9.17.2012

Bits & Pieces of Life Lately

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I am loving this cool rainy weather. I was actually able to wear a warm cozy sweater and Jeans this weekend!! Do the small things like this make anyone else as happy as it makes me? It doesn't get much better than fall. It is by far my most absolute favorite season. I had a sudden urge to turn on some Christmas Music and make some Hot Cocoa but I held back and instead just looked at pretty glittery Christmas photos on Pinterest! I'm addicted by the way if you haven't noticed. I'm about to hit 4,000 pins....yes... yes.. yes.. I know.. I know.. I'm aware I have a problem! But other than wasting away my time on Pinterest, these past couple weeks have been quite eventful at this household.... There were lots of Sweet Babies being born followed by Baby Showers, One lovely little Bridal shower for a Special Little Lady, Hunter my younger brother turned 19 on Friday, J and I went to Brew at the Zoo on Saturday and we also went to the Dallas Flea for the first time and they had a bunch of really great stuff all handmade items from Small Local Artists and it has inspired me to get my stuff together. So I have now made a new challenge for myself to do something creative everyday for this next year, even if its just for 30 minutes but I really think this helps to keep your art fresh and evolve your style. What else has been going on... oh I have been really getting into trying lots of new Paleoish/Gluten free Baking recipes (if you follow me on Instagram you probably have been noticing this) but if there are any of you who struggle with having to eat Gluten free like me this is the best Biscuit recipe I have tried yet!

I have been making yummy Little Turkey and Cheese Sandwiches out of them!
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Makes 9 Biscuits

- 6 egg whites
- 3/4 cup blanched almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup almond milk
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chilled coconut oil or real unsalted butter 
(I use the butter)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
-Mix almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder and salt together in a large mixing bowl.
- Mix your chilled butter or coconut oil into your flour mixture with a fork. (it will look crumbly)
-Add in your almond milk and Set aside.
- In a medium bowl whisk egg whites until they are very pale and frothy 
almost to the point of a meringue but a little softer.
- Fold the egg whites into mixture until well combined it'll look like thick pancake batter.
- Divide the dough into little piles onto the baking sheet
- Bake 15 to 18 minutes until the tops are golden brown.
Serve warm with butter or even add some honey for a sweet treat.
Refrigerate if you have leftovers.