With its innovative, universal design, the Snap’n Strain will take the strain out of straining. This top quality, heat-resistant, silicone strainer is the newest, most practical way to get your food strained thoroughly, while avoiding transferring the food out of the pot.
The Snap’n Strain is flexible enough to fit onto nearly all pots, pans and bowls. It snaps on neatly with two clips. The clips’ strong grip will keep it safely attached while in use and can be left attached to the pot while cooking.
Once snapped, the pot can be tilted over a sink or bowl and the Snap’n Strain will do its magic. The liquids will be poured out while the food remains in the pot even with heavier foods like potatoes.
The Snap’n Strain is super compact for storing.
Recommended Used Include: Vegetables, Potatoes, Eggs, Pasta
A couple of weeks ago, I saw a video from The Best Thing I Ever Ate that was making the rounds on Facebook where Marc Murphy talked about an unusual pizza pot pie he had. The pot pie included all the usual pizza toppings, but was assembled upside down in a bowl, with the dough laid on top of the dish before baking. After a few minutes in the pizza oven to crisp up the dough, the pot pie was flipped out onto a serving plate. It sounded delicious and looked like a lot of fun to make, so I picked up some pizza dough and started to experiment. As it turns out, this is a very easy style of pizza to make and yields a dish that is a lot like a deep dish pizza, but with a crisper crust. You can find my recipe for Pizza Pot Pie over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!) right now so that you can give it a try yourself.
Good bye, October and hello, November! October Links to Reads are here! Top 10. Enjoy! Don’t forget to click on “Read More” at the end for more cool links.
* The once eternal life of plastic seems to be coming to an end in France – the country has just banned plastic forks.
* Food critics versus Yelp reviewers – whose opinion on foods in restaurants matters these days?
* Fine arts and farming? Apparently, the two can go hand in hand, as seen in the case with one family-run plot in Massachusetts.
Even if you have no issues with dates, there’s good reason to choose prunes instead. While prunes and dates are about the same in terms of iron, fiber and protein, when it comes to sugar, carbohydrates and calories, prunes are lower. Prunes are also significantly higher in antioxidants including vitamin K and vitamin A. A number of studies show consumption of prunes not only helps prevent osteoporosis but actually reverses bone loss thanks to a combination of bone building calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and copper.
I’ve always loved dried fruit, it’s high in calories so I use it as only as a treat or in recipes. To make my version I closely adapted the Date Coconut Energy Balls recipe from Ellie Krueger published in the Washington Post, substituting the dates with prunes. I also used lemon instead of orange and since the Gluten Free Bites had cocoa, I added some of that as well.
Cocoa Energy Bites
8 ounces pitted prunes
1/3 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest or orange zest
1/8 teaspoon salt
Water, as needed
Combine the dates, sunflower seeds, 2 tablespoons of the coconut, cocoa powder cinnamon, orange zest and salt in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped and mixture forms a ball. You may need to add a little bit of water to get the mixture to come together, just a teaspoon or two. Place the remaining coconut in a bowl.
Roll the mixture into 12 slightly rounded balls. One by one, place the balls in the bowl with the coconut and jiggle the bowl to coat them. Repeat until all the balls are done.
Since I’m not eating the Gluten Free Bites, I’m giving them away along with a non-edible surprise item from the Must Have box. In the comments tell me your favorite healthy and gluten-free snack and I’ll pick a winner at random on October 6, 2016. You must have a US mailing address to win and include your email in the requested field so I can contact you.
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Disclaimer: My thanks to Popsugar for sending me the Must Have box. I was not compensated monetarily for this or any other post.
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Thermoworks is selling the Smoke at $99 and this would definitely welcome tool for anyone who likes to slow cook food outside.