Monday, May 19, 2014


I'm getting fat.

Apparently, eating whatever I want (mostly chips and salsa and pizza) non-stop, while not exercising at all is NOT a fitness plan.


I'm not even upset about it. I'm eating my feelings, and they're delicious.

I named my food baby Sandra.

She's triplets now ... They're called Sandra, Philip, and Enrique. Or, it's a litter. Muffin, Button, and Coco.

So, now that I'm eating for one person and a litter of kittens ... I made bread and doubled the recipe.

And, honestly, if you're going through the trouble of making bread, you should make a lot anyway.

6 cups flour
1 1/2 cup warm water
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 softened vegan margarine (I microwaved it for 30 seconds. Don't melt it all the way.)
1 tbsp sugar
5 tsp active dry yeast
Olive oil

1. Mix warm water, sugar, and yeast in a small bowl. Set aside for five minutes.
2. Mix together 4 cups of flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.
3. Add yeast mixture, margarine, and milk to dry ingredients.
4. Knead for 10-15 minutes, add more flour as needed to make the dough non-sticky. Knead until the dough is smooth and pliable.
5. Rub olive oil on the bottom of a bowl and place dough in there to rise. Cover and let rise for an hour.

While the bread is rising go on a run! Go on a run so that when you get back you can eat ALL THE BREAD!

6. After the bread has doubled in size, take it and separate it into two or three sections. Knead it again and form it into loaves. Place in oiled bread pans, and cover and let rise again for one hour.
7. Preheat oven to 375.
8. Bake bread for 40-45 minutes until tops are golden brown.
9. Eat.
Also, this bread is great for sandwiches. I know this for a fact, because I had one for breakfast this morning.

It's been months since I've seen my dad be as happy as he was when I pulled the bread out of the oven. He got out the butter and honey and sat eagerly at the counter. I cut him and myself a slice, as I handed him his plate he happily took it and without missing a beat took my slice out of my hand as well.

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