Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring!

Yesterday was the first day of spring! The sun made a lovely appearance for the occasion.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

App Break

This week I am taking the plunge. I deleted Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest off of my phone. It is something I have been feeling pulled to do for a bit now. I don't think there is anything majorly wrong with them, and I will keep them on the iPad. 

We have entered this season of life that is so full and I can just sense God working and moving all around us. It's gotten too clear to ignore. I feel like I've been wading ankle deep in prayer and in the Word...refreshing but not enough. 

As excited as I am to let The Lord use me more than ever before, I am also bracing myself for renewed attacks by the enemy. God is good, all the time.


So many sweet moments to capture without the constant distraction of social media on my phone! This happened today, and yes that is the goodwill sticker still on the wooden cart.... Can't win them all.
                     

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Can't Believe It's Not Gluten: Banana Bread

It's been about a year and a half since I went off gluten. Over this time I have attempted countless gf baked goods, some were utter failures but some won the compliment of Rhodric's phrase, "can't believe it's not gluten." This is the highest compliment. 

This morning I was determined to use three over ripe bananas and wanted to try something other than my slightly too gummy banana oat muffins. So I browsed different banana bread recipes and made a mash up of a different ones. 

It came out hot, puffy, and delicious smelling... I left the room while it cooled, sure that when I came back it would have fallen in on itself, but it didn't! 


So here it is! 

GF Banan Bread:
Ingredients:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup oil
- 2 eggs
- 3 mashed bananas
- 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla

- 1 and 1/2 cup gf flour mix (I used 1/2 c white rice flour, 1/2c brown rice flour, 1/4 c tapioca starch, 1/4 c corn starch)
-1 tsp xanthum gum
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp salt

Instructions:
- preheat oven to 350 degrees
- grease one loaf pan and line with parchment paper
- beat sugar and oil, then add in all other wet ingredients and mix well. 
- combine dry ingredients and mix into wet mixture
- pour into prepared pan and bake for 50-60 min.

I let it cool for 10 min before flipping out of pan. Enjoy!!!