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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Guest Post!



My Fun in the Sun(dress) guest post is up over at icandy handmade! Even if you're not much of a seamstress, go check out Aaron's pretty pictures.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Recipe: Santa Fe Veggie Wraps



This recipe is almost whole foods friendly. That darn cream cheese stands in the way*.

What I say: "darn"
What I mean: "that glorious ingredient that is the key to this whole thing."

Don't skip it. It's not worth it.

This recipe is gloriously versatile. Pretty much as long as you remember the tortillas and the cream cheese you can pile on whatever veggies you like and have yourself a wonderfully fresh tasting meal. For dinner we did red bell pepper, jicama, avocado and red onion. For lunch the next day we were out of avocado and red bell pepper so I added shredded carrots, spinach and romaine lettuce.

Kristi, who originally posted the recipe, does lettuce, jicama, tomato, avocado, red onion, corn and beans. But we really dislike beans and mostly dislike corn at our house so we opted out of those.

Also, thanks to this recipe, I have discovered that I like jicama. Who knew?

*it has come to my attention that some cream cheeses ARE whole foods friendly. I am buying the wrong cream cheese!



Santa Fe Veggie Wraps
From Lemon Glaze

Whole wheat tortillas
Cream cheese, softened enough for spreading
Monterey jack cheese
Assorted raw veggies, sliced thinly (avocado, tomato, red onion, bell peppers, carrots, spinach, jicama, lettuce, etc.)

Spread cream cheese on tortillas, pile on the veggies, roll tightly and scarf it down.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Home Again Home Again

Explain to me how I left a spotless house with only a carry on duffel bag on Friday morning and am spending today doing a mountain of laundry and cleaning a filthy house. I was gone for 3 days, during which no one was even here. There is some kind of filth phenomenon at work here.

We spent a Stinky and Baby 2 free weekend in Houston with some wonderful friends who used to live nearby and have since left us for greener pastures (literally greener. It actually rains in the places they've lived since). We ate lots of good food and watched some funny YouTube videos and saw the world's largest sprinkler and almost had our dinner plans thwarted by street closures for a pride parade (there was a surfing float with muscular guys wearing speedos and nothing else. I am kicking myself a little bit for getting no pictures). Also, they introduced us to Fringe. All in all, a wonderful weekend with fantastic company.

While we were there, Kristy told me about this project she's been working on for the past year-


She's the creator and organizer and general head honcho. I'm not even in business and I'd still like to go because it sounds amazing. You can read more about the conference and how it came about here!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Summer with Kids: Bracelets

In order to survive the summer with my sanity intact I made a little weekly schedule for me and the kids. Baby 2 is still mostly just along for the ride at this point and he's perfectly happy with a cup and a spoon but Stinky requires some structured entertaining. On Mondays we do an art project and I wanted to share what we've been doing in case other moms are finding themselves in the same slow boat headed to Crazytown.

Back in February Stinky got a bracelet from his BFF's princess party (for some reason, 90% of his friends are female. He was born during a girl boom). He loved it and wore it everywhere and it was starting to look nasty. At some point, it got lost (I suspect foul play on Aaron's part).

I bought pony beads a couple months ago for this project so all I had to get was $1.50 worth of elastic cord at the craft store. We have a TON left. I foresee a lot more bracelet making in our future (maybe a good playgroup activity?).


$1.50

A little tape on the end ensured his beads didn't go all over

Good practice for little hands. He struggled with the beads at first but got the hang of it


He loved picking out his colors. And yes, I have cut his nails since these pictures were taken.

Finished product! Actually, this is the one I made. He already lost the one he made while making a "swimming pool" in our backyard

Friday, June 24, 2011

In the Red

Wearing Thrifted shirt and shoes, skirt from a dress I chopped up, belt from another skirt, necklaces from church achievement stuff


As a teenager I intensely disliked the color red. I didn't think it was flattering on me and it caused me no end of annoyance that our high school colors were red and blue and, for some reason, they tended to use red on all the school shirts. I looked fabulous in blue, people! Couldn't our senior shirts be BLUE??

I've come around on red. It's what I reach for when I'm bored or uninspired or wanting to distract from the fact that I'm not wearing makeup (ahem).

Also, say hello to my summer hair. This is pretty much what you'll be getting for the next 4 or 5 months. We're definitely seeing 100+ around here lately. Usually by now I'm quietly wishing for death but this year it isn't really bothering me. Like at all. I'm not sure what's going on with that but I'm not complaining.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Whole Foods Day by Day

I had several requests MONTHS ago for a better idea of what we eat every day when we do whole foods. And then Baby 2 got sick and went into the hospital and then we were all sick off and on for like months after that and our eating went to pot and yeah. It has been a while. We weren't eating terribly but it wasn't awesome either and I was feeling it.

But now that glorious spring and summer produce is upon us I'm getting back into the swing of things and oh, how I love it! You'll notice a fair amount of repetition throughout the week. Because we try to eat seasonally (and locally produced, as much as possible) we end up eating a lot of the same or very similar dishes. If I were writing this in the winter you'd be seeing a butternut squash and a lot of grapefruit. Fortunately, as soon as I start to get sick one set of fruits and veggies the weather shifts and we get another set.

Also, we're not nearly as strict these days, as you'll see. We eat whole foods as much as possible but don't worry about it if we need to eat quick and easy or want to go out on Friday night.




Wednesday

Breakfast: The boys had cut up watermelon and scrambled eggs with spinach. Aaron and I had watermelon strawberry smoothies. I blended spinach and greek yogurt into mine.

Lunch: Big salad using my bottled lettuce (best. thing. ever), grilled chicken, jicama, carrots and snap peas. My boys ate with my in-laws.

Snack: String cheese, a slice of whole wheat bread with butter

Dinner: My boys had dinner with my in-laws and Aaron ate some leftovers so I made myself some spinach pasta and lightly steamed a bunch of veggies (yellow squash, carrots, green beans, asparagus, red bell pepper) and threw it all together with a smidge of cream, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.Probably my favorite meal of the week.


Thursday

Breakfast: Watermelon strawberry smoothies for Aaron and I (mine had greek yogurt), pancakes and watermelon for the boys

Snack: Triscuits and string cheese

Lunch: Grilled cheese sandwiches on whole wheat bread with watermelon, carrots and snap peas (I had my veggies on a big salad, again using my vacuum sealed lettuce)

Stinky's lunch


Dinner:  Aaron and the boys had the leftover pasta from Wednesday night. I had taco salad at a church function.

Dessert: Aaron bought me apology candy (Reese's, my absolute fav). I couldn't not eat it since that would be like not accepting his apology. I did it for our marriage



Friday

Breakfast: Watermelon strawberry smoothies for Aaron and I (sadly, we were out of yogurt and acceptable smoothie greens so I had mine straight), the boys had watermelon and oatmeal with raisins

Snack: I snuck a Reese's (it had been that kind of morning)

Lunch: I polished off the leftover pasta from Wednesday night. The boys were in a snacky mood that day and filled up on watermelon, Triscuits, string cheese, snap peas and whatever else they could find. I don't normally allow that kind of grazing but eh, it was Friday.

Dinner: Pizza at Grimaldi's. Pesto for me, red sauce and pepperoni for Aaron (the boys picked from both)


Saturday

Breakfast: Pancakes with butter and syrup, watermelon

Lunch: Leftover pizza

Dinner: Chicken curry with naan, green salad


Sunday

Breakfast: watermelon, mango, toast

Lunch: I don't think I ate lunch, actually. Which is really weird for me. Stinky had watermelon, Baby 2 napped right through (church messes with his schedule). None of us seemed to be particularly hungry.

Dinner: At my parents' house - hamburgers on buns made with my whole wheat bread recipe. Fruit salad, green salad, corn on the cob.

Dessert: Chocolate chip cookies in honor of Father's Day


Monday

Breakfast: Toast, watermelon

Lunch: Raspberries, grapes, pasta with tomato basil sauce

Dinner: Leftover pasta, more raspberries and grapes. Aaron and I also had a little bread and smoked gouda


Tuesday

Breakfast: toast, watermelon strawberry smoothies (Baby 2 flopped on my lap and proceeded to drink most of mine. Stinker)

Lunch: Grilled cheese on whole wheat bread, grapes, raspberries, watermelon, carrots

Dinner: Quesadillas on homemade wheat tortillas. The last of the watermelon and veggies that I scraped together from our bare fridge (produce delivery is on Wednesday, so by Monday and Tuesday we're usually struggling!)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Wednesday (un)Want

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I'm really feeling the truth of this lately. I want too many things. I have too many things. I feel all cluttered. This week I'm doing some serious paring down. The boys will be donating a bunch of toys and clothes, my book shelves will get looked over with a hard eye, and something in my postage stamp of a kitchen has got to give. 

Also, my closet is getting a thorough pruning.

I always thought it was kind of strange when fashion bloggers put their clothes for sale up on their blog but now I totally get it. As a normal girl I shopped a fair amount. As a fashion blogger my closet has exploded and I really don't have room but I'm passionate about my clothing and I want my stuff to go to loving homes.

I've got some good stuff up in the shop. A once worn Anthropologie dress, a couple maxis, and the famous silk watercolor dress, among other things. Go check it out! Take something home with you! Swap with me!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sneak Peek

I have been a busy little bee lately with a whole bunch of different projects, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek of something I have coming up next week-


icandy handmade is hosting a series called Fun in the Sun(dress) from June 20th to July 14th. My post doesn't go up until a week from tomorrow but, in the meantime, you might want to head over each day and check it out. The line-up is incredible (I was freaking intimidated, I tell ya what) and I can't wait to see what each of these girls came up with!

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Throwing One More Hat in the Ring


 Today is the last day to enter to win a trip to Paris from Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day. I don't normally do much for giveaways (if you require more than a comment out of me then I will likely not be entering), but this? This is worth it. I will blog. I will tweet. I would wear body paint on the corner of a busy intersection  if she asked me to (I don't think she's that mean though).

Go see the details here!

(and if you win can I be your +1?)

Bored

Wearing old top (maybe JCPenney?), Wet Seal skirt (recent), Target watch (recent), Old Navy shoes, thrifted belt, earrings from the in-laws, bracelet from my mom
The ants are out in full force right now. Suckers got me twice while taking these pics
My closet is boring me to tears these days. I'm feeling so uninspired. Which is weird, because I actually have a handful of things I haven't even worn yet and that usually busts me out of outfit-funks. I'm even bored of shopping. Maybe I need to do some swapping? I probably should have gotten back on board the 30 for 30 train this time around. Oh well.

Also, I have a handful of Fashion Blogger (for a day) invitations out there but they're super busy girls and haven't had the chance to do it yet. But since we're on the subject, if you or someone you know would be a good guest poster, let me know! I only have one requirement- guests must not be regular fashion bloggers (well, and they need to be at least a little bit stylish)(style is totally subjective, I welcome all kinds of style). I'd love to have a new guest post for next Monday! It's more fun when it's not the Kayla show all week long.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Daddies in My Life

Aaron and Baby Stink in 2008

I know I don't talk much about Aaron on here...our marriage just feels too personal to put out there on the blog. But I really like him and he really likes me and together we make some pretty darn cute babies.

And he's such a good daddy to those sweet babies. Our kids adore Aaron. Both of them started saying "dada" MONTHS before they condescended to call me anything (ungrateful little...)

The best part about Aaron working from home is that he occasionally takes a break in the middle of the day just to chase them around or play trains. They live for that. Now that Baby 2 can open doors he has realized he can go visit daddy any time he wants (which is super awesome for Aaron when he's on conference calls) and Stinky will inevitably follow Baby 2 in and then I have to pull them both out kicking and screaming several times a day. But I can't blame them for wanting to be near him. I like being near him too.




And then there's my dad. He was the kind of dad who did this:

Me in back, Nikki in front. And this is maybe a screen shot from my wedding slideshow (I'm hoping my mom still has the original somewhere).


He worked long days doing construction then came home and played with us. And now he works long days doing real estate and then comes home and plays with his grandsons. We all love him to pieces (especially Stinky, who has always had a special grandpa bond). He will always be one of my favorite people.

Grandpa Steve and Stinky in the hospital in 2008 (Stinky had a killer Blue Steel face at birth)


And, of course, a little shout-out to my father-in-law, who was and is a wonderful dad and an amazingly loving and patient grandpa who sits at the piano and lets my kids plunk away as much as they want.

Happy Father's Day!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Follow Friday

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On Twitter there's this thing called Follow Friday where you spotlight Twitterers (? I'm still not all hip on the lingo there) that are worth following. It's a nice way to spread the love and discover awesome new feeds.

Janssen and I were talking the other day about how much it annoys us when some mediocre blogs do really well while a lot of excellent ones languish in obscurity. But it also brings us joy when people get big who really deserve it.

So today I'm hosting a little Blog Follow Friday. Do you know of a really excellent blog? Big, small, whatever, doesn't matter. Share it and tell us what you love about it. Gorgeous pictures? Fantastic writing? Pee-your-pants laughing stories? Useful tutorials? I want to know about them all.

I'll start-

1. My sister recently shared UpperBottom with me because she thought that something Rachel wrote could have been written by me. After reading for a bit I think we might actually be the same person (Aaron sleep attacked me once too. There were no velociraptors involved though, sadly). Every post she writes has me cracking up while also going, "YES!! ME TOOOO!!!!"

2. I went to high school with Angela Hardison but only kind of knew her (her then-boyfriend and now husband was in my ward). As is the case with so many people in my online life, we reconnected through blogging and I'm so very glad we did. She's kind of a big deal. Her blog is gorgeous, full of beautiful pictures and constant inspiration. She's super talented and just so darn pretty.

3. If you like to sew at all, Presser Foot is SUCH a great resource. They've slowed down a bit as of late (international moves, new babies, etc. will do that to you) but their archives are full of great tips and tricks. A lot of my sewing confidence has come from those lovely ladies.


So what are your favorites?? Do share.

Groupon- Laser Hair Removal

I know I've talked to a million of you local girls about my laser hair removal. Well, today's Groupon is for the same place I got mine and the same price. It's an awesome deal and they have one of the best lasers in the valley. The office is really nice too, which is always a bonus.

If you've ever considered getting laser hair removal, now is your chance! Go do it!

Of Nightgowns and Muumuus

Wearing thrifted nightgown turned dress, thrifted belt, J. Crew swimsuit, Steve Madden sandals (via Marshalls)

I have this thing where I fall helplessly in love with the most random items of clothing. There's a purple floral muumuu hiding in the dark depths of my closet because Aaron refuses to be seen with me when I wear it. He thinks its the most hideous thing ever but I love that muumuu so much! He keeps telling me I should put it to a vote on the blog but I'm kind of worried you guys will side with him. No one will ever love that muumuu the way I do.




When I saw this nightgown at Goodwill I was a goner. I think it was the peachy color that did me in.

Unfortunately, it really looked like a nightgown. I ended up dip-dyeing the top dark blue in hopes it would look a little less nightgown-y. It kind of worked. Aaron didn't realize what it was in its previous life but he did deem it "too poofy" for date night (maybe I should take it in a bit?) so it has been relegated to the "swimsuit cover-up" pile. Which is fine by me, seeing as I wear a swimsuit about 12 hours out of every day during the summer. As long as I get to wear it somewhere. Unlike my poor muumuu.




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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Spring Skirt Number 7: Not For Me

Due to the fact that I've been working on that Super Awesome Thing I mentioned that's coming in August and a handful of other little blog things I...don't actually have anything to post today (I'll get dressed at some point and take pictures though. I do at least have some outfit inspiration). But I wanted to point you over to Erica's blog this morning where she is wearing one of my creations:



That skirt was supposed to be my hostess gift when I went to NY a few weeks ago before Baby 2 got pneumonia again. Even though I didn't get to crash on her couch I still sent her the skirt and I think she looks really fantastic in it!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Wednesday Want


I spent an embarrassingly long time yesterday trying to figure out WHERE this shirt is from because holy smokes I love it. The colors, the loose style, the knot; it's all perfect.

I ran across it on Pinterest but of course the pin didn't take me back to the original source. I tried Tineye, which pointed me toward a couple dead ends (including InStyle, where I spent ages browsing through shirts, none of which was THIS shirt).

So I thought I'd turn it over to the blog...any one recognize this shirt? Please tell me it's $10 at Target.

Edit: Amy found it! You guys clearly have better online shopping skills than I do. It's by Chris Benz and can be found at the bargain sale price of $217.50 right here. If anyone runs across a cheaper reproduction, be sure to let me know!!



Edit again: there is some speculation that these shirts are not actually the same since the colors and sleeves are a bit different. But I looked up what Chris Benz's clothing tags look like and I'm pretty sure that's his label on the first one and I know for a fact that second one IS Chris Benz so..yes. Same shirt. Just cut from different pieces of the same fabric.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

EBEW: Lace

Wearing lace headband by me, H&M shirt, skirt from a dress I chopped up, Target watch, Payless shoes, belt from another skirt



Today may be the first time in Freckles in April history that I have blogged an outfit on the day I was actually wearing it. But I wanted to participate in EBEW and for some reason I never remember ahead of time. So here ya go. It's really sunny outside and I'm wearing a red skirt from a dress I chopped up this morning.

And my sunglasses are broken. All is bleak.

I like lace in theory but in practice I own one article of clothing with any lace on it (an undershirt. Yawn). So I had to bust out the headband I made in 3 seconds during one of my 30 for 30s. It works.


Lace | Everybody, Everywear

Monday, June 13, 2011

Affordable Sporty Shoes

Because I love you (and because Payless is right by WalMart and I needed milk anyway), I went in search of a few budget friendly alternatives to the ones I posted below.

These were all surprisingly comfortable and priced between $20 and $30. Unfortunately, the colors were pretty limited. But the store I went to had a buy one get one 1/2 price thing going on right now so I got a cute pair of flats for $25 and then this first pair for $10. Score.

Reg $19.99. Super lightweight and comfortable plus Airwalk has a Toms-esque "buy a pair and a kid in need gets a pair" thing going on.

Loved the straps on these. $19.99 online (but I thought they were more in the store? Maybe not.)

These were $29.99. I loved them, they were really comfortable and a nice cream color. I seriously considered them but I struggle with keeping light colored shoes clean.

$29.99

I don't love the laceless style but I DO love the color. Plus they are mesh and super breathable, which is nice in the summer around these parts. Plus, on sale online.

I didn't see these in the store but they're also a nice looking option at $29.99-



The website has a handful more options that I didn't see that I think would also be really cute (love the contrast on these).

I was thinking Macy's, Kohl's, and JCPenney are also probably worth checking out (everything is always on sale at those wonderful places). Anyone else know where to get some more affordable sporty shoes?

Sporty and Pulled Together

A couple weeks ago I ran into an old friend from high school, Shana, at a barbecue. As it occasionally does, the fact that I have a fashion blog came up and she asked me how to look pulled together but still kind of sporty. She's always been really athletic and usually rocked the t-shirt and basketball shorts look in high school. She's come a long way since then but is still looking for inspiration.

I've been thinking about that conversation ever since and decided to see what I could put together.

I think shoes really count here. No matter what you're wearing, a cheap pair of flip flops or disintegrating tennis shoes can sink your outfit, but that's what more athletic types tend to reach for. A cool, functional pair of kicks will keep an athletic ensemble from looking sloppy. Bonus points for fun colors and details.



Top row, from L to R
1. Puma Imani Fade
2. Onitsuka Tiger Serrano
3. Privo Polar Lake

Second row, from L to R
4. Lacoste Marthe
5. Hipthong Two Sandal by Chaco
6. Zinnia Sandal by Merrell

Third row from L to R
7. J-41 Genesis
8. Rocket Dog Keeper Club
9. Toms (you know I had to throw these in there)



Add some jeans or a pair of denim shorts. But make sure they fit. Baggy is not a fit. You are encouraged to roll them if you're feelin' it.

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I love the way she cuffed these.



Throw in some cool tees. And the ones you got for running that 5k don't count. Those are for house painting, not going out in public places. Plain tees are a good base (those super cheap Hanes vnecks are always good! And wonderfully disposable for moms who get covered in shmootz) but branching out to stripes and other patterns and prints is always good too!

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And, of course, accessories. I think a chunky watch is the perfect finishing touch for a sporty outfit. It's functional, stylish, and easy.

This is the one I've got. It was $10 at Target and I wear it everywhere these days. Also, a simple, silver chain necklace looks classy and adds a little sparkle.

And, I feel this needs to be said: athletic does not mean you are excused from hair and makeup. A little goes a long way toward looking and feeling put together. Mascara and a swipe of lipcolor that is also chapstick (I have the coral and anemone shades. Loooove) takes like 3 seconds. It's worth it.

Ok, my lovely blog readers, what can you add?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Sunday Share

I love words. Long ones, short ones, obscure ones. I loved vocabulary lessons and tests in any language when I was in school (In Spanish, verguenza = embarrassed and embarazada= pregnant. Isn't that awesome?).

So when my friend Shawna came across Save the Words she posted it to facebook with a note that it had my name all over it.

The premise is simple. You adopt a wonderful vocabulary word or two and then you use it so it doesn't become a lexical dinosaur. You can use it in speech, in writing, in blogging, in skywriting. It doesn't much matter, as long as it gets used.

So if I use the words temerate (to break a vow or promise) or tortiloquy (a dishonest or immoral speech) on my blog then you'll know where they came from. They are my little adopted word babies.

(also, doesn't tortiloquy sound like a speech about tortillas? Shawna and I agreed we would totally listen to that speech)

Other awesome words we learned while talking about this yesterday:

Somandric - pertaining to the human body
Snollygoster - a shrewd, unprincipled person
Igniparous - to bring forth flame

Those last two about made my lifetime. Snollygoster? And I maybe 'ooooh'ed out loud a little bit when Shawna told me about igniparous. Such a fabulous word.

So perhaps today you could go to Save the Words and adopt a word and then we could have a really enlightening conversation in the comments using our wonderful new vocab words. Yes? Ok good.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Whole Foods Recipe: Wheat Bread



Wheat bread should be simple. There should be a minimum of ingredients. It should be healthy and hearty but still mouthwateringly delicious. My bread was never any of these things.

I found a wonderful local bakery that makes a delicious, affordable loaf that meets all of the above criteria and I decided that maybe that was as good as it was going to get for me. I happily made the trek over there once every two weeks for months (they give free samples!).

But then one day I just didn't feel like driving to get bread. I wanted to conquer it in my own kitchen, dang it!



I decided to start with my go-to french bread recipe from Mel's Kitchen Cafe. I should have known to start there months ago. None of her recipes have ever let me down and her blog is the first place I go when I want to add something new to our weekly menu. She's no-fail for me.

And what do you know, it turned out perfectly. I've made it at least once a week for a couple months now and have had consistently excellent results. On Sunday we were supposed to have burgers for dinner and I realized I had forgotten to buy buns. Not a problem! I whipped up a batch of this bread dough, used half for buns and made the other half into a regular loaf. It was perfect.

If you have a mixer with a dough hook then check out Mel's original post for kneading instructions. My instructions are for those of us stuck in the dark ages with a spoon and a bowl.



Whole Wheat Bread
Adapted slightly from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

2 1/4 cup warm water
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon yeast
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons oil (coconut!! Or, you know, whatever)
5 1/2-6 cups white wheat flour, plus some for dusting (I use home ground but King Arthur's is good)
3-4 tablespoons vital wheat gluten (you can find this in most grocery stores these days)

Pour warm water into a large bowl and stir in the honey. Sprinkle in the yeast then let it sit for a few minutes until foamy. Stir in oil, salt and half the flour until well combined. Add the rest of the flour and the vital wheat gluten, stir for a bit then dump it all out on your kneading surface and get to work. Knead for 5 to 10 minutes until it all comes together and looks smooth. Turn your bowl upside down over the dough ball and set your timer for 10 minutes.



When 10 minutes is up, remove your bowl and knead the dough for a few turns. Replace the bowl. Set your timer for 10 minutes. Repeat every 10 minutes for about an hour.

Divide dough in two equal pieces and roll into 9x13 rectangles. Starting at a long edge, roll dough into a loaf then set both loaves seam side down on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Take a sharp knife and cut 3 angled gashes on top of each. Cover lightly and let rise another 30-45 minutes (depending on a lot of factors, it might need longer since wheat doesn't rise quite as readily. Use your judgment here).

Brush each loaf with egg wash (one egg beaten with a little water) then bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes (original recipe says 30 but mine is always done at least 5 minutes before then. This batch only baked for like 22 minutes so keep an eye on it).

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