Trim meets tasty with Dr. Tabor’s Crispy Lace Non-Naughty Nibbles

Friday, June 17, 2011

The sun finally came out of hiding for a couple hours, so I’ve finally been able to take photographs of my most recent obsession. Nope, it’s not blush, and it’s not lipgloss or sunscreen…

The product: Dr. Tabor Crispy Lace Non-Naughty Nibbles

Why they’re awesome: I’m currently hooked on these because they’re super lightweight (which makes them easy to throw in my bag & carry around), but they’re still tasty and surprisingly filling – more filling than a basic ‘ol granola bar, even! Not to mention, they’re better for you than a lot of granola bars are: there’s about three grams of fat in each bag, two grams of fibre, and seven (!) grams of protein.

Some of the reviews I’ve read mention that they’re not very flavourful, but I actually beg to differ – I’ve tried three or four of the flavours already, and all of them have been quite flavourful, if you ask me! But, I suppose, it’s worth noting that I have like, the most bland palette ever :P

But you’re not on a diet: Yes and no. I’ve never gone on a diet to lose weight, and I don’t ever plan to (I love food way too much!) but I am on a gluten-free, caffeine-free, low-dairy, low-sugar diet. I know, it can get pretty crazy, but I’m lactose intolerant & things like gluten and sugar really aggravate my fibromyalgia.

My dietary restrictions mean that it can be pretty hard to find food that I can eat on the go, which is why these are perfect: one little bag of Non-Naughty Nibbles can tide me over from breakfast to a late lunch (think an 8 AM breakfast, then lunch around one or two), and I’m more than happy to prevent a mid-afternoon blood sugar crash by eating a bag of tasty treats! :D

Find them at: Dr. Tabor, QVC

P.S. Have you heard of Sensa? It’s a unique weight loss tool that’s designed to reduce caloric intake, making the food you’re already eating even more diet-friendly. And yep, it’s gluten-free, too ;)

(Ingredients, nutrition info and more…)

Off-topic | foodie photos

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cramming for a midterm between now and tomorrow, so you can have a few pancake photos in the meantime :P Enjoy!


theNotice approved: ‘cones!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I complain about the lack of ‘cones in my life. A lot. So much so that we have an entire ‘cone-free label, with many reviews and talk yet to come.

When I opened up a recent package, I knew there would be a surprise in it… but, as suprises go, I had no idea what it would be.

Sneak behind the cut to find out!

Cones! That’s right, “‘cones” :) I’d like to issue a huge thank-you to my dear Isabel, so…

merci, ma chère!

(Can I even say that? I mean, I know it translates over, but I’m not sure if you can say “ma chère” the same way you can say “my dear.” Then again, you can’t really say “my dear” in English anymore, either. I just kinda… do.)

No ‘cones here!
(Thank god. I would not eat something with a high ‘cone content… just saying.)

But anyhow. Thank you so much for your kind gesture, Isabel! You cracked me up (as you often do) and completely made my day :)

Fun fact! This post made it from my MALM, to my camera, to theNotice’s front page in under twenty-four hours. This is an all-time record for us and our awful procrastination!

Just found out that my favourite bagels can totally be ordered online.

Friday, February 26, 2010

These are literally the best bagels you will ever taste anywhere.

(On a side note, I will hopefully get my act together soon and re-take some photos so I can post a review later today.)

Gingerbread Crêpes

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Yes — we’ve successfully improved crêpes. Who even knew it was possible?! I found this recipe during the holidays and have been fine-tuning it ever since. I think I can officially say that it’s finally perfect! I write my recipes a little differently from the rest of the world, so if you do use them, let me know how it goes ;) So far, everyone who I’ve baked with loves the format!

Or they’re too afraid of me to tell me it’s awful. Which is very likely, because I absolutely adore the way I write out my recipes, and… somehow, a 5’2″ Rae can be frightening. The recipes look quite different in person, but I can’t replicate the strange flowchartyness in Blogger — perhaps I should just photograph them as well. Hmm.

theNotice’s Gingerbread Crêpes

Combine in a large bowl, make sure there are NO clumps:

  • 1c white flour
  • 1t cinnamon
  • 1/4t ginger powder
  • 1/4t salt
  • 1/4t nutmeg

Whisk together in a medium-sized bowl:

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2c 2% milk
  • 1/2c water
  • 1t molasses
  • 2T melted butter
  • 1t vanilla

Pour the wet into the dry and whisk until smooth. Butter your pans, let them heat up, and make some crêpes! Serve with, well, anything. I prefer pure maple syrup on mine, my sister loves a light layer of melted butter (I’d go with unsalted,) and mother adores apple sauce. Whipping cream, melted chocolate, and ice cream are all wonderful as well ;)

Note: these fare very well in the refrigerator; just pop them in the microwave or back on the stove and the’ll reheat almost as if they were fresh!

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