Random Tasty Tidbits

Posted by on December 5, 2010 | 17 Comments

Tidbit #1 – Tony bought me this little netbook to replace my ailing laptop this week. Isn’t it cute! Though they say a netbook can’t replace a laptop, this one seems to work great for me. It’s faster than my old computer, and since I use a monitor and keyboard when at my desk anyway, it works for my needs. Now I can take this baby to the kitchen for working on recipes! With saran wrap protecting those little keys of course.

Tidbit #2 – The wonderful Heidi of Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom is giving away two copies of my book, Go Dairy Free (not gluten-free, but lots of gluten-free and gluten-free adaptable recipes!) on her blog. Each winner will also receive an OXO good grips potato ricer too! You must enter by Tuesday, Dec 7. Check it out here.

Tidbit #3 – My Chocolate Peppermint “Oreo” Crispy Treats are in this new Free Christmas e-Cookbook. Check it out. Like Smart School Time Recipes it is an instant download.

Tidbit #4 – Speaking of Smart School Time Recipes, it was just featured in the AllergySense newsletter! A pleasant surprise to me. Still spreading the word of healthy free recipes!!

Tidbit #5 – My recipe for Tender Squash Dinner Rolls (from Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook) is also featured in the ebook A Bountiful Vegan Thanksgiving – which is also practical for the holidays this month of course! Oh, and the rolls, heavenly! I was honored when Nava (author of said ebook and many, many cookbooks) told me that she used that recipe as inspiration for a challah recipe in her upcoming cookbook (due out next year), The Vegan Holiday Kitchen

Tidbit #6 – I was surprised yet again, this time when Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook was featured in Allergic Living’s 2010 Gift Guide (so honored to be alongside Gluten-Free Girl & The Chef)! Christmas is coming early this year for me. Anywho, the gift guide is awesome, so many fun and high-quality ideas. Just may be gifting myself a few items from there! Definitely check it out.

Tidbit #7 – There are more recipes to come this week and this month (but you probably knew that) … tasty potatoes, cupcakes, some cookies, hmmm … we’ll see!

Tidbit #8 – The Naturally Frugal Challenge has wrapped up and below are the delicious dinner recipe entries and the winner of the awesome baking prizes!

Autumn Harvest Soup with Pumpkin Dinner Rolls from The Stockpot


Caribbean Coconut Rice w/ Garbanzo Beans & Veggies from Loves Veggies & Yoga


Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal from The Urban Luddite



Indian Curry Stew Stuffed Turban Squash from Making Food and Other Stuff


Peanut-Miso Sauce Chicken from Me



The Ultimate Autumn Quiche from The Urban Luddite

Thanks to Anne and Donna at Fab Frugal Food for hosting this challenge (I would say co-hosting with me, but they did all the work!)


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Comments (17)


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  2. Katie says:

    Those rolls of yours….it just isn’t fair. Can you magically make them GF for me? 🙂

    Congrats on all the great press! You deserve all of it.

  3. Alisa
    Congrats on all the good things coming your way. You deserve the recognition. And thanks for answering my half and half substitute question. Between your email, your book and site, my Cream of Celery Root Soup was delicious and ready to be a part of the Share Our Holiday Table event next week.

  4. Clover says:

    The hardest thing to have given up are the sweets. Your recipes are better than dairy filled ones. Also your rolls are fantastic. I have to refrain from eating all of them when they first come out of the oven. I am trying more and more of your recipes. They dont disappoint.

    Thank you for making dairy free so tasty

  5. your tidbits are amazing!! congrats on all the successes

    loved your post on katie’s site today

    and thanks for posting my recipe here 🙂

    have a great week, alisa!

  6. Thanks for the link love Alisa!

    Oh, and I see a new book in your future… Go Gluten Free!

    Heidi 😀

  7. Wow, good things are happening to you! Congratulations and well deserved. Now, I’m with Katie, those rolls look amazing. Can someone make them GF, please? Please?
    Wonderful post. I’ll be trying some of these recipes. Thanks for turning me on to some new (to me, anyway) bloggers!

  8. All really wonderful news, Alisa! I’m so happy for you. 🙂 You’ve worked really hard and long for all this “instant” recognition. Will check out everything you’ve shared. BTW, I have a netbook, too, and it’s definitely my “go to” travel computer and often more than that. 😉

    I really meant to participate in your Frugal Challenge, but time got away from me on that. Next time … Looks like everyone else did a great job though. Love those rolls and that coconut rice/garbanzo bean dish especially!


  9. Hannah says:

    Congratulations! It must be like Christmas has come early for you… except these are all things you’ve worked for and deserve, so they’re more like inevitabilities than out-of-the-blue gifts really! 😀

    Thanks for the round-up, too! I’m off to investigate the coconut rice recipe…

    P.S. I’ve used a notebook as my only computer for over a year now. People keep commenting on how tiny it is, but it works for me!

  10. Alisa, you are rocking it right now!! Way to go, missy! I feel like a mom when I say this, but.. I am so proud of you! Keep up all of your hard work. xoxo

  11. Fiona says:

    you go!

    Plus netbooks rock 🙂

  12. Joanne says:

    So many tidbits! Most of which revolve around the fact that YOU ROCK. SO happy for you!

  13. andrea devon says:

    looks like you got all kinds of good stuff in your world. many congratulations alisa!

  14. I love hearing about all the great things happening!!! You deserve it! The netbook is adorable 🙂

  15. Becky says:

    Congratulations on all the wonderful things happening in your life right now! How exciting!! 🙂

    Thanks for the round-up. I had a great time experimenting with the pumpkin rolls. 🙂

  16. Ricki says:

    Congrats on all this wonderful news–so very well deserved! And I’m so sorry I completely missed the challenge. . . hope you’ll do another. (Life has been crazy!) Those rolls have always made me drool, btw. 😉

  17. You know I love your book and have loaned it out and need it back from said person! The round up looks delicious! Now I am hungry!

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