Namaste saves the day!


I was feeling less than inspirational about my food options today.  My refrigerator is running low on fruits and veggies, and nothing really sounded good.  That is until I remembered the Namaste Foods Muffin Mix I had scheduled for trials.

I whipped these up in a matter of minutes (10 to prepare, 15 to bake).  They were dairy-free, gluten-free, and corn-free, so they fit well into my current diet.  Okay, they had a bit of sugar (evaporated cane juice specifically), but really, at 9 grams of sugar per sizable muffin, these weren’t outrageously dessert-like.

My new silicone muffin baker worked like a charm, popping out restaurant quality muffins with ease.  The results…well…you can see the product review for more details, but they were pretty darn good!  I went back for seconds at teatime.

After snacking on a small salad (using the rest of the lettuce, garbanzos, and avocado I had in the fridge – the veggies really were getting low) I spotted Lundberg’s Florentine Risotto in the cupboard.  I cooked up some carrots and the small bit of ground turkey we had on hand, stirred it into the risotto once cooked, and voila!  Lunch is served.

Dinner is looking a little iffy though.  Luckily, we have a big grocery shopping trip planned after the gym tomorrow.  I have been making a valiant attempt to “feng shui” all of my outings.  It seems to save on time and gas, but our fridge really is empty!  We may need to go on a walk for some Asian food tonight, darn!

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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