What inspires you?

My record is enormous. Profitable ladies. Chefs. Writers. The mom in Complete Meals with four children. My bike. The guy in yoga with people extraordinary stomach muscles (call me). Individuals who live compassionately. Historical past. A challenge. People who believe that each and every working day delivers a new prospect to grow, just take hazards, and smile.

Past time I was in California I achieved up with Veronica, the founder of the vegan, gluten-no cost Pure Bars. She is a particular person who actually conjures up me. Veronica commenced her individual business and is completely passionate about healthy living. Naturally we experienced substantially to discuss about which includes food items and her incredible success as an entrepreneur. Veronica also mentioned that California experienced terrific places to eat, particularly if you are gluten-free of charge, vegan, or if you only consume uncooked. I knowledgeable foods in California that I will never ever fail to remember. Contemporary. Healthful. Just damn good!

I bought curious and assumed I’d challenge myself to make a vegan cupcake, which really turned out to be pretty easy and tasty.

Delicious vegan chocolate cupcakes topped with an amazing, vegan orange cream cheese frosting. These gorgeous cupcakes are perfect for birthday celebrations!

Even if you aren’t vegan, you are going to delight in this cupcake. It is very simple and could even be produced gluten-absolutely free if desired. Actually I just like cupcakes and giving you selections.

Speaking of selections, I’ve obtained a little bit of predicament likely on myself. I’m in the midst of figuring out if I’m likely to go and I’m totally responsible of anxiety baking. I manufactured donuts, cupcakes and banana bread. I however plan on baking until finally a very clear determination comes to me. Indeed, it’s hazardous.

Pear crisp in a floral dish

Upcoming on my agenda is a recipe Veronica despatched me for this healthy pear & pecan crisp. It reminds me of California and I can not wait around to make it. You can find Veronica’s recipe on the bottom of this page. Go verify out the Pure Bars fb web site and go through my Pure Bar review right here.

I have currently acquired some bars packed for my next adventure. It’s finally Spring, and I have a great deal of horsing around to do.

Cherry blossoms blooming in the spring

Did you know DC has a cherry blossom festival? This year it is 100 decades aged. The beautiful trees are everywhere about the town. I checked it out very last weekend and highly endorse it. Let me know if you’re at any time in DC and I’ll position you in the right way.

California coastline

Clearly the higher than picture is not in DC. It is me dreaming of an exotic vacation that I’ll have to plan right after I finish ingesting these cupcakes.

Delicious vegan chocolate cupcakes topped with an amazing, vegan orange cream cheese frosting. These gorgeous cupcakes are perfect for birthday celebrations!

Chocolate and orange is a attractive mixture. The frosting is vegan as properly. You’ll be amazed by how mouth watering these are. Oh and do not neglect to enter my giveaway!

Pear and Pecan Crisp

By Veronica, founder of Pure Bars

6-8 ripe and juicy pears.  I like Bartlett, and I always use ripe kinds!

1-2 fresh new lemons

3 cups previous-fashioned oats

½ cup crushed pecans

1 cup cranberries

1 cup flour

½ cup honey

¾ cup butter

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. allspice

1 tsp. salt

¾ cup orange juice

  1. Slice the pears into a bowl and squeeze the juice of equally lemons around them.  Layer fifty percent of them in a 9 x9 pan.
  2. Soften the butter and honey alongside one another and add oats, pecans, ½ the cranberries, flour, salt and spices. Spread half of the oat mixture over the pears. Layer the rest of the pears
  3. Major with the rest of the oat mixture and pour the orange juice in excess of the leading of the crisp
  4. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes included. Sprinkle the relaxation of the cranberries over the leading when dish is done