The Meaning of Life–According to Siri

I’m getting to know my new personal assistant…and I think I am in love. She is organized, timely, sexy, sassy…good at math AND philosophical…

Question: What is the meaning of life?
Siri’s response with a cup of coffee:

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Siri’s response at happy hour:

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WORD.

A Quick Gluten Free Lunch: Pepperoni and Cheese Mac

Macaroni and Cheese was and still is one of my favorite dishes, but it is nearly impossible to find a gluten free version on any menu. To satisfy this craving, I made my own and even added a little pepperoni for flare. This is how I did it!
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Ingredients for single serving

1 cup of DeBoles corn* elbow style pasta
1 or 2 slices of Muenster cheese
2 slices of thin pepperoni, squared
¼ tomato, cubed
1 scallion, chopped
1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Add the cup of pasta to boiling water, and allow 7 minutes of cooking time.

2. In your serving bowl, add the pieces of pepperoni, slice of Muenster cheese and teaspoon of Greek yogurt.

3. Once the pasta is finished, drain the excess water and immediately transfer the hot pasta into your bowl. (A little residual liquid actually helps the cheese to become saucier.)

4. Allow the hot pasta to melt the slice of cheese before mixing in the tomato and scallions.

5. Salt and Pepper to taste

6. Bon appetite!

*Rice pasta may be used as a substitute, but I have found that the consistency and texture of corn pasta is closer to that of regular pasta.

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The Life Changing Cookie

It has been quite a while since I’ve had a good cookie. So today I stopped by the grocery store and picked these up without any expectations, only to have my mind blown away!!! Exaggerating? Maybe slightly… But really. I think my opinion on this one will only steer you toward deliciousness.

These chocolate ones are similar to the Keebler’s Fudge Striped cookie, and having them took me back a decade (or more) to my sweet childhood of gluten rich days. Sure, they look a little anemic, but don’t be too quick to judge because the pale looking cookie combined with a chocolate dipped backing made the perfect marriage.

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The vanilla ones are good too, and I will definitely buy them again…but the chocolate ones are a hard act to follow. For store bought gluten free cookies, these make an excellent snack. They are even individually wrapped in pairs for portion control!

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Europe’s #1 gluten free? Yup. Verified by yours truly, the non-European!