One thing that I have really enjoyed this past summer is making breakfast parfaits.
I do not know what it is, but they are just light on the system and they kinda trip the body into thinking that it’s getting a sugary treat so you don’t crave sugar all day (YAY!)
This parfait is sweet, HEALTHY, and satisfying!
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Did you have a good weekend?
Kevin and I had initially planned to go to Calaway Park, but it ended up raining all weekend so we decided to stay home and organize the house! Sounds much better than going to a theme park, right? *rolls eyes*
It’s amazing how much stuff a person can accumulate over the years, isn’t it? I was surprised to learn that we have 11 boxes of Christmas things – lights, decorations, stockings, etc. That’s more than we have boxes of books, or clothes! There’s something wrong with this picture, no?
Come Sunday afternoon, we had made two trips to the goodwill center, organized the basement, our offices and the garage, and were absolutely drop-dead starving! Kevin kept himself busy sorting through a box of old photos while I prepared a big salad for the two of us. We met in the living room just off the kitchen, sat on the floor with the dogs, and Read More »
Let me introduce you to my favorite – and the most popular of my donuts…The Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolatey Glazed Donuts. No compromise in flavor here! These are just like the classic favorite, except with a subtle coconut flavor in the amazingly simple and sweet chocolatey glaze, that does not require corn syrup (so its corn free!!). These donuts are moist, and sincerely decadent. You will for sure want to eat a second and third – easily. Just picture yourself in your favorite coffee shop (Starbucks maybe???), served up one of these warm, chocolatey beauties. I know, I know…
Power packed macaroons made to satisfy your sweet cravings without sacrificing your health. These little babies deliver a strong dose of nourishing fats, proteins and antioxidants in each bite. Made with minimal sweetener. Also grain-, dairy-, nut-, and egg-free. Read More »
It turns out that more than Idahoans love potatoes!
I did some research, and it appears that potatoes are America’s favorite vegetable. I never really knew that concretely, but from a personal standpoint, I can understand why! Read More »
I once was in a shopping mall in California (Sears, I believe), and read a screen t-shirt that was soooo hilarious to me that I took a picture of it. It said (and I quote), “Muffins are just ugly cupcakes”. It had a picture of this beautifully conceited cupcake staring down its low-esteemed muffin companion.
I know – pretty mean – but I had to laugh!
Yes, I hit the trifecta on this recipe. I was able to successfully make a pancake without gluten, dairy (in essence, casein) and eggs! It is a vegan, gluten-free pancake.
I have been cooking gluten-free for 5 years. That I have figured out. I like to use my own blend (see the recipe for the link) in place of flour. I have found, through trial and error, that the pancake is better with some xanthan gum. It holds together better.
Substituting the milk is easy. There are many milk substitutes like soy, rice, coconut, hemp, and almond. If you use something sweetened, cut back on the sugar in the recipe. Instead of butter, you can use Read More »
I have been so excited about the feedback and inspiration that the sticky buns have generated that I decided that we need one more take at these… something hazelnut – something chocolatey. Read More »
Oh have I got a treat for you today!
I’ve held on to this recipe for months and am wondering why the heck I waited this long to make it. I guess there just isn’t enough time in the day to try each and every single recipe I have pinned, tweeted and Facebooked.
But there will always be enough time for brownies, always. Even if they are months in the Read More »
All right, I have a pretty big confession to make.
I steal lavender.
By that I mean, when I head out on my daily walks, my hand might ever-so-slightly slip onto a neighbor’s lavender plant and give a little tug. If some buds end up in my hand then I just figure it was fate and move along to the next yard.
D doesn’t approve, but I have quite a few arguments that can justify the whole process. If you really want to hear them, I’d be glad to share, but right now they might just sound like excuses.
*Slightly random side note: I picked up a new book the other day called The Welcoming Kitchen. It’s full of allergen-friendly (i.e. gluten-, dairy-, egg-, soy-free, and vegan) recipes. It’s a really cute book (cute shape, classic fonts, and a great color scheme), although it’s greatly lacking in pictures (in other words, there arenone). The recipes look yummy, though, and if nothing else, they are inspiring to me when I’m in the kitchen. It’s also inspiring to know that allergen-free cookbooks are becoming more and more prevalent.
The following recipe is not at all like the book’s recipe for pancakes, but seeing the addition of cornmeal in The Welcoming Kitchen’s ingredients list made me add it to my own recipe, so I feel that I should give a shout-out to the cookbook authors.
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