Wednesday, April 24, 2013

SMP 4.24.13 (with recipes!)

SMP = Seven Minute Post

My phone has an annoying habit of autocorrecting my name. MY NAME! I guess I typed it "Metedith" a few times too many because now it defaults to that spelling and autocorrects when I actually type it correctly. OY! I have to pay such close attention to my name when I'm sending email from my phone. Especially work email. I actually had a guy respond to a work email I sent [that slipped through my vigilant eye] and ask if he'd been mispelling my name? Ummmm, that's not awkward now is it? Who can't spell their own name correctly? Evidently, Metedith can't. 

Moving on.

Sunday night we grilled burgers for dinner and John and I had these Smoked Gorgonzola Sliders. They were YUMMO! I also made the grain-free burger buns mentioned in the recipe and they were pretty good too, although everything I make with coconut flour has a slightly coconutty taste. Kinda weird on a burger.

This morning I made some grain-free muffins (recipe below) that were really yummy! They're really similar to the pancakes I've been pushing on y'all but they're not quite as sweet. Very good though. I will definitely make them again.

Grain-Free Almond Butter Muffins 

1/2 cup creamy almond butter (I buy Maranatha from Costco)
1 egg
1/4 cup almond milk (I used unsweetened, but vanilla would be good too!)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp honey
1/4 tsp baking soda
1.5 tsp cinnamon
chopped nuts, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix wet ingredients together (almond butter, milk, egg, honey, vanilla) and stir in baking soda, cinnamon. Stir until combined. Pour about 2 Tbsp into 6 lined muffin tins. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top if desired and bake for 16-18 minutes.
NOTE: This only makes 6 muffins. I'm the only one who eats them in my house (they don't know what they're missing) so this works out nicely...but if you have adventurous eaters, double the recipe.

[I feel like I need to tell y'all that I haven't gone grain-free despite my recipe posting of late. I DO find grains to be troublesome and highly inflammatory for me, but I continue to eat them. In fact, I ate pizza (gluten and dairy--oy!) for dinner last night (and paid a price). I just like finding versions of foods that I enjoy made with ingredients that are easier on my system!]

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