It’s the holiday season and “me time” is a little hard to come by these days. Do you ever wish you had more? It seems like the closer it gets to Christmas, the more things I add to my list. Luckily for me, the semester is almost over, and I can take a little more time to just enjoy time at home.
I was invited by Little Northern Bakehouse to participate in their “Eat for Me” campaign and I couldn’t have been more thrilled to be a part of this!
Little Northern Bakehouse is a company that makes breads and buns that are gluten free. They are made for those individuals with Celiac disease, those with food sensitivities, and those who make a conscious choice to exclude gluten from their diet.
LNB breads are are gluten free, vegan, non-GMO and made with 100% plant based whole foods. They are also glyphosate residue free, which the World Health Organization has identified as a probable carcinogen.
I am always on the hunt for new and improved products. I get a lot of inquiries from friends, students, and over social media about recommendations for products. Gluten free has always been a tough one. When gluten free breads were first introduced, they left much to be desired. Let me tell you – Little Northern Bakehouse bread is legit – you guys, it’s so good!
I honestly could not believe how much the texture resembles conventional bread. They are dedicated to making breads that do not sacrifice in taste and texture. My favorite is definitely the seeds and grain loaf – as you can see in this picture below. They also make buns, cinnamon & raisin (my family loves this one), millet & chia, whole grain, and white bread.
So, how did I take a little “me time” with my food? I made myself a little bites lunch. One of my favorite lunches is making a meal out of a snack or appetizer and that’s exactly what I did with this one. I decided to share the recipe for my balsamic onion jam and it went perfectly with toasted Little Northern Bakehouse bread.
The other little bites I have here are a lovely orange marmalade and fresh peanut butter, my guacaverde, and basic spinach pesto made with spinach, walnuts, garlic, lemon, olive oil, salt, and pepper. But the star is the onion jam. My goodness, I’m so happy I made extra toasts!
If you choose gluten free products, or would just like a change of pace with your regular bread, check out Little Northern Bakehouse. You can usually find it in the freezer section, although I found it in my local store next to the specialty breads.
Find some time to “Eat for Me” this holiday season and try this savory jam – you’ll be craving it!
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1.5 cups total of thinly sliced and chopped red and yellow onion
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- To make the toasts
- 2 slices Little Northern Bakehouse Seeds and Grains Loaf cut into quarters
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- In a small skillet over medium heat, add canola oil and onions
- Stir onions to get coated in oil and sauté for 4-5 minuets – stirring occasionally so they don’t get too brown
- Add sugar, salt, and balsamic vinegar and let simmer for an additional 4 minutes
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days
- Preheat oven to broil
- Place bread on a foil lined baking sheet
- Brush bread with olive oil
- Broil for 1-2 minutes or until the toasts are golden brown (this happens fast, so watch your bread)
- Top with onion jam
*I received product and compensation from Little Northern Bakehouse. All opinions, words, recipes, and photos are my own.