Saturday, July 5, 2014

Paleo brownies



Mmm, these brownies are amazing!  I can't believe there is no flour used.  No, I am not going paleo but the diet does seem quite intriguing to me.  Why not just eat meats, veggies and fruits?  Why do we even need grains?  Seems such a clean diet.  Of course, I could not be strictly paleo because I love to bake.  And often the best tasting things (ahem, chocolate chip cookies, shortbread cookies) really don't taste great unless I use all-purpose flour.

Well, I say that now but it's because I have not tried to tinker with some recipes using healthier flours like sprouted spelt or sprouted wheat.  One day I will try but right now it seems so wasteful to "test" and then not have a batch turn out well and we end up having to toss the whole batch.  I don't like doing that.

Back to the Blueberry Brownies...I made these for a party where two guests were paleo.  Oh, these are so moist and delicious.  The original recipe calls for a blueberry sauce too but I didn't make it and the brownies weren't missing the sauce at all.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Walnut bars


Image from Edible Perspective

Mmmm, I was trolling the web one day to see what I could make without eggs or milk since we had neither.  The babes was enrolled in a summer camp where we had to pack her lunch.  I wanted something nutritious and yummy. (Image above taken straight from Edible Perspecive Blog..since I am horrible at food photos and these look delicious!)

And I stumbled across Edible Perspectives.  I have not really had the time to really dig in deep on this site, but if her recipes are as good as this one for No Bake Walnut Bars, well then I'm gonna have to spend more time here!  These are truly delicious and so easy to make!  I even made the chocolate sauce to go on top.  It was a winner with the hubs!  Check it out!

Friday, June 27, 2014

On exercise

Wow, the older I get the more I need incentives to actually get out there and exercise.  I think a little bit might be time constraints. I don't have a lot of time (well, I did when the babe was in school, but now that she is on summer break....). But a little is that now that I am older, I really wish I didn't have to exercise at all.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Manifest your destiny


This is what I'm into lately.  Truthfully, I've been trying to find meditation for a long time.  I have a tattoo of a lotus flower on the inside of my wrist that I had put there to remind me to meditate.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Nutrition in a capsule


I just met with a woman who swears by Juice Plus+ capsules.  There are three varieties - Orchard Blend, Garden Blend and Vineyard Blend.  She knew I had a daughter so had said, "We have these in gummy form too. I will give you some for your daughter."

Monday, May 26, 2014

Choosing love instead of anger

I'm just going to take my friend's post title and use it!  Here, my friend wrote a beautiful post about choosing love instead of anger.  This post was just what I need as a gentle reminder that I, too wish to choose love instead of anger.  To choose her way instead of mine sometimes.  Or at least recognize what might be going through her mind.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Comfort food

There are several foods that are deemed "comfort foods" - mac n' cheese, chicken soup, etc.

For me, I just realized what my comfort food is.  It's oxtail soup aka cabbage soup, but made with oxtail.  In my case, I've been making it with buffalo tail since that's what the local meat guy at my farmer's market has.  I love it.