Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Carols by Year Composed... Not an exhaustive list ;)

Did you know? Have you heard? Christmas carols, haven't really been around all that long if you think about it. Per the New York Times, they shared the following list with dates for some of what seem like songs that have always been around:

1818 - Silent Night
1824 - O Tannenbaum
1857 - Jingle Bells
1866 - Deck the Hall
1934 - Winter Wonderland
1940 - White Christmas
1941 - The Little Drummer Boy
1944 - Baby, Its Cold Outside
1945 - Let it Snow
1949 - Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
1950 - Frosty the Snowman
1962 - Do You Hear What I Hear?

Silent Night will have it's 200 year old birthday in 2018 - but in the grand scheme of time... these aren't really that old. Honestly, this reminder me keep things in perspective.

Oh Holy Night is my favorite Christmas carol, then Silent Night :). So I did some digging since O Holy Night was not on this list (as well as a few others ;)). Did you know Oh Holy Night was originally written for the harp? This just deepens my appreciation for the song. Oh Holy Night was composed 1847.

I realize this isn't an exhaustive chronological list of Christmas Carol's, still, the list I had I wanted to share with you! :) Want to read more about Christmas Carol History? 

Something else I learned this year was that Jesus's Birthday (Christmas) was set as December 25th not necessarily because that's when Christ was born. You might have already guessed that. ;) The date was set in the middle of pagan celebrations to help invite pagan's to celebrate God. As time has gone on, Christians  have adapted the celebrations to equate to Christmas. This is where we've gotten the Christmas Trees and the wreaths from... and here I had thought that the tree was just to hold the star at the top to remind us of the North Star the three wisemen followed and the the presents under the tree were to remind us of the wisemens gifts... and that Jesus is the gift God gave us. Symbolism. Of course. I have a lot to learn :) But, thankfully as time goes on these things come to light! If you want to read more about how Christmas' date was set - this website breaks it down rather well. Enjoy the read! :)

So...what is your favorite Christmas Carol? Hmm? :) 

Merry Christmas to each and every one! Love, Dawn

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Honest to Goodness Eats

Hello friends! After some thought and deliberation I've decided the recipes portion of my creative extravaganza's will be moving. Future recipe posts will be posted to my new blog: 

I invite you to follow along there if you are particularly enjoying the recipes I've been shring here on Lostsentiments. 

I will continue to share crafty things on this blog, but if you've enjoyed the recipes I've shared you'll want to follow me there too! 

Thank you to all my readers for your support! :) 
Love you! 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tabasco Broccoli Recipe - Low Carb, Paleo & Keto Friendly

I think that about sums it up. Depending on if you, as a paleo eater, low carb eater or Maria Emmerich healthified eater incorporate peanuts.
Because this recipe has peanuts.

This recipe is adapted from a pin I found that lead me to FoodandOtherthings recipe for Sriracha Broccoli  and because Sriracha has sugar in it... 
...I'm not eating it, okay?! :) 

However I would like to add some spicy broccoli goodness to my kitchen recipes
 so here is my low carb, healthified version - Enjoy! :) 

Tabasco Broccoli Recipe

7 cups Broccoli Florets
1/4 cups chopped peanuts
2 garlic cloves minced
1 1/2 Tablespoons Eden Tamari Soy Sauce Naturally Brewed
1 1/2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
1 Tablespoon Tabasco
Black Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

1) Mix all ingredients in a medium large bowl until all florets are covered with some spicy goodness.
2) Put parchment paper over a cookie sheet.
3) Add all the mix on top of the parchment paper and sprinkle as much black pepper as you'd prefer ontop.
4) Pop that pan in the oven and bake for 7 minutes, then toss the mix, put broccoli back in the oven for 8 more minutes.


Once your timer goes off the dish is done! Super simple right? ...and delicious :). ;).  

It's tasty on its own but I think it'd make a great side to chicken *or* paired with cottage cheese. Yum! :)

Also... peanut butter... a side of straight up peanut butter if you so desire and it works with your diet would make this super yummy! :) 

PS - If you have adapted the Paleo diet and love Sriracha (almost) without abandon... then check out Nom Nom Paleo for her Paleo Sriracha recipe. :) 

Let me know what you think if you try this recipe!
 Happy Creating, Dawn


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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cheesy Bread Sticks Recipe - Low Carb

I didn't have cottage cheese, nor did I want to use coconut flour because the misters tasty sensors are super sensitive and do not like coconut flour :/. So here I go improvising :). For the win I might add ;). So for those of you who are into cheesy bread sticks that are full of awesome and cheese  - this ones for you! ;)

Cheesy Bread sticks Recipe - Low Carb

Adapted from Maria Emmerich's Mini Muffin Recipe

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup cream cheese
5 Tblspns Almond flour
5 Eggs
1 tsp aluminium free baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Bacon grease

Italian Seasoning Mix:

4 Tblspns Parmesan Cheese
3 Tblspns Garlic Powder
1 1/2 Tblspns Italian Seasoning
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a square baking dish with bacon grease.
2) Mix the cheeses, almond flour, baking powder, eggs, salt and 1/2 of the Italian seasoning in a medium size bowl until smooth.
3) Pour cheesy goodness into the greased square baking dish. Top with remaining seasoning mix. 
4) Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. 
5) Serve hot or at room temperature, whichever you prefer.
Here we are - cheesy bread sticks - fresh out of the oven. :) 

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