"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thursday - What do you know about salt?


Remember last week I told you what I'd use garbanzo-bean flour for - this is it.
Healthy and delish!

Banana-Chocolate Nut Loaf -

2 cups almond flour (or you can grind almonds)
3/4 cup sugar substitute
1/2  cup chopped walnuts (which I leave out!)
1/4 cup garbanzo bean flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
3 medium mashed bananas
3 large eggs - separated
3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate - divided

1. Combine first 7 ingredients and 1/4 tsp. salt.  Stir in coconut oil, bananas, egg yolks and 1/2 cup chocolate.

2. Using mixer, beat egg whites 2 minutes or until soft peaks form.
Gently fold into batter.

3.  Pour batter into lined 9x5 loaf pan lightly coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until done.

Let cool in pan 10 minutes.
Remove from the pan.
Let cool.
Melt the remaining chocolate and drizzle over top.
Garnish with walnuts if desired.


This weeks give away is from the Spice Lab Gourmet Salt Collection   - click here

These are all the salt packages they have - great to use and great as gifts to give away.  They offer over 180 different sea salts from 30 countries.  The Spice Lab has the largest selection of gourmet sea salts from a single source.  The product line includes 180 jarred sea salts and spices, award winner Gourmet Sea Salt Collections, peppercorns and spice mixes.  Other offerings include salt grinders plates, stones, lamps and shot glasses. salt cellars, spoons, jars and bath salts.

This is what they sent me to try and they will send one to the winner. -Announced next Thursday.

Would you like to receive some HEALTHY SALT? (That is my take on these salts).

Be a follower of mine and like The Spice Lab on facebook then tell me in a comment you liked them and I'll put you in the pot.

If you don't mention the salt I'm going to assume you aren't interested which is sad because this stuff is awesome.

Like The Spice Lab at https://www.facebook.com/TheSpiceLabInc?fref=ts
I was not paid for this review - I did receive a product to test and review.

Now I said a little lesson about salts.  Everyone says that salt is bad for you.  Not true.  WHITE SALT Is bad for you.  They have taken everything out of salt that is white.  Just like sugar and flour.

Sea salt that has not been tampered with it good for you - has a lot of the minerals in it that are good for you!

Now here is a little dessert for you that is healthy as well and cute too!

Thank you Terry at My Journey with Candida Blog - doesn't this look great?

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This is for all the ancients who remember what a typewriter was!  Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=G4nX0Xrn-wo&sns=em 

Thank you Ann - Ann's Snap Edit and Scrap and Jerry - Asthecrackerheadcrumbles.

THE LIFT: (and it is fitting).

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. — Colossians 4:6 (NIV)



Linda M.
Calamity Jane
Debbie at Just Breathe

I put the numbers 1-19 in the random generator and it picked number 6 - I wish I had one for everyone.  But Georgie -Tweedles will love them.  Will you send me your full name and address so I can send it to the company providing you treats?  Thank you.
Now if you don't want the treats for some reason let me know and then I'll pick another winner.  

And now for VITACOST:

Savannah Granny
Terri D
Linda C.
Linda M.
Kay G.

The random generator - from 1-18 picked it picked the number 3 - Sweet Marie.  Again I wish I had one for everyone - that is the worst things about contests.  Will you send me your full name and address so I can send it to the company providing you treats?  Thank you.
Now if you don't want the treats for some reason let me know and then I'll pick another winner.

If somehow I missed your name - then I am sorry - sometimes it was hard to tell if you wanted to play along or not - lol.
You are all winners to me - thanks for playing along.


Jemma said...

I just bet your family loved your banana nut loaf-my daughter would be so impressed with the garbanzo bean flour!
Passing this useful and healthy information on to her!

Sandra said...

i love that banana tree made from fruit and i love all 3 of those fruits. i also love gabanzo beans, but did not know they make flour from it. i don't bake but i would try it if i did.

linda eller said...

We are having a major issue with salt here. EVERYTHING Jim eats is too salty, even ice cream. So, needless to say, I am not using salt on or in anything...:(

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Amazing Sandie---I continue to learn something new everyday!! Salt tastes different from all over the world? Please put me in your "pot" for that!! The strawberry and kiwi dessert is such a neat idea. And good!!

Pooja Mittal said...

hey .... that looks lovely i would like to make it as its healthy but would love if you can tell me how to make it without eggs....

im a pure vegetarian... Plz suggest some alternative....

keep in touch,

Lynn said...

I only use sea salt or kosher salt - those samples you have look intriguing.

Denise said...

would enjoy the salts, going to like them on facebook. Tried to squeeze through my laptop to grab a piece of that bread, yummy.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I couldn't get your link to them on Facebook to work but I went over and liked them. (I saw your picture there) I follow you in GFC. Thanks for the recipe. Hope your Thursday is going well. Debby

Rob-bear said...

Wow; 180 salt varieties. News to the Bear.

While we occasionally bake with some salt (in the bread, for example), we don't cook with salt. We do have it on the table at meal time. Varieties of salt would make an interesting addition to our household.

Please and thanks!

Blessings and Bear hugs!
Bears Noting
Life in the Urban Forest (poetry).

Donna said...

Enjoyed the typewriter video!

Pooja Mittal said...

ur a sweetheart ,a darling... u found me a substitute soooo quickly.... :)

love you lodes....

Inger said...

I have cut back on salt even though I'm blessed with fabulous blood pressure readings. I can't help but wonder how you find the time to provide so much information all the time, as busy a grandma as you are. I know all your readers do appreciate it though. I certainly do. Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

congrats to all the winners, thats a great recipe, I do know hat salt was used by the Egyptians to embalm people, I suppose thats a good enough reason to not over do the salt, thanks for the smiles and the great knowledge today!

Sandee said...

Loved, loved, loved the banana palm tree and the typewriter was fabulous to say the least.

Have a terrific day. Big hugs. ☺

SweetMarie said...

Thank you, Sandie!! Looking forward to trying my calm products. :)
I love salt, so please add my name.
We will be making this banana loaf! It sounds amazing!
Cute dessert on the plate!

Dar said...

A very healthy Banana Bread...I have yet to try Garbanzo Flour but will have to. I would LOVE to be in the Pot for your World Salts Drawing...add me please. and, that Banana,Kiwi,Strawberry creation is the sweetest. A great way to get little ones try kiwi. I love it.

Pooja Mittal said...

sorry to bother, i forgot to mention my email.. its Poojamittal988@gmail.com

really happy to be frends with you...

Love Of Quilts said...

Bread looks yummy! I have to stay away from salt. High blood pressure.

jack69 said...

We had a family fun time watching the typewriter in the Orchestra. great stuff and funny.
Something different every day my dar. Thanks.
From New Orleans.
Sherry & jack

Susan said...

Hi Sandie. Enjoyed the post.

Now where do you get garbanza bean flour?

Hope your day is terrific. Susan

TexWisGirl said...

congrats to the treat winners! that dessert is too cute!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi! Great looking recipe -- daughter Anne now has to avoid gluten (Celiac) so we will probably try your banana bread ... especially since it includes CHOCOLATE.

And here is what I knew about salt before reading your blog: It's salty. Now, I know more! :-)

Ginny said...

Sweet Marie is very sweet indeed and I am glad she won!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Yay to the winners! Now I love salt so yes to this healthy salt!! Hugs, Linda

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Did not know this about salt - I am a salt-a-holic :-)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh I liked Spice Labs, but your link didn't work for me so I went to FB and searched for it. Hugs, Linda

Terri D. said...

The link didn't work for me, but I went to FB and searched for them. I've liked them, and you may (please) put me in the pot! I use sea salt all the time and agree that regular white table salt is our biggest problem.

Very cute fruit plate design!

Thanks, Sandie!


the sea salts look interesting. But I gave up salt at my table 40 years ago, though for health reasons.

My Journey With Candida said...

I love their salt Sandie, especially the black salt. It had a different taste.

Thanks so much for mentioning me.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I am celiac also that looks like my banana bread.


Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, Thoroughly enjoyed the video. Thank you my dear. Blessings, Catherine xo

Rose said...

Recently on Dr. Oz, there was another doctor on stating that for years they said Kosher Salt was better for you than Table Salt but now they are changing their minds because Kosher Salt is larger and the taste wants people to eat more, therefore, gaining more weight????

mail4rosey said...

I'm totally loving the salt. :)

And your recipe.

I've seen Terry's dessert, it's cute, isn't it? :)

Happy Thursday!

Eva Ason said...

That bread looks nice. I only use sea salt in my cooking. Lovely yummy dessert. Have a great Thursday!

Ms. A said...

I'm a salt freak, but I learned more about salt than I ever dreamed with my son's recent health scare! Thankfully, he ISN'T a salt freak, like his momma.

(Not entering)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thank you for another very honorable mention!

Renae Simple Sequins said...

Man you have been working hard. Thanks for the fun and laughs on your sweet blog, that I love!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The salts look great and would be fun to try:@)

Ann said...

That fruity palm tree dessert is so clever and your banana nut loaf looks delicious. I've never heard of garbanzo bean flower

Shelly said...

What a find those salts are! I will head to FB in a bit to I would love to try it in Mexican food-

Blondee said...


Are you enjoying the almond flour?

Dee said...

Gosh I haven't had banana nut bread in ages. The banana tree is so cool.
It would be great for a senior home lunch or kids. Frank is suppose to watch his salt intake and iI very seldom salt anything. You can put me in the pot anyway.:)

Dee said...

Forgot to say I truly enjoyed the typewriter video.

Sharon said...

Loved this *spicy* post!! And, the one thing I know about salt is this:

"Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person." (Colossians 4:6, ESV)

Spread the seasoning of the Spirit!!


nancygrayce said...

We switched to sea salt a while ago. I don't use much salt, but my husband and my sister use it like it's the last chance they'll ever have! :)

That bread looks great! Congratulations on healthy eating!!

Love the Scripture lift! It was certainly appropriate.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Thanks, but no salt for me. I don't like it and rarely use it in cooking and never at the table. I wish restaurants wouldn't use so much salt. When we go out to eat everything tastes salty to me. I know, I'm weird.

Zoe Byrd said...

oh my goodness I am making that bread tomorrow...cant wait...believe it or not the one thing I dont have to go get is the garbanzo bean flour...whodda thought?

Zoe Byrd said...

oh yeah, salt,salt , salt ,salt, salt. consider it mentioned and liked on facebook and other places in my life! Thanks sandie!

Grandma Bonnie said...

I love the sea salts. We always use sea salt to cook with. I will have to check and see if my grandson can have garbanzo bean flour. Your recipe looks like it would be ok on his diet.

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Sandie, While I like sea salt just fine, I am not too sure about something called garbanzo bean flour.

Hummm?????? I'll just trust you on that one. :)

Cat said...

I just discovered your blog thanks to Lisa over at twobearsfarm. What a blessing you were to her when she needed one. I liked the salt lab on facebook and hope I win.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Such a cute idea for the dessert -- looks yummy and healthy.

Munir said...

Thank you for such a nice recipe. I grumble about Bananas going bad all the time. May be my daughter can try this recipe. She is the baker in our family.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my!! Chocolate and banana nut. How wonderful is that?!!! First I've heard of garbanzo bean flour. Interesting! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Sandie!! blessings ~ tanna

Cranberry Morning said...

A great gluten-free recipe, Sandie! Thank you. I'm pinning this.

Cranberry Morning said...

P.S. We use very little salt here, and use a lot more ground cayenne instead. I don't miss the salt when I have things a little more 'heated up.'

Munir said...

My daughter is saying thanks and would like to know what kind of sugar substitute can she use.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh I love Tweedles...I am so happy she won!

mail4rosey said...

I liked them on Facebook, thanks for the entry! :)