Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I just finished The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and my love for it must be made known! But, I had one teeny problem while reading it: the book was borrowed so I couldn't write in it and highlight the many parts I enjoyed. This is another book that I'll have to get my own copy of.

I have officially finished work . I was teaching 4 dance classes a week which is NOT a lot but when you are approaching 8 months of pregnancy it can get pretty taxing physically. Happiness and joy, joy and happiness for no more classes. . . with no more work my love of vegan and vegetarian cooking has been reborn and I just made a loaf of kamut rice bread. When it's still hot, have a slice with vegan or regular butter and honey and oh, is it yummy! Jason and I use to get really creative with our breads and use combinations of garbanzo, soy, millet and other flours-- we even threw in whole millet sometimes for a hearty crunchy texture. The recipe is yeast-free and we usually adapted it to what we had in the house (eggs or flax meal, and honey, brown rice syrup or maple). Diverse flour is hard to come by here but they've started carrying some at an organic market we frequent and I'm all smiles and ready to get creative in the kitchen again.

The recipe we follow and adapt is Millet Rice Bread (I couldn't find the link online but I'll give it another look).

Here's another good recipe that I'm going to try. It's basically the same as the one we follow with an added variation. So, maybe it's an updated version of the one I was looking for.


Stephanie said...

glad that you are done with work and can spend more time at home. before you know it your little one will be here. i can't wait to hear if your baby is a boy or a girl, this is killing me. ;)

Sarra Eaton said...

Cammie, I just really enjoy your blog and your life! I seriously relate to so much, I didn't know we had so much in common. I missed out and never got to know you well enough but I feel that we are "kindred spirits" (I hope you know Anne of Green Gables :0) Anyways, I am excited to try Kamut flour. Your link had a recipe for Kamut crepes- we make whole wheat crepes almost every morning so I want to try this new variation. I am impressed with how long you went teaching dance, cooking a bun is hard work. I am only 4 months along and I feel like I just sleep all day. I don't know if I could do it.

Cammie said...

Sarra, I really enjoy your blog and life too! And, yes, I know Anne with an "e" :o). Maybe someday we'll be in your neck of the woods. Jason and I would both like to live in Canada.

I didn't realize that there was a crepe recipe on the Kamut site. I need to try it out as well.

And about teaching dance--it was tough some days but once I got started I was OK (and then after class I just wanted to sleep). I think the first months and the last weeks are the toughest for me. I'm so happy for you and our babies will be close in age! I'm also glad you're blogging again.

Meaghan said...

I liked The Alchemist too! I just started a series of books based in the Highlands of Scotland. I'll let you know if they're any good. Post a picture of your baby belly, I'd love to see!

Miranda and JD said...

I am totally with you about the Alchemist and the no more dance teaching thing. It is nice just to relax for a while. The cooking sounds fun. One day I need to taste some of the bread. It sounds mmmmm.