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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Banana Applesauce Cake with Banana Glaze

Sugar Free Banana Applesauce Cake
8oz (2 cups) whole wheat flour
1 tbsp wheat germ
1tsp baking soda
6 medium, ripe bananas - mashed
8 fl oz (1 cup) sugar-free applesauce
2-4 fl oz (1/4 to 1/2 cup) soy milk (I prefer almond or rice milk)

Preheat the oven to 325 deg F (160 deg C). In a bowl, combine the flour, wheat germ and baking soda. In a separate bowl, combine the applesauce with the mashed bananas and milk. Pour the applesauce mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour into a greased pan and bake for around 1 1/2 hours. The cake is ready when a sharp knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Banana Glaze-
1 mashed banana
Lemon juice (enough to make the glaze a bit watered down)

Thanks to Homemade Baby Food Recipes!!!

Levi's First Birthday Party

We decided to have a Where The Wild Things Are birthday party for Levi! We both loved the book as kids and thought Levi would make a pretty cute "Max".

However, this became an adventure trying to find cool party stuff. We couldn't find ANYTHING. So finally, we gave up searching and decided to make everything ourselves! The party ended up being better than we could have imagined. Everything looked great and it was a lot of fun!

Enjoy the pictures!

Levi eating a delicious Banana Applesauce Cake (recipe coming soon)
Hanging out in the boat Dad made

Me and My Max

I ended up buying a sweat suit from American Apparel and then sewed ears and the tail on


We made canvas pictures and crowns for all our guests
Steve made the boat onto an older wooden wagon we had
I sewed the backdrop- the whole thing looked great

We turned our weird fireplace into a super cool tree

This shows his little tail! It looked perfect as we wobbled all over the place

Some more pictures we made

Wild Thing Mobile- above the cupcake tower

Cupcake tower
It was definitely a wild rumpus!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Okay, semi-vegan

So I have been thinking about... and trying the vegan thing. And I'm just not sure I'm totally ready for it. I have been hearing about soy not being as healthy as people think so before I commit to being vegan, I want to do a lot more research.
Plus, I THINK Levi may have an allergy to tofu so that would make things a little difficult. Plus I don't really like all the fake food substitutes... I would rather eat more of the healthy even if that means some dairy based stuff.
So here is the plan: I have cut out dairy milk and have started drinking and using almond milk instead (I like it better than cows milk anyways). I have cut back on cheese, eggs, butter, sour cream etc... but IF I do eat them or use them I buy the organic. And this summer I'm going to check out local farmers market for some stuff (we live in Alaska so they don't go on during the winter). So we are now called.... semi-vegan.
I have to admit, I absolutely hate eating eggs and dairy in general now. When I eat them all I think about is how disgusting it is.... So that's why I just try not to eat it, however I don't freak if a recipe calls for something or we go out to eat and it is cooked in the food. Know what I mean?
So that's all for now, I'm sure Ill do more research and talk about it later.