My friend Tammy brought me these beyond adorable homemade bunny and carrot cupcakes for my birthday!
Tammy is the owner of a boutique cake design studio called Sugarlips Cakes which specializes in custom cakes, cupcakes, and small desserts. She makes the most gorgeous edible decorations and flowers that look so realistic! Hop on over to Sugarlips Cakes to see some of Tammy’s creations! Warning: serious cake envy and drooling may occur. If you know anyone who is in search of the perfect cake or fondant flowers for their wedding cake, she’s your girl!
For more mouth watering cake designs follow Sugarlips Cakes on Facebook & Twitter, and checkout her Etsy shop to buy some sweet decorations!
Thank you for my RFFMBT inspired birthday cupcakes Tammy, you’re the best!!! xo
If you show Tammy some love, maybe she will do a healthy cupcake recipe for us?!
Imagine having a fluffy oatmeal raisin cookie for breakfast. Sounds delicious right? Well I have the recipe of all recipes for you! Satisfy your cookie cravings with a healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bake that makes for a super quick and easy breakfast on the go, or even dessert for that matter! No actual baking required!
Short prep time
No baking required
I’m in heaven.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bake
1/4 cup liquid egg whites
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 banana mashed
2 Tbsp raisins
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder
Mash the banana and combine with all ingredients until well mixed. Lightly spray a small microwave safe bowl with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the oatmeal raisin cookie mixture into the bowl and microwave (uncovered) for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Remove the bowl from the microwave (caution, bowl will be hot). Flip the bowl upside down on a plate to release the oatmeal raisin cookie bake, enjoy hot.
The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: banana & raisins
Whole Grain: rolled oats
Protein: egg whites
Plant Based Fat: chia seeds
Guess what? Today is the last day of July which means… FOODIE PENPALS REVEAL DAY!
Last month I decided to join Foodie Penpals, which is a program created by another blogger named Lindsay, also known as The Lean Green Bean. Foodie Penpals is a fun program that matches food lovers as penpals each month!
Foodie Penpal Details:
- 5th of the month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. You will send a package to someone different than from whom you receive.
- Your package is to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats!
- The spending limit is $15.
- The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe.
- 15th of the month, you put your box of goodies in the mail.
- Last day of the month, reveal the Foodie Penpal package you received in a post!
- Open to bloggers and blog readers.
Click here for more information about becoming a Foodie Penpal! Who knows… we could get matched as Foodie Penpals! xo
My first Foodie Penpals were Heather from Brownsburg, IN and April from Austin, TX! I was assigned to send a package to Heather, so I sent her some of my fav goodies from LA which conveniently arrived on her birthday making my first Foodie Penpals experience pretty memorable! April was assigned to send a package to me, and after exchanging a few emails, I was so excited to learn that she was from Austin, TX; where the flagship Whole Foods store is! April sent me some REALLY yummy goodies! The coolest part about April’s package was that I had never tried any of these items before!
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?!
- Mint Double Fudge Bite-Lettes by Laura’s Wholesome Junk Food: O.M.G. My sister and I nearly finished the entire container in a matter of hours… SO. GOOD. and vegan. and healthy. and amazing. April… you’re the best!
- austiNuts Chili Lime Cashews: Loved that she sent me something local from Austin! These cashews had the perfect amount of chili, perfect amount of lime, and a perfect little kick!
- Hint Raspberry-Lime Water: I’m a huge fan of natural flavored waters versus artificially sweetened and flavored waters but had never tried Hint before. I loved the light flavor.
- Late July Organic Vanilla Bean with Green Tea Cookie Sandwiches: These were awesome! The taste is similar to Oreos, but they have ingredients that you can actually pronounce haha.
- Mints in a Moustache Tin: Cute addition! I can tell April has a sense of humor!
Thanks for the vegan treats from Austin, TX April! You’re so sweet! xo
Interested in joining Foodie Penpals?! Get more information here!
Motivation Monday: “You are always stronger than you think you are.”
UPDATE: LAPTOP IS BACK! YESSSS!
Today and tomorrow are super busy days for me as I am trying to get together a new part of my blog, Sam’s brother is here visiting, and two of my best friends are moving to Denver! It’s been kind of bittersweet this week… but I do have some really sweet giveaways and recipes coming up for you guys, yayyy!
If you didn’t get a chance to see my guest post on Wonder Forest a couple of weeks ago, you can read my original guest post on here! The author, Dana is an incredible artist with a gorgeous blog full of pretty type and imagery that you will just adore!
Here is the recipe for my Campfire Kisses from my guest post! The perfect healthy alternative to S’mores for your summer camping, hiking, or backpacking adventure!
Makes 10 kisses
2 graham crackers + 1 for outer “crust”
1/2 cup unsalted cashews
1 cup Medjool dates – pitted
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp mini chocolate chips (or carob chips for a vegan option)
Optional: 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed for a boost of healthy omega-3s
Place 1 graham cracker in a food processor or blender and process until finely ground. Empty the graham cracker contents into a bowl and set aside, as it will be used to roll the kisses in later. Combine cashews and 2 graham crackers (and flaxseed if desired) in a food processor and grind until they become very finely ground, but not a butter. Remove pits from dates. Once pits have been removed, add the dates and vanilla into the food processor. Process until the contents are evenly chopped/combined and form a sticky dough. Remove dough from the food processor and fold in chocolate chips by hand or mixing spoon. Using a 1tbsp measuring spoon, scoop the dough into balls and roll evenly in your hands. Roll the ball through the bowl of ground graham cracker, coating it evenly (this will add flavor and prevent the kisses from sticking to the foil!). Wrap each ball separately in a 4x4in piece of tinfoil and twist off the tops like Hershey Kisses.
Take your Campfire Kisses on your next hiking trip or store in the refrigerator for 1 week, or freezer for up to 1 month.
Happy Toast Tuesday!
I decided to change things up a weeee bit for this week’s Toast Tuesday by posting a toast related recipe! This recipe if from one of my favorite blogs: Eating Bird Food! Brittany has some really fantastic healthy recipes and she is basically a chia genius. She is super creative with her recipes & ingredients and gives the term “bird food” a whole need meaning!
Brittany’s Easy Chia Seed Jam used strawberries, but since I am allergic to berries (with the exception of raspberries), I decided to go for cherries. It can be really tricky to find yummy jams and jellies other than orange marmalade and grape, so once I saw Brittany’s super simple recipe I was pumped to make my own! You will not believe how easy this recipe is. Only three steps stand between you and some fresh homemade jam! It is so delish, you could actually enjoy this jam as a vegan Jello-O snack which counts as 1 serving of fruit, and one serving of plant based fat!
Cherry Chia Jam
Makes about 1 cup of jam
1 cup black cherries (I used frozen pitted)
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp water
Defrost the cherries under warm water until thawed and remove pits if necessary. Place the cherries and 1 Tbsp of water in a blender and pulse until cherries are mashed, but not completely pureéd. Transfer the mashed cherries to a jar and stir in the chia seeds. Refrigerate for about 60 minutes until chia seeds expand and turn the content into a thick jam.