Sunday, May 29, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Trim Healthy Mama THM Baking Blend

After buying the THM cookbook I found that some of the recipes called for their special THM baking blend.  After looking at the price tag of their brand, I thought I'd try making my own.  I found a recipe on this site:  http://www.meanderingwithmeg.com/trim-healthy-mama-homemade-baking-blend-recipe-fp/ and mixed it up. :) 

The ingredients.

Ready to mix. 

Ready to use! 

Here is the recipe: 

1 cup oat fiber
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/3 cup golden flax meal
3 tablespoons almond flour
1 teaspoon gluccomann (I used xanthan gum)

Most, or all of these ingredients can be purchased online at Vitacost vitamins. Their usual shipping to Canada is very reasonable.  

Also, for more THM ingredients (if you live in Canada) I recommend checking out this website: http://store.healthyfamilyfoodscanada.com/  I have really enjoyed the "Not Naughty Noodles" I've ordered from them, as well as other great THM products. 

So far I've used the baking blend in one chocolate cake recipe and it turned out pretty good.  I'll try posting reviews on recipes that I make later. :) 


Monday, May 9, 2016

A Sweet Mothers Day

Yesterday was a nice day! After church, we had a delicious lunch prepared by Graham's Mom. She made yummy crab and chicken salad tea sandwiches and wedding soup. For desert there was strawberry, pineapple, brownie kabobs, and strawberry rhubarb cheesecake. :) 

Later in the evening we had a Mothers Day "tea party" at Abby's request. :) Insead of tea I made orange juice.  Our menu included: sliced ham, apples, goldfish crackers, dinosaur gummy candy:), oatmeal cookies cheese and pretzels. Oh, and of course chocolate!  

Graham was so thoughtful, he took the three oldest children to the store on Saturday so they could each pick out something to give me for Mothers Day.  Abby gave me the pretty flowers, William the chocolates, and the tea is from Lydia. :) 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Random Favorite Photo #3

Abby wanted to hold Ryan and he fell asleep on her. They looked so sweet I had to get a picture. :) 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Spring Has Finally Come To Saskatchewan!

The It's finally feeling like spring here in Saskatchewan! :)  The weather is warm and sunny and the children and I have been loving it! YAY for no more hats, gloves, boots, coats and snow pants and being cooped up inside!!  We went on our first walk of the season a few nights ago it's also nice that it's staying light a lot longer so we can go out later. Here are a few pictures from around the place lately:

Finally something new and green growing!  I'm pretty sure this is a tulip plant. 

The grass is slowly getting green again.

Our cat Sadie surprised us and had her kittens right on the patio behind the air conditioner. I was able to rescue them before the dog descovered them, thankfully. The children have been enjoying them a lot. :) 

Just today the children brought me the first dandelion bouquet they picked. They have been waiting for them to bloom and it made my day to see how excited they were when they ran and brought me these! 

And just because he is adorable and precious, I had to include a picture of Ryan. He was born on March 20th the first day of spring. :) 

Monday, May 2, 2016

What We Say Matters

"But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."



 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. Proverbs 25:11