Thursday, December 15, 2011

Happy Heart Smoothy

We all need a healthy heart, a happy heart. One way we can do that is by nourishing our bodies with healthy fats. There are different sources for getting these essential fatty acids and one of the best is Cod liver oil. But that's just not sustainable. If everyone started to drink Cod liver oil, we'd be all out of our precious flax it is! Flax is also one the best sources for unsaturated, heart healthy fats, so get yourselves a bottle of Barleum's and drink up! Here's my favorite recipe for drinking some good ol' flax oil. I try to endulge in flax and or hemp hearts every day, that's why I love my smoothies and drinks. This drink is truly delicious and no one would even now there's flax oil in it, it's well disguised with yogurt and sweetner. So here it is folks, enjoy and let your heart smile.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I Love You Chocolate Cupcakes (Gluten-Free)

I woke up late this morning, my Lovely Toddler allowing me to sleep in. What a lucky momma I am. I knew she was safe in her bedroom so I drifted back to sleep. When I woke half an hour later, I went to get her from her room and Oh MY God. The curtain was ripped off and the lamp shade was on the floor. The light bulb was smashed all over the room and books were scattered everywhere. Her diaper was off and poo was smudge here and there. The Vicks container had also been opened and emptied on my nice oak hope chest my grandfather made. What a disaster. It is definitely a day for cupcakes. Chocolate ones.

And I still love her of course, I always will.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Step by Step Guide: How to make a 3D Elmo Cake (also Gluten-free!!)

Building this cake was an amazing and frustrating experience. After making an insane amount of cake to fine tune my recipe, i've learnt a lot about baking cake. I've also learned a lot about frosting, rice crispy squares to sculpt and how to use food coloring. There were more failures than successes, but the success at the end was very well worth it all. So here's what I learned: