To my loyal followers, I just want to let you know that things may be a little quiet on the social media front for the next two weeks as I am moving house ... and we all know what a pain that is!!
Please feel free to post your ideas, recipes and more in my small absence and I look forward to reading all about your chemical free lives when I return!
In the meantime don't forget that my books are always available for purchase and when I'm back on board we can have lots more fun together living the chemical free life!
Once upon a time there was a very tired mummy. After a week of rushing around at work and after the kids and husband she looked in the pantry to find something for dinner.
The cupboard was almost bare but for a packet of Continental Pasta and Sauce and some chicken fillets in the fridge.
In almost robotic fashion the mummy prepared the meal on the back of the pack and in 2o minutes the family were fed and happy.
DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR TO YOU? Well now that we are Making Our Own I decided to fashion this family favourite from scratch. Above is the result. It was delicious and had no added chemical flavourings and colours. And it was just as quick to prepare!
500g pasta of your choice
1 small onion chopped
500g chicken fillets or thigh diced
1 cup of diced vegetables of choice (i.e. frozen peas, carrot, capsicum)
1 can carnation evaporated milk
1 tablespoon cornflour
1 tsp chicken stock
Sprinkle of Onion Salt
Pepper to taste
Prepare Pasta in pot as per packet instructions. Drain and leave aside.
In pan with sides melt a tablespoon of butter and then fry of onions until clear.
Add chicken and cook until brown.
Add vegetables and toss through heat for 2 minutes.
Mix cornflour, chicken salt and onion salt in with Evap Milk. Add to pan and stir.
When thick add some Parmesan cheese and stir through sauce.
Add pasta to pan and stir through vegetables and sauce.
Serve in bowls topped with more cheese and pepper to taste.
Note: If you don't have Evap milk use normal milk or cream! Change the recipe to suit other flavours just like the packet varieties i.e. add mushrooms and pepper, tuna and bacon for Carbonara!
Looms have finally invaded my home! My daughter has caught the bug and is having some great fun fishtailing her way through the evening.
It got me thinking though about our next major holiday here in Australia, Easter! Last year we posted some chemical free Christmas ideas so I thought the same could be done for Easter.
Chocolate is the treat of choice this holiday but not all chocolates are created equal and some have a lot of bad stuff in them. Easter always rains here, so maybe a fun idea to while the Easter holiday away inside is for the Easter Bunny to leave a Loom Kit instead of some chocolate eggs. Cute huh?
After long hours working around the clock researching the Australian version of the Cut the Chemicals Cookbook has finally arrived!
Now our Australian followers can learn which grocery lines are safe to buy and feed the family along with all the tasty recipes to fill lunch boxes and hungry tummies guilt free!
Click here to find out how to get your eBook!
My daughter has a little friend over this afternoon and I was going to buy a treat for afternoon tea as I'm feeling a little time poor with the impending house move, but I decided " no I can whip up something quickly if only to save a few pennies!"
I grabbed the iPad as all my cookbooks are packed away and quickly googled a recipe for choc chip cookies ... Yes I know sounds like sacrilege for a mum advocating eating healthy chemical free foods to enlist the aid of some random internet recipe. Surely I'm a domestic goddess that was born instinctively knowing the right amount of self raising flour in a choc chip recipe?
Not so. In fact I'm hopeless with recipes. My brain does not retain them, hence an iPad and the internet are a match made in heaven for a mum like me. You see most recipes on the internet are pretty much the same basic recipes with slight variants. A basic cookie mixture doesn't have to be hard and it's pretty easy to make sure it's additive free.
I just made sure I used natural vanilla not vanilla flavouring and Dairy Fine Choc Chips. If I wanted to be really good white choc chips would be better. You could even add some cocoa powder for a double choc chip cookie. Much better than store bought and saves you some cash too as you would have all the basic pantry ingredients already right? (By that I mean you have my book and have the basic pantry as recommended?)
Now when you Google that awesome little recipe, Pin it for next time on your Pinterest Board ... Or look at my board for the cookie recipe #Cookbook-Cut-The-Chemicals!! Too easy!
Bec Taylor is a lover of all things quick, convenient and tasty. Her favorite foods are sloppy, cheesy and hopefully cooked in one pot as she hates doing the dishes!