Thursday, October 23, 2014

Holy Whole Wheat Bread, Batman!

I was recently diagnosed with pre diabetes.  So, the doctor said cut back on white bread, white flour, white pasta, white rice, white potatoes and sugar.
(that's Mr. Comforts heal, slathered in butter - lol, not mine)
Basically I needed to start eating more veggies, lean proteins, fruits and WHOLE grains.  Did you know that wheat bread is not WHOLE wheat bread?  And bread made with whole grains is not necessarily whole wheat bread?  The first ingredient on the label needs to say WHOLE wheat flour.  Then you need to make sure they didn't stick regular wheat flour in the recipe, because that is basically white flour.
What I found out was I really didn't like the commercial Whole wheat breads I could find in the store.  They had molasses or honey in them and when I have a sandwich, I really don't want it to taste sweet.  Plus I didn't like all of the preservatives added.
So I found a tasty and very easy to make whole wheat recipe for bread.  I used to make my white bread like this and mentioned it in another post.
Four simple ingredients.  And no kneading required.
Whole Wheat Flour
You can find the recipe here.
It is crusty on the outside, tender on the inside and it taste wonderful.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Speaking of New Homes, Check Out This Beauty!

Recently while at the Biltmore Estate, I spotted something that had to come home with me.
It is covered in moss at the bottom and some sort of dried twiggy type something on the top.
Here is a close up.

Now this was a pretty easy decision on buying a house!