Random Tasty Tidbits

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!)