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Who Doesn’t Like Bacon?

Posted by Colleen


Product Spotlight #4

On my journey to cut back my sugar intake especially processed sugar I came across a “sugar free” bacon,

Who doesn’t like bacon?  Bacon is versatile and can be added to many food dishes.  I like bacon with eggs, in soups and on salads.  I have several recipes that I use bacon. I started looking for bacon without sugar and I found it was difficult to find.

I came across Pederson’s Bacon “Paleo” Whole 30 approved at a grocery store where I often shop – so I tried it.  The bacon was very good and tasty didn’t miss the sugar at all! I like this bacon because it is not thick like some bacon, I think thick bacon is very chewy, doesn’t shrivel up and has a good taste.

I haven’t checked but there was a comment on their website that they were launching turkey bacon with no sugar.

The bacon comes in a 10 oz. package and is sugar free, gluten free and no lactose.  The website says it is Paleo friendly, pork raised without the use of antibiotics or growth stimulants, no artificial ingredients and no preservatives. You can check their website pedersonsfarms.com  for the ingredient listing and more information.

I am not affiliated with any of the products that I spotlight on this blog.



Organic Fruit Spread

Posted by Colleen

Product Spotlight#2

crrofters fruit spread

I like to have a pbj (peanut butter jelly) sandwich sometimes or on whole grain crackers.  But I’m looking for products that don’t contain added sugar and I found Crofter’s Just Fruit Spread and just fruit spread are organic and non-GMO.

On their website it states, “Crofter’s fruit spread meet all categories of vegetarian including vegan”.  Also, all of their spreads are gluten free and their facility is gluten free, since they only make fruit products.

I enjoy eating strawberries so my favorite Crofter’s organic fruit spread is the strawberry.

The ingredients on the jar are; concentrated organic grape juice, organic strawberries, natural apple pectin, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), citric acid.

If you’re looking for a fruit spread product with the above criteria try Crofter’s Fruit Spread and you can go to their website for more information.

I have no affiliation with any of the companies that I write about in the product spotlight.



Healthy On-The-Go-Snack

Posted by Colleen

Product Spotlight

That's it Apples + Cherries Fruit Bar

I’m always looking for something that is “healthy” for an on-the-go-snack and I think these fruit bars are the way to go. The name of the bars is That’s It and that is what you get. The bars are raw, non-GMO, no added sugar, vegan, gluten free and only 100 calories.

There are only two ingredients in the bars, this bar one apple and ten cherries and if you’re a cherry lover like me this is really pretty good. The bars are soft, pliable and a little sticky because of the fruit; the bars come in a variety of fruit choices, two fruit combinations. I have found the bars at Market of Choice, Natural Grocers and their website says Whole Foods. I think I paid about $1.60 for the bar not bad for something good.



Image result for images serbian moussaka  Posted by Caroline

Serbian musaka is made with the ground beef (or pork) and potatoes. There are a number of variations on the basic theme, so feel free to improvise.

Ingredients: (Serves 4)  (GLUTEN FREE)

1 pound (450 gr) of beef/pork mince meat combo

2 medium onions, chopped

7 medium potatoes

2 cups of milk

3 eggs

10 tbsp  Oil

1/2 cup of water

Salt and Pepper to taste


1.) Fry finely chopped onions on 5 tbsp of oil at high temperature. After a few minutes add the ground meet. Add a little bit of salt and just enough pepper to taste. Make sure you don’t over salt it. Continue to fry it another 5 minutes and pressing the meet with your spoon to make pieces smaller. The mixture is done when the water from the meet evaporates and when the meat browns.

2.) Peel and slice the potatoes about 1/6 inch thick. Place the first layer of potatoes into the baking dish (usually the glass one is used) making the surface even. The first layer is made of about 2-3 potato slices. Now, add meet/onion mixture evenly over the potato layer. Finally add the layer of the remaining potatoes. Add the remaining 5 tbsp of oil, trying to cover all the potatoes (oil is not allowing potatoes to change the shape). Add the water.

3.) Preheat the oven to 250 C. Add the baking dish.

4.) Break the eggs, beat them until whites and yolks are well mixed and then add the milk and about 2 tsp of salt. Set aside.

5.) After 30 minutes of baking, poke into the potatoes to see if getting tender. If so, pour the egg and milk mixture over the tip of the musaka. Pu the musaka back into the oven for about 20 more minutes until the tip gets brown.   Enjoy!



Awesome Asparagus Shrimp Dip (Gluten Free)


Image result for images asparagus shrimp dip  posted by Caroline

(Makes 2 cups)

1 cups low fay yoghurt

1/4 cup light mayonnaise

1 natural Asparagus, Leek or Herb Soup Mix

1/2 cup cooked Rice

3 tsp sweet chili sauce

3 tsp lemon juice

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp fresh dill, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

2 cups of bay shrimp, well rinsed and patted dry with paper towels

salt and pepper to taste

thin lemon slices and/or sprigs of parsley for garnish


In a strong blender/food processor, puree everything together (except for the shrimp)

Put this mixture into a large mixing bowl and fold in the shrimp.

Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Serve with thin twisted lemon slices and veggies.



Posted by Caroline

Our son was tested for celiac disease many years ago from  Nadine RN emergency nurse, who almost died herself, years ago. We are so thankful that she survived and could test our son 9 years ago for celiac disease and that all his very serious health issues in connection with Gluten are gone.  When your child is always not feeling good, has tummy ache or anger issues, please try to take them off Gluten and you will be so glad you did! We were so thankful that the anger issues from our son were gone and he didn’t feel sick all the time. Gluten does a lot of damage in our health. Autism and Gluten  is connected as well. Here is the video from Nadine, The Gluten RN nurse who almost died. Contact Nadine for more info…..Gluten Free RN, Corvallis, OR