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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Cloud Bread (Easy Recipes)

I've been MIA again. No excuses, it's just been a busy (and admittedly dreary) Spring. I wanted to pop back over her to share a recipe I had wanted to test out for a while now, Cloud Bread. It was pretty good! 

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Cream
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • Optional Toppings - Sea Salt, Pepper, Rosemary, Anything goes!
Directions - 
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees and arrange a rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. You'll Need two Bowls.
  2. Using a full-fat can of coconut milk that has been refrigerated overnight, spoon out the top coconut cream and add to the smaller bowl.
  3. Separate eggs into the two bowls, adding the yolk to the bowl with the cream and be careful to not let the yolk get into the whites in the larger bowl.
  4. Using a hand mixer, beat the yolk and cream together first until nice and creamy, make sure there are no clumps of coconut left.
  5. Add the baking powder into the whites and start beating on medium with the hand mixer for a few minutes, moving around and you’ll see it get firmer. Keep going for a few minutes, you want to get it as thick as you can with stiff peaks. The thicker the better. Just don’t over-do it. Once you can stop and dip the whisks in leaving peaks behind, you’re ready.
  6. Quickly and carefully add the yolk-coconut mixture into the whites, folding with a spatula, careful not to deflate too much. Keep going until everything is well combined but still fluffy.
  7. Now you can grab your spoon and start dropping your batter down on the baking sheet. Keep going as quickly and carefully as you can, or it will start to melt. They should look pillow-y.
  8. Steadily add your baking sheet to the middle rack in the oven and bake for approx. 20-25 minutes. You should be able to scoop them up with your spatula and see a fluffy top and a flat bottom. Store in the fridge for about a week or freezer.
This is a great option if you're looking for some low carb, lower calorie "bread". Usually, the recipes include cream cheese but I opted for the vegan recipe. The outcome? Pretty good bread and surprisingly easier than I would have thought. 
This recipe makes approx. 10 slices depending on the size you cut. 

Hope you guys have a great Wednesday! 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Canvas Pop Feature

*Please note, I received a product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own*
Family photo pillow
How do you welcome Spring?

We've lived in our home for over ten years years now, in fact we will celebrate our 11th home anniversary here on April 15th! Over the past couple of years I've noticed a few things have been looking pretty...dated. Some things are more expensive to replace than others - the kitchen table, the couches, the appliances. I do think there are little updates you can make throughout a house to freshen it up a bit, customize and personalize it. A minor cosmetic surgery if you will, not the full face lift! Recently, I was contacted by CanvasPop to see if I'd be interested in checking out their products, they've recently introduced a couple of new products including their American Made Pillow. It's a great way to showcase your loved ones and give your home an updated, personalized touch. If you haven't heard of them, I would highly recommend them. They made it so simple! I simply uploaded the picture I wanted and they took care of the rest! Within two weeks I had the most beautiful American Made pillow to adorn couch with. A little update that makes a big difference! High-quality, wonderful service and I felt like I was working one-on-one with a custom designer. 

Whether you're looking for a gift or a home decor piece that's customized for YOU, this is a great way to bring your favorite pillows to life 

I received my product last week, it was carefully packaged and several layers of bubble wrap, and with care. I was thrilled with the quality of this product! We captured a special, chilly early Winter day with my girls, and now I can gaze at their faces in my living room! They're getting older, and arent around as much but I'm glad I have this memento that will stand the test of time! 
See the CanvasPop process here!  

Photo pillows
Be sure to visit Canvas Pop to see their new products as well as high quality canvases and capture the special moments in your life! 

Monday, March 19, 2018

March Daily Goodie Box Review!

*Please note, I did receive a Daily Goodie Box to review but all opinions, as always are my own!**
The Daily Goodie Box: It’s More Than Just Free Samples! 

It's that time of month again - the March Daily Goodie BoxThe Daily Goodie Box is 100% free so not at all like other subscription boxes out there. Simply become a member and fill out a personal profile on their site (also free). If you meet the requirements for a Goodie Box you'll be eligible for a box shipped to your doorstep! The eligibility is based on various factors like demographics, interest in current products, etc but it's worth trying to get one because the boxes are GOOD! Every month, they feature samples of a variety of food, drink, and personal care items. You'll be  asked to review your items in online profile. The more reviews you do, the better your chances of getting chosen for future boxes!  
Let's see what was included in this month's box:
  • Herb Guru Brand Herbal Tea: This fruity recovery tea is great post workout! This fruity flavor has a bit of cinnamon and honey. This can be enjoyed iced, hot or straight from the can. My hubby enjoyed it after a marathon shoveling event!
  • Viter Energy Strong Caffeine Mints: These little mints pack a powerful punch. Great on the go, traveling and when you need an jolt of caffeine. The spearmint flavor was strong but not overpowering.  
  • Kay's Naturals Healthy High Protein BBQ Snack Mix is tasty and crunchy. Gluten free and packed with protein this is a snack you can feel good about. 
  • Effervescent Electrolyte Tablets: Each tube contains 10 servings (20 tablets) to quickly re-hydrate. 75% less sugar than other electrolyte drinks. I think these will be great after running a race, they're suitable for all ages. 
  • Beauty is Renewal Face Cream Pod: I got these last month too. Vitamin C, Probiotic Microflora and fruit stem cell complex help uplift  tone and texture for a lighter and brighter complexion. I've given it a try and it's been great for my winter damaged skin!
  • On the Spot! Instant Stain Remover Pen:  This has worked wonders! I was pretty impressed with the stain fighting power. The little pen makes it easier to get right where the stain hits! 

It was a great month of goodies! Get your own Daily Goodie Box just by signing up here or visiting their Facebook page. Shipping is free and no credit card is needed.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

18 inches and counting...

I had planned to get back to blogging, that was an honest plan. My youngest ended up with the flu and was pretty sick for a bit of time and then school vacation was upon us. The week was good and although we didn't do too much, we had a lot of family time, a couple local trips and caught up on some things that have fallen by the sidelines for a bit. We had a couple days in the mid 60s and it was fantastic. We got out for walks, the snowbanks melted away and it felt like Spring was on its way. And then March came...
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As I write this, I'm home with my two kiddos (again) who are on their 6th snowday. The last day of school, yet again bumped to June 22nd. It's still snowing, we just hit 18 inches of snow. The worst part? Word on the street is that we're due for another Nor'Easter next week. 

So on that note, I hope you're cozy, warm and safe if you're in this madness. If you're someplace sunny, then I'm just jealous! Please send some warmth our way! 

Here's to sunny and warm days ahead! 
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