This week has been a good week. We are halfway to the weekend. So, that's awesomesauce. I personally loathe the phrase "Hump Day", I prefer the nice simplistic "middle of the week" when referring to this glorious Wednesday. Although my hormones have pushed my anxiety to un-fun levels and I was back at the doctors, there is always good to be found. Like how Mr. Charming and I have a meeting to be Pre-Marital coaches through church! How two of my girlfriends had babies this week! Or how Wanderlust is taking off, sending me to amazing destinations where I get to WRITE and SEE COOL THINGS. And then there is chocolate.
Enter brownies. Gluten-free, dairy-free, probiotic packed brownies.
I'm thankful for the relationship that this journey has given me with food. I feel like I'm not all the way there yet, as I'm still apprehensive to eat things that are probably ok for me to consume, I like that I don't view foods as "good" or "evil" anymore. (Except for man-made Frankenfoods, we can just go ahead and say those are evil.) But real, natural foods like fruits, vegetables, natural starches, natural cacao... those are God made foods that while some of us cannot tolerate them or need to watch our portions, they aren't good or bad. They just are.
But I'm getting off topic. Back to brownies. As I've given up sugar 90%, except for natural sugar in my fruit & sparse honey intake, I do still believe in the occasional treat. I had these delectable little babies on my birthday and on Thanksgiving morning I will bake my grain-free donuts and top them with Enjoy Life chocolate chips. There is no because. It's simply the relationship I'm learning to have with food. The relationship that works best for me.
Mr. Charming and I made a delicious dinner of grilled basil and oregano pork chops and sweet potato last night and we were going to turn in early for a movie marathon night and so I thought brownies would be perfect addition. They were super easy to make. Seriously 4 steps.
1. Open Enjoy Life Foods Brownie Mix & pour in bowl.
2. Add water and a oil of your choosing (I usually ALWAYS use coconut oil when baking, but I was out and thought I'd "wing it" with some olive oil, which is an unconventional option in baking sweets, but it actually came out GREAT.)
4. NOM NOM.
For being a gluten-free ancient grain mix they were surprisingly moist - and the flavor on the brownie scale was an 8.5 out of 10. They are that deep, rich chocolaty chocolate. Mr. Charming even took a batch in to his work meeting today as a treat for his staff. He's totally got them used to gluten-free treats over there. I make my banana oat muffins for them occasionally. Such a good house wife I am, haha.
This is a sponsored post. I received free product from Enjoy Life Foods in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions on its deliciousness, as well as the photography, are my own.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the new Enjoy Life brownies if you've tried them. Or your favorite gluten-free brownie recipe. Kick back, brew a pot of coffee, pop some treats in the oven and let's talk dessert! ;)
Nosh & Nurture was born of this journey I am on to better the health of myself, my family and those around me. What started as a simple compilation of recipes has grown to a all-around lifestyle journal with ways to incorporate organic products into your home, pantry and beauty cabinet. I also include stories on pregnancy, new motherhood, travel, Proverbs 31 marriage, and spiritual health, as I am a Christian who couldn't do any of this without my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. For more of my story you can click here.
All recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free with a lot of soy-free, grain-free, sugar-free options.