Sourdough – starter, bread & pancakes.

Oh the joys of baking fresh bread. It takes time and patience but totally worth it in the end. Several months ago I was gifted some sourdough starter. It’s integral in the making of anything sourdough related. It’s made with flour and water and takes love an attention – like having a pet. Once you’ve…

What I learned after Peaceful Restaurant Chinese

You know we all have those days. Where you just want to eat. You even sometimes eat super healthy. You sometimes eat healthy all day and then one meal you figure can’t hurt. More recently I have avoided gluten, dairy and any non fruit sugars (ok lets be serious I’ve had wine…) but this past…

Wine Country

We recently had the opportunity to spend a few days in wine country with some friends. We had pre-planned all the meals to make sure we were being financially smart as well as healthy. We nailed it! I don’t think we came home with much other than a few bottles of wine. We arrived on…

Fat Part 1

Mmmm FAT! I LOVE fat – hence loving butter! Salted butter. Un-Salted butter – it doesn’t really matter. Peanut butter – not my top choice but I like it.Almond butter – great alternative to peanut and can be added to so many things.Avocado – I LOVE avocado! What else?Yogurt – I LOVE yogurt! I notice…

2 Cakes 1 day – Celebrations

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The past 2 weeks have been beyond stressful. I learned that my contract wasn’t being extended which meant it was time to look for a new job. It was so surreal because I truly felt I was where I belonged. I had decided to leave a full-time position…

2 Cakes 1 day – Celebrations

The past 2 weeks have been beyond stressful. I learned that my contract wasn’t being extended which meant it was time to look for a new job. It was so surreal because I truly felt I was where I belonged. I had decided to leave a full-time position that paid fairly well and allowed me…

Vision

One of the key things in my 10 year vision includes, children playing, sipping wine and admiring a gorgeous view will the men BBQ and the ladies laugh and chit chat. This of course is happening in our home and backyard and wasn’t necessarily planned. This past weekend Ian and I spent the afternoon with…

Runners & Running

I LOVE RUNNIG! Yes. I said it out loud. I love it because I LOVE seeing my time and distance increase and I LOVE how I feel after. I recently went to Fairhaven Runners to get new shoes. I had always worn Nike Air Pegasus but recently switched to a pair of New Balance runners…

GF Eggplant Parmesan – Second Invention

Today I decided since my eggplant was not going to make it over the weekend that I needed to cook it. I had some cheddar cheese and some tasty tomato “sauce” in a can (it’s valaroso Pizza sauce – AH-MAZ-ING!). I didnn’t want to do, nor could I do traditional eggplant parmesan so I winged…

My First Invention

I said I was going to write more. I haven’t. I said I was going to invent 1 new recipe – well I sort of did. Rather than follow a bunch of recipes I want to try and make up my own. I was inspired by a dish I made awhile ago but I did…

Steak Chimmichurri & Dairy Free Banana Almond Ice Cream

Last night I wanted beef! It doesn’t happen often as I prefer to stay alkaline and have leaner meats like chicken and fish. But sometimes when I get a hankering, I get a hankering! Ian picked up some beautiful Rib Eye Steaks and while he was doing that I was chopping up some herbs for…