I spent the last hour trying to improve my banner for Willpower Wednesday instead of writing about what I did tonight!! And I still don't have a banner that I am satisfied with.
I'll have to keep this short since it is past my bedtime!
I actually accomplished two things I had wanted to accomplish tonight.
I did make the Almond Blueberry Muffins I wrote about last week. First things first, they were nowhere near as sweet as I would have liked.
Second, I am not sure I will EVER get used to the texture of gluten-free muffins/breads. This makes me sad. It makes me want to break out a box of Betty Crocker Blueberry Muffins!!
As far as the recipe is concerned, it was actually really easy to prepare. The flavor was good. The almond flour gave it a very 'nutty' flavor (which I actually enjoyed) and I actually added 1 tsp. almond extract instead of the second teaspoon of vanilla. I also used about 1/4 cup of agave nectar instead of the honey. I ran out of almond flour and had to substitute 1/2 cup sorghum flour to get to a full 3 cups of flour. I don't think that made a great difference in the taste or texture though. Maybe if I tried adding some applesauce to give the muffins a bit more moisture it would help. I don't know. I need to email my friend Sarah, as she is the one who posted the recipe and has made these on more than one occasion. She mentions that you can used chopped apples and cinnamon, so maybe next week I will try them and add the applesauce in then.
Now, let's talk about something completely NOT food related. And that is LOTION. I finally got to make the lotion I have been so eager to try. You can find the recipe here. I kid you not-this was one of the easiest things I have ever made!! I am really, REALLY hoping that it solidifies like it is supposed to. Right now it is cooling in my fancy spaghetti sauce jar! Yeah, we are extremely sophisticated around here. I've been wanting to buy some mason jars but haven't had