Friday, April 25, 2014

Coconut cream chocolate Mousse




I made a great chocolate mousse without any dairy!
How you ask?
Coconut milk.
Use this one
I have tried making this before with other canned coconut milks and this one definitely yields the best results. 


The recipe is so easy too!
Check it out HERE
I put the can of milk in my freezer for 10 minutes before hand too.
It is only 5 ingredients:
Coconut milk
Honey 
Cocoa powder
Vanilla
Almond extract



Clark liked it too


I put a few servings in the fridge and the rest divided up in the freezer for later!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

What's in your basket?



First of all, I hope everyone had a nice 420 Easter and nobody ran short on munchies.
And by munchies, I mean Easter ham and deviled eggs.
What were you thinkin'?!



Yes, this is an actual magnet off my fridge. I live on the wild side.


Last year the Easter Bunny thew together a little basket for Clark. 


It's a family tradition.
I have gotten an Easter basket my whole life (and still do.) 
Yes, I'm a bit spoiled when it comes to holidays.
Hey, I'm the baby. Gotta love me.
I really don't remember what was in last years basket.
The Easter bunny didn't put a whole lot of thought into it.
Hopefully it got written down in the baby book.
 Clark wasn't even walking yet, like he would know any different if it was a crappy Easter or not.

This year, the Easter Bunny has been collecting things for a few weeks though.
Mom of the year award right here.

Behold

Easter morning spread


Adorable felt fox basket, mini shovel, Too Cool for School Cat book - Target 
Paper Sesame Street Easter " grass" & K.T. Cat ( Both Brand new in Package)-Goodwill
Chicken Dance singing Key chain - Han's Delicatessen
Large Glitter Bouncy Ball- QFC


From Grandma Bunny



Black Lab Book End & socks - Fred Meyer
Ritter Sport & German Bier - Hans Delicatessen
Dark Chocolate PB Cups- Trader Joes

And Mine


(Don't feel bad, I know for a minute you thought my husband did this and you were all " Awww man, my husband needs to get his sh*t together." But Relax,it was from my Mom. 

A few pictures from our Easter Sunday


Clark collecting hidden eggs














Aunty & Clark


Hey, where's the candy?!






Yes, my parents happen to have a Merry-Go-Round in their yard



Clark's favorite toy, the hose nozzle 



Adults love it too






My cousins


Clark & Grandma


Ready


Set


Pull!


POP!



Happy Easter!
Hope the ringing in your ears stops soon, dear.

The Traveling Jesus



The son of Christ, that guy is everywhere.


Well, I didn't want my well spent money to go to waste. 
You may remember I found this treasure at the West Seattle Garage Sales last Spring. 
Remember HERE


He has lived a reclusive life in my basement for the last year and I decided what better time to bring him out than Easter weekend.

I made sure he had ample appearances all day.





Your own Personal, Jesus.



Now, if I could just find the appropriate place to hang this thing year round.....



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Paleo Granola



I have been making this for the last year and it's delicious.
I am not Paleo but I love cereal. 
While I was pregnant the cravings became more intense and after having my son, I had created a very bad habit.
When I started looking at what my diet consisted of, it was 50% a HUGE bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats.

After doing the HCG Diet and basically ridding my system of grains and sugars.
I needed something else that would fill that cereal void when I was able to slowly bring those things back into my life.



This is a good healthy alternative to store bought cereal and oily granola. 
I eat it alone, on milk or Greek yogurt.

Recipe from Paleo Cupboard

**I still eat hot Oatmeal too. 
See my post on that HERE.

Try making it and let me know what you think!