I managed to get some things accomplished around my house this afternoon. See I told you that 2nd wind would kick in. The only problem with that is I have yet to sit down and that includes my dinner – not a good thing. Tonight I will be relaxing that is for sure.
Ok onto the food. I had a piece of gluten free bread with PB as a little snack to tide me over until dinner. The more wholes in the bread the less filling. I will be looking for a different bread at Whole Foods – I really hope they are all not like this. Actually I did spot one at TJ’s today. I was worried I might chip a tooth on it that is how hard it was – needless to say I put it back on the shelf.
For dinner I made a salad – lettuce, red pepper, zucchini, chicken and salsa dressing LovIN style. Thanks Girlfriend this was delicious. On the side I had a few of the new TJ’s Rice Crisps I bought today. They are pretty good but not amazing. Are you seeing a pattern with my GF choices this afternoon?
Since my tastebuds are dying for something tasty I tried my hand at a GF dessert. Who better to turn to for a recipe than Miss VeggieGirl. I discussed altering her recipe with her beforehand and she said to go for it and boy am I glad that I did. I finally have something moist and delicious to eat.
I looked at her recipe for Figgy Blondies for some much needed help in the GF baking department. Here are my substitutions – instead of the coconut yogurt I used a 5.3 oz container of Trader Joe’s Greek yogurt with honey, 1/2 a cup of Organic evaporated cane sugar, 2 tablespoons canola oil and omitted the vanilla, dried fruit and milk. The batter was actually very smooth and spreadable so no milk was needed. I left out the dried fruit & nuts so that maybe D would try them too (he’s not a fan of either). Next time I am definitely adding chocolate chips. I did sprinkle a half tsp of sugar over the top before baking which gave the bars a nice crispy topping.
I first tried one with a little fruit – my mouth was happy (and so was my belly).
Then I went back for another and put some sunflower seed butter on it. Yes, I was a little excited by these.
Thanks VeggieGirl for letting me tweak your recipe. I will have to try your version if I can get my hands on a container of Coconut Yogurt.
My hubs had some of Erica’s bread for dessert – he quite enjoyed it. He had no idea it was vegan.
Time for this mommy to go relax. I hope you have a fabulous evening.