Let it rain in LA and people will assume it’s snowing and hailing outside! People stay in so I followed suit …. it’s the natural thing to do and while I edited today’s video I also baked for my lil fam bam.
There’s nothing more cozy on a chilly rainy day than the aroma of baked goods filling your home. So I made my variation of my friend Chelsea’s recipe which I got here. She is an amazing cook and knows more about health and nutrition than anyone I know. So I added some raisins into the mix, some cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg, a bit of xylitol and we’re ready for French toast in the morning!
Here is the recipe, I added just a few ingredients to make the above pictured yummies! Try them out and let me know what you think! Tomorrow I shall make French toast with this bread and since it’s soup weather, the crackers will come in handy for a cheese plate! PS if you love Trader Joe’s Rosemary Raisin crackers, than you’ll loooove these! Be sure to check out healthyishandsome.com for the original recipes and much more, love her!
Happy baking, and stay warm, wherever you are!
Gluten Free Rosemary Crackers
-2 cups almond flour
-3 TBSP olive oil
-1 TBSP chopped rosemary
-1 TBSP unsweetened almond milk
-1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup chopped raisins
-roll out on parchment paper and bake on a cookie sheet at 350 for 15 minutes :D Enjoy!
Gluten Free almond flax raisin bread
- 1 1/2 cups almond meal
- 1/4 cup flax seed meal
- 2 TBSP coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp honey
- 5 eggs room temperature
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 TBSP active dry yeast
- 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup chopped raisins
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- a dash of nutmeg
- 1 TBSP xylitol (or sugar- I wanted a sugar free option for my daughter)
Mix the dry ingredients together
Mix the liquid ingredients together except for the eggs
Slowly add in the dry ingredients
Mix in the eggs one at a time
Cover the mixing bowl with a towel and let rise at room temperature for 2 hours
Pour dough into a greased loaf pan
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees
Enjoy the yummies!
It’s like an inappropriate weird grown up version of Random Dancing…
Hello beautiful people! So Valentine’s day is tomorrow! Ahhhh! Have no fear, Tuesday we made scented soy candles, and today we’ll pair that gift with these yummy Sweetheart Scones! I made them gluten free for my GF child, but you can make them traditional also. This recipe made 9 scones. They’re yummy, quick, fun, kid friendly, and girl friend approved ;)
Soooo, lets get started!
Preheat your oven to 425F
Pour the flour, baking powder, and salt in a big ol’ bowl and stir. Then add in the butter, I used my clean hands to mush this into the mixture until it all looked like granules.
The toss in the sugar and milk and stir until a dough is formed. Lastly I added the pink sparkles and cacao nibs and just knead the dough a dozen times to get it all nice and mixed up. Then roll out your dough and I kept them about 1/2 inch thick since I like my scones fluffy not crunchy and then cut out these adorable man friendly heart shapes haha. Oh yea, he will LOVE the heart shapes! I just used the scraps and re rolled it all until all the dough was used.
Then bake it for about 8-10 minutes just until they are a very light golden on top, they’re easy to over bake so make sure you keep an eye on them.
I let them cool on a rack and then served them up with some Kerry Gold butter….divine!
The pictures above are step by step and the video of me making them is live on my YouTube channel now, check it out and when you make these please be sure to tag me on Instagram so I can see what kind you decided to make! I hope you have fun making them, I made them while listening to the Mariah Carey Pandora station woot, and sipping on some red wine, the only way to bake! haha. So I wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day, have a fun and wonderful day whether it be with your boyfriend, girlfriend, best group of friends or just stag, I wish you a love filled day!
Hello lovvaaahhs! So Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! If you’re like me, this slightly gives you anxiety and the prospect of what gift to give this year that stands out becomes an overwhelming thought! Well I am here for you this holiday because I got down with the DIY!
Sounds like a song I know. So today we’re making scented soy candles and on Thursday we’ll make sweetheart scones for you, your girlfriends, your boyfriends, for any occasion really, because love is everlasting which technicallllyyy means you could go nuts with these on the daily!
These scented soy candles are awesome because they’re not too pricey to make as a gift, if you have some of the items already like I did, PLUS they’re hand made which makes everything so much more special, annnnd you can scent them however your heart desires!
What you’ll need:
- soy wax
- soy wicks
- essential oils (I went with Lavender, citrus sage, blackberry, and nag champa - blackberry was my favorite)
- mason jars
- tape (to keep the wicks upright and in place)
- hole puncher (for le tape)
I used about 2- 2 1/2 cups per mason jar depending on size which I used a small jars and medium ones. Since I don’t have a microwave at home (the waves freak me out amirite?!) I had to create a make shift steamer- with a pot and metal strainer to put the glass measuring cup full of soy wax into, to melt down, whew! I used a small piece of tin foil to cover the measuring cup and then a lid to keep the heat in - home made double boiler! And if you are a normal person and have a microwave unlike my paranoid self, than simply pop the glass into the microwave and heat the wax on high for one minute intervals checking on them every 30 seconds, until the wax is melted.
Then depending on how fragrant you want your candles - I used about 15-18 drops of essential oil in each candle, drop the wick in with the tape contraption and tape to the sides so that the wick actually stands. This ACTUALLY works y’all wahooo! *make sure you place the candles in a place they won’t be moved, OR you’ll have wax all on the sides just like I did - those candles are not posted ;) What, you think I’m some kind of amateur? haha well I am!
Then after about an hour and a half once the wax has hardened, remove the tape, cut the wick, and place the lids on top. Then you can decorate the mason jar however you like!
I had so much fun making these, I made some for friends as Valentine’s Day gifts, and the Nag Champa one is for my daughter, and the rest are burning beautifully around my apartment.
Happy DIY making and have a beautiful Valentine’s Day!
So if you’ve been following me on Twitter and Insta (ahem if you aren’t you totes should because I’m pretty good at this whole selfie phenom ;) well than you know I’ve teamed up with JustFab to bring you a huge holiday giveaway. Sometimes I team up with different brands to bring you giveaways and this particular giveaway I’m really excited about because it would be something I would also want for myself and that I do have for myself! Lol. I would never promote anything to you that I didn’t truly love and this company I have been working with for a while now and we decided to do a couple of giveaways in honor of the holidays AND the launch of their new Fabletics - athletic gear line. I personally wear the work out leggings like pants, straight from the gym to out to lunch, no biggie, and I have a few more videos featuring them coming your way soon. What’s great about their service is it’s $39.95 and you get TWO pairs of shoes! Not one, which would normally be the price of one pair, but two! They make it really easy to exchange if you get the wrong size, and the styles are beyond cute. I’ve posted some of my looks here. If you have used their service or still do, please show me what you’ve put together by tagging me on Instagram- Jess_lizama I love hearing about your experience also wahhoooo!
Now onward with my video wrap up, my ‘Day to Night” video brought you 4 outfits, 2 pairs of shoes, and 1 huge announcement! I took two of my favorite looks for Fall and turned them from day time city slicker to night time jet setter simply by adding different accessories and switching out my hair. It’s all about boots for fall, us ladies live in leggins and to help you wear them every which way you can, dress em up or dress em down, I chose 2 of you ladies to win a pair of boots from Just Fab!
My second video was all about announcing the winners and I asked you all to tag me on Instagram and Twitter so I could see you dress up your favorite Fall outfit and take it from a day look to a night look so thank you so much to all of you who did that, here are the two winners: Silviahh27 and Dork0730 congratulations ladies! <3
And lastly, my third video from last week was all about avoiding the dreaded food coma! Haha and it announced my next challenge for myself and for you all #30dayswithJess, which I did earlier this year but this time I’m really kicking it into high gear and working out 5 times a week, eating more clean and more frequently, and I encourage you all to join me and to check in with one another with our work outs and our meal plans! I may have fallen off the wagon here and there haha but I am back on track! So with this video I announced that I will be giving two of you ladies some Fabelitcs work out attire and two of you gentlemen a Santa hat filled with dude stuff lol. ie, protein shakes, bars, coconut water, etc. And I asked you all to tag me on instagram and twitter with your favorite workouts and what your favorite work out outfit was, so from that I chose 4 of you, two ladies and two men!
evileve13, jessicalawrence, coolkiddit, and Daron Pabelonio Congratulations everybody!
Please send me your mailing addresses and channel names so I can send out your goodies! Thank you again for participating and congratulations again! Let’s do this! xoxoxo firstname.lastname@example.org
Wahooo! So thank you so much for partaking in all my video fun-ness, I really appreciate you all that sent in pictures, that commented and liked the videos, and who are doing the #30days with me challenge! I love you all so much and thank you again! This week I show you my favorite hiking spots in LA and have a special surprise in store for those of you who are doing the 30 day challenge with me so stay tuned! I hope you are all enjoying the holidays and I can’t wait to share the New Year with you all! 2014 is THE year!
lots of love,
Alright so needing a drink of water isn’t the only thing you need apparently when you say you’re thirsty. Explanation in my new video up now! YouTube.com/jesslizama http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmBX9udDNMM
Go get you some. No pun intended. I mean water. Go get water. Xoxo
I go chasing sunsets after my lesson with world famous ribbon dance instructor CHAD aka Steve Greene Comedy :D
Check me out in this month’s Fiesta Movement Mission #fitness
Follow me along for my adventures! http://www.fiestamovement.com/agents/jesslizama
My latest video…how NOT to go crazy. Please don’t. ps these are not acceptable Insta pictures. Just no. <3
Good morning! I am so proud to say that I’m an official Ford Fiesta Movement agent! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IILxanle_iM Here are vlogs day 1 and 2, meet the other agents, follow us here for the adventures and updates! #fiestamovement http://www.fiestamovement.com/agents/jesslizama
Can’t wait to share all my adventures with you! My first mission is this month and it’s going to be a fun one! Here we go! woohooo!!!!
much excitement much hugs much love