Hey everyone!! This week is flying by…seriously is it really Thursday?! Moving right along…since I kind of botched National Running Day yesterday (as in I didn’t run…I went swimming instead) I am made up for it today! I ran a speedy 5 miles at 7:47/pace and the pumped a high intensity sweat-fest on the elliptical for 45 minutes. I followed that up with some core work and now I am – put a fork in me – DONE!
Coffee is in order. I totally spaced and forgot to set my coffee maker before my workout so I am patiently waiting for my coffee to brew! Not the fastest machine on the planet is it?! haha! 🙂
Yesterday, I made a “thank you” bread for a co-worker who has been helping me out recently and I thought I would share the recipe with you guys! It is my version of poppy-seed bread!
GLUTEN-FREE ALMOND POPPY-SEED BREAD
- 2-1/4 cups sugar
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, oil, eggs, poppy seeds, lemon juice and extracts; beat until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to sugar mixture alternately with milk, beating just until moistened.
Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Per slice: 197 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.
I love to save thank you with food. I like putting forth the effort to make something in appreciation of a kindness that was done for me. Plus it is pretty! hehe! 🙂
How do you usually say “thank you” for a kindness that was done for you?
Dinner last night was nothing blog worthy…gloss over spaghetti…big yawn! But it was easy and tasty, so there! Sorry no pictures for your food-porn entertainment! 🙂
I am participating in the 30-Day Hard Core Challenge over at Good ‘N’ Weird. It is awesome guys and I can already feel some soreness! Want to join…head over and check it out! What have you got to lose aside from inches on the waistline? Sign me up!
Okay…I am out until later…got some bread to deliver! 🙂
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