Mint chocolate chip is my all time favorite ice cream flavor. It has been since I was a little girl. And it always had to be that light green color! Honestly, I still like the color and still love the flavor. This time of year, it's easy to find fresh mint! If you have your own herb garden, it might be starting to take over just about now. And my local market has salad-sized clam-shells packed to overflowing with inviting sprigs! So I went into the kitchen and tested a bunch of recipes to deliver to you (and my mouth) the perfect winning (vegan) combo!
My cubicle mate.
Yoga: so easy a baby can do it!
We're in table pose, about to do cat (meow!) and cow (moo!). Of course we say the sounds out loud. Don't you?
You are never too young or too old to take care of YOU. Try a new exercise, recipe, meditation practice or class! You never know, you might love it! How did you get in your exercise today?
It was my daughter's birthday last month, and I was torn between baking or buying her first cake ever. I started looking into healthier bakeries in the area, but they were expensive and many of them still used white/refined flour and sugar, toxic food dyes for coloring or didn't have designs I really liked.
But I really wanted my baby girl to have a first birthday cake (and a first birthday cupcake)! Finally, I decided to just bake a healthy cake, instead. But then, I got a little excited, and ended up baking three cakes and 24 cupcakes over two days.
And I have to tell you, not only did I bake three cakes, but I ate three cakes too! It was DELICIOUS! Best cake I've ever had! My parents also loved it. All of our friends at the party (including the other babies) loved it. It was truly a huge hit!
If you have a birthday coming up, whether it's for you, a family member, a friend or a colleague, I guarantee this cake will be a huge hit! It's delicious, moist, tasty, not too sweet and good for you!
A Healthy Birthday Cake That Everyone Will Love!
After baking over 3 cakes and countless cupcakes this past month, I am all cake'd and cupcake'd out! so a light, fresh fruit treat sounded perfect! This festive holiday treat is so easy and the best part, there is NO cooking so your kids (or friends!) can join in on the fun!
I love the 4th! Growing up, I had so much fun spending it with my family and a bunch of our friends and their families. My friend's mom would have all of us over after the Fireworks (we would watch them from the park, snacking on chips, popcorn, lemonade, etc!) She worked at Friendly's (a restaurant/ice cream parlor), so she would have the BEST make-your-own-sundae bar a kid could imagine. She basically served every flavor and topping they had so it was a ice cream dream come true. I kept her tradition alive for years, but now I have my own family and am creating my own holiday traditions. I think this healthy treat just become a staple. I'd love to hear about your favorite healthy 4th of July traditions!
Wishing you a happy and safe Independence Day!