Guest Post: Stephanie

Hey Spiffy Friends!

My name is Stephanie and I blog over at Lunges and Lunch. I look like this:

And I live with Henry who looks like this:

I met Ms. Nancy at a blogger event and fell instantly in love. We had an amazing time laughing and had a pretty great first connection which was obvious as we gradually cleared the room (maybe our humor is not for everyone). I’ve been following her since and was absolutely thrilled to take the opportunity to blog for her while she’s MIA.

Because I like food, I thought I’d share a recipe with you guys today! Just as a background (in case my ingredients look a little funky), I’m a gluten-free girl who is vegan 95% of the time. I also don’t do soy or corn. (Aren’t I a delight?)


Before you run away, give my recipe a chance J

It’s a Chocolate Banana Goji Bread Pudding.

 See?? Come back and take a peek.


½ cup goji berries
¾ cup water

2 cups all purpose GF flower
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp sea salt
½ tsp xanthan gum

 3 bananas
I tsp vanilla
1 c rice milk
¼ cup cocoa
½ cup brown rice syrup
¼ cup cane sugar
¼ cup applesauce
2 chia eggs

  1. Soak your berries in one bowl for 3 minutes and then mash them up or handblend.

2. Prep your chia eggs in a separate little bowl. The ratio is 3:1, so soak 3 tbsp water in 1 tbsp of chia! (You can also use flaxseed instead).

3. Mix all your dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and set aside.

Mash up your nanners and add your wet ingredients.

  1. Add the wet into the dry and voila! A bowl full of mush!
  2. Toss half of your chocolate batter into a square pan and then add your goji layer.

  1.  Put the remainder of the batter on and sprinkle some coconut on there.

  1. Bake in 350 oven for 30-40 minutes.
  2. Serve warm. Add cream or milk (skim, rice, almond, hemp, soy, coconut) if you like and

Resign yourself to the fact that bread pudding can never make a pretty picture. Just trust me that it tastes good.

Hope you have a fantastic day and thanks for letting me come visit! :)


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Guest post: Janine

Hi everyone! I’m Janine from Salt Water Joy and like Nancy, I’m also a Newfie! ;-) First and foremost, I want to thank Nancy for allowing me to guest post on her blog! Next, since Nancy always posts outfits of the work week, I thought I’d post a work outfit of my own.

.. yeah, I’m a day camp counselor. ;-) I definitely have a more relaxed work uniform than most people and in fact, I can really wear whatever I want. That being said, I do try to dress up a little bit for work by adding sequins and ruffles whenever possible!

Tee: J. Crew
Cardigan: J. Crew
Shorts: American Eagle
Belt: Old Navy
Shoes: Keds
Bracelets: Homemade
Sunburn: C/O Mother Nature

One other important aspect of my work outfit is the ability to adapt to changing weather. Perhaps my least favourite aspect of our province is its unusual weather patterns. Seriously, in one day in may be raining, sunny, snowing, windy, sleeting, and foggy. I’m not exaggerating at all, though at least we haven’t gotten any snow in the summertime! (It has seriously felt close to snowing on some days however). I always pack a change of shoes as well as a sweater and usually a rain coat. Hey, at least I’m prepared, which is definitely the #1 rule of any camper!

I apologize for the lack of professional-looking outfit photos! If you must know, I actually stuck my camera between two separate parts of a tree trunk. Classy, I know. Anyway, if you liked my crazy ramblings and silly outfit posts, I do hope you’ll come visit me at my blog! And thanks again Nancy for this wonderful opportunity!

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