Everything English Muffin Bread

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I’m back for another Bread Baking Adventure!

I love English Muffins, but unless they are on sale, I don’t like buying them. They just cost too much. Enter English Muffin Bread, a perfect marriage of loaf bread and those delectable nooks and crannys. Continue reading

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Confetti Rice

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this picture a few days ago. It’s my new favorite side dish.

I have no trouble thinking of main dishes to cook, but I frequently fall apart on the sides. I cannot tell you the number of times I have agonized over what vegetables to cook. And that’s a problem considering I’m always trying to get the Hubs and I eating healthier.

Enter Confetti Rice.

Confetti Rice is solving my problems right now. It’s stuffed with veggies and gives me an excuse to eat rice, one of my favorite things.

I’ve seasoned this very lightly with a mixture of black pepper, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and sesame oil. I like it because it’s flavored just enough, but not so much that I can’t change it fit whatever main I’ve made. This means I can double this recipe for meal prep, and pull some out whenever I need a quick side throughout the week.

This is a perfect way for me to sneak veggies into my meal plan. If you try this easy side, post a photo and hashtag it #messycountersfp. I’d love to see your dishes.

Confetti Rice

Confetti Rice

2 tsp avocado oil (can use olive or vegetable if that’s what you have)

16 oz broccoli slaw

4 cups cooked brown rice

3 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1-2 tsp sesame oil (depending on your preference for sesame oil)

 

In a food processor, pulse the broccoli slaw to bits, about the same size as the rice. (I did mine in batches in a small ninja).

Combine the soy sauce, Worcestershire, and sesame oil in a small bowl.

In a medium pot, heat the 2 tsp avocado oil over medium-high heat. Add the broccoli slaw and sauté until softened slightly. The colors should brighten a bit. Add in the rice, stir, then add the soy sauce mixture. Mix until fully combined and the rice is warmed through. Serve as a side, or top with soft-boiled eggs for a fun main dish.


 

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What would you pair this with?

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread

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Welcome to Post One of Bread Baking Adventures!

I stumbled on this the other week, and I just couldn’t resist.

It’s the perfect recipe to kick this series off. Just sweet enough, and with a delicious twist from the peanut butter, that it works for breakfast or even dessert. I love it covered in jam, or drizzled with honey. And it makes the most amazing cinnamon toast. I may never be able to go back! Continue reading

Let’s Bread!

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I’ve been thinking about bread.

I’ve been thinking about how much I don’t want to buy the bread at the grocery store. The ingredient lists on the affordable brands are scary long and full of weird things I can’t pronounce. The brands that have a more appealing ingredient list cost more than I want to pay.

So what do I do?

I start making my own!

Bread

I know most people think it’s not worth it to make their own bread, but I’m starting to think otherwise. I want to know what’s in my bread, and I want to know it’s fresh.

So I thought to myself: why not share my bread baking adventures with you guys?

From quick breads to yeasted, from savory to sweet, I’m going to tackle as many bread recipes as I can think of.

I’m going to start small and easy with a Peanut Butter Banana Quick Bread tomorrow, and then I’ll be serving up bread recipes every Monday. I hope you’ll join me on this bread journey. See you tomorrow!

 

Baked Oatmeal Cups

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Did any of you make weight-loss resolutions this year? I didn’t specifically, but I am trying to get back on track with my eating habits. I’ve been a bit behind since the holidays, letting myself eat whatever I pleased.

This is not to say I diet. I’m not big on depriving myself, because it is not something that has ever worked for me. I end up miserable and eventually give up and binge on junk. So I work on eating more heathful and whole food on a day-to-day basis and logging my calories.

Where am I going with this? Continue reading