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Monday, November 12, 2018

Cafe Joe USA Makes A Great Cup Of Joe

Are you a coffee drinker or a coffee lover?


       I received plenty of delicious coffee from Cafe Joe to facilitate this post.

  Most people are coffee drinkers as they feel they need a cup of coffee to start their day. They flock to those places that sell over-priced cups of coffee and order the same coffee day after day. A coffee lover drinks coffee for the taste and is always trying new kinds of coffee. Some coffee lovers may have their coffee as a delightful way to start their day or wait until mid-morning to enjoy their coffee and savor every sip. Coffee lovers may also make their coffee at home. Coffee lovers may also love to try different varieties of coffee as well as have several coffee makers in their house. For me, coffee isn't just a drink-it's a lifestyle and a daily ritual.

The above paragraph is based on my opinion and may or may fit everyone who drinks coffee.


Love the crema on this coffee!


Savor every sip

  I know that I am a coffee lover and I have 6 different coffee makers in my house. Why so many coffee makers? Well, each coffee maker has a different use as I make my cup of coffee to suit my taste and mood for the day. In reality, two of the coffee makers are not used by me. One has a timer that my husband uses and the other is used by the teen to make a quick cup of coffee. Each of my coffee makers creates a different taste to my coffee and I tend to use one for a while and then switch to another when I want a different coffee drink. I know that each coffee maker adds a different taste to my coffee. I am always checking out different coffee makers as I love seeing how they can make my cup of coffee into a differently enjoyable taste sensation. When the weather was hot, I was using my cold brew coffee maker as it makes a great cold latte. On weekends, I will use my espresso coffee maker on the weekends as it requires more time to make a cup of coffee. When I am tired or pressed for time, I will use my pour-over coffee maker but the coffee maker that is my favorite one right now is my coffee maker that uses Nespresso capsules. This coffee maker makes a great cup of coffee that is so rich and full of flavor.

So many choices for my delicious cup of Joe 



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  Why am I loving my coffee maker that uses those cute little Nespresso capsules? Well, it has to do with some amazing premium Kosher coffee from Israel. Cafe Joe USA knows how to make coffee for coffee lovers. They make their coffee in small batches and utilizes the best coffee technology. They place their rich coffee into these airtight "EVO" coffee capsules to ensure maximum freshness so I get a cup of joe that has a new height of flavor, body, and aroma. The unique coffee capsules also have a tamp dome that gives my cup of coffee a robust crema and provides a rich and fulfilling coffee experience that I am loving. Did I mention how fresh the coffee tastes?

Perfect coffee grounded into colorful capsules



   I am also loving all the different delicious coffee flavors that are in the Cafe Joe USA 10 flavor variety pack. The colorful boxes and capsules just make me smile every time I brew my flavorful cup of coffee. I like that I can have a different coffee flavor experience every day of the week. The boxes have great descriptions of the coffee types and a number rating scale that tells me how bold and dark each coffee grind has. It is simply perfect coffee grounded into colorful capsules that make an awesome cup of coffee.

No Nespresso maker no problem



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  If you don't own a Nespresso coffee machine and want to still experience the great fresh taste of Cafe Joe USA coffee, don't worry as they also make delicious batches of coffee that are available for all coffee makers. Their rich and bold coffee is available in whole bean, k-cups, and even Turkish coffee. The best part is I have a coupon code MOMKNOWSBEST so you can save 15% off your order of some amazing coffee that I think was created just for us coffee lovers.





So are you a coffee lover?

Raise your hand if you like a flavorful cup of coffee with great crema that is meant to be savored. Then click HERE to order some.




Sunday, November 11, 2018

Honey Whole Wheat Bread For School Lunches

This healthy bread is amazing for sandwiches



  My kids are attending a new school this year and this school does not have free breakfast and lunch. So that means that the boys are now eating breakfast at home and packing their lunches. While I am happy that they are now eating more nutritious foods, I am not happy with my grocery bill going up. One of the items that I have been buying way more of is sandwich bread and I am not liking the price of whole wheat bread. My boys love peanut butter sandwiches and are eating them for breakfast and lunch so that means I am buying three loaves a bread a week. I have tried to give them ideas on packing other things in their lunches or eating oatmeal for breakfast but they just want PB & J sandwiches. I am not going to complain as they are packing their own lunches and making their own breakfast. One less job for me is always a good thing. It is also teaching them how to be more independent. I know that they will eat their lunch at school as they packed the items they like to eat. They just have to follow my guidelines when packing their lunch. That means they need to pack fruit, milk, a protein source, and a whole grain. I also let them pack a healthy granola bar, protein bar, or chickpea chips in their lunch box for an afternoon snack.




 I am loving these one latch locking system food containers for my boy's lunches as they are BPA free. They also are freezer, fridge, microwave and dishwasher safe. Thes containers are great for packing their sandwich and fruit.



 I love using honey in my whole wheat bread as it gives the bread a nice sweet flavor. My preferred brand of honey is one that is made from local honey hives. Not only does this honey have a nice flavor but it helps with our allergies as the bees are eating from local plants. This honey is also a favorite in my Cold & Flu Honey Lemon Ginger Tea so I make sure that I have plenty in the pantry for winter.



Love using my bread machine

 I love using my bread machine when making bread as it does all the mixing, kneading, and rising for me. I rarely, if never use the bread machine for baking the bread as my family does not like those weird looking loaves of bread. I also find that the bread machine dries the bread out when I use it for baking. So I always take the dough out of the machine and bake it in the oven in my bread pans. The bread machine is also great for pizza as it makes an awesome pizza dough.




HONEY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
INGREDIENTS   MAKES ONE LOAF
  • 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 
  • 1 1/2 cups bread flour 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast

Instructions

1. To make the bread in a bread machine: put all the ingredients bread pan in the order listed. Program the bread machine for dough and press start, as you only want the machine to do the mixing and rising. The bread will be baked in the oven. Skip to step # 4 when the bread is done rising.

2. To make bread by hand: Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl, or in the bowl of a stand mixer. 

3. Knead the dough until it's smooth and just slightly tacky, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean towel or plastic wrap, and let it rise until doubled in volume in a warm spot, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

4. Once your bread is done rising, gently deflate the dough and shape it to fit a greased 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan. Let it rise, covered, until doubled, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

5. Bake the bread in a preheated 375°F oven for 35 minutes, or until a digital thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf reads 190°F. Remove the bread from the oven, remove it from the pan, and cool it on a rack.

Make sure to check out my recipe for

  Everything Spice Protein Bread  

https://www.momknowsbest.net/2018/11/everything-spice-protein-bread.html


                   

EVERYTHING SPICE PROTEIN BREAD


I love all the protein, seeds, and spices in this wheat bread.



  I am not usually a bread person but when I do enjoy bread, it has to be homemade and loaded with seeds. Once in a while, I will buy bread at the store if I am craving bread but the kind that I like is very expensive, like $6.00 a loaf. This bread that I enjoy from the store is good because it has protein in it. I like the extra protein in my bread as I don't eat meat and I am trying to strengthen my muscles. So since I do not want to pay $6.00 for a loaf of bread, I decided to make it at home. I have made bread plenty of times but this is the first time that I am experimenting with adding protein powder to my bread. I have used protein powder in many other recipes like chocolate pancakes but never in a bread recipe that uses yeast. So I am not sure how the protein powder will affect the rising of the bread.


 I made the boys Honey Whole Wheat Bread last week so I decided to make a loaf of bread that I would enjoy. When I make bread, I love adding lots of flavor and seeds to it. So I decided to see how an Everything But The Bagel Spice blend would taste. I love this spice blend on bagels and eggs. It is also great on avocados. It really is an amazing spice blend. I like that all my favorite spices are all in an easy to use shaker container.


  This bread is amazing and has great taste. The protein powder gave the bread an amazing shape and texture. I made this bread along with a honey wheat bread on the same day and followed the same recipe, except for adding the protein powder and everything spice. This one rose so much more. The salt and garlic in the bread also give great texture too. I love eating this high protein bread with over easy eggs and a sliced avocado. I just place the eggs and avocado on top of a slice of bread and it is so delicious. I sometimes sprinkle more Everything Spice on top of the eggs! This bread also makes amazing sandwiches too.






Everything spice protein BREAD
INGREDIENTS   MAKES ONE LOAF
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 
  • 1 1/2 cups bread flour 
  • 2 scoops plain protein powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 4 tablespoons Everything Spice Blend
  • 1 egg yolk


Instructions

1. To make the bread in a bread machine: put all the ingredients bread pan in the order listed, except the egg yolk. Program the bread machine for dough and press start, as you only want the machine to do the mixing and rising. The bread will be baked in the oven. Skip to step # 4 when the bread is done rising.

2. To make bread by hand: Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl, or in the bowl of a stand mixer, except the egg yolk. If your dough is too dry add more water 1 tablespoon at a time.

3. Knead the dough until it's smooth and just slightly tacky, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean towel or plastic wrap, and let it rise until doubled in volume in a warm spot, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

4. Once your bread is done rising, gently deflate the dough and shape it to fit a greased 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan. Let it rise, covered, until doubled, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Beat the egg yolk and brush on top of the bread dough. Sprinkle additional Everything Spice blend on top before baking.

5. Bake the bread in a preheated 375°F oven for 35 minutes, or until a digital thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf reads 190°F. Remove the bread from the oven, remove it from the pan, and cool it on a rack.

Check out my recipe for Honey Whole Wheat Bread 
https://www.momknowsbest.net/2018/11/honey-whole-wheat-bread-for-school.html



Friday, November 9, 2018

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