Friday, July 30, 2010
Trial and Error...
Ok, I did a strength training workout on Exercise Tv two days ago that killed my butt. It's this guy that I blame! Just goes to show you what changing it up with do! So, today I had a little fun with a boot camp and then I did more upper body strength training...and lots of stretching of the gluteus maximus!  After our walk this morning, I got back and made French toast!
I told you I have been craving bread lately. Well, this little baking adventure started out with a loaf of gluten free banana bread. I did something a little different in that I used yeast and baking powder in the bread. I was looking for something with a crusty exterior and a chewy interior.
It was very sturdy and not too sweet.  It had a great texture, but I want a little more fluff. Perfect for a schmear of peanut butter, though!
Here is a picture of the backside...in honor of my sore backside!
This is definitely heading in the right direction, but I want to work on it more. I used a mixture of buckwheat, brown rice flour and white rice flour.  I liked the combination of yeast and baking powder, since they both help with the lift while the yeast adds a nice flavor. I knew it would not stay fresh for long though so we all decided French toast was the way to go with the left overs.
As a side note, this was the illustrator's plate and I have to say that I was super impressed with the banana to French toast ratio! He is seriously changing his ways! Don't worry, there will always be chicken wings in his life, but it makes me feel better that he is adding this kind of stuff in there too! The bread worked really well as French toast and was the perfect fuel for the water park adventures today.

We only have one more week until school is back on and the kids are freaked out about not getting to go anymore, but I assured them that we will go until they close it down. Oh, and I am pretty sure that the people at the water park read my rules since there have not been any white clothing mishaps since the original rules were listed. Thank you to all of you who have purchased bathing suites with liners...you have saved me from having to explain all kinds of things to my boys!

So, do you have a recipe that is a work in progress or do you just give up and move on when something isn't where you want it? I can't let things go with food. I want it to get to where I want it to be!

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 5:45 PM  
16 Comments:
  • At July 30, 2010 at 6:01 PM, Blogger Christina said…

    i think my body needs (yes, needs) chocolate bc i thought that first picture was a brownie. either way, that looks delish w/ pb on top!!

     
  • At July 30, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Blogger tanyas daily said…

    it looks good, I usally keep trying...

     
  • At July 30, 2010 at 6:32 PM, Blogger Betherann said…

    Oh that first picture of bread+PB schmear looks heavenly!

     
  • At July 30, 2010 at 7:46 PM, Anonymous Tina said…

    That bread looks really good. Especially with the peanut butter. I think anything smeared with peanut butter looks great though.

    I love seeing loved ones begin making healthier decisions. It is so rewarding to know they are taking care of their lives and you might have helped them get there. I had to giggle at the chicken wings though. It reminded me of our conversation at dinner over eating things with bones. Haha!

     
  • At July 30, 2010 at 8:50 PM, Anonymous holly @ couchpotatoathlete said…

    I tend to give up pretty easily on food -- just because if it turns out badly, I don't even want to attempt it again, for fear of making it worse. What a horrible attitude, right?

    I thought you bread looked great with that PB schmear. But anything looks good with a PB schmear, right?

     
  • At July 30, 2010 at 9:08 PM, Anonymous Jessica (Healthy Exposures) said…

    that bread with the pb shot looks like pure, creamy, delicious heaven. yum! i love experimenting and perfecting recipes, too. in fact - that may even be my downfall because even once i get it where i want it, i keep tweaking. Whoops!
    banana bread french toast sounds amazing, though. good idea!

     
  • At July 30, 2010 at 10:18 PM, Blogger Megan D said…

    I love exercise tv! Haha and ohhh my goodness that photo with all the peanut butter! AMAZING.

     
  • At July 30, 2010 at 11:13 PM, Anonymous Pure2Raw twins said…

    I love it when I get a good workout and I feel sore after wards, that means you got a good working in right ;)

     
  • At July 30, 2010 at 11:53 PM, Anonymous sophia said…

    I hate giving up on food, too, because I think they're one of the things that are actually worth every effort to get them "right".

    Bread + Pb...so basic, and yet you make it look SO divine!

     
  • At July 31, 2010 at 12:01 AM, Anonymous Alisa said…

    Ah - just read your rules - seriously people!

    Love the way you slather on the nut butter so thick - that is my kind of topping :)

     
  • At July 31, 2010 at 12:55 AM, Anonymous Priyanka said…

    I mostly never give up on recipes, just keep trying!

    That bread with PB looks heavenly!

     
  • At July 31, 2010 at 1:43 AM, Anonymous Elaine @ Om Sweet Om said…

    I usually keep trying--I'm sort of a perfectionist :P

    WOW that bread with PB looks good!

     
  • At July 31, 2010 at 6:58 AM, Anonymous MelissaNibbles said…

    I watched that workout and laughed because it was a little too much for me. Rock on girl!

    I'm glad your man is getting his fruits!

     
  • At July 31, 2010 at 1:26 PM, Anonymous Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter said…

    If the recipe is only a little bit off, I will try to find ways to improve it. But if it was utterly disgusting, definitely not.

     
  • At July 31, 2010 at 2:13 PM, Anonymous Madeline - Greens and Jeans said…

    I am always trying to perfect my oatmeal banana pancake recipe! I tweak it just a bit every time

     
  • At July 31, 2010 at 9:31 PM, Anonymous Danielle (Runs on Green) said…

    haha I'm glad the people at the water park got your rules!

    And I think you should keep working on the bread. If you've been craving it lately- then you shall have it! I'm a perfectionist so I'd prob give it another 89234 tries :)

     
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