Today is a big day. I’m packing up my backpack and doing something I said I would never do. I’m heading back to school! Ok, not really. I hated school. But I am continuing my education and finally growing up. After having a blog for 6 years and a professional camera for 4, I decided it was finally time to actually figure out how to take my camera off of automatic and learn what the hell I’m doing when I take photos of food. Especially since I finally invested in a newer camera last month and I really want to fully understand all the nobs and buttons. And teaching myself just isn’t going to happen. So when my friend at the gym mentioned a photography school nearby, I decided to finally do it. It’s 1 class a week for 4 weeks and each class is 3 hours, so it’s a big time commitment but I’m SO pumped to finally figure my sh*t out so I can finally be less of a hot mess.
Now I just need to sign up for one of Sarah’s photography workshops from Broma Bakery. I just interviewed her for my podcast yesterday and I’m SO PUMPED to hopefully sign up for her next food photography workshop. She’s rad.
Speaking of my podcast, have you listened yet?! I have 53 episodes so I have plenty to listen to if you haven’t! And I have a big list of new people coming to the podcast soon:
- Miranda Chivers
- Sal of Mind Pump Media
- Kathleen of Carrie Bradshaw Lied
- Sarah of Broma Bakery
- Miguel and Veronica of Siete Foods
- Jessica of How Sweet Eats
All of the interviews have been so fun. Even though I’m an only child and absolutely love being by myself and even talking to myself…talking to cool human beings is way more entertaining.
Speaking of entertaining, how perfect are these little sliders for a football game party or whatever people are calling those these days. I don’t go to or host sports parties, but I support anything that includes food. And these little slider buns are easier than ever to make because they are made with a paleo baking flour!! I was recently chatting with my friends from Nuts.com, talking about the items I have the hardest time finding and a paleo baking flour was the first thing on my mind. And since Nuts.com is so cool, they worked hard to get the mix on their website! I’ve already used it once for my Basil Tangerine Pound Cake, which is damn tasty..
The mix is made with almond flour, arrowroot starch, organic coconut flour, and tapioca flour and comes in a big 1 pound bag. You can use it as a 1:1 replacement for conventional wheat flour so you can create grain-free pizza, pancakes, muffins, flatbreads, cakes and more, all while using this grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and bean-free flour that is high in fiber and protein! Before, I used Nuts.com for nuts, seeds and dried fruit, but they now offer so much more so I can grab chia seeds, herbs & spices, ghee, sweeteners and so many other cool products! Try out their paleo baking flour here!
For the cornbread muffins
- 2 cups Nuts.com Paleo Baking Flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 2 medium eggs
- 1/3 cup melted ghee
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 jalapeño, minced
- 1 jalapeño, sliced
For the meatballs
- 3/4 pound ground pork
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoon minced white onion
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
For the sloppy joe mix
Read the full recipe on PaleOMG.