My name is Ashley McLaughlin and this is my blog, Edible Perspective. To learn more about my journey head on over to my about + FAQ pages. I'm thrilled that you stopped by. Enjoy!

 

 

Baked Doughnuts for Everyone {From Sweet to Savory to Everything in Between, 101 Delicious Recipes, All Gluten-Free} 

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Baked Doughnuts For Everyone: From Sweet to Savory to Everything in Between, 101 Delicious Recipes, All Gluten-Free

 

Saturday
Mar122011

cream to ex{tream}

Goooood Saturday morning to you!!

No sleeping in today.  We’re off to the house in 30min to work all day.  Our good friends Ann + Kurtz are coming up to help [yaaaaaay], which will be so nice.  My uncle will also be helping us again today too.  If it wasn’t for my uncle’s help and guidance, I don’t think we’d be able to do all that we’re doing!  Thanks Uncle Pete!!

I wanted to talk about breakfast this morning.

{typical}

Well, as you know, lately I’ve been hooked on buckwheat bakes.  You rarely see a bowl of oats in the lineup anymore, when that was what I used to eat every.single.day.

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I realized something.

Like I said the other day, I don’t like Chia seeds in my oats.  It get's way too goopy and gelled for my liking.

Flax isn’t as bad…but

EGG WHITES are the BEST!!

Adding 1 little egg white to a batch of oats will give you the fluffiest, creamiest oats, you will ever imagine.

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My suggestion is to use this with Scottish oats.  It works with rolled, but the egg doesn’t combine quiiiite as well.  If you don’t remember, Scottish oats are just Steel Cut [or whole oat groats] ground down about 1/2 way to flour.  You can grind oat groats or steel cut oats in your blender, coffee grinder, etc.  It actually doesn’t work too well in a food processor.

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You can SEE how creamy it is!!!  It’s the most magical texture ever, right up there with farro porridge!

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I’ve done this egg white trick before, and used to do it all the time, but I had forgotten about it.  You can use 2 egg whites, but some people don’t like seeing bits of the egg white in their oats.  I’ve never tasted actual “egg” in my oats when I do this and you get a nice protein boost as well!

It was so delicious, I made it 2 days in a row.

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Savored every bite.  Both bowls.

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Creamy goodness.

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The couple chocolate chips are from Love Grown Foods Cocoa Goodness granola.  Just 3 or 4 melted chocolate chips are completely amazing in a bowl of oats!

Creamy Scottish Oats

  • 1/3c Scottish oats [ground from steel cut or oat groats – check your bulk bins!]
  • 3/4c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2c water
  • 1/2 banana, sliced thinly
  • 1t vanilla
  • 1/2-1t cinnamon
  • 1 egg white

toppings:

  1. Over medium heat, add oats, milk, water, banana, and cinnamon to a pot.
  2. Whisk to combine.
  3. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to simmer, whisking ever 1-2min.
  4. When it is almost to your desired oatmeal consistency, add in the vanilla and egg white and vigorously whisk to combine [about 20xec]. *Depending on your stove + type of pot [stainless or non-stick] it will take 7-10min to cook.  You want to add in the egg white in the last 2min of cooking.
  5. Let sit for ~2min and pour into your bowl.

*If you do want to make this vegan, just add 1T ground flax meal in at the same time you would add in the egg.

Prepare to be amazed!

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Okay.

On to house happenings.

The lovely people at Moen, emailed me a few weeks ago asking if I would like to review their spot resistant line of faucets in our new kitchen.

Ummm…YES please!

They said these faucets were great for foodies that love making messes in the kitchen.

ME ME ME!  I haaate when the sink + faucet get all spotted.

I got to pick out the faucet and love the gooseneck look of it!!  It came the other day and I can’t wait until we can actually use it.  Hopefully, in the first week or 2 of April!

Thanks Moen!!

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I went to the house yesterday, to paper off the wood floors, since we will be painting.  We do not want any spills on the new floors!  It was also keep them nice and scratch free and we trek in + out a million times.  It took forever to paper these floors!!

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So long wood floors, see you in a few weeks!

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Some of our painting supplies!  I picked up Olympic brand paint at Lowes for primer, ceiling and baseboard paint.  This paint is no-VOC, which I am so excited about.  It was really affordable too!

My uncle told me about a technique using that screen below and a 5 gallon bucket that should make painting go much more quickly.  I’ll keep you posted on the method!

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Also arriving on my doorstep was this amazing package from Mythic Paint!  But more on that soon!  I need to scarf down breakfast and meet the guy delivering our new fridge!

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I’m so excited to really get things started today.  It’s gorgeous outside and will be fun to open the windows and let the breeze come in.  Plus having friends to help is always more fun. :)

Have a great day!

Ashley

*My thoughts go out to all of those who were affected by the earthquake in Japan. 

Friday
Mar112011

cinnamon beets

This post is not about what you think.

I did not cook beets with cinnamon.

Beets make me gag.

This post is about toothpaste.

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Toothpaste that tastes like cinnamon beets.

Toothpaste that made me gag.

Toothpaste that made it take me 20min longer to fall asleep because I kept tasting beets on my breath.

I was too lazy to get out of bed and rinse my mouth or check the ingredient list, but in the morning I looked and no beets to be found!  However, it uses tea tree oil, which is definitely the culprit.  I always buy different natural toothpastes [SLS + flouride free] and just get whichever is on sale.

I need to stop that and just stick with what we like.

Strong + minty, with no signs of dirt, trees, or beets mixed in.

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Happy weekend!!  I’m off to cover the wood floors so we can start painting. 

Updates soon!!

Hop on over to Teri’s blog to check out my guest post!

Ashley