Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My New Favorite Shampoo

I know.  I usually write about food.  However, in this post, I decided to tell you about my new favorite shampoo.  Yes.  Shampoo.

It's called Desert Essence Organics Hair Care Lemon Tea Tree Shampoo.  There are so many reasons I love this shampoo. 

First, I love the smell of lemon shampoo.  This shampoo reminds me of a shampoo I used as a teen called "Lemon Up".   Does anyone else remember it?  It was right up there with "Gee Your Hair Smell Terrific" shampoo! OK.  So I'm really dating myself now.

Second, I have really oily hair and this gets it soooo clean!

Third, it's Organic and clearly marked "Gluten-Free"!

I found this shampoo at The Green Grocer market in Clifton Park, but you can also check it out at

I like it so much, I may go back and buy the conditioner!

Have a great gluten-free day!

*Please note:  I do not work for Desert Essence or have any other affiliations with this company.  I just really love this product!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Gluten-Free Bisquick Oven Baked Chicken and Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries

It sure was a busy, busy summer.  I let a lot of things slide.  My housework.  My diet.  My blogging.

So, now it's fall.  Back to housework.  My diet.  My blogging.

I just have to tell you about the dinner I made tonight.  It was that terrific.

I decided to make the Oven Baked Chicken recipe on the Gluten-Free Bisquick Box.  I have made this once before and it was so good that I just had to make it again.  You can view the recipe here.  They also have a lot of other really yummy-looking recipes on their website that I'm going to have to try!

I used chicken thighs instead of a whole, cut-up chicken.  I also added some red pepper to the flour mix to try to add a little zip to the batter as the batter alone is a little bland for our taste buds.  I think next time, I would add even a little more, although it was very good just the same.

I even tried taking the skin off of one of the thighs before dipping to see if the batter would still stick to the chicken.  It did, although I must admit, I liked the taste of the chicken with skin on much better.  Again, maybe with more seasoning, this would be a good, lower fat option.

After the first 35 minutes were up, I flipped the chicken per the directions and threw a baking sheet with New Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries in the oven to bake with the chicken for the remaining 15 minutes.  These are really good and are marked "Gluten-Free" right on the bag.  Now, if you have some sweet potatoes, you can make your own sweet potato fries very easily yourself, it's true, but these are a nice, quick option if you don't mind the extra ingredients in them.

Behold.  A quick, easy, delicious Sunday night dinner.

If you haven't tried Gluten-Free Bisquick or Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries yet, you should!

Have a great gluten-free week!