City Sunset

A few days ago, Gabe had to work a little late, so I snuck off to the roof, and took some photos of the city. As we left, finally, we drove a long way because we wanted to see what the full moon looked like over the Ferry Building and Bay Bridge. It really is the small things, isn't it?

Gluten Free Blackberry Scones

Being gluten free is hard sometimes! You go to a cafe, and all you want is that perfectly buttered croissant behind the glass. But then I get home, and whip up something just as yummy and forget all about it. Here's a recipe for some awesome blackberry scones:

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup almond flour

1/2 cup all purpose GF flour

2 eggs

1 tbsp coconut oil

1/2 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

Handful of blackberries

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 
  2. In a medium sized bowl combine all ingredients except for the blackberries.
  3. Add in the blackberries, and carefully mix. Lay out dough on a floured board, and roll it out.
  4. Cut into triangular shapes, and bake for 15-20 minutes or until browned slightly on top!

Olive Tapenade

I love salty tastes. Spoonful of capers? Definitely. Salt and Vinegar chips? Oh yeah. So when I found out how easy tapenade was, I made my own!

INGREDIENTS: 

1/2 cup black olives

1/2 cup green olives

1 tbsp capers

2 tbsp olive oil

Ground pepper

1/2 lemon (juiced)

  1. Combine olives and capers with 1/2 the olive oil in a processor, and pulse. Don't pulse too much as it can become a paste, and that's not as good.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and mix in the rest of the ingredients. 
  3. Serve in a small dish with your choice of crackers, or veggies.


Homemade Honey Granola

Here is a favorite recipe of mine, because it's so simple, and I just love yogurt and granola for breakfast! 

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups GF oats

1/4 cup dried cranberries

2 tbsp honey

1 cup macadamia nuts (roughly chopped)

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

Pinch of cinnamon

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients except for the cranberries to a medium sized bowl and combine thoroughly.
  3. Mix in 1 tbsp of honey, and the cinnamon, and combine well with the dry ingredients.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and spread the uncooked granola out evenly. 
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, every five minutes use a wooden spoon to move the mixture around so that it doesn't burn or stick to the bottom. 
  6. When the oats are a light golden brown, take them out of the oven, and let them sit for a moment. Drizzle the honey over the rest of the mixture and add the cranberries. Combine all of the ingredients and let sit until cool.

Baked Eggs

I grew up eating WAY too many eggs. They're kind of their own food group in our home, so I've had more than enough years to come up with nice recipes. I love this because there's not much work to it, but waiting... haha!

INGREDIENTS: (Serves 1)

2 Eggs

Handful of spinach

Small handful mushrooms

8 cherry tomatoes cut in half

Salt (for taste)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine Spinach and mushrooms in a medium sized frying pan, and cook them for about a minute. Throw them into an oven safe skillet or ramekin with a little bit of olive oil. Add the cherry tomatoes, and push contents a little so that two small holes are close to each other in the middle of the skillet. Add the eggs to each hole, and bake for 10-15 or until egg whites are set.