Friday, May 14, 2010

BAoK, Farmers Market, and Homemade Vegan Multigrain Bread

Itssssss Friday! How exciting :) Any good weekend plans? Other than teaching and brunch, my weekend is wide open.

I wanted to send a HUGE thank you to Krista for one of the best BAoK ever! She saw my post noting that I couldn't find canned pumpkin in my area and she sent me TWO cans, an adorable card, and a bundle of fun teas:



Thank you so much Krista! After work today, I headed to the Daniel Island farmers market with Lindsay. We got some coffee and then hit up all the local food stands:




We also got a sample of homemade pickles with salsa on top:






I wanted one of everything! But I came home with purple potatoes, amazing carrots, blackberries, Brussels sprouts and grass fed beef (for the man):

It was also just a lot of fun to walk around in the heat and chat with Lindsay.
I ran home to take care of Frank and then headed out to teach class. After cleaning myself up and making dinner, I got started on a bread creation that I thought up while at work today ;)
Multi Grain Bread (Vegan or Not)
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup flax seed meal
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup unbleached AP flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 2/3 cups milk (regular, soy, almond, whatever you’ve got)
  • ½ cup molasses or honey
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Mix dry and wet ingredients separately, then combine.
  • Spray a loaf pan and pour in batter.
  • Bake for 45 minutes- 1 hour.
  • Let loaf cool completely before slicing.


The bread turned out pretty nice! Its (obviously) a dark bread with an interesting combination of textures and flavors and is just slightly sweet.


I'm off to work. Afterwards, I am food shoping for the week and picking Josh up from the airport (hes been at a work trip allll week)- can't wait to see him!

56 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Your bread looks so moist and delicious. What a greta farmers market! I need to find a good one around here. Have a great weekend! :)

Anne Marie said...

The bread looks fantastic!

Heatha said...

What a great market! I can't wait to hit up the farmers markets in Cleveland. The weather is finally warming up!!!

That bread looks so good. Erica, you have such a knack for baking!

Lauren @ Eater not a runner said...

I love farmer's markets!! And your bread looks fabulous of course :-)

Jessica said...

Great bread Erica! You always make such moist looking breads and baked goods!

Glad to see you touring the farmers market! It's such a fun place to be, especially on a sunny day!

Whitney @ Lettuce Love said...

That farmers' market is amazing! An entire bin of brussel sprouts- count me in! I love your homemade bread too :)

Jenna said...

Fresh baked homemade bread? Yum! Looks delicious.

Yayy, have fun this weekend with Josh.

Sweet and Savory said...

Love farmer's market pics...I could browse all day!

Krista said...

LOVE the farmers market! That bucket of beets caught my attention! I'm gonna make that bread this weekend. Looks to me like it's begging to be topped with a little something! :)

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Yum! That bread looks great. That pickle and salsa was so good. I think I'm going to add that for the list for next week! Yay for Josh coming home!!!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

So fun to find little surprises in the mail!! Especially when it's something like the pumpkin that you can't find! :-)

Nothing better than fresh-baked bread--yummy!

Christina said...

ahhh i want to go soon!! glad you guys had fun. i ate a bunch of pickles at the mt p farmer's market last time. goooooood!

Julie said...

awwwwww krista is SO sweet!!! what a nice thing for her to do :)

...i wonder if you could spiralize that bread...

hahaha anyways i probably would have taken home that entire container of brussel sprouts! no self control when it comes to veggeeeeze

have fun with josh this weekend!!! so exciting that he's home :) :) and thanks for the bday gchat! i'm sorry i missed it! i was in zee shower. poo. talk to you later girlfrannnn

Stacey said...

I can't wait to go to a farmers market. Only a few more weeks here and berries should start.

Trying To Heal said...

ah, what great farmers market finds! i can't wait until the one in my town starts in just over a week!

the bread looks fantastic!

what's the plan for your newly acquired pumpkin?

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Yay for the farmer's market finds! Can't wait to see how Josh likes the grass fed beef... we think it tastes "beefier" but we love it! Hope you are having a lovely week girl :) XOXO

hbobier @ Basil Vodka said...

I'm stuck in this rut where I think I have to own a bread maker to make bread. Great recipe--I'll have to try it out!

Holly said...

That is so sweet of Krista! I stockpiled pumpkin last fall but haven’t tried to find it in the stores recently. I need to check that out because I won’t know WHAT to do if I can’t make all things pumpkin!

Everything from the farmer’s market looks so tasty and fresh! The one close to me opens in a few weeks – can’t wait. And that bread looks deeeeelicious!

Enjoy your night with Josh and the Frankster! :-)

Kristin said...

Hiya! I've never made it out to the DI farmers market. We are members of the Ambrose Farms CSA so we're pretty spoiled with an insane amount of produce. Anyways, we need to get together sometime!

Katie said...

What a nice BAoK gift... I just found ONE can of pumpkin the other day and was pretty excited.

I need to get to the farmers market soon! That produce is gorgeous.

Love that bread... molasses adds just the right touch of sweetness.

Have a great weekend!

Kelsey said...

oh yay! how fun would that farmers market be. love local! and that bread looks amazing, ur so right -turned out lovely! <3

Holly said...

those orange beets are GORGEOUS! gah, i am going to the farmer's market tomorrow morning to stock up and am so excited!

love the looks of the bread and YAY YAY YAY for friday! happy weekend dear erica :)

insideiamdancing said...

Pickles and salsa?! That is a new one for me...sounds great. As does that bread! Wow.

I am hoping to hit up my farmers market this weekend- hooray!

Ali said...

That bread looks delicious.

I am jealous of your farmer's market!! I would love to go pick our fresh fruits & veggies like that.

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

I would love to make bread-yours looks like it came out perfect!

Erin at The Healthy Apron said...

ha, it's too funny that you posted this because I was just thinking how I wanted to try and create my own bread! looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing!

The Blonde Duck said...

I read about these salmon burger patties on a blog and searched for them at the grocery store to no avail!

RhodeyGirl said...

That market looks AMAZINNNGGGGG!!!

Have a great weekend gorgeous!

homecookedem said...

That bread looks so delicious!! I love fresh baked bread and the aroma, mmmmmmmm!!

Have a wonderful weekend!! :)

BroccoliHut said...

That market looks like a great way to spend the day! I love me some homemade pickles:)

Maria said...

I am jealous of your market! Ours don't open until June. Have a great weekend!

Ana said...

I really want to some pumpkin in my life!! I think this weekend I am going on a hunt to find some, haha!! That bread looks so yummy, fun recipe I shall try this summer!

Have a great weekend girl!

Lauren said...

TGIF!!!
Doesn't your heart just immediately overfill with joy when you get these things from blogger friends. Its amazing the people I have met through my blog (you included!:)

Hope you are planning an amazing weekend sweetheart! :)

GF Gidget said...

I haven't been able to find pumpkin puree either. Butternut squash puree works perfectly as a substitute, though.
That bread and those Brussel Sprouts look fantastic!

whataboutsummer said...

can of what?
I've never seen something like that

goodness you have great food adventures and items to explore. love your recipe!
Katherine

Priyanka@thehealthydiary said...

Your post has motivated me to visit my farmers market tomorrow. Lovely bread loaf.

Have a great weekend!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

oh those beets n brussles...i want to be there!

have fun with josh this weekend after a week on the road. girl. i know those weeks are long so have a great nite honey!
xo

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

What a sweet BAoK! You deserve it girlie. Hope you and Josh have a great weekend together now that he's home. Jacob and I will be hiking tomorrrow, I can't wait!

Molly said...

Bread looks awesome! I'm sooo into homemade bread right now!

therabbitrunner said...

wow your farmers market looks so nice!! i wish mine would open soon! those brussesls look oh so fresh :)

Lauren (Healthy Delicious) said...

ooh your farmers market is so full of stuff already! jealous!! we're lucky to get there in time to snag some greens before they run out... but I know it'll be in full swing in a few weeks. Have a great weekend!!

Diana @ frontyardfoodie said...

Oh my goodness everything looks beautiful! It's raining and a bit chilly here so I'm craving that heat!!!

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

Your Farmers' Market looks awesome already! I just took my first trip out to ours this morning :)
That bread sounds amazing.
Have a good weekend, sweetie!

Megan D said...

Looks like wonderful farmer's market finds! And that bread looks awesome.

She-Fit said...

You know, I've never been to a farmers market. I need to go seek one out. It looks so much fun.

vanillasugar said...

i wish we had good farmers markets around here...ours suck unless you go into boston.
this weekend i bought an iphone, so i am sitting out in the sun and learning alllllll about it. there is so much to learn. unreal, but fun too.

teresa said...

farmers markets are like playgrounds for food lovers! how fun, you brought home some lovely goods!

hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Kerstin said...

Your bread sounds so tasty with the flax meal in it! I love visiting farmer's markets - it looks like you had such a fun visit :)

tam said...

I love farmers markets, your bread looks yummy even cake like :)

Lauren @ Health on the Run said...

That mulitgrain bread looks amazing!! I love finding bread recipes that don't require yeast (something I don't usually have on hand). Thanks for posting it -- I just might have to give it a try! :)

madeleine@mad-about-running.blogspot.com said...

Erica, your bread came out beautifully!! Looks so delicious-- love that you invented a bread recipe. I love making homemade bread but have learned that it's more of an art than a science:))) XOXO

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

nothing beats a farmers market!! brussel sprouts look really good!
amazing looking bread- I love the texture

runwritetherapylife said...

I have been looking for a simple multigrain bread recipe! Yours looks like it fits the bill. With a little bit of melty butter...mmmmm. Although that would ruin the vegan-ness.

walking around farmers' markets and looking at all the fresh, beautiful, local foods is one of my favorite things in the world!

Katalina @ GreenLivingNY said...

Vegan multi grain bread!!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!! I am making this asap!!!! And I am also following your blog from now, so glad I found it!!!

lynn @ the actors diet said...

the bread recipe looks great! i'm usually intimidated by baking, but that looks do-able.

MizFit said...

I hear you saying that I should hit the farmers market with the child.
and not wait until the husband is finally around to watch her while I go...