Monday, February 4, 2013

Jammin'

Its been awhile since I have blogged anything, I guess I just wasn't feeling it much. Recently though I have been playing in the kitchen a lot more and really loving using different ingredients like coconut flour and chia seeds. Those two seem to be my favorite of the moment.

I was really craving jam in the mornings and decided to play with chia seeds. Welcome Blackberry Chia seed jam.



Which I have been using like crazy in cream of buckwheat, apples, and coconut bread.

Three simple ingredients:
Blackberries
Chia Seeds
Coconut Oil

I didn't measure anything but blended one bag of frozen blackberries with a good pour of coconut oil and then at the end added the chia seeds.

Let it sit overnight and voila!

Friday, January 4, 2013

an engagement.

Of perfection. He said it would be a trip we would always remember and I just figured it was because we were going to Paris. Our first big trip together. Well he swept me off my feet even more by proposing on top of the Eiffel Tower our first night in Paris. In Our Paris. 


xoxo. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

It Must Have Been Something I Ate

There are so many diet books out there that seems to be a very hard feat to find one that does not focus on trend dieting and actually puts some light and creativity into healthy eating. It Must Have Been Something I Ate by Peggy K, I first saw on the Today show. You will soon learn if you haven't already that I am a daily Today Show and Kelly and Micheal watcher. That can easily translate to I never have anything to do before 10am. I am sure that will soon end in January once school is done with and its time for a big girl job :D

Back to the Book. It is such a fun book to read and is full of tips, recipes, homemade beauty products,  and long paragraphs dedicated to telling you nutritional facts. It is time to learn :D

Here are a few fun facts from the book:

* Pop open a vitamin E capsule and apply oil directly onto skin

* Passionflower is also great for alleviating pain associated with menstruation 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Oops!

After a recent complaint by one of my blog followers stating that I had not posted in awhile I will update in pictures. I haven't had time to sit and right let alone do something worth blogging about.

So here we go!

Gator game, puppy time and lots and lots of work.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Kamu Cookies

This morning was spent baking and playing with Almond Flour at Dally in The Alley. My all favorite ingredient for some time now. We drew inspiration from the coming Fall season, which is taking its pretty little time to get to Florida. 

The new news? Well A Cookies business specializing in gluten free all natural products to make the perfect healthy treat. Check it out here or find us on twitter @kamucookies

Cheddar Cheese Squares perfect with any fall chili or beer of course

Almond Chocolate Chip

Chewy Chocolate Chip

Gingerbread Falling Leaves

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Flatbread - Rieska

This Christmas Immu and I will be spending it in Finland, freezing our butts off.

In preparation I have been learning how to pronounce and read Finnish. Seriously it is one of the hardest things I have ever done. Letters shouldn't make those sounds and how they do I have no idea. I have always had a hard time rolling my R's in Spanish and Finnish uses just as many. Wonderful. This morning I was working hard and this is why, Immu tells me "What would make me happy is if you could read and say Finnish words so that I can understand you" HA. Let the lessons being.  This blog I love because she is from Finland and she uses both English and Finnish in her posts, her food also looks delicious: ScandieFoodie.blogspot.com.

Immu and I getting ready to cook 

My Sous chef

 I do know a few words, enough to get me wine-viini, pancakes-pannukakku, coffee-kahvi, say thank you-kiitos, and yes- joo or kyllä :D What else do I really need?

All the learning made me really want this Finnish flatbread I had while visiting Helsinki with him in April, it was so simple and just good.  Here are the steps and pictures below of our Finland inspired feast.

Rieska

The flatbread turned our surprisingly good and Immu said tasted like Finland. Well that is pretty much all I need to hear.

How to make: Set your oven to 450 degress and fill a bowl of water with 1 liter (4 cups) of ice cold water. Add enough flour till it makes a porridge consistency like the one below. Bake for a few minutes till cooked and golden brown.

Barley Flour Dough



Finnish Inspired Feast
Ikea, yes ikea, Meatballs


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Let's do it again

Thank you Dad for embarrassingly posting this online but I am so happy you did!


After Graduating in December I want to jump again. 

Who's in?! 

Also we have a very big announcement coming soon! Hint: Cookies