Today was a big cooking day - baking too!
I made some Super Charge Me cookies - has anyone tried these? I have made them a few times and the mix never seems to have enough liquid so I always end up adding water. Any tips?
I also made some excellent chocolate chip cookies but I semi - ruined them by trying to make them healthier and using whole wheat flour.
If you use whole wheat flour in a recipe, do you decrease the amount if it called for white flour?
Have you used coconut oil in place of butter? Do you usually use less than the recipe calls for (with butter)?
To round out the baking, I made spinach and barley gratin (like last week's kale/barley) and black bean sliders with a new ingredient - I added in 1/4 c cooked bulgar! I think they taste the same but now it is a complete protein with grain + beans. :) You are probably thinking - is that all she can make? bean burgers? Pretty much!
I use my blender almost everyday, more than once a day and what happens is that I curse at it because it makes an annoying noise and kind of gets stuck. I wonder if the Vita-Mix does this. In my head I think it is the end all of all blenders.
What appliance do you wish you could trade in for something better?
I'm reminded everyday of how lucky I am to spend my days with Nick. Today we tried to go to the park but the snow was still knee deep - no path. We hit up the library but Nick is only into using the chairs as walkers or taking the books off the shelves. Went for a little walk, I'm excited for warmer weather! I can't decide whether I should go for the Bob Revolution dualie or just a regular dualie stroller. I don't run w/ the Bob Ironman all that much, but whenever it was nice out and I felt like running, I'd have that option (with the dualie). What do you think? I would try to sell my one year old Ironman.
I got up to go swimming this morning after having trouble going to sleep (I get asthma when I'm pregnant for some reason and it is worst when I lie down). The swim was great but I was worthless for the morning. I had to lie down for a while while Nick was napping and tried to fall asleep for a bit. I wish I could have a straight 9-10 hours of sleep every night.
Here's Nick eating his lunch like a big boy: blueberries, strawberries, avocado, and a banana apple Avery pancake. Now I can't get him to drink milk with his meal but he'll drink it about an hour to hour and a half later in a more bottle looking sippy cup.
I decided to do Motivational Monday on my examiner site whenever I can find an inspiring local runner. I started with a Denise & a guy that I work with! Check it out here! Do you know an inspiring local runner? Feel free to send me info!