, by myself, for some "Me-Time."

I have always envied women and mothers who see Me-Time as smart, not selfish. They grasp the concept of "putting your own oxygen mask on first"—taking time to renew and regenerate—before doing-for and helping others.

So, it was a big step for me to kiss the boys goodbye and head out the door to practice some self-care—to take some Me-Time.

 

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Monday
Feb062012

Dairy-Free Crepe Quiche {and a shower}

Amy of Simply Sugar & Gluten Free is having a baby—and any day now!

To celebrate the upcoming arrival of Baby Boy Green, a group of us have come together to surprise Amy and Joe (that'd be Amy's husband) with a virtual baby shower.

As many of you know, Amy is always cooking up something scrumptious on her blog and hopefully today she can take a break, kick up her heels, and relish in some well-deserved love and special attention.

 

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