Some of my favorites served up buffet style!
♥ Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread - I’ve finally found the perfect recipe that smells and tastes just like Grandma’s! – UPDATE: I have now made this bread with coconut oil and it turned out great! I’ll keep you posted on any other experimentation.
- 1¼ cups warm water
- 2¼ tsp dry active yeast
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp vegan butter, shortening, margarine, coconut oil ( you can experiment here!)
- 3 cups whole wheat all purpose flour
- In a large bowl, combine warm water and sugar and then sprinkle in yeast. Set aside for at least 5 minutes to allow yeast to activate.
- Once yeast is activated, add salt and vegan butter and stir, then add 3 cups of flour and mix to form a ball of dough (you can start with less flour and add more as you go, but 3 cups works for me).
- Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes. You can add more flour if necessary. The dough should be elastic, smooth and a bit tacky, but not so sticky that it sticks to the counter and your hands.
- Form the dough into a ball and place in a large oiled bowl. Cover with a towel and set aside to rise for about 1 hour.
- Once dough is ready, punch out the air and knead the dough on the counter for 5 minutes.
- Shape into a loaf and place into an oiled 9 X 5 bread pan, then cover with a towel again and let rise for one hour or until the dough roughly doubles in size.
- Preheat oven to 350 and bake for approximately 35 minutes.
- Let bread completely cool before cutting (if you can!) and enjoy!
♥ Magic For Dogs! – Their reactions are priceless!
♥ Would you go au naturel? – A photo series of women showing off their underarm hair is challenging the conventional standards of beauty. - I don’t think I’ll stop shaving my armpits, but I have come across a number of beautiful ladies lately who are choosing to go all natural!
♥ Food Security Challenge – Gillian and Drew of The Local Traveler set a food budget of $200 for the month of February, intent on eating healthy and sourcing locally as much as possible. Aaron and I have been so inspired that we’re planning our own challenge for June!