*Sucanat sugar is dried sugar cane juice that is much healthier to use when baking versus white, refined and processed sugar. Sucanat has a smaller proportion of sucrose, fewer calories and is loaded with vitamins and minerals. Info from HERE
* 1 T ground Flax + 3 T water = wonderful egg substitute! I use it all the time =)
Preheat to 350~ grease a 9 in square pan
Mix all ingredients together
Spread into pan
Bake for 30-35 min
They are a little thin....I think I used too big of a pan, I like them thicker. They are very soft and chewy though.
I love garage sales for so many reasons. But today I love garage sales because I bought 43 antique jars for 15 bucks! It was a steal. So now I am reorganizing.
lovely stash of Jars
I made chalk board labels. Hobby lobby has the adhesive chalk board paper and I just ran it through my cricut to get cool shapes- but you could always just cut out squares with scissors.
As of March 1 I gave up eating anything with gluten, so here are some of my new flours I am learning to cook with!
David and I were given this when we first got married, its taken us almost 3 years to actually paint it. We got some cheep discounted paint at Walmart, and I am not fond of the shade of green. I will be looking for some cool stencils and jazz this up later, haha.
(In the picture you see I used cooked salmon and did not make this sauce. I just sprinkled soy sauce over the whole dish. I also added cut green olives, freshly squeezed lemon and seasoning. Also I did not add noodles to this dish)
1 Cook noodles.
2 To make dressing, blend all ingredients together and season with salt. 3 Steam your tofu. OR cook your fish/chicken.
4 Toss all sliced veggies together and add noodles. Top with your tofu, fish or chicken and add sauce to the top. Garnish with sesame seeds.
1. Add milk and chestnuts into pan, add water to allow the chestnuts to float a bit so they are not touching bottom of pan. Simmer 15 min until they are tender. Drain and set aside.
2. Trim root ends of brussels. using a small knife, score a cross in the bottom of each sprout so they cook evenly.
3. In frying pan melt butter over med heat. Stir in chopped shallot and cook for 1-2 min. Add brussels and wine or water. Cook uncovered for 6-8 min, stirring occasionally and adding extra water if needed.
4. Add poached chestnuts and toss gently to combine, then cook covered for 3-5 min more until all is tender.
Add garlic powder. salt. pepper. or whatever your preference is!
My husband and I try to juice everyday and I always like to remind people how good juicing is for you!! This smoothie tend to be one of our favorite, especially when we are in a hurry. Juice about 8 large carrots, add to your blended and throw in some frozen strawberries and frozen bananas. If your bananas aren't frozen just add a handful of ice to make it more of a smoothie. We always add spinach or kale into our smoothie as well, but it doesn't look as pretty as this picture so I posted a pic of one with only carrot, strawberry and banana.
Don't forget to start the day off with a glass of freshly juiced fruits & veggies!!
Our free lamp (actually we have 2) that David didn't want me to take home because it was "ugly" It took me less than an hour to revamp it into a completely new lamp.
Free Dresser+ left over can of spray paint from dresser + knobs from Hobby Lobby= $7 dresser
Free lamp+ random scraps of lace + left over can of spray paint from dresser+ flower I made from old t-shirt scraps= basically free. Found antique milk bottles from goodwill and filled them with big gum balls and stuck a long orange candle in it. Antique crochet table runner from goodwill or garage sale...can't remember now. Plus the amazing bird quilt in the background that my wonderful mother made me for Christmas!
I have been MIA from the blogging & Facebook world for a bit because we finally MOVED! Yey!! I am so happy to not be right next to the noisy freeway anymore, and we are in our own little blue vintage house. I have been busy as a bee sewing curtains and painting our new free furniture (I love the Airmans Attic) We picked up these two dressers....
David built an extra closet because ours was so small, I am working on sewing curtains to go around it. SIMPLE!
So excited to have our OWN place not connected to anyone in any way. We have a huge backyard and our first garage! Now I am just waiting for it to warm up so I can plant and enjoy our big yard =)