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Did You Miss Us?

Hi everyone- long time no see!

We’re pretty sure this is a record posting hiatus for us.  In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if you guys all thought we had given up blogging!  But fear not, we have returned.

As you might remember, we had no internet for two weeks, which obviously made posting a little difficult- our wallets couldn’t handle Starbucks trips every day to use their wifi!  But the thing is, even once we had internet we just had no motivation.  We became very busy with classes, practice, and competitions (we had our first race in Montreal this past weekend!) and we were left with absolutely no inspiration.  Nothing we created really seemed “blog-worthy”, and all of our meals were either re-makes or just thrown together quickly.  In short, we were feeling kind of burnt-out.

But we think we’re ready to join the blog world again.  It may be a slow return, so don’t be surprised if we aren’t posting quite as frequently as we usually do, but we will try not to leave you guys hanging for 3 weeks like we did this time!

And so what are we bringing you on our first post after being MIA for 3 weeks?

Flour.

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Yes, flour. What, were you expecting cake? 😉

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Hey, flour is a main ingredient in cake, isn’t it?  You never know- maybe we’ll try making cake with this flour?  Stay tuned!

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So you’re probably wondering why we’re giving you a recipe for flour since it’s generally considered a raw ingredient that you don’t have to make yourself.  And you’re right to be confused but allow us to explain…

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This is our very own all-purpose (high fibre) gluten-free flour blend!  We decided that we want to start doing some more experimenting with gluten-free baking.  Not because we’re switching to a gluten-free diet or anything- we just like a good challenge 😉

We also want to make our blog accessible and beneficial for everyone- including all our gluten-free friends out there!  Not to mention that we have a couple girls on the team who cannot eat gluten, so whenever we bake for the team we’ll be using this flour.

All the flours we used in this blend can be found at the Bulk Barn (or whatever bulk food store you have where you’re from).  It’s high fibre, too, which makes it a great replacement for whole wheat flour!

So make this flour and then let the experimenting begin!

High-Fibre Gluten-Free Flour Blend

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Prep: 5 min
Makes: 4 cups

Ingredients:

2 c. Brown Rice Flour
1 c. Teff Flour
1/2 c. Corn starch
1/2 c. Tapioca flour

Directions:

Combine all flours in an air-tight  container and combine well.  Store in a cook dark place to use in all of your gluten-free baking.

~twosaucysisters

Have you ever tried using gluten-free flour?  What are your favourite flours to use?

Summer’s End

Hi everybody- Long time no see!

Between being away up north in Magnetawan all last week with no access to internet (or showers, we might add…) and moving into our new house in London this week (also with no internet access yet- thank you Starbucks for your free wifi!) we have basically fallen off the face of the planet.  The blog planet, that is!

We have also done hardly any cooking over the past few days (unless you count thawing muffins in the microwave as cooking…) so we are seriously lacking in blog topics and recipes to share with you.  But being that it is the start of the new school year and we are currently feeling rather nostalgic about the summer, this is the perfect time to do a summer recipe recap post!

So, without further ado, we give you our favourite recipes from this summer…

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Blackened Salmon

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Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

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Zucchini Pesto Noodles with Turkey Meatballs

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Strawberry Asparagus Corn Salad with Chicken

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Quinoa Pesto Tabouleh Salad

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Easy Greek Salad

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Basil-Sage-Arugula-Walnut Pesto

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Tzatziki Hummus

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No-Bake Chocolate Lavender Tart

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Layer Cake

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Freezer Bars

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Banana Granola Bars

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana “Ice Cream”

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Peach Crumble Bars

So as you can see, we spent some time doing a little grilling this summer, enjoyed all the delicious fruits and veggies that summer has to offer, and apparently really enjoyed making chocolate-peanut butter-banana everything (which we honestly didn’t realize until writing this post- evidently we’re a little obsessed).

It was a fantastic summer and we’re sad to see it end, but we’re looking forward to a great 4th year here at Western University and another great season with the Mustangs!

Our posting may still be a little sporadic over the next little while as we continue to get settled in, but we’ll try to check back with everyone in a few days!

~twosaucysisters