If you needed a new way to eat eggs and toast I have you covered here. The weekend is generally the only time I have to think up creative breakfast ideas seeing as I commute an hour to and from work during the week. This one isn’t quite revolutionary, but it is one that I only recently discovered and is slowly becoming a weekend morning breakfast staple. It’s pretty much as simple as cooking regular eggs and toast but is just slightly more interesting.
I’ve seen soooo many different recipes for no-knead bread online and in magazines and have always wanted to try it. I decided to start with a simple recipe with few ingredients so that I can get the hang of the whole no-knead thing. I actually quite liked how non-kneady this bread is, you literally just let it sit and do its own thing. Now that’s my kinda bread! The result of this bread was much better than I anticipated! The crust on it was absolutely fabulous and the inside was very fluffy!
Throughout my blogging journey I have learned so much. Not only have I learned how to present my food so that it looks prettier, but I have also learned much more about food photography. Along with presentation, I have learned lots about cooking and baking! Practice makes perfect right?! One of the things I have really mastered lately is bread. My first attempt at making bread was back when I had a friend over for dinner and I totally thought it would be a good idea. Turned out that I didn’t knead the bread for nearly long enough and it was super tough and horrible!!
Lately I have been slightly obsessed with scones. There is something about that light and flakey texture that I can’t seem to get enough of! Especially when my scones are loaded with cheese!! I mean don’t get me wrong I do love a good sweet scone every now and then, but these savory and slightly spicy scones are da bomb!! Not to mention cheese makes everything taste better… It also helps that the people I’m living with love cheese too, and ensures I don’t eat all of the scones to myself.
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE! Can you tell I’m a bit excited about that? After two short weeks I have to admit this one seems to have dragged on a bit and I am pretty ecstatic that it’s the weekend and I get to sleep in / do whatever the heck I want. If you haven’t noticed yet, I (Sonia) am a big fan of decadent food. That being said I am starting the Wild Rose Detox next week as I’ve been on a bit of an indulgence spree lately (this post being one of those indulgences). Not that I’m saying it’s bad to treat yourself once in a while, but there should be a limit to it. I’m hoping this detox, which I have done before and felt amazing after, will kick start me back on the healthy train. I personally like it because you can still eat a limited diet. I don’t know how I really feel about cleanses that are super restricted and only allow you to eat/drink one particular thing. For now, however, I’m going to enjoy deliciousness such as this apple bacon grilled cheese.
My boyfriend made beer! How cool is that?! I didn’t actually know you could make beer until about a year ago. I must say it turned out quite well and could totally be sold in a liquor store as a hot commodity! I’ve seen a few recipes for beer bread and decided to try one for myself. Since we have an abundance of stout beer, this seemed to be the best opportunity!
Ohhhh raincouver. Yep it’s raining again today. April showers bring may flowers though right? I could still do without the rain! Whenever it’s rainy and cold out all I want to eat is soup! And what better to go with soup than warm focaccia bread! This is a recipe given to my family by our neighbours, and let me tell ya – my momma makes it A LOT! Every time she makes it, it seems to get better and better. Yummy!
Soooo April fools day eh?! I had a couple people try to fool me with their tricks and only got fooled once! After just telling my mom that a radio gimmick was an April Fools Joke, I got a text from my boyfriend saying that a tanker truck outside our apartment in Vancouver was on fire and he was going out to help. Now I clearly trust him more than I trust the radio because I fully believed him, and told my mom about the fiasco… My mom just looked at me and said “you goof, it’s an April fools joke.” Almost had me Andrew, almost.. (thank god for mommies). Speaking of mommies – Look at this amazing bread!!!
If you haven’t figured out by now, I am pretty big into using pumpkin in as many ways as I can. Candice and I have both posted various pumpkin posts including pumpkin naan pizza and mini eggnog pumpkin pies. Pumpkin season may be over but my pumpkin cravings last year round so good thing canned pumpkin is always available. This kind of throws my healthy eating trend here out the window but to be fair I did make it back in November (although I may have to try it again soon after remembering how amazing it was).
I love bread. I love seeds. Why not combine them? I was shopping at Costco the other day and found a HUGE bag of chia seeds for a very reasonable price. I excitedly grabbed them and started to think of all the ways I could use this in my baking. Idea #1: Super Seedy Whole Wheat Bread!