Bread Success!


I feel like this really deserves a blog post.

I have now successfully baked bread-twice! Booyah.

This is a big deal because I am a horrible (h o r r i b l e) cook. <—-Yep, seriously.

I have decided to go GF for a while for health reasons. At first, this was a very intimidating decision because I was afraid of having to tell people and getting the “WHYYYYY?” Ya-da, ya-da. But I had a little talk with myself and decided who the hell cares what other people think to get over it and do what is best for me. And right now, not eating gluten is just that.

With that being said, going GF has so far been such a positive experience for me! I’ve learned (am learning) to like cooking and spending time in the kitchen. I am also learning to really listen to my body and treat it better. And that itself feels awesome!

So with all of that being vented said, here is the recipe I use. (Thank you maria!)

Maria’s GF Bread

1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
6 eggs
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted OR unsweetened almond milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium-sized bowl sift together the dry ingredients. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until very smooth. Grease a small bread pan and fill about 2/3 of the way full with batter. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Makes 12 servings.

NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Bread = 82 calories, 1g fat, 1g protein, 21g carbs, trace fiber (21 effective carbs)
“Healthified” Bread (almond milk) = 54 calories, 2.8g fat, 3.5g protein, 2.9g carbs, 1.7g fiber (1.2 effective carbs)

Ta-da!

This is realllllll good with some almond butter on it. Or just plain.

Watch out Martha Stewart.

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A tea confession


To tea or not to tea, that is the question.

Confession: I desperately want to like tea.

All the cool kids are doing it and I wanna be a cool, tea drinkin’ kid!

Seriously, though, I’ve tried and tried to like tea and I just don’t.

In my mind, I really want to be one of those healthy, green tea drinkin’ fools who goes to Yoga every morning and is nice to everyone. And calm. And says things like namaste.

(Oh, and I want to have actual tea parties. With crumpets on outdated, tiny floral plates.)

In reality though, I’m one of those crazy addicted coffee drinkers who eats chocolate for breakfast and doesn’t know how to stay focused for a whole yoga class let alone 2 minutes. And I’m never calm…unless I’m sleeping but I don’t really sleep due to my 24/7 coffee intake.

But I’m no quitter so tonight when I saw the lone tea bag smashed sitting in the corner of my cupboard whispering, ‘drink me please!‘ I said, ‘ah what the hell! Tonight, I’m drinkin’ tea!”

(again, crazy risk taker over here. I know, I know.)

So I drank the tea. All of it. I added a splash of milk and secretly, im really enjoying it! SUCCESS.

Long island iced Tea? Now that’s a completely different tea and story…and to that I say, ‘fill ‘er up!’

Good night and ‘namaste’

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I want to make love to this cake.


Dear Cafe Latte

Thank you for this cake. Seriously, a m a z.

The desserts you create are out of this world.

I bought this cake for the boy but let’s be serious, I inhaled consumed the whole piece.

Like I said, I want to make love to this cake. (imprettysureIdidlastnight)

My taste buds love you for it, my ass pants, not so much..

Also, don’t be fooled that isĀ  not apple juice in that cup.

Guess whose it was? Here’s a hint- his name starts with a C and rhymes with rorey.

I want to make love to this cake.


Dear Cafe Latte

Thank you for this cake. Seriously, a m a z.

The desserts you create are out of this world.

I bought this cake for the boy but let’s be serious, I inhaled consumed the whole piece.

Like I said, I want to make love to this cake. (imprettysureIdidlastnight)

My taste buds love you for it, my ass pants, not so much..

Also, don’t be fooled that isĀ  not apple juice in that cup.

Guess whose it was? Here’s a hint- his name starts with a C and rhymes with rorey.

this is why i’m considering being a veggie lover


and when I say veggie lover it meansĀ vegetarian. ( I forgot how to spell vegetarian for a second so went with veggie lover).

I’m frustrated. I googled ‘how to cook one single chicken breast’ and literally came up with 100 different (ridiculous) answers.

“Bake at 345 degrees and pound with a mallet.” Hmm okay, no mallet in sight, next one.

“Bake atĀ 400 degrees,Ā flipĀ chicken every 2 seconds, then take the chicken out andĀ do the chicken dance with the chicken breast held high above your heart so you don’t stress the chicken out. This makes it come out nice and moist.” Oh, OK. wtf?

( I mightĀ have made thisĀ one up but I wouldn’t be surprised if I read that). In fact, I might just add that one and hope someone actually does it. hehe. šŸ˜‰

Roast Chicken Without The

People are ridiculous.

This is why I don’t cook. Well, this is why I don’t cook meat because it’s confusing to me. This is also why I eat things like peanut butter and pickles for dinner.

Am I overeating? Yes, most likely. But isn’t there just one single, standardĀ way to cook AĀ pieceĀ of chicccccken?

HelpĀ  please (mom, I’m mainly taking to you.)

Okay, that’s the end of my chicken rant.

And yes, it is 6 am and I am cooking a chicken breast because I am determined to learn how to cook and what better time than 6 in the morning? Plus, I couldn’t sleep. Most people might go to the gym or make coffee. Me? I make chicken.

Fun fact: Did you know Julia Childs didn’t learn to cook until she was 37? I’ve got time, lots of time! šŸ˜‰

(that must be the chicken mallet. I guess I need one.)

 

this is why i’m considering being a veggie lover


and when I say veggie lover it meansĀ vegetarian. ( I forgot how to spell vegetarian for a second so went with veggie lover).

I’m frustrated. I googled ‘how to cook one single chicken breast’ and literally came up with 100 different (ridiculous) answers.

“Bake at 345 degrees and pound with a mallet.” Hmm okay, no mallet in sight, next one.

“Bake atĀ 400 degrees,Ā flipĀ chicken every 2 seconds, then take the chicken out andĀ do the chicken dance with the chicken breast held high above your heart so you don’t stress the chicken out. This makes it come out nice and moist.” Oh, OK. wtf?

( I mightĀ have made thisĀ one up but I wouldn’t be surprised if I read that). In fact, I might just add that one and hope someone actually does it. hehe. šŸ˜‰

Roast Chicken Without The

People are ridiculous.

This is why I don’t cook. Well, this is why I don’t cook meat because it’s confusing to me. This is also why I eat things like peanut butter and pickles for dinner.

Am I overeating? Yes, most likely. But isn’t there just one single, standardĀ way to cook AĀ pieceĀ of chicccccken?

HelpĀ  please (mom, I’m mainly taking to you.)

Okay, that’s the end of my chicken rant.

And yes, it is 6 am and I am cooking a chicken breast because I am determined to learn how to cook and what better time than 6 in the morning? Plus, I couldn’t sleep. Most people might go to the gym or make coffee. Me? I make chicken.

Fun fact: Did you know Julia Childs didn’t learn to cook until she was 37? I’ve got time, lots of time! šŸ˜‰

(that must be the chicken mallet. I guess I need one.)

 

A love letter


Dear cappuccino,

Where have you been all of my 23-year-old life?

I know we’ve just met, but I think I’m in love you.

I’m not sure if it’s your frothy goodness or the fact that you are served in a tiny miniĀ cup.

I love it all about you.

This is just the beginning of a beautiful love affair.

Sincerely,

your biggest fan

 

Cake. is. sodamngood.


(I’m talking to you, cake.)

This morning I woke up crabby.

Then,Ā  they served cake at work.

The kindĀ withĀ frosting so sugary it makes your teeth hurt.

And then my crabby pants came off.

I die. I love cake.

The End.

Now I’m off to see my (oh-so cute) personal trainer. Could this day get any better? I think not.

 

I wake up craving chocolate


Confesson: most days I wake up craving chocolate.

My alarm goes off, and the first thing that pops into my head is where is the closest chocolate, and how can I get my little hands on it. Yes, this is a weird thought at 6 am and no,  I donā€™t usually give in my temptation.

I wonder where it is acceptable to eat chocolate at 6 amā€¦I should probably move there.

Since Iā€™ve <lostmysociallife> because of pinterest I thought I should at least share some of my beautiful finds. Iā€™m jealous of people who can bake. Because I canā€™t. Actually, itā€™s not that I canā€™t bake, I canā€™t measure or read directions. I guess those skills are necessary to being a good baker. Who knew.

Ready for some foodie pics that will leave your mouth watering and have you running to the nearest bakery? (Or kitchen if you can bake.)

Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Nutella Truffles

Cake Pops

(these speak to me.)

These didnā€™t have a title so Iā€™m naming them bites of heaven. Cause I think if you ate these, you would die and go to heaven. Iā€™m serious.

Shut-up! Oreo stuffed Cookies

A dessert that Caitlin can make

I always make these little treats around Christmas time with green & red M&Ms.

Alright, Iā€™m off to get ready for work and stuff my face with sweets before 7 am. nomnomnom

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