Celebrating One Year: Giveaway

Enter here (Starts Sunday, March 20):

a Rafflecopter giveaway

One year ago I started this blog.  In celebration on my one year anniversary, I am giving away a non-dairy prize package.  Included are some of my favorite non-dairy goodies.


One bar of Sweet Chocolate Cream Creamy Sweet Chocolate Bar 

Two Bars Amore Di Mona – One Caramela with Cranberries & One Chocolate with crunchy coffee beans



Avenue Sweets Golden Caramels (Vanilla) – These are my absolute favorite of everything in the giveaway…I LOVE caramel!


One box of Earth Balance Mac N Cheese ~ Cheddar


F.A.R.E. Food Allergy Awareness Items:

Two Food Allergy Awareness Silicone Bracelets

(These distinctive teal-colored silicone bracelets bear our PAL logo and a message that reads, “Food Allergy P.A.L.”.  [Be a PAL: Protect A Life™])

and one “I ♥ someone with food allergies” bumper sticker


Enter via the link above (in Red).

Winner will be announced here on the blog & on Facebook next Sunday, March 27th.

Best wishes!


Please note:  This post is not sponsored or monetized.

The shared link to the F.A.R.E. website above is only informational.  They have many resources regarding food allergies.  I highly recommend anyone with food allergies, or who has a family member with allergies, check out their website.

Ice “Cream”

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream…Non-Dairy!

The non-dairy ice cream you can purchase at the grocery is delicious, however, sometimes when you need a quick ice cream without going to the store, these should work for you, especially if you keep frozen bananas in the freezer!!

(Pictures to be posted at a later date)

Strawberry-Raspberry (Sorbet-like)

4 bananas, frozen in chunks

3 small containers of raspberries, rinsed & well-drained

2 containers of strawberries, rinsed, well-drained with stems removed & diced

honey (or other sweetener), approximately 1-3 tablespoons

salt – pinch


Rinse fruit; chop strawberries.  Layer strawberry chunks and raspberries over parchment paper on a cookie sheet & freeze until solid.

Layer one container of raspberries & half of one container of strawberries on parchment paper, cover with another piece & freeze until just about frozen through (1-2 hours).

Blend one container of raspberries until smooth; push through a mesh strainer removing the seeds; repeat with one container of strawberries; set strained puree aside in refrigerator if not using right away.

Put banana chunks in high power blender & blend until just about smooth; add in puree & blend until smooth.

Add honey & salt & blend again until smooth; pour into bowl & fold in frozen berries.

Cover & return to freezer until frozen through (overnight).


S’mores (soft-serve like)

1-2 frozen bananas

1 jar marshmallow creme

2 waffle cones, crushed into large pieces or 1 1/2 – 2 cups golden grams

1/2 – 1 cups mini chocolate chips (I like Good Life)


Blend bananas in blender until just about smooth.

Add in marshmallow creme & blend again until smooth.

Fold in Golden Graham’s and chocolate chips; pour into bowl and freeze until hardened.




Caramel Butter Rum

2 frozen bananas, blended until smooth

3/4 c white granulated sugar

2 tablespoons honey (or choice of sweetener)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon imitation butter extract (I used Watkins – I find it at Wal-Mart)

1 teaspoon imitation caramel extract

1/2 teaspoon imitation rum extract


Over medium low heat cook sugar in saucepan; watch carefully, this will burn very quickly once sugar has started to turn.  Once all the sugar has been dissolved & is browned, stir & quickly add to the banana mixture.

While sugar is cooking, combine blended bananas, honey & extracts and blend until smooth.

Once sugar is ready, add to bananas.  Once the sugar hits the cold banana mixture, it will harden up solid; just whirl in blender until broke up into small chunks & blended well into banana mixture.  Place in bowls & freeze until hardened.



I hope you enjoy these flavors as much I enjoyed creating them.

What flavors do you think you’d like to try; comment & let me know.

Boiled Egg Whites

Last week, in addition to the potato salad I made for my family reunion, I also made deviled eggs.  I used several of the egg whites from the boiled eggs to make my potato salad (egg yolks is one of the foods I can’t have).  All week I’ve wondered if I could boil egg whites in a jar and just have boiled egg whites for potato salad, so I gave it a try.  It worked:

1/4 – 1/2 cup egg whites


I used 1/4 cup egg whites in the small baby food container & 1/2 cup egg whites in the large 4 ounce canning jar.

Seal liquid egg whites in glass jars
Seal liquid egg whites in glass jars
Place in Pan with water covering
Place in Pan with water covering
Boil 15-20 minutes. Remove from water & cool
Boil 15-20 minutes. Remove from water & cool
When cool, remove from jar with knife
When cool, remove from jar with knife



What would you use boiled egg whites for?