Food, Gluten-Free, Recipes

Tasty Korean Beef/Gluten-Free

 

This Korean Beef recipe has been a family favorite for years. The best part with this recipe, is that if you use Braggs Liquid Aminos instead of soy sauce … it’s a simple way to keep it gluten-free and also flavorful.

This recipe only takes about 30 -40 minutes to prep and make.

Our family loves eating this Korean Beef over rice or rice noodles.

The recipe and instructions are below, go make it for your family this week!

Korean Beef Recipe:

 

Ingredients:

  • 1lb hamburger
  • 1 Tablespoon EVOO
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • sprinkle lawrys seasoning salt

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Braggs liquid aminos
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame oil 
  • 1/4 teaspoonminced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • dash of white pepper
  • dash of crushed red pepper 

 

Directions:

1. Place frying pan on medium heat.

2. Add olive oil and spread it across the pan.

3. Add minced garlic and stir constantly for 2-3 minutes.

4. Place hamburger in pan and cook thoroughly.

5. Drain fat from hamburger, set aside.

6. Start making the sauce in a separate bowl.

7. Add all sauce ingredients and stir thoroughly so there’s no clumps.

8. Turn hamburger pan back on low heat and stir in sauce.

9. Let the sauce cook in for 5 minutes.

10. Place Korean beef on top of rice.

11. Garnish Korean beef with green onion.

12. Enjoy!  

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Until next time!

Xoxo,

Christy Lee

Clothing & Accessories, Lifestyle

5 Cute and Trendy Accessories You’ll Love for Under $12!!

When it comes to accessories, I can not help myself!

I feel like cute and stylish accessories can add so much to an outfit.

Even better, I LOVE when accessories come at a great price.

So I wanted to share 5 cute and trendy accessories for under $12!

Yes you heard me!

If you know me you know I LOVE Jane.com for all their cute accessories.

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After sifting through many options I have narrowed down my top five favorite accessories!

So get shopping for some cute new accessories to jazz up your fun summer outfits!*

 

(Disclosure: this blog contains affiliate links. This means that I get commission from any link you click on…but of course it’s at no cost to you!)

 

Elevated Natural Stone Bracelets

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These beautiful bracelets include semi-precious beads with gorgeous gold accents.

I love that these bracelets come in a variety of colors. 

These bracelets ship for only $10.98

To purchase these bracelets click here.

 

 

 

 

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These beautiful leather earrings are not only stylish, but lightweight and simple.

These earrings come in a variety of colors to match any outfit you wear.

Even better is the price, these earrings ship for only $6.98

 

To purchase these gorgeous earrings, click here

 

 

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I love these dreamy layering bracelet sets!

The varieties offered in this set are all very cute.

Layered bracelets are very much the new trend right now. 

This cute bracelet set ships for only $7.99

Click here to purchase this layered bracelet

 

 

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If you haven’t seen layered necklaces yet, start looking around and you’re about to see more and more!

Layered necklaces are very popular right now and they give women a very feminine and classical look.

This beautiful gold layered necklace with matching earrings is a beautiful set.

This necklace ships for only 11.98

To purchase click here

 

 

 

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These wedding rings are wonderful and extremely comfortable to wear

The rings for women come in a pack of six

The rings for men come in a pack of three *Could make a great Father’s Day Gift!

These silicone rings come in a variety of colors. 

And at the price of only $9.99 you can’t beat this deal!

Click here to purchase

 

So weather it is shopping for yourself, or shopping for a friend, I hope you found something you enjoyed!

 

Until next time,

 

xoxo,

 

Christy Lee

 

Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle

Where to Shop for Gluten-Free Food!

 

I absolutely love shopping at Sprouts Farmer’s Market! It seems like every time I go I find a new gluten-free food item which is always fun and exciting.

 

Check out the video above and check out the link for Sprouts here, to find some of my favorite gluten-free items.

 

What is your favorite grocery store to shop at for gluten-free food items?

 

See you next week for Gluten-Free Friday Flavors!

 

xoxo,

 

Christy Lee

Good Reads, Lifestyle

How to take time to Read

If you’re following me, you’ll notice this month my goal is to take time for your mental health.

Last week I worked on my mental health by listening to a podcast everyday …. this week my goal is to read for 20 minutes a day. It’s amazing how reading does wonders for your mind and mental health. Reading is a great way to relax and get absorbed into a story.

Relax and Read!

I know it’s EASY to find reasons not to read a book. However, reading a book is so great for mental health in a variety of ways. Here is a list of ways to take time for reading without feeling guilty :

1. Read a book that helps you learn a new skill and feel accomplished after your finished reading. Even if the skill is a “self- help” or “how to better your life” type of book… read it.

2. Find a genre you know you love. When you’re easily sucked into a book there’s less of a reason to think about your long “to-do” list while reading.

3. Remind yourself that reading is taking time-out for yourself and it’s not selfish … reading is uplifting and can help you be more productive in the long run.

4. With the great weather starting to settle in… read a book outside to soak up some natural vitamin d as well.

5. Join a book club and read along with your group. Being able to socialize and discuss the book is not only fun, but great for your deep thinking skills!

So …..go find a book you think you’ll enjoy and start reading!

During this pandemic where the world has turned upside down a bit, take time to enjoy some fun reading and I think you will be surprised by the positive effect reading has on your mental health and stability.

Here is a list of resources to follow to find some great books!

@moms.book.club

Amazons best sellers

Brookeromney.com has a great book list!

Until next time!

Xoxo,

Christy Lee

Food, Lifestyle, Recipes

2 Delicious Side Dishes!/Gluten-Free

If you need a tasty and gluten-free side dish to make, here are two delicious dishes I am sharing with you!

These two recipes are used quite frequently in our home. What we love about them, is that they have great flavoring…which is what we are always looking for when eating gluten-free.

Instructions and steps are below the youtube video. And if you are enjoying these recipes please “follow” this blog, it will keep you updated on upcoming posts.

 

 

 

 

Built up Caesar Salad Mix:

Ingredients:

Caesar salad mix bag from the store (Wal-mart, Costco, Kroger etc.)

Add in:

  • Sliced up cucumber
  • 1-2 cups spinach
  • Everything in the bags packet EXCEPT the croutons (they are NOT gluten-free)
  • Parmesan Crisps
  • Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

  1. Toss all ingredients well except parmesan.
  2. Once the entire salad is mixed thoroughly, add parmesan cheese on top.

Enjoy!IMG_3668

 

 

 

Lila’s Banana/Pineapple Fruit SaladIMG_3778

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of pineapple tidbits
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup whipped cream (sweetened)
  • 2-6 Bananas (depending on your liking)

Directions:

  1. In a saucepan, cook all ingredients except cream, bananas and pineapple tidbits.
  2. Cook until the mixture has thickened on medium heat. Usually takes about 5-7 min.
  3. Let this mixture cool down and set aside.
  4. In another bowl, add cup of whipped cream and a teaspoon of sugar.
  5. Mix the whipped cream until a fluffy-type consistency.
  6. Pour in the cooled saucepan ingredients.
  7. Mix in pineapple tidbits and bananas.
  8. Enjoy the fruit salad!IMG_3777

See you next week for another Gluten-Free Friday Flavors!

 

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Clothing & Accessories, Lifestyle

5 clothing items you’ll want to put on your summer wishlist!

As we start to shift into the summer season, it’s always fun to check your closet and decide what you need and want for summer attire.

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With the help of Jane.com I was able to find some great summer fun items that I think you’ll love!

Even better, you won’t be spending your entire budget, these items come at a great price because I believe you can look cute without breaking the bank.

Hopefully something fun stands out to you. Perhaps you will find a gift for a loved one or a friend. Either way, I hope some of my top picks will stand out to you as well!

 

*(Disclosure: this blog contains affiliate links. This means that I get commission from any link you click on…but of course it’s at no cost to you!)

 

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Animal Print Weekend Skirt

 

This skirt comes in a variety of colors.

 

The weekend skirt is very comfy and perfect for summertime! Something else I love is that it cover the knees and is long enough for me (I am not a short shorts gal).

 

The price is also awesome costing only $18.98

 

If you are interested in this adorable weekend skirt, click here.

 

 

 

 

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This adorable shirt comes in 4 different colors.

I love that it looks comfortable but is also stylish with the ruffled sleeves.

 

The price is only $27.48 shipped!

To purchase this shirt click here. 

 

 

 

The Brooklyn Top

This adorable top comes in a variety of colors!

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The price is only $20.98 shipped.

 

 

To purchase this beautiful shirt click here.

 

 

 

Fourth of July Tees

Because who doesn’t love a fun Fourth of July Tee?

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And a t-shirt in the summer feels so nice!

The price is great too!

 

This T-shirt ships for only $18.98

 

To purchase this cute tee click here

 

 

 

Puff Sleeve Midi Collection

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This dress comes in a variety of colors.

 

It’s also a dress you could wear to church or hang out with

friends in.

The price of this dress is only $25.98 shipped!

 

To purchase this dress, click here.

 

 

I hope you enjoy some online shopping at a great price.

I’ll continue to keep an eye on cute outfits at great prices.

 

until next time,

 

xoxo,

 

Christy Lee

 

Family, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle

Prioritize our Mental Health for the month of May no

Prioritize Mental Health for the month of May

Originally for the month of May I had the idea of “spring cleaning” and organizing.

But as this pandemic has been ongoing, I decided right now, prioritizing mental health was key. 

The pandemic has definitely changed routines and lifestyles, and often times, that can wear on us in many ways. Our mental health can struggle it hard times and I hope all of you are doing well.

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I outlined a few things to do each week that can increase areas of mental health.

It is mentioned a lot but as you all know, sometimes we forget to take time for our mental stability. It’s not a selfish thing to make sure you yourself are doing ok. In fact, if you are mentally health, it greatly helps your relationship with your family and loved ones.

With that, here is my calendar below. There is a clickable link that you can print off as well.

For this first week it is encouraged to listen to an uplifting podcast for at least 10 minutes each day. Right now I have a few podcasts I am enjoying: “Better Than Happy with Jody Moore,” “The Joy Factor,” and “Stuff you missed in history class.”

As always I would love to hear more ideas. What keeps your mental health in check?

Hopefully you can find that peace you need to feel right now.

 

 

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For the May calendar click here:  May Calendar 2020 Prioritize Mental Health

 

Until next time,

 

xoxo,

 

Christy Lee

Beauty & Skincare, Lifestyle

Why I Use Gluten-Free Makeup!

 

*(Disclosure: this blog contains affiliate links. This means that I get commission from any link you click on…but of course it’s at no cost to you!)

Just one more reason for me to love Maskcara Beauty products is the fact that the makeup is gluten free!

Even though I don’t necessarily “break-out” like some people do when eating gluten, I realized that it is important to use ONLY gluten-free makeup products on my face. The reason why I feel this way is because I do have celiacs disease and I am quite sensitive so why expose myself to anything with gluten….especially something such as makeup. 

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I was so grateful to find Maskcara Beauty products and was even more excited to find out that the products were gluten-free. (Click here, to read about Maskcara makeup being gluten-free) before and afters

This makeup is simple, easy and fun to use!

To check out or purchase this makeup line, click here.

(*Note this makeup line is currently only sold in the USA and Canada)

Let me know if you have any further questions about this wonderful makeup line!

 

Until next time,

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Family, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle

Health Check-in: How are you doing, really?

Wanted to check in and see how you are doing?

Are you making it through this pandemic ok?

Be honest, I know you can’t talk to me directly but I will just say, if you need to talk to someone….just do it!

This is a very hard and challenging time and there is bound to be hard days so don’t feel bad or guilty about it. 

Probably the worst thing you could do is bottle up your emotions and let them burst. 

Know that you aren’t alone, this pandemic has some silver linings, but it is also really hard to stop all routines and quarantine.

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With that being said, this month I shared my monthly goal which was to “Prioritize health.”

Each week I focused on different fitness or nutrition challenges. They have been challenges, and I have not been perfect, but setting goals for health really makes such a difference on your entire body, your entire soul benefits from your physical health and I could feel that. 

So I encourage you to join me this week, the challenge is to walk or run for 25 minutes or more each day. Here in Utah we are able to walk and run outside and that is what I will be doing! However a treadmill or anything works great.

I promise you that if you prioritize “yourself” by taking 25 minutes out of your day to work on your physical health…you will be happy! 

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Also, this is a great way to incorporate your family…take a family walk or run or bike ride.

I am excited for this weeks challenge and I hope you enjoy it too!

 

Until next time,

 

xoxo,

 

Christy

Food, Lifestyle

Gluten or Gluten-free Game with my husband!

 

What are you doing for date nights with your spouse during this quarantine time?

Well my husband, was a good sport and was willing to play this game with me and I filmed it.

My husband eats gluten-free meals for dinner because I have to eat gluten-free, however, he still likes his regular food items too.

See how well he can distinguish the difference between food that is either gluten-free or has gluten….he is blindfolded so it’s a taste test for him!

 

I have linked the gluten-free items below:

*(Disclosure: this blog contains affiliate links. This means that I get commission from any link you click on…but of course it’s at no cost to you!)

 

 

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Price: $4.59

To purchase click here

 

 

 

 

 

Glutino Chocolate Oreos

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On Amazon you can purchase these cookies for $12.47

 

Click here to purchase

 

 

Kind Bars- Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate 

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I found these kind bars at Wal-Mart

Can purchase these kind bars for $2.78

To purchase click here

 

 

 

 

Barilla Gluten-free spaghetti noodles

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I have found these noodles at my local kroger store.

The price is only $1.99

To purchase click here

 

 

Now the question is, what other gluten-free items should I have my husband taste test next?

 

See you next Friday!

 

xoxo,

 

Christy Lee