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The Bread House

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Started by two Georgia women, with hopes to provide wholesome, delicious goods for their families, The Bread House is seemingly one of the most amazing bakeries I’ve ever experienced, if not THE MOST.  They actually mill their OWN hard, red wheat every morning and use grain milled that very day in The Bread House.  They honestly provide the freshest breads I’ve ever encountered.  More than the products, I simply adore their whole philosophy and the ideas that their company is founded on. 

While they also provide nutritionally sound breads and baked goods, their main focus is the “nourishment of souls”.  They support a long-term, non-profit substance abuse treatment community for women which provides them with a spiritual environment, empowering them to become productive members of their family & society by strengthening their relationship with God.  The community program is called Graceway Recovery and has been very instrumental in thousands of lives to date.

Jennifer, from The Bread House was kind enough to send me samples of the following products for review on my blog:  Banana Bread Loaf, Apple Cinnamon Loaf, Cranberry Walnut Energy Bars, and Chocolate Chip Crunchy Seed Cookies. Thanks, Jenn! 

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Each and every one of these goodies were COMPLETELY and UTTERLY delicious.  I especially loved that within each delicately packaged item, wrapped in clear plastic and accented with a handmade tag, was a strip of construction paper that was printed with a Bible verse.  How cool is that? 

 

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I simply CANNOT choose a favorite.  This is my favorite company thus far of all the products I’ve ever tried.  And believe it or not, I didn’t have ANY nutritionals on them, which used to frighten me.  I was comforted by the ingredients lists containing nothing but wholesome, natural ingredients.  The foundation of each bread consisted of freshly milled hard red wheat flour. 

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As you can see, in the Apple Cinnamon loaf, there was a combination of fresh apples, walnuts, honey, and cinnamon.  This particular loaf was garnished with brushed on melted butter and dusted with sugar.  The breads were also very moist and tasted fresh from the oven! 

The Banana Bread loaf  combined butter, cream cheese, bananas, walnuts and brown sugar in its mix, creating a comforting, warm taste that I simply could not get enough of.  It was EXCELLENT smeared with a spoonful of Dark Chocolate Dreams from PB&Co.  I highly recommend this combo 😉  These first two breads are certainly not the extent of the varieties available through The Bread House, though.  They also make loaves in Whole Wheat,  Cranberry Walnut, Slightly Sweet Whole Wheat, Crunchy Seed, Cinnamon Swirl, Rosemary Parmesan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Cinnamon Rolls, and Pumpkin!

Each Cranberry Walnut Energy Bar proved to be perfect for fueling a long run, a yoga class, or a stationary bike workout.  The freshly milled red wheat flour was this time, laced with cranberries, walnuts, millet, flax seed, sunflower seeds, oats, and honey.   No wonder this baby was magnificent for energy power!  The healthy fats, proteins from the seeds, and complex carbohydrates from the oats/millet/wheat flour were all-stars!   These bars are also made in Blueberry Walnut and Raisin Walnut varieties!

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On to the Chocolate Chip Crunchy Seed Cookies…Holy Yum (in the words of Tina).  Laced with sunflower seeds, oats, and semi-sweet chocolate chips, this is unlike any Chocolate Chip Cookie I have ever laid   on.  In all seriousness this texture is phenomenal.    Heat it up in the microwave so the chips get a tad bit melty, and you will think you’ve died and gone to foodie heaven.  It doesn’t end there, either!  They also make their own granola, spiced pecans, and pecan cookies! 

These people are TRULY talented and are in the business for a terrific cause.  You can order from them online, and I highly reccommend that you do because your palate is really missing out. 

Freaky Friday

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Anyone else remember that Lindsay Lohan movie, Freaky Friday?  Ya know, before she turned into a drug addict/alcoholic…She was probably one of the cutest kids ever…not to mention, a fellow GINGER kid 🙂  I dreamt that the SAME thing happened to me last night!  Haha.  Weird, I know…

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Anywho…My day started off on a totally glorious note with a 5:30 AM yoga class before work.  Yes, that’s right, while many of you were just rolling out of bed to get ready for work, I was making my way through a bunch of sun salutations and warrior poses 🙂

After yoga, I came home and went back to sleep for 1/2 hour before it was time to get up and ready for work.    TGIF & payday. Amen?

Speaking of amen…here’s your VOD:

“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”- Deuteronomy 6: 6-7

Tonight I’ve got plans to hang out with an old friend!  We’re going to head downtown for drinks later this evening, I think…Possibly some bowling or something?  I don’t know.  It’ll just be good to catch up with her in general.

I was excited to find that my VitaCost shipment of BSN Dessert Protein came in!  I’m officially addicted to this Banana Nut protein powder, thanks for introducing me to this brand, Janetha! 🙂  It’s the first one I’ve found that ranks  up there with Jay Robb!

You know I had to use it in my breakfast:

Yesh, this is a repeat photo...it looks the SAME everytime, I promise. I even used this mug this morning!

1 scoop protein powder + splash of water = protein pudding + fiber one (crunch factor)

The perfect formula.

Exciting things going on in the blogosphere include Danica’s Eat Smart Precision Scale giveaway and Tina’s recipe contest at Trading Up Downtown!

 

Check ’em out!

 

Later loves.  Happy Friday!