Thursday, February 17, 2011

Baked Goodies Day!

Today was an awesome day, sure I didn't get to the gym (which sucks) but I had a great morning out with my mommy group.  People seem to like the veggie chocolate muffins I brought in.  I'm not sure why other people like them, but I do because they are chocolaty with very little sugar (well none actually only about 2 tbsp of agave nectar for a batch of 16 muffins).  I added zucchini and spinach, oatmeal, coconut, sunflower seeds and frozen cranberries.  It still always surprises me when people give me a thumbs up, actually I would say half the time I don't believe them, but then I see them going back for more! Huh...  I guess because two of the most influential people in my life right now, won't eat them.  Mark hates when I bake with banana (the smell makes him gag) and Jen thinks I don't use enough sugar.  Fair enough.  Your taste buds are what they are.  But I'm not out to reboot everyone's taste buds, I just want people to know that other options are out there.  You don't have to be afraid to experiment in the kitchen.  The thing with me, I want to make food that I feel good about eating and that I know are good for my kids.  Patrick ate 2 of the muffins for his lunch.  Do you think I cared???  Heck no... that's awesome, normally I can't get zucchini in that kid. (unless it's in the soup and pureed)

Tonight I feel like I'm starving.  I know I'm not, but for some reason I can't get enough food.  So here's the thing.  When I feel like eating and I know I'm eating for the sake of eating, I always go to my set default.  Hot yogourt and berry bowl.  Even though I didn't work out, it's still better than the bowl of ice cream I would have grabbed over a year ago.  But that wasn't enough, I needed some chocolate.  So I took one of the muffins I made last night (slightly different and more dry than this mornings batch), cut a slit in it and stuffed a square of 71% dark chocolate (Camino-fair trade ) then nuked it for 30sec.  Ahhh now that hit the spot.

Ok so I know you might want to know how to make these muffins... so guess what??? Mark video taped me last night.  We will get the video up as soon as possible.  And eventually you can make up your own baked goodies and not be able to tell people how much of what is in them.  :0


  1. Good idea switching the ice cream out for a yogurt long do you heat it? I've never had warm yogurt.

  2. So what's the recipe then? I don't know how to do anything. lol

  3. I just reminded Mark to work on it again. It's March break now, he has no excuse!