the best gluten-free bread

•February 6, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I’ve tried a lot of gluten-free breads over the past few years, and until recently, Udi’s millet-chia bread was my default bread. It’s pretty good toasted, and not bad fresh. That probably doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement, but most gluten-free breads are at best edible when toasted and barely edible fresh. Then one morning at the grocery store, Jeff noticed Canyon Bakehouse gluten-free bread. I decided to give their 7-grain bread a chance, and the rest is history.

Their slogan is “love bread again,” and it is apt. This bread tastes great fresh or toasted, and is even a little chewy! Bonus #1: their products are also dairy-free (and nut and soy free, although I am lucky enough to be able to eat those things). Bonus #2: they are based in Loveland, CO, which is just south of where I live! I like being able to support a local business, but even if they aren’t local to you, it looks like they sell their products in thousands of stores, and ship from their online shop.

colorado moonrise

•January 16, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I took this photo in early January, when we had a bit of snow. Some scenes are so lovely that they even look nice in phone snapshots taken through the window of a moving car.

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poor neglected blog

•January 16, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I didn’t publish a single post in 2014! I’m sorry, little blog, but being a working mom is exhausting (and also not the topic of this blog, so enough about that). But in the last few months I’ve taken more photos of things that aren’t my family, and even experimented in the kitchen a bit. So let’s prepare for a small blogging comeback in 2015!

weekly photo challenge: future tense

•March 28, 2013 • Leave a Comment

“We spend so much of our lives thinking back, or looking ahead, and even though a photo captures only one moment in time, with a bit of thought it can freeze the process of moving forward, or the promise of things to come. Your challenge this week is to seal one such moment in amber.”

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secretly healthy mint chocolate cupcakes

•March 17, 2013 • Leave a Comment

These chocolate cupcakes with mint chocolate chip frosting were devoured by adults and little five- and seven-year-old taste testers alike, and nobody suspected that the cupcakes were secretly rather healthy.

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For the chocolate cake, I used my chocolate zucchini muffin recipe, with a little less sugar than usual since I was planning to frost them. For the frosting, I made this really simple coconut cream-based mint chocolate chip frosting. I didn’t have any powdered sugar, so I just used regular granulated sugar, and using a hand mixer resulted in surprisingly fluffy frosting. Despite the mint flavor, you can still taste the coconut in the frosting, but we all liked the way it tasted.

orange creamsicle pudding

•February 23, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Whenever I need to use up some almond milk, that means it’s pudding time! This time I made orange creamsicle pudding, yum!

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  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract

Combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, and almond milk in a saucepan. Stir over medium heat until thick. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and orange extract. Transfer to serving dishes and chill. Makes 3-4 servings.

weekly photo challenge: home

•February 11, 2013 • 3 Comments

I’m going a little outside the box for this photo challenge, with a classic music video:

 
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