Thursday, August 16, 2012

Homemade Spinach Spaghetti Noodles

    So for quite a while now I have been wanting to make homemade pasta.  After watching a cooking show I was inspired to finally get around to it. I decided to make spinach spaghetti noodles. It is so simple to make them, they just take a little time. The net time I make it however I need to puree the spinach more and make sure to get them rolled out very, very thin. Mine turned out a little thick. I served it with italian sausage marinara sauce and  garlic bread. It tasted so good and I can't wait to make it again soon and perfect it!! I think that a kitchen aid pasta attachment is going on my Christmas list.

My spinach pasta dough.

Rolled out and cut with a pizza cutter into spaghetti noodles.

The finished product.
Noah loved it so that is all I need to make me happy!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Dairy Free Ice Cream

   So I have been off of dairy for a little over three months. When Austin was about three weeks old he seemed to cry a lot and kicking his feet as if he had a tummy ache for days. So I decided to try and go off a few things and see if I could narrow it down to anything and I came up with dairy. After I cut it from my diet it was like he was a completely different baby. He was happy and content without having to be held all the time. Praise the Lord, it was so hard seeing my little guy in pain and not knowing what to do for him.
   Well all that said and done I really miss drinking milk and eating ice cream. Well I tried coconut milk and it wasn't bad but there is really no good substitute for milk but that is ok. Also ice cream, there is some good dairy free options out there, however they a hard on the pocket book. So I decided to try this.  Dairy free Strawberry ice cream. All I needed for it was frozen strawberries and banana, Coconut milk and vanilla. Throw it in the blender and vuala! A wonderful hot summers day treat. It did not however taste very much like ice cream. It was very good though. I have a coconut milk chocolate Oreo ice cream I want to try next.
It turned out very pretty!

Was so easy to make on a hot summer day!