Izzy and I already started decorating the house and gingerbread cookies. Planning for the holidays can get very hectic and even if you write everything down you are bound to forget something. For me it’s the everyday essentials I forget about when planning for …
Month: November 2017
I’m getting creative in the kitchen guys! It’s the only way this foodie can hang with all my diet restrictions. I have cut out gluten, dairy and all animal products.
Why? The gluten and dairy I cut out due to my IBS. The gluten I realized also heightens my anxiety and gives me insomnia. I stopped eating meat because the arthritis in my hands was so bad that I would cry at night for my husband to rub my hands. I could hardly type or get Izzy in and out of her carseat. My hand have never been better! Removing animal produces has been an amazing and natural anti inflammatory for me.
Back to the food! I created this burger because I miss sandwiches and burgers. I honestly don’t know a foodie who doesn’t love biting into a big burger or sandwich. This is messy and super flavorful, so enjoy!
- 3-5 baby bells mushrooms
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 loose cup baby spinach
- 1 red onion
- 1 eggplant
- olive oil
- gluten free buns
- gluten free flour
- 1/4 cup water
- tomato sauce
- salt and pepper
- Cut eggplant into 1/2 inch slices
- Add half a jar of sauce in the cooking pan & 1/4 cup water
- Lightly sprinkle gf flour & salt & pepper to each one
- Add a drizzle of olive oil to each eggplant slice
- Drizzle some sauce/water mixture from the pan on top
- Bake 400 for 45+ mins
- Prep the gluten free buns. I used pure knead. They come frozen so I leave them out to thaw while the eggplant cooks. Set them in oven for a few minutes to warm up after the egg plants come out.
- Slice red onion and sauté the slices in olive oil, pepper & salt. Add 2 tablespoons water to soften the onions. Set aside once done.
- Chop baby spinach & mushrooms. Add mushrooms to a pan with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Once cooked down add baby spinach. Once the spinach is in, mix add 1 pressed garlic clove. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Heat the rest of the sauce in a pan.
- To create the burger place the bottom bun on the plate. Add the eggplant and a spoonful of sauce. Add the spinach and mushroom mixture to the eggplant and top with onions. Add lettuce then the top bun.
- Serve with heated sauce for dipping.
- It's messy, but delicious!
Thank you IncrediBundles for sponsoring this post. As always all thoughts an options are 100% my own.
Holiday shopping for littles can be stressful and with lots of nieces, nephews & friends with kids on the list I need an easy option.
IncrediBundles is great for anyone ordering gifts (because shopping in stores is mayhem).
IncrediBundles has gifts bundled together for you, or you can search the all the inventory yourself and create your own bundle. This is great for family close by and especially for family father away. You can send the bundle and option for it all to be sent in a reusable box that comes tied with a bow.
I like this because If you aren’t sure what to get, you can ask the parent to look at bundles per price range and then easily purchase the chosen bundle. I know some people get stressed about choosing.
IncrediBundles has a lot of options from books, to blocks to dress up clothes.
Izzy was pretty pumped to see these Melissa and Doug alphabet blocks. Like I said guys, name brand toys, books and more that you may already have on your list for your kids, nieces/nephews, grandkids etc.
From baby to toddler, IncrediBundles makes holiday shopping so much easier!
Have you started shopping yet?
Thank you to these shops for collaborating with me on this charity nursery and gifting items. Thank you to Delta Children and DaVinci Baby for sponsoring this post. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. My girlfriend and neighbor Anita woke up in …
Thank you to these shops for collaborating with me on this fun post and gifting some product for review. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
Izzy’s Nana, my mother, means so much to her and our family. So when it’s grandparents day, her birthday or any special occasion where we celebrate her, we love to find gifts that will being joy to her and are generally personalized.
Clothes for Grandma
Every grandparent has their “name”. Meme, Mema, Nana, Grammy… the list goes on. I was pumped to find a Nana shirt at Mom Life Must Haves. It speaks the truth, because man does she love that Nana life! My mom is an amazing mother, I’m super lucky. She’s also a rockstar Nana too! She’s got 4 grandsons and 1 granddaughter (Izzy).
What grandparent doesn’t love flaunting that they have grandkids and we know they are all sensitive to the name they pick to be called by their grand babies! 🙂
Chic Mama Jewelry has very gorgeous customizable pieces! You will for sure find a style that matches your mother or mother in law. I love this bracelet and how we could fit all of the grandkids on it. The quality is amazing and my mom loves it so much, she wears it daily.
To Go Mug
All the grandchild chasing and traveling/driving to see their grand babies, every grandma need an on the go mug. These new mugs from go sili are amazing. There are so many colors to chose from and you can also mix and match them. I have some of their kids cups for Izzy and when the adult ones came out I had to jump on them!
Bath Time Goodies
Lastly, but certainly not least bubble bath goodies! Doesn’t matter how old you get, nothing beats a bubble bath and Grandma will need it after a busy day chasing and playing with your kid(s). Spa Thyme has some amazing products that are “gourmet food for your body.” Her skin will love these fun, adorable and quality products.
Have fun shopping for the grandma in your life!