Saturday, February 22, 2014

Nut-Free Pad Thai

One of the dishes I miss most since I developed a peanut allergy is Pad Thai.  These days, I generally can't eat at Thai restaurants at all due to the cross contamination.  I was really excited to discover that WildTree makes a nut-free Pad Thai sauce.  I tried my hand at making my own.  It's probably closer to a stir fry with Pad Thai sauce than an authentic recipe, but it was still really tasty.


2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 pound broccoli
2 eggs
8 oz. rice noodles
1/2 cup WildTree Pad Thai sauce


1. In a large skillet, sauté chicken in a small amount of olive oil.  Once it is mostly cooked, add in broccoli.  I used frozen, but you could use fresh if you want.

2. Prepare rice noodles and drain.  Set aside.
3. Once chicken and broccoli are cooked through, remove from pan.  Scramble 2 eggs in skillet.

4. Add noodles to skillet.  Mix in sauce and then toss in chicken and broccoli.

Serves 4

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Citrus Lane February 2014 for 2-year old neutral

This month is our first time getting a shipment from Citrus Lane.  I got a discount on a 3-month subscription, so I thought I'd give it a shot.  I wasn't sure whether to get a girl box or a gender neutral box, but opted to go with gender neutral since my daughter (E) doesn't always like very girly toys and loves green and blue.

Today we received our first box.  We got:

1. Oogaa divided silicone plate ($10.99) - this is a really sturdy plate and the wells are fairly deep.  The packaging says they hold 4 oz. each.  E wanted it out of the package right away and made daddy put blueberries on it.  It is microwave and dishwasher safe!

2. Green Toys Stock Pot and Utensils (about $12, full set is $20) - E has the full chef set, but she adores the pot and utensils so it's great to have another one.  Green Toys is a great company, and we are big fans of their toys.

3. Barefoot Books Starlight Sailor ($14.99) - this is our first Barefoot Book, but it is very cute.  The pictures are really colorful, and the book seems to be of high quality.

4. Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Hand Cream ($12) - this is a treat for mom.  As someone who has very dry hands from frequent washing at work, I am excited to try this!  It smells  nice - a light fresh scent without being overpowering - and isn't too greasy.

This box was a hit!  E couldn't wait to use the Oogaa plate and the Green Toys pot.

The overall value of this box is about $45 - $50 (depending on the cost of the pot, which is not available individually).  A single box is $29 although it is cheaper if you pay for several months in advance.

If you are interested, you can use this link to get 50% off your first box!