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Goblin Guts Sensory Bag
Halloween fun can be as inexpensive as you want. Here is a great, and cheap, project.
What you will need:
green food coloring
eye balls, spiders, snakes (anything you think will make good goblin guts)
Clear hair gel
clear packaging tape
Mix the pasta with a couple drops of green food coloring in a bowl. Allow several minutes to dry. (However, don't wait too long. You don't want the noodles to dry out.) Once dry, mix the green pasta with all other ingredients in a zip-lock bag. Then just secure the bag with clear packaging tape.
Squishy, Gooey, oh so fun!
The goblin guts sensory bag will only last about a week due to the pasta but it was a great way to make use of some of the pasta after another activity. Note- we keep it in the fridge while it is not being played with.
Halloween sensory bags = frugal fun!
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Cake doughnuts can be a healthy way to have an American breakfast favourite that is bak ed not fried. This is a spiced cake version without wheat or nuts using an All-Purpose GF commercially produced flour by King Arthur. Drizzle a bit of glaze if you like or spread with your favourite frosting. We say - “go naked”. 2 cups/244g King Arthur GF Flour 3/4 cup/144g granulated sugar 2 teaspoons/10ml baking powder 1 teaspoon xanthan gum (you can leave this out but the consistency will be drier) 1/2 teaspoon/2ml ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon/1ml cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon/1ml allspice 1 teaspoon/5ml salt 3/4 cup/185ml almond milk (sub dairy, soy or your preferred) 2 eggs beaten 2 teaspoons/10ml pure vanilla extract 3 tablespoons/45ml oil Pre-heat oven to 325F/162C/Gas 3 Lightly grease your doughnut pan. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, xanthan gum, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and salt together in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl whisk the milk, egg, vanilla and
Before brewing: Add stuff! A pinch of salt will take some of the bitterness out of your coffee and make it taste a bit more smo oth, but only add a bit. You can add other stuff too. We often add a few pinches of ground cinnamon and a dash of vanilla extract to the grounds before brewing to improve taste. Experiment with it. personal chefs and event catering Miami + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale + Palm Beach www.yadachef.com
Here is a re-do of my Polish Babci’s Galumpki. These can be done with or without meat, so they can be pareve. These are also rice free, so they can be eaten by both Sephardic and Ashkenazi sects, and goodness knows there are PLENTY of potatoes around during Pesach. Serves 4-6 Meat 1 medium head cabbage, cored 1 small onion, diced 1 pound/450 ground turkey 3 cups/450g shredded raw potato ½ teaspoon/2ml salt ¼ teaspoon/1ml black pepper 1 teaspoon/5ml dried dill 28 ounce/794g tomato puree or sauce (if you have leftover spaghetti sauce use that) Preheat oven to 350F/176C/GasMark 4 Using a sharp knife cut the core out of the cabbage bottom. Heat a large stock pot with salted water to a simmer. Place the cabbage in the water. Cover and cook 2-3 minutes until you can pull off individual leaves. You should end up with 15-20 leaves that are big enough to use. Chop remaining cabbage. Place on a plate or kitchen towel to drain. Mix the onion, turkey, potatoes, sa
This has all of the flavours with a lot less fuss. A client needed a quick and “elegant” casserole for a potluck dinner and loved the classic version of this. They were the “star” of the evening. Serves 6-8 4 cups/1 liter poached chicken, cut into 1/4 inch/6mm pieces 3 cups/675 turkey ham, cut into 1/4 inch/6mm pieces 1 1/4 cup/280g dairy free shredded Swiss or Provolone cheese 1 cup/225ml chopped onion 1/4 cup + 2 teaspoon/70ml butter substitute or olive oil 3 tablespoons/45ml potato or corn starch 2 cups/500ml rice, soy or almond milk 11/4 teaspoon/6ml dry dill 1/8 teaspoon/.5ml dry mustard 1/8 teaspoon/.5ml ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon/.5ml ground mace 1 cup/225ml crisped rice crumbs 1 teaspoon/5ml dried Italian Spices 1 teaspoon/5ml paprika 1 teaspoon/5ml chile powder Preheat oven to 350F/176C/GasMark4 In a large bowl, combine chicken, ham and 1 cup/225g of shredded cheese. In a saucepan, sauté onion in 1/4 cup/60ml of butter substitu
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