Monday, March 4, 2013

Complete Protein Raspberry Muffins (Maximum-Plant-Protein) *Gluten Free and Dairy Free*






    Finally, this muffin recipe has been a long work in progress so I'm thrilled to unveil it! This is a COMPLETE PROTEIN muffin folks, not just high protein but a complete one. Many of us are misguided when it comes to protein. Some of us think that only meat provides us with the protein we need but this is untrue. It is true that meat gives us the most protein in one sitting, but it's not necessarily our only options. I've come to realize that I'm a protein-per-meal kinda girl, you know, like those Paleo folks, without the quack theory behind it. Yep, I think it's a quack diet, philosophically, but I do agree that proteins are essential, and are so at every meal. But here's the thing, I'm not going to consume animal flesh at every meal, how sustainable is that? We're not here to eat the planet out of all of the animal, can you imagine if everyone ate meat at every meal? That would kill all of the animals pretty quickly.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Ladybugs and Strawberries, It's a Birthday Party!


I love making birthday cakes! Correction- I love decorating birthday cakes. Baking is not so much fun, but decorating makes my blood come alive. This cake took me about four hours to decorate, mind you I do take my time! It's great to have a plan for each layer but do just go with the flow because it never will end up how you planned it.
For instance, I did not plan on making pink rosettes to frame the bottom of the cake, I did this to hide the big gap between the green icing and the cake from the plastic wrap that I had placed on the cake stand to protect it from getting too messy. You have to improvise when you're an amature.
Here are the steps to making a three layered birthday cake: