Sunday, July 31, 2016

Breakfast Seed Muffins - Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Nut & Preservative Free

I recently came across a new to me Australian blog called "Cut out the Crap" by Collette with her story into healthy eating here.  She has a whole host of recipes and the other day I made Breakfast Seed Muffins.  I didn't want to go to the shop and discovered I actually had all the ingredients for the recipe including the 3 tablespoons of orange juice (half an orange) which was amazing because we always have apples in our house and not oranges so I was thrilled when I discovered I had some. I turned the oven on and got about to starting the recipe only to discover it said "brown rice flour" and I thought......I don't have any and I didn't want to go to the shop.  I remembered that my Thermomix mills flour (never done it before) and I had brown rice in the cupboard so 2 minutes in the Thermomix and I had my brown rice flour....I seriously felt like I was so clever.  Here is the link to the recipe.

Getting back to the recipe, it's a very runny liquid type of mixture which made 13 muffins and takes 30 minutes to cook.  It basically tastes like a carrot cake and has a very similar walnut taste of a normal carrott cake because of the sunflower seeds and pepita seeds (pumpkin seeds) which has a lovely crunch.  I will absolutely be making these again.  You can have them cold or warm...I cut mine in half and spread some butter on it and it's so delicious.  I've popped the rest of them into the freezer so I can take out one a day for morning or afternoon tea.  I highly recommend making these and are a great "grab and go breakfast" snack because it has so much goodness in it.  I made mine with a red apple as I don't buy green apples so didn't have any and it was fine.  If you are looking for a healthy treat or an "on the go" breakfast, morning or afternoon tea make some of these.  Here's some pics from my baking.

My carrotts were on their last legs as they were "bendy" not crisp but great for this recipe.

My brown rice in the Thermomix ready to do my first "flour milling"

2 minutes later freshly milled brown rice flour.

Some of the ingredients.

More of the ingredients.

Ready from the oven I made 13 muffins.

Look how delicious they are.

Yum....healthy, tasty and delicious goodness....gluten, dairy, soy, nut and preservative free.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Around Here

Around here we are nearing the end of the school holidays and we've had time to go on a bush walk, try ice skating, see the new Ice Age movie and tomorrow we are going to some Farmers Markets.  Here's a few pics from our holiday.

Winter doggy slippers....

A bit of crochet and snacking on Jatz while watching a DVD.

The kids got to try outdoor ice skating at the Brisbane Winter Festival in the city.
Family snap.

Aunty Lisa (my sister) with the kids trying to get a photo.

Collecting leaves.

The last of the pretty autumn leaves.

Helping my sister with some photography tips...

Holiday down time on the iPad.

Ready for the bush walk.

Such pretty light.

There were 3 of these pretty little birds on the table.  We think they are these.