Helllllllo friends! I have had a medium Caribou Coffee and am fully charged and I have lots to cover today, so bear with me…
Celebrating Allison and Adam
Last night we celebrated the marriage of one of my friends from high school, Adam, to his new beautiful wife Allison. The ceremony and reception were both held at the Nicollet Island Pavilion which is such a gorgeous venue.
Their ceremony was outside under a tent, overlooking the river. There was a cool breeze off of the water that felt great, and the ceremony itself was beautiful.
After the ceremony, there was the social hour followed by a delicious dinner, speeches, dancing, the whole kit and caboodle.
Me with my happy husband…
Me with the happy groom…
The lovely table decorations. I can really appreciate all of the decorations at weddings now that I have planned my own. Oh, by the way, today is Dana and my 11 month anniversary! Holy cow, does time fly.
Me with the hot ladies: Kristin and Annie.
I seriously struggled with the lighting in the venue last night and capturing quality food photos just wasn’t happening for me, but I still want to share them with you because the food was excellent!
Side note: while attempting to photograph my food at dinner, I kept hearing Gretchen [who gave a presentation on improving photos at HLS] in my head saying “say no to flash.” I had to use the flash a little because it was so dark and my hand doesn’t stay still enough. I did my best.
Light and sweet balsamic salad: with flash
Honey Dijon chicken (amazing): no flash.
Lemon-raspberry cake I think? Whatever it was it was delicious. Flash or no flash, I’m not sure. I could have sworn Dana snapped this one with no flash but it looks like there is a flash on the plate. Doesn’t matter. It was nummy.
We had such a great time celebrating with the newlyweds last night. You know I was on the dance floor last night awkwardly jumping/dancing like no one was watching. Congrats to Allison and Adam!
Driscoll’s Berry Me, Today and Every Day
Total change of subject, but you may have noticed that I have been eating berries like CRAZY lately. Besides the fact that they’re still fairly in season and are so easy to find in the stores right now, the generous folks of Driscoll’s Berries gave me a couple of coupons for their berries so that I could go delight my taste buds with nature’s candy, free of cost. Yes, really, it’s amazing.
I’ve been adding Driscoll’s berries to “cereal”….
Eating them plain Jane, and making new recipes, like this one…
I began by making a SCD friendly, gluten-free tortilla. You can use any tortilla you like though.
Gluten-free Cinnamon Tortilla
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp water
- Preheat oven to 300°. Use cooking spray to lightly coat a round pie pan.
- In a small bowl, mix together flour and cinnamon; set aside.
- In a separate bowl beat together egg and water.
- Add flour to egg mixture; mix well.
- Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 10-13 minutes.
Next, it was to time start assembling. I rinsed my Driscoll’s strawberries…
And then onto the tortilla went a big smear of natural Parker’s peanut butter, sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, chia seeds, and a drizzle of honey.
Now wrap it up! It was the perfect breakfast wrap but could also be eaten for lunch, dinner, or even a snack.
Can I even call this a recipe? It’s just so easy.
Strawberry Nutty ‘Naner Wrap
- Tortilla (whole grain, gluten-free, SCD, whatever you like)
- 1-2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter
- 1/4 banana, sliced
- 4-5 Driscoll’s strawberries, sliced (depends on the size of the berry!)
- drizzle of honey
- sprinkle of chia seeds for good luck
- Place all ingredients on to tortilla. Wrap it up, eat. Love.
I have always been a berry lover. When I was a babe, my family and I traveled up to Gooseberry Falls, MN and did some blueberry picking. I was eating them faster than any body else and I was only 4 years old. I haven’t changed since. This opportunity to experiment with their berries was right up my alley!
Besides strawberries and raspberries, Driscoll’s also farms blackberries and blueberries. For more information about their products, you can check them out here! Delicious.
I am off to try and make something of myself today. I’m feeling a little tired from the festivities last night, but hope to get my butt moving. There will hopefully be a workout involved, and some weed pulling in the back yard! Talk about a crazy Saturday, right?
Alright, you go have yourselves a marvelous day. Peace, love, and berries until next time.