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Friday, December 19, 2014

Gingerbread Waffles



These are SOOOOO good.  I have been trying for a LONG time to come up with a waffle that is crisp, yet tastes good.  SOOOO many came out limp and tasteless OR incredibly dense and tasteless.  We have these all the time - breakfast and dinner.  They come out GREAT every time and are not limp or dense or tasteless!!!


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup spelt flour or whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp molasses

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until just combined.  Let sit for about 5 minutes.

Spray waffle iron with oil.  Cook in pre-heated waffle iron.


Estimated Nutritional Value per waffle based on 2 waffles:  Calories 325,  Total Fat 1.8g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium 938mg, Carbs 67.8g, Fiber 3.4g, Sugars 11.9g, Protein 7.2g



So then, everything depends, not on what we humans want or do, but only on God's mercy.
Romans 9:16 (GNT)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Mocha Coconut Old-Fashioned OverNight Oats (GF)




I combined my recipes for Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats  and Mocha Overnight Oats to come up with this recipe.  I sprinkled extra coconut on top of the oatmeal.  

This is SOOOOOO good....this might be my new favorite overnight oats recipe !!!!  
  

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Quaker old fashioned oats
3/4 to 1 cup almond milk
1/2 banana, mashed
1 Tbsp instant coffee
2 Tbsp Unsweetened Shredded Coconut  (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1 Tbsp Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Chia Seeds (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1 tsp Ground Flaxseed (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 to 3 Tbsp peanut butter 
2 Tbsp brown sugar or maple syrup

Directions:
Put all the ingredients into a jar with tight fitting lid and shake until well combined.  I use an "old" 16-oz glass peanut butter jar.  Then refrigerate overnight or for a few nights.  I had mine sit in the fridge for 4 nights and it was delicious the morning I ate it for breakfast. 


Estimated Nutritional Value per serving based on 1 serving:  Calories 534,  Total Fat  29.7g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium 295mg, Carbs 60.2g, Fiber 12g, Sugars 28.8g, Protein 15g


Shall we say, then, that God is unjust?  Not at all.
Romans 9:14 (GNT)


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Pumpkin Pie Old Fashioned Overnight Oats (GF)




I LOVE making a few overnight oats at a time and leaving them in the fridge to have for breakfast through the week.

I decided to try a pumpkin one.  I used 2 Tbsp pumpkin puree - I personally liked this amount.  To me, this had a nice cinnamon flavor with a hint of pumpkin.



Ingredients:
1/2 cup Quaker old fashioned oats
3/4 to 1 cup almond milk (I use 1 cup)
1/2 banana, mashed
1 tsp Chia Seeds (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1 tsp Ground Flaxseed (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp brown sugar or molasses
2 to 4 Tbsp canned pumpkin puree (depends on how pumpkiny you want it)
1 tsp Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Directions:
Put all the ingredients into a jar with tight fitting lid and shake until well combined.  I use an "old" 16-oz glass peanut butter jar.  Then refrigerate overnight or for a few nights.  I had mine sit in the fridge for 4 nights and it was delicious the morning I ate it for breakfast.


Estimated Nutritional Value per serving based on 1 serving:  Calories 339,  Total Fat 6.2g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium 144mg, Carbs 65.6g, Fiber 9.7g, Sugars 27.3g, Protein 7.6g


... God said this so that the one chosen would be chosen because of God's own plan.  He was chosen because he was the one God wanted to call, not because of anything he did.
Romans 9: 12 (NCV)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Checkout the RawSpiceBar




I was SOOO excited when the RawSpiceBar contacted me about their new website.  

The RawSpiceBar delivers 3 premium spice blends from around the world direct to your door.  Each spice box averages 2-5 ounces of spice blends and yields a complete 3 dish meal for 10-12 people.  All the spices use ingredients of the highest quality (and they opt for fair trade and organic spices where possible), sourced from global spice producers.  Each box costs $6 including shipping, and you can purchase for a 3, 6 or 12 month period. You can cancel or pause this subscription at any time.  

RawSpiceBar includes an "origins, instructions and recipes" card for each spice blend that includes the blend's history, cooking and storage instructions as well as suggested recipes.  RawSpiceBar also includes another 10-25 recipe ideas for each spice blend on their site, and they are sure to provide a great variety of options for vegans, vegetarians, carnivores, gluten free and healthy eaters alike.  Each blend label includes a description, the ingredients, and RawSpiceBar's storing instructions.

The RawSpiceBar has generously offered to give 1 free EXTRA month to those who sign up for a 6 month subscription using this link.  Use "ilovespices" as a discount code to get that free EXTRA one month.  What a GREAT opportunity to try a subscription to their spice blends when you can get 1 free EXTRA month when you subscribe for 6 months.  And remember, you can cancel or pause this subscription at any time.

The RawSpiceBar works with top chefs to create the freshly ground spice blends.  Their primary mission is to enable cooks to incorporate 3 unique, global, freshly ground spice blends (especially those that are not yet prominent in the US) into everyday cooking each month.Think of all the fun you can have making recipes with all these new spice blends !!!