2015 July | Minimalist Challenge Game | Day 25

2015 July | Minimalist Challenge Game | Day 25

Some projects were included today along with a bunch of things headed for the trash and recycling. Day 25 was very random in my findings. Items Pictured: Lightwedge, tools, office stuff, bulb, statue Items Not Pictured:fridge molding project complete, clean Lightwedge, fixed coral statue, book, beads Status: Donated/Recycle/Trash Today: 25 Total: 393 of 325...

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2015 July | Minimalist Challenge Game | Day 24

2015 July | Minimalist Challenge Game | Day 24

I finally made some decisions to let things go that have been sitting in a bin for months waiting for decisions. This is the month to make decisions and let things go, so it was their time. Items Pictured: games, drives, office stuff, containers, fabric, decor, cardboard Status: Donated/Recycle/Trash Today: 24 Total: 368 of 300...

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Simple Gluten-Free Cocoa Cookies

Simple Gluten-Free Cocoa Cookies

I am all about simple recipes that only have a few ingredients. It balances out the multi-ingredient smoothies I make each day. I made these cookies today and they were awesome. With wanting chocolate and there being a shortage in the house due to going through Whole30 twice now, it was a bit of a challenge. I managed to find a recipe that worked after some modification, but that’s not new for me. I found the original recipe for these cookies looking for a quick Whole30, Paleo, and/or grain-free cookie. The original recipe included palm shortening, chocolate chips, along with a few more things I either didn’t have/wasn’t going to use. That left me with 3 ingredients and then I added in organic cane sugar since I couldn’t make it without it. I tried the recipe with no sugar, but it wouldn’t stay together, so I cut the amount of sugar in half and it worked great. We had finished our 30 Day Whole30 program, so sugar was allowed but I was keeping it to a minimum. I don’t do well with coconut (so unfortunate), so coconut derivatives were out. With the creation of a cookie with 4 ingredients, I made due with what I had in the fridge and pantry while staying as close to my eating rules as possible. This is the result. Simple Gluten-Free Cocoa Cookies I gathered my ingredients: 1 cup Almond Butter (crunchy, unsweetened and salt-free) 1 egg (organic) 1/4 cup cacao powder (unsweetened, organic)(cocoa substitute) 1/4 cup brown sugar (cane, organic) Put all ingredients into a large glass mixing bowl and mixed well until it closely resembled dense cookie dough. Used a 1 Tbsp scoop and separated the “dough” into piles. Since these are nut butter cookies, they made me think of the peanut butter cookies my aunt used to make. I decided to use a fork to smash them down but only in one direction. They were baked for about 12 minutes at 350°F, promptly removed from the oven, and the parchment was slid off the tray and onto the oven surface where they cooled. The more they cool the crunchier they get – or at least that was my experience. Awesome, little, simple...

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2015 July | Minimalist Challenge Game | Day 23

2015 July | Minimalist Challenge Game | Day 23

Donations are off to three places this time: women’s shelter, Goodwill, and Habitat for Humanity. It is great that I have lots of places to take things to so that I don’t overwhelm any one place. Also, I love that Best Buy takes just about anything for recycling as long as it has electronics and/or a battery within – they can dispose of or recycle things properly which is awesome. Items Pictured: fabric, bin, cardboard, cables, kitchen stuff, decor, office stuff, hardware, dead toothbrush Status: Donated/Recycle Today: 23 Total: 344 of 276...

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2015 July | Minimalist Challenge Game | Day 22

2015 July | Minimalist Challenge Game | Day 22

Most of these items came back with us from a family members house who tried to sell them for us. Some items we tried were successful while others were not. Off to donation they go! Those boots will bring in a pretty penny for the donation center’s western themed auction coming up soon. :) Items Pictured: clock, mugs, vase, decor, pens, games, boots, books Status: Donated/Give/Recycle Today: 22 Total: 321 of 253...

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