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Paleo French Toast Sticks (WIAW)

It’s only 8:00pm and I already feel like taking a nice large nap. Preferably one that lasts throughout the night for eight blissful hours. Yes. That sounds good right now.

Paleo French Toast Sticks (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free)

Before going to bed though I have a nice little list that I want to accomplish: Astronomy, send a few e-mails, hang up my laundry, start on a PowerPoint for class, and finish this blog post of course. I’ll probably get about half done. That’s alright with me though. Better than nothing.

Slowly but surely I am catching up on comments on my past posts, and trying to read the new posts in my Bloglovin. So if you receive a notification from months ago that will be why!

Paleo French Toast Sticks (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free)

I’m also supposed to be catching up on all of my backlog of recipe waiting to be edited and shared. But then I make a new recipe that I get even more excited about and end up posting that one instead. *My bad…*

I should also note the reason that I have such a nice little to-do list that has been spanning a few days now. I’ve been reading. For the past two days I have spent basically every free moment reading The Crown of Embers, the sequel to The Girl of Fire and Thorns that I read back in November. Guys… It was so good! The ending was just a tad rushed, but even that is just a matter of opinion because the story line was basically stunning and now I want to be a queen with magical powers even more…

The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

Ha. Yes. My impossible but ever so present daydreams of magical powers has not waned in the slightest since I first began my Harry Potter addiction (did I mention that I’m listening to part 3 of The Goblet of Fire right now on audiobook? I didn’t? How silly of me…). Really though, The Girl of Fire and Thorns is a great series, made only greater by the fact that I am going to be getting the third book this weekend.

Hmm… My mom is also under the impression that she is getting the third book this weekend as well too. I call first dibs. Obviously I win because I have documented proof šŸ˜‰

Something else that I would totally call first dibs on? These french toast sticks. Because no one likes cold french toast. Although it would still be pretty darn delicious if you ask me.

Paleo French Toast Sticks

Wheat/Gluten/Grain-Free, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo/GAPS-Friendly, No Sugar Added

12 French Toast Sticks – 1 or 2 servings

Paleo French Toast Sticks (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free)

Ingredients:

  • 1 batch of my microwave paleo bread (shared below)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (or any other kind of milk)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • dash of salt (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat a griddle to 350 degrees or a skillet to medium-high heat (whatever temperature you use to make pancakes).
  2. Take the microwave paleo bread and divide each of the four pieces into three so that you have 12 bread sticks in total.
  3. Next in a shallow bowl mix together the eggs, coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
  4. Oil/spray the griddle to prevent sticking.
  5. Then dip each stick into the egg mixture and place on the griddle. Repeat with the remaining sticks.
  6. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until the egg is crisp and thoroughly cooked. Flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  7. Remove and serve with whatever additions you would like! I divided the french toast sticks to two plates and topped them with a sliced banana and warmed honey.

Paleo French Toast Sticks (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free)

Microwave Coconut Flour Paleo BreadĀ 

Wheat/Gluten/Grain-Free, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo/GAPS-Friendly, No Sugar Added

Makes 4 slices of bread – 2 servings

Microwave Paleo Coconut Flour Bread

Ā Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted

Directions:

  1. Oil/Spray a glass loaf pan about 9×5 in size.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients first then add the wet and mix well.
  3. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and spread smooth.
  4. Cook in the microwave for approximately 6 minutes (check after 4 minutes to test). The bread is done when the center is no longer wet and springs back at the touch. Adjust as needed.
  5. Let cool. Then take the bread and slice it carefully horizontally so that you have two thin, loaf-size pieces of bread. Next cut each piece in two. This will give you four sandwich-sized piece slices for sandwiches. You can eat it as is, toast in the the toaster or in a pan, make a sandwich out of it, or make the french toast recipe above!

Paleo French Toast Sticks (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free)

So now it’s 9:00pm and I suppose I should get a start on that list now… Blog post… Check!

And as always is the case for Wednesdays, I’m linking up with Jenn at Peas and Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday. Make sure to head over to the WIAW party to see all of the other bloggers who shared their eats for the day.

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Questions for you:

Do you ever “bake” in the microwave?

How do you feel about cooking foods in the microwave?

If you were eating french toast right now, what would you top it with?

What books have you read lately?

Have you ever met any famous authors?

Allergy-Free Soup Recipe Round Up (FFF) and 3 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately

If you’ve been stalking my comments lately on other blogs (which, would totally be creepy, but kind of cool in a #fangirl type of way…) then you’d know that I have been saying forĀ weeksĀ that I need to make some soup. After all, it’s been in the cold 30’s for awhile now, which I think that also means that this post is way overdue.

Below is a collection of 6 delicious-looking soup recipes that I’ve happened across on the blog world. They are all super simple.

1 has beef.

2 feature butternut squash.

3 contain apples.Ā 

4 are vegan.

5 use no sweeteners.

And 6 are egg-free, grain-free, nut-free, tomato-free and bean-free!

Allergy-Free Soup Recipe Round Up

Butternut Squash-Apple Soup from Sprint 2 the Table (Found via CleanEatsFastFeets)

How cute is this bowl?

How cute is this bowl?

Grain-Free Chicken Noodle Soup from The Nourishing Gourmet

I've sorely missed chicken noodle soup, so this grain-free version is perfect for me.

I’ve sorely missed chicken noodle soup, so this grain-free version is perfect for me.

Meatball SoupĀ from The Liberated Kitchen

I love the idea of adding meatballs!

I love the idea of adding meatballs!

Acorn Squash and Apple Soup from Happy Herbivore

Doesn't this soup almost look like caramel? When I eat it, I'm going to pretend it's caramel...

Doesn’t this soup almost look like caramel? When I eat it, I’m going to pretend it’s caramel…

African Kale and Yam Soup from Happy Herbivore

So many delicious soup recipes involving apples!

So many delicious soup recipes involving apples!

Butternut Squash Soup from Happy Herbivore

Only three ingredients. LOVE.

Only three ingredients. LOVE.

These recipes are part of this week’s Friday Food Finds:

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You can read all about Friday Food Finds and my past posts here:

Friday Food Finds #1Ā (Mission Accomplished)

Friday Food Finds #2

Friday Food Finds #3

Friday Food Finds #4Ā (Mission Accomplished)

Friday Food Finds #5Ā (Mission Accomplished)

Friday Food Finds #6Ā (Mission Accomplished)

Friday Food Finds #7

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I also want to share three things that I’ve been loving lately:

1. Book

The Girl of Fire and Thorns

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa has always felt powerless, useless. Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly kingā€”a king who needs her to be the chosen one, not a failure of a princess. And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies, seething with dark magic, are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could save his people. And he looks at her in a way no man has ever looked at her before. Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do.

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I just finished this amazing book at about midnight last night. The Girl of Fire and Thorns is considered fantasy by most, but it was very mild. The coolest part of the book was how the author addressed body image and self-worth in a fantasy/long-time-ago context. Body image wasn’t the main plot of the story, but more of an underlying theme, which I thought was very profound and moving.

2. Movie

Batman Begins

Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight’s emergence as a force for good in Gotham.

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I’ve already seen this movie about a dozen times or more, but a group of my friends always get together every Wednesday to watch some type of Batman-esque show. We’ve watched part of the animated series, and all of the old batman movies. This past Wednesday we made it up to the most modern trilogy with Christian Bale. It’s so neat to see how everything has changed! He’s no George Clooney, but I adore this movie all the same.

3. TV Show

Dream High

Six students at Kirin Art High School work to achieve their dreams of becoming stars in the Korean music industry. During the drama, the students learn how to develop their singing, songwriting and dancing skills while also undergoing personal growth. Each one of the students have their own strength and their own weaknesses, but with the support and guidance of each other, they strive to debut on stage.

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This TV show was a recent find on Netflix, and in just the past week I’ve managed to make it through 7 hour-long episodes. It does have subtitles, because the main characters don’t speak English, and while I normally hate subtitles, there is just something about this show that makes me want to keep on watching. It’s somewhat cheesy, but the emotions of the actors and actresses are much deeper than I first expected. There are two seasons, but they have different main characters. I don’t think anything can beat Season One.

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I know I said in my last post that I was going to talk more about how I’ve been feeling lately, and some dietary changes that I want to make, but that’s just too depressing for this beautiful Friday. The post will come eventually, when I’m ready, but for now I just want to enjoy the holiday season, free from worry!

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Have you made soup yet this year?

What have you been reading/watching lately?

Name the first thing that you are going to do when the weekend starts.