Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Giggle Juice

giggle juice, strawberries, vodka, moscato

It's party time!! I very seldom post an alcoholic beverage, but this giggle juice just needed to be shared! I think the name says it all to get a party going!

I saw the recipe on a blog called The Chef MiMi Blog and had an immediate attraction to it. It could actually be made as a mocktail too   without alcohol. 

Strawberries, Fruits, Bowl, Fruit Bowl

Can you picture a hot summer evening with a group of friends talking and sipping this delicious punch like drink. Yum! Maybe a non alcoholic version for the grandkids and some real stuff for the adults! 

Pink lemonade, strawberries, field

I do a lot more entertaining in the summer when we can take advantage of our spacious deck and accommodate a larger crowd. 

strawberries and lime

Refreshing drinks are always welcome. I like this one because it is not too sweet yet has some interesting flavors. 

Aside from the strawberries and limes, 
this cocktail contains moscato, lemonade, lemon soda, and some vodka (make sure your vodka is gluten free) 

I love the way Chef Mimi made a sugar rim on her drinks.  

 If I were making it as a non-alcoholic mocktail, I would just use strawberries, limes, pink lemonade, and Sprite or seltzer! Still fun, bubbly, and good!! 

Hand, Woman, Female, Jar, Glass, lemonade

Frozen Giggle Juice: 
My favorite way to drink Giggle Juice on a hot summers day is as a frozen slush concentrate which is also very easy to make.

slushy cocktail, giggle juice, slush, vegan cocktail

strawberry lime coctail

For this version: 
Use frozen lemonade containers that they sell in the freezer section of the supermarket. They come in a small container like the frozen orange juice container and work great blended with ice and frozen strawberries.

I originally saw the idea and recipe for slushy giggle juice and popsicles on this link at a blog called (link) 

How about  Giggle Juice Popsicles? Really great in hot weather. 

Popsicles, Strawberry Popsicles, Red

**Sharing this post of Weekend Cooking Linky where anyone can share a food related blog post each Saturday morning.

My Notes: 

According to many sources, Vodka is gluten free regardless of its non gluten free sources because of the distilling process. However, some sensitive individuals may still react if vodka is distilled from wheat, barley or other grain. To be safe choose a brand of vodka that is made from non-grains such as potatoes. There are also many brands on the market that are labeled gluten-free.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the links to other blogs linked on this post. I am just sharing some links that I found when browsing through the web. Use their recipes at your own risk and always check to make sure everything is gluten-free before you make it.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Salad Nicoise Vegan Style

Vegan salad nicoise, green beans, artichoke hearts

Salad Nicoise is a popular French salad which originated in the early 19th century in the town of Nice on the French Riviera in France.

It is customarily served on a flat platter and includes some green beans, tuna, hard boiled egg, tomatoes and perhaps some some boiled potato. My vegan style platter is different but both delicious and interesting and gives you a good visual of a plant-based meal.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Remembering the past with Dad

My father has been gone for many years, but it's Father's Day and I've taken time to think about the past and remember him. 

My father, Abe, was a simple man. He was well liked by everyone, he loved to laugh, "kibbitz" as we said, and was always there to help others. If anyone was in need, my father was there. Nothing was too much to ask him. 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Spring Green Salad With Mango Mint Dressing

Tired of the same old salad? 
This delicious spring greens salad made with spring greens and local spring organic strawberries and some freshly cut mango. It also contains a variety of salad greens as well as crunchy celery and cucumber. 

Fruit, Mango, Parts, Png, Yellow
I dress it with a tasty, fruity, mango mint dressing that will delight your taste buds as well as boost your antioxidants! 

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Hadassah Presentation Notes and Links

                                           Child, Clipart, Cute, Design, Classroom                                                     

This page is the notes and links from a presentation that I did for a local Hadassah group! Hadassah ladies, if you have questions, you can text me.. Remember to always check with your doctor before making any dietary changes. Each person is different.
Link to the book on Mastering Diabetes - by Dr. Cyrus Khambata - new cutting edge onto on fat and insulin resistance and rising blood sugars. A great read..

**** If you don't want to read the book, go on Youtube and look for his videos that are free and give lots of the information too... 

(same link to Mastering Diabetes: The Revolutionary Method to Reverse Insulin Resistance Permanently in Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, Prediabetes, and Gestational Diabetes


Monday, June 13, 2022

Vegan Korean Cookbook Review

The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen

Vegan Korean Food Book Review :
The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen by Joanne Lee Molinaro,

I've eaten Korean food in restaurants in NYC and found some dishes that I really liked such tofu bibimbap made with vegetables, rice, sauce and tofu. I also tasted a mushroom hot pot called Beoseot Jeongol that was made with a variety of mushrooms in a delicious sauce and an appetizer made with thinly slice eggplant called Gaji Mari that was used to roll uncooked salad vegetables. All were very tasty. 

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Coleslaw Macaroni Salad -Vegan, GF, and Oil-Free

coleslaw macaroni salad, oil-free, vegan

 I love coleslaw and I love macaroni salad. This is t
wo great summer salads combined in one!!

Need a side dish for your next BBQ or pot luck get-together that everyone will love? This crunchy coleslaw and macaroni salad is easy to make, very tasty, healthy, and can be made up to 2 days in advance. 

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Summer Spring Rolls In Rice Paper

Some call them summer rolls and some spring rolls but whatever your preference they are wonderful rice paper rolls filled with greens, protein, and veggies of your choice and there is no need for cooking them. They are usually dipped in peanut sauce which makes them taste extraordinary.