All Kinds of Random

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Natalie who wrote: Pillar Box is my favourite! I would probably make scarf or a shawl, but it would be for me – I haven’t made anything for myself in over 2 years.

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How can it be the middle of October already?

The days are slipping away and I feel like nothing is getting accomplished creatively lately.

Two days after we moved I started a new job and it has put a stand still on getting anything done around these parts.

Soooo I’m thinking that until I can get things under control more around here I’d like to do some posts Truly Myrtle style. Libby does Share All The Things Fridays and I do enjoy the randomness of it. My posts will probably won’t be weekly and who knows what they will entail so lets call it All Kinds Of Random.

My computer is wreaking havoc this week. The battery is worn out and won’t stay charged. On top of that the cord that plugs into the computer is wearing out and won’t keep the computer on……… talk about frustrating. Today, I came home to a new battery sitting on the table… hopefully this will keep me sane for a while longer.

 I have been all over the place with knitting projects lately. I can’t seem to find the RIGHT project but I do know that my mind is sorely missing that quiet monotonous time. I have a pair of plain socks on the go to keep me occupied during gymnastics. The yarn is Knit Picks Felici in Foxglove and they seem to be the only thing I can concentrate on at the minute.

T and I made some delicious apple sauce this week using apples we picked during Thanksgiving. Warmed up this is the most delicious little pot of Fall flavours.

I finally broke down and bought the Clover Pom Pom makers in all the sizes. My days of cardboard pom pom making are offically over! These are definitely worth the money and pom pom’s now only take 2-3 mins to complete. BLISS!!  I can finally get back to that little project that required a few pom pom’s to finish it off. Expect a pom pom clad FO soon!

Miss Molly, the dog we always said would happily lay out in the yard all day has now been dubbed Houndini….. Twice she has escaped the fence we put up the day we moved in. I don’t think she thinks of this house as her home yet and is frantically searching for us when she gets out. Thankfully we have amazing neighbours and one managed to get Boss back in and tied up before letting me know Molly took off. The fence has been bolted together so she can’t pull it apart with her teeth anymore….. She is a crafty weasel I tell ya and will do whatever it takes to be with her daddy.

 Off to put my child to bed and find myself something to knit…. who am I kidding I’ll probably fall asleep on the couch….

In the Kitchen: Breakfast – Paleo Biscuits and Jam

My kitchen has been hopping!

There are only 4 of these left from the batch I made a few days ago so I thought I’d better tell you about them before the only thing I have left to show are crumbs.

Things are getting easier with my new lifestyle change and eating good food all the time is just another part of my day and it feels great! I have so much more energy and cooking food is now an enjoyable part of my day instead of a last minute dash of what can I make. I’m enjoying trying new recipes and baking delicious things to fuel my body knowing they are 100% good for me.

My newest recipe trial were these ridiculously simple Paleo biscuits.

Gluten and Grain free and totally delicious!

Yes I am still on the hunt for some breakfast foods and I think I might have found something this time. These take only a few mins to throw together and there is enough time to get a few rows of knitting in while you wait for them to come out of the oven. They stay fresh in an air tight container and are even a fabulous freezable snack as well. Freezable is always a bonus if you are running short on time, especially mornings.

*I flattened mine a little too much before putting them in the oven but they still taste delicious.*

I tried my hand at making some Paleo Jam a few weeks ago. With only 3 simple ingredients it was a pretty “no brainer” recipe for my first attempt. While I don’t know that this jam is THE one, it’s not exactly a sweet jam, it is definitely a start and you better believe we are going to be picking berries galore this year.

These biscuits were the perfect companion to my freshly made jam and definitely hit the spot for those morning foods I was kind of missing.

In The Kitchen: Dinner and a Dessert

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the kitchen as of late.

Since changing my dietary needs I’ve had to be more aware of what’s on hand and what can be made for each meal that follow my guidelines.

I’m loosely following Paleo but not putting as much emphasis on meat as paleo seems to do. I’m learning as I go and creating some yummy things with a few tweaks as need.

A success from last week was Paleo Shepherd’s Pie.

I used the same ingredients in the meat portion that I normally do but instead of white potatoes on top I added Sweet Potato and a hint of cinnamon.

Talk about delicious and not much different that what we normally have. It was a hit and will definitely be a new go to.

The thing that I have the most problem not being able to have right now is being off gluten and wheat.

Bread, cereals I crave them!

So when I finally found a no grain bread recipe that was delicious I of course had to share.

This is actually a recipe for banana blackberry muffins but since I didn’t have an blackberries on hand I substituted walnuts and dairy and soy free mini chocolate chips and made it into a mini loaf.

Holy Smokes this one is GOOD!

Tasted better than the Banana Bread we usually buy at the store. Bonus!

We are hoping there will be some of this left for Moose when he gets home….. it is a mini loaf after all and mighty tasty!!

I’d love to hear about any delicious recipes you absolutely love.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

Since last summer I’ve been having some health issues and suffering from GERD.

It is not a fun disease and being in pain after eating anything is no fun at all.

As a result of this I have had to really change what I’m eating and probably the biggest thing is trying going Gluten, Dairy and Wheat Free.

I can see a big change with the dairy already although I might have to restrain myself when I see cheese in the fridge.

The wheat free is something I have looked into before and probably the one I will struggle with the most. I love a bowl of cereal in the morning, toast, sandwiches and wraps so getting rid of the bread factor is probably the hardest part.

I still crave those snack foods and things that are easy for on the go,especially mornings, and was delighted when I came across this recipe that was gluten, dairy and wheat free that filled that spot.

Seriously so many people complain that gluten free is drab and tasteless but it doesn’t have to be. I have the proof right here!!

You can find the recipe HERE and I definitely urge you to try this one.

I am no master chef but these were super simple to make. Dump it all in a bowl, stir, separate into muffin tins and pop in the oven. The only thing I added to the recipe was to sprinkle a few chopped pecan’s on top. I love no brainers!

You can expect a bit more recipe sharing around these parts if they work and taste as delicious as this one.

I’d love to hear an gluten, dairy, wheat free recipes you might have too!