In the Kitchen

Make Ice Cream in a Fun & Natural Way – Curious Creamery Kickstarter

Any ice cream fans out there?  Me, me, me!  As I got through an elimination diet, one of the foods I cannot have (and seems to be a trigger for me!) is those with lactose – so my favorite creamy treat, ice cream has been out – but hold on to your cones, because I am about to tell you about Curious Creamery – the market’s first at-home, natural ice-cream system that allows anyone with a sweet tooth to make real, premium ice cream in any flavor, in a matter of minutes and even better, it is lactose-free, too!  YES! The Curious Creamery is not only a way to make tasty and natural, lactose-free ice cream, but it is also the perfect after-school or weekend activity for your kids!

Curious Creamery Kickstarter

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Beautiful and Functional Glass Straws from GlassDharma

We have our girls attending an environmental science school.  What that means is, we are reminded, on a near daily basis, by our six-year-old that we should cut waste, recycle more and reuse as much as possible.  One of her more recent focuses had centered on her little sister’s love of using straws.  Miss LadyBug LOVES to drink with straws and it is one of the most common single-use plastic that ends up in our house because I had to give in on that, to ensure she would drink enough milk!  I am happy to report, that we have now been able to eliminate the throwaway plastic straws, by introducing glass straws from GlassDharma.  I received several glass straws in exchange for my honest opinion.

What did I think?

First, let me start by saying that I am simply blown away by the passion that GlassDharma has for eliminating plastic waste and its effect on our environment.  I urge you to check out their website and educate yourself about the harmful effects of single use plastics on our planet and the astronomical size of waste that these seemingly benign plastic straws create.  It is funny, that even I was guilty of thinking that it was just a “little plastic straw, how bad could it be?” when it came to plastic waste, but I was wrong.  One of the things that got me thinking was posing the idea about isolating just fast food restaurants and the number of meals they serve each day.  Most of those meals come with drinks and those drinks come with plastic straws.  Just imagine how many little plastic straws that is and if you were to pile them into a room, just how much space and waste that would be!  I am happy to be part of the glass straw club now and am excited to spread the word! 

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Shred Meat Faster and Safer with Bear Paws Meat Shredders!

I am in LOVE with my slow cooker.  There.  I said it.  I do, I mean really, my slow cooker is a lifesaver in our house, and at least two nights a week, the sole reason we have a hot, homemade meal on the table.   I love to make shredded chicken tacos, pulled pork sandwiches and even cook my chicken in there to make chicken salad.   But with these sorts of meals, I need to shred the meat and had been using two forks to do this – while that worked, if I tried to do it with the meat still in the slow cooker (my preferred method), I would either burn my hands at least once in the process, scratch the bottom of slow cooker or both.  Not to mention I would get tired of shredding after awhile and end up with hugely inconsistent shreds of meat and some areas not shredded at all.  I recently received a product in exchange for my honest opinion that has revolutionized my recipes that require shredded meats! 

Bear Paws Meat Shredders Easy To Use!

What did I think?

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