I was recently investigating how to make my own baking powder. I wanted a plain baking powder, without all the additives - one that was Gluten Free, Aluminium Free & Preservative Free... It turns out it's quite simple to make your own.
I've put together a summary of basic information on Baking Soda, Baking Powder and SR flour as well as some handy reference guides to keep in the kitchen. They can be found here on the craftnhome website.
Given that Baking Powder is easy to make, and expires anywhere from within 3 months to a year - it makes sense to make your own when you need it.
I've been busy trying to create low carb, grain free alternative to our families favourite meals.
These healthy oven baked chicken fingers are a great alternative to chicken nuggets, and they are:
No added sugars
The recipe can be found here
They work well with salads or roast veggies. Serve leftovers up cold with salads the next day.
Low Carb - Gluten Free - No added Sugar - Nut Free - Easy to Bake
Find the recipe here .
There's a hint of sweetness in these bars from the one banana and some low-sugar dark chocolate. A great muesli bar replacement, and so simple to make.
Low Carb Healthy Fat Eating
I've recently made the move to Low Carb, Healthy Fat (LCHF) eating. It's been a complete transformation of my eating habits, my cooking, and my health.
Why did I make the change from a seemingly healthy, low fat and gluten free diet? It started when my husband brought home a book from the library called "What the Fat". This book seriously challenged what I'd considered "healthy" as far as food was concerned. Eat more fat? You've got to be kidding! I needed some serious convincing... of the scientific kind - but the more I've investigated and looked into this, the more convinced I've become... enough to change the habits of a lifetime, and revolutionise my kitchen.
If you are interested, look at the evidence yourself - Here's a couple of good places to start:
"What the Fat" by Prof Grant Schofield, Dr Caryn Zinn, and Craig Rodger
Great explanations, scientific evidence presented in easy to understand way, and heaps of helpful advice on getting started.
That Sugar Film - great if you prefer TV to Books. But also a book version "That Sugar Book" and "That Sugar Guide" by Damon Gameau.
Easy to understand and presented in a entertaining way - watch the film first, and then read the book. The explanations of the science are great - made so simple.
I also like the Ditch the Carbs website for recipes: http://www.ditchthecarbs.com/
I've just posted up on the web-site this morning an updated computer-drawn template for the "Croaking Frog Card" . It's taken me hours to put together, but the finished product looks good.
I made a newer version of my Dump Truck Card today for my beautiful nephew who's turning one. The wheels turn and the tipper actually tips backwards.
I've revised and updated the instructions for this card, which can be found here.
Have fun creating!
Father's Day is approaching fast ...I have some card ideas for the kids to give Dad.
The newest card is a "Give Dad a Medal" card where you personalise the medal awarded.
Is your Dad The Best Ever, The Kindest, The Funniest, The Most Helpful, The Best Hugger? you decide!
They can be found Here on the Father's Day Craft Page.
You'll find these cards there too...
Make these butterflies that will balance on your finger tip as if by magic.
Find the Balancing Butterfly instructions and free printable templates here.
Use these templates to make a card for someone special, or use them for other crafts. Find the templates and instructions on the Woven Hearts Card Page.
Print out these bookmarks and colour them in to make a personalised gift for Mum on Mother's Day.
The free templates are available for download and printing on the Colouring Bookmarks for Mum Page.