Thursday, August 21, 2014

Information on my latest book available now.

The press release for my book finally came out! Thanks for your support!

Gourmet Cooking for Two
A romantic gourmet adventure that will satisfy your appetite and spice up your love life.
SPRINGVILLE, Utah - August 19, 2014 - Author Chrisiti Silbaugh and Cedar Fort Publishing and Media announce the release of "Gourmet Cooking for Two," acookbook that gives credence to the statement: "The way to man's heart is through his stomach," and then some. Loaded with delectable delicacies and tantalizing treats, every soul-satisfying recipe has been created with love in mind.
   
Not only do the beautiful photographs of each dish seduce you to want to partake, but every recipe is accompanied by a romantic tip that is sure to fan the flame of your love or reignite the embers of a waning romance.
    
Whether its an appetizer, salad, soup, main dish, side dish, or dessert, Christi Silbaugh infuses romantic fun and wisdom into over 120 recipes.
With unique romantic tips to accompany recipes such as Refreshing Shrimp Bites, Hot and Sour Soup, Chicken Cordon Bleu, and Orange Dreamsicle, "Gourmet Cooking for Two" will satiate your appetite while spicing up your love life. Maybe the way to your lover's heart really is through the stomach!
About the Author:
CHRISTI SILBAUGH is the self-educated chef and author of three cooking blogsincluding: Mom, What's For DinnerGourmet Cooking For Two andZero Calorie LifeShe writes for foodie media giants Glam Media and Federated Media and works for Fast Forward Events, covering food and wine events in San Diego. Since 2009, she has created and posted over 1,000 gluten-free recipes. She lives with her family in California.
Cedar Fort Inc. 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Gourmet Cooking For Two Hits The Shelves

Hi Guys! This is just a quick post today because it is a BIG day for me. I am off to Yoga Teacher Training, but I first had to tell you my 2nd book hits the shelves today! 

Gourmet Cooking For Two is available now at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Books and Things, and a few select costco's. Each recipe is for 2 people and comes with a romantic tip. Please like, share, and go get one!!! Thank you!
Christi

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Super Simple Gluten-Free Pad Thai

Have you tried the new certified Gluten-Free Thai Peanut Sauce from San-J? I was blessed to receive it from San-J in exchange for my opinion on the product. I did not get paid to write this article. The views are my own. I actually don't accept many products any more. I prefer to do things myself to make sure I have quality ingredients in my body. That is what I love about San-J. They care about the ingredients they use. You can recognize all ingredients that are on this high quality glass bottle. Another selling point because I am not a fan of plastic and the possible hazards that leak into our food. 

Use this Gluten-Free Thai Peanut Sauce when you are in a time crunch. It is perfect for adding a tasty Thai touch to any meal. They did the work for you, and it is good work! Using this sauce I was able to make this simple pad thai from start to finish in 15 minutes.



Super Simple Gluten-Free Pad Thai
by Christi Silbaugh

14 ounces rice noodles
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 lb Chicken Breast, sliced thin diagonally
5 oz. can of water chestnuts, rinsed and drained
5 oz. can of bamboo shoots, rinsed and drained
4 green onions, sliced
4 Tbsp crushed peanuts for topping



1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Remove from heat. Add rice noodles; let stand for 8-10 minutes or until noodles are soft but firm. Drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside. 

2. In a large bowl add sliced chicken and 1/4 cup of the Gluten-Free Thai Peanut Sauce. Stir well to coat. 

3. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add sesame oil, and coated chicken. Cook until cooked through. Time will vary depending on how thick you cut your chicken. Mine took 5 minutes. 

4. Top with bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, and remaining sauce. 


Serve over rice noodles top with green onions and crushed peanuts. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Simple Szechuan Stir-Fry


Hi guys! How are all of you? I am doing great. Today I am one year cancer free!
I am celebrating life today! Which means I am not spending that much time in my kitchen today. I am getting out there and living! So it is really nice that I recently was blessed to receive some San-J's Szechuan Sauce to review.  
 This certified gluten free sauce is perfect for putting a new twist on your favorite chili recipe or stir-fry. The complex combination of gluten-free Tamari, spices, ginger, plum and sesame gives San-J's Szechuan Sauce a balanced heat. 

I love working with San-J because they make cooking dinner SO EASY. With this sauce you can make a killer stir-fry in under 15 minutes and 5 ingredients. 

Simple Gluten-Free Szechuan Stir-Fry

1 sweet onion
1 zucchini
1 cup broccoli florets
1 lb chicken thighs


Prepare your ingredients, by chopping your veggies and chicken into bite sized pieces. 
Add 1/4 cup of San-J's Szechuan Sauce to a Wok or large skillet over medium high heat. Add your chicken pieces and cook thoroughly.

Top with your veggies and pour remaining 1/4 cup of San-J's Szechuan Sauce.
Cook until your veggies are to your liking. I like mine al dente, cooked but with a crunch still. 

I serve mine over cooked quinoa. Enjoy!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Raw Vegan Caprese


I was recently blessed to receive a Veggetti™ Spiral Vegetable Cutter in exchange for my opinion on the product. This cute little Veggetti™ Spiral Vegetable Cutter turns veggies into good-for-you spaghetti or fettuccine with just the twist of your wrists.
My first comment to my husband, was how handy this will be to have on our sailboat, or camping. No need for huge equipment or electricity. With just a few minutes I was able to have a large bowl of healthy raw veggie pasta.  The Veggetti™ Spiral Vegetable Cutter is very easy to use, anyone can learn to use it quickly and safely. I recommend it!

I had 3 people for lunch today, so I thought I would give this tool a whirl. My husband popped in from work to fill his tummy, and a friend stopped by to catch up on her lunch break. So I went to what was fresh and ready for eating. This took me 5 minutes to make and less time to gobble it up. We all loved it. Don't be afraid of healthy food! Make this!


Raw Vegan Caprese
by Christi Silbaugh

3 Zucchini
2 tomatoes
1 Avocado
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
garlic salt



Peel your zucchini. Then place it in the thick side of your Veggetti™ Spiral Vegetable Cutter. Twist until all the zucchini is used. Place zucchini noodles in a large bowl. 

Dice you Tomato and Avocado, add them to the zucchini noodles. Add balsamic and toss to coat. Season with garlic salt to your liking. Serve cold. 

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