Saturday, July 4, 2009

Saturday Summer Breads & Biscuits

Happy Fourth of July!

We hope you all are staying cool as you celebrate! For us, we are enjoying our 3 day weekend at home - we've been traveling almost every weekend, so this weekend was our time to relax, do some cleaning, hanging out with our cats, and of course cooking and baking.

It's nice during the summer to have cool refreshing meals, which are quicker to make. Salads, dips, sandwiches, fruit smoothies, ice cream, etc. Yesterday we had fun making homemade oatmeal pitas and then had a healthy hummus pita! The recipe was so easy, from our favorite Bread Machine Magic cookbook. We will definetely make these pitas again!

Another delicious Bread Machine Magic recipe was the Shredded-Wheat Bread. This recipe called for crumbled shredded wheat (we used our favorite Arrowhead Mills Shredded Wheat Cereal). The bread had a soft yet slightly dense texture and a great wheaty taste; made perfect slices for sandwiches!

We love to start our Saturdays with breads and biscuits for breakfast. Ricki has an awesome Peanut Butter Biscuit recipe that we had to try! But instead of peanut butter (we try to avoid nuts), we used tahini. These Tahini Biscuits were devoured! Soft and fluffy, with a delicate crumb and a good nutty maple flavor. We served these with pear butter, maple syrup, fresh strawberries and cantelope, and a glass of soy milk.

Another Saturday biscuit that we enjoyed was Pumpkin Cornmeal Biscuits. Moist from the pumpkin puree, nutty and textured from the cornmeal coating on the bottoms, and subtle sweetness from the maple lemon glaze. A good biscuit for breakfast or with a meal. We served these with more maple syrup and coconut oil.

With our pumpkin biscuit we had a refreshing Raspberry Banana Fruit Smoothie with Healthforce Nutritionals Fruit of the Earth Mix. We also recently purchased Healthforce Nutritionals Vitamineral Green mix and both are so good! A blend of healthy energizing rejuvinating vitamins and minerals from natural wholesome raw sources. The Vitamin C and the Maca Vanilla Spice mixes were also very good. Everyday we make smoothies, and these blends have given us more energy! Reviews also say that overall their health improves too, such as healthy hair and skin.

Well, have a great weekend! Happy Independence Day!


Paulina said...

I love having a more decadent breakfast on the weekends and biscuits seem to fit the bill really well!

Thanks so much for your comment on my other blog Lisa. It´s nice to know I´m not alone. None of my friends have ever had boyfriends and although my best friend holds the same belief as I do when it comes to relationships, she´s muslim so we don´t always see eye to eye on everything. Thankfully, there are Christians like you and your sister out there who know how special it is to wait for the one God has in store for us. I can also relate to you in that it is hard for me to be around guys. I completely close up. But despite that, I continue to trust that God will do something special in that aspect of my life. We just can´t lose faith!

Sorry for the long comment but I have lots to say! I tried finding your e-mail on your blog but you didn´t have it listed.

God bless!

Ricki said...

Hope you had a very Happy 4th!

I also looooove to have scones or biscuits for breakfast! I love the idea of using tahini instead of the PB and pear butter on top--mmmm!! And the pumpkin/cornmeal biscuits sound pretty heavenly, too. :)

aTxVegn said...

Bread Machine Magic is one of my favorite bread books too. I think there's a new edition - mine is quite old!

It was hot here in Texas, huh! It's still hot!