Friday, July 25, 2014

New Item in Shop - Patches!

Just listed some new patches today! They can add fun to a basic t-shirt, pair of jeans or tote bag. These patches can be sewn or glued on.

Check them out here! More patch designs to come soon!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Chewy Peanut Butter, Flax Seed and Chocolate Chip Cookies

     This recipe makes some tasty chewy cookies! And no flour is needed to make them! I used my small coffee grinder to grind the flax seeds and in my opinion, you don't even taste them in the cookies (but they add protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids). The apple sauce helps add moisture that the flax seeds take out.

1 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup applesauce
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/2- 3/4 cup chocolate chips

   Put all ingredients except chocolate chips in mixer. Mix for 1-2 minutes until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips. Put dough in fridge for about 30 minutes before forming balls and putting on cookie sheet. Makes about 15-20 cookies depending on how big you make them. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-12 minutes. I recommend checking them at 8 minutes just in case because of oven/cookie sheet variances.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Practically Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

      I call these muffins "practically Paleo" because I use regular chocolate chips in them. I don't follow the Paleo diet but I had some coconut flour that needed to be used up and I find Paleo baking interesting because it's a challenge to make yummy tasting treats without the standard ingredients like flour and sugar. I adapted the recipe I found on this blog.

    They turned out pretty delicious and I would make them again, but I have to admit it's the chocolate chips that really make them worth baking.

    I was out of paper baking cups so I put the batter in a greased muffin pan. For easy clean up, I would recommend washing the pan soon after taking the muffins out since the recipe is egg heavy. I didn't do that of course and had a hard time getting the pan clean.

  • 1/4 coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips 
     Mix together wet ingredients (you may need to melt coconut oil first, but this usually isn't necessary in sunny Florida) except for zucchini and chocolate chips. In a separate bowl mix together dry ingredients, then combine with wet ingredients. Fold in zucchini and chocolate chips. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Makes 10-12 muffins.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Small Gathered Zipper Pouch/Clutch

    This is a small clutch I made for a birthday present using the tutorial here. The fabric I wanted to use for the band is see-through so I made a band with the teal fabric as a liner.

Monday, February 17, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Items added to Shop

Check out the latest items in the shop! St. Patrick's Day is March 17th!
Green Polka Dot Headscarf

Shamrock Garland

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Strawberry Banana Pineapple Smoothie

Smoothies are delicious and there are so many different ways to change them up. Here's a recipe for my latest version of Strawberry Banana Pineapple Smoothie.

  • 1/2 cup your choice of milk (I used almond)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • about 8 medium sized frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 a frozen banana - quartered
  • Mint leaves and/or honey (optional)
Blend milk, oats, mint leaves and honey until well blended. Add banana, strawberries and pineapple juice and blend until desired consistency.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014