Hi friends 🙂 How are ya doin’? Thanks for all of the lovely comments this morning- I enjoyed reading about all of the things you’re loving. Expect a Clarisonic review per your requests within the next couple of days 🙂
So I’ve been on a roll over here with trying new things! First the abomination muffins from yesterday, and today I made THREE things that I rarely or almost never make.
1. Fresh toast. FT is right up there with muffins for me. If it’s breakfast, I want eggs, oats or pancakes. Not some eggy toast that I could eat twelve of and be hungry again 5 minutes later.
I found an awesome savory-sweet combo that kept me full for the standard amount of breakfast time (3-4 hours until snack) AND tasted foodgasmic
Goat cream cheese and strawberry stuffed brown rice French toast <— there’s a lot going on there 😀
First, I spread some goat cream cheese on each piece of brown rice toast and topped with defrosted organic strawberries
Dipped in a mixture of egg, 1 T almond milk, cinnamon and nutmeg
and fried up in a little organic butterrrrr
So stanking good. I ate it like a sandwich- no need for syrup 🙂
2. Homemade almond butter
I’ve made homemade almond butter maybe 3 times, and every time I finish, I’m left with mediocre almond butter that’s super chunky. Even so, I tell myself I’ll never buy almond butter again, because it’s inexpensive and *in theory* easy to make. To be realistic, since I go through at least a jar a week, I keep buying it 😉
This time I was wise and checked the expert for a recipe before attempting to get my almond butter action on.
The secret? Roasting the nuts! I had no idea.
It started to look hopeless because I had held down the grind butter for at least 10 minutes and had packed my mini food chopper to the brim.
(Patience is not my virtue)
Creamy, cinnamon-y, almond butter glory.
I did the Almond Butter Success dance 😉
Half of it is gone already.
To be real, I hate soup- it’s the section I skip in all of my cookbooks. I prefer to chew my food like a savage beast and soup really doesn’t do it for me 😉 It’s healthy, I might enjoy it when we go out for dinner every blue moon, but it’s really not a fave.
In the spirit of being adventurous, I decided to make some for dinner, but since I’m not a soup expert and wasn’t about to wing a recipe, I consulted my cooking Bible.
Dreena knows best 😀
I made big pot of the White Bean Rosemary soup:
Next time, I’ll probably add in some brown rice noodles, more beans (chickpeas, more white beans) and sun dried tomatoes, just to get a little more texture.
What foods do you rarely or never make? I challenge you this week to make one of them- you may change your mind 🙂
Any awesome French toast, almond butter or soup recipes that I should try? (Feel free to link away!)
Have a great night and I’ll see ya in the morning <3