1. The stack of doughnuts below is the very stack that will be appearing on the cover of the doughnut cookbook this October. The actual cover shot involves a waterfall of powdered sugar falling from the sky. I can’t wait to share the finalized cover with you!!
2. There isn’t much to say about this EO Soap except for the fact that I am obsessed. It’s at our kitchen sink, bathroom sink, and shower—for body wash. The scent is not overpowering and it’s cruelty free, paraben free, polysorbate free, disodium EDTA free, gluten free, non-GMO verified, and sodium laureth/lauryl sulfate free. The price is great, too. $8.99 at Natural Grocers but it’s frequently on sale for $6.99! They have a kids line as well!
3. I’ve made this Quinoa, Blood Orange, and Kale Salad three times + counting. The latest version:
- millet instead of quinoa
- cara cara oranges instead of blood oranges
- sweet potato instead of chickpeas
- added salted almonds
4. Have you heard about the Life-Changing Loaf of Bread? I think it’s sweeping the nation…err world. It’s not only gluten-free but also vegan. This is a stick-to-your-ribs bread recipe. It’s filled with sunflower seeds, flax seeds, oats, psyllium husks, and nuts. I used walnuts/almonds instead of hazelnuts.
It takes 5 minutes to prepare, a few hours of resting, then about 1 hour in the oven and it’s done! The outer layer is crusty + the inner layer is soft but still has some bite. I toasted a few pieces in a cast iron skillet and added banana + cinnamon on top for breakfast. I cannot wait to experiment with different add-ins. I highly suggest this bread for a super easy grab + go breakfast. Nutrient dense + satiating, for sure! I’ve eaten half the loaf in 2 days.
5. Also currently/still addicted to the almond pulp crackers. And guess what? I haven’t bought a container of almond milk in over three weeks and don’t plan to anytime soon.
6. I’m sometimes asked about where I take my photos and what my setup is like. Well, here it is in all its glory. Stuffed between 2 road bikes, a huge dining room table, and a book shelf behind. It’s cozy, that’s for sure.
7. Speaking of photography, have you seen the food photography e-course the amazingly talented Dana + John over at Minimalist Baker have put together? For $19.99 you get 15 chapters with photography lessons, troubleshooting guides, and 22 video tutorials! They were kind enough to let me view a copy before it was released, and I was extremely impressed by all that they covered. If you’re looking to get more serious about food photography but don’t know where to start, I highly recommend checking out their e-course. They go over everything from camera basics, to lighting, to photo shoot styling, to using simple props, photo editing, and so much more. Check out their site for loads more info!
8. Two + a half hours of snowshoeing = happiness.
8. These dogs are ree-dic-u-lous. Dakota is a blanket mooch. She nudges my chair in the morning until I drop some of the blanket down for her to curl up on. She doesn’t get up for hours unless there isn’t enough blanket on the floor.
Recently, Kenna has wanted in on the action which leads to an even more depressed Dakota, if that was even possible. Tonight they finally compromised. Oy.
10. This week I am guest pinning for Relish.com and am having way too much fun with it. The topic? Breakfast! My favorite. Come check it out!
And that is a wrap!
10 random things I felt like sharing.
Anything new on your end?