Thursday, March 26, 2009

Vegan Chocolate Truffles

I went to a dessert party a few weeks ago and I decided to bring these Vegan Chocolate Truffles.

Here is what they looked like when they were finished.

They were pretty messy, yet easy to make. I used vegan chocolate chips (I love some dark chocolate) and chocolate Almond milk.

You melt a bag of chips on a double boiler and heat the almond milk in the microwave. Then combine the two and refridgerate. Then you roll them into balls and then into cocoa powder.

Everybody really liked them and even Clark can eat them!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Strawberry Farm

We love going to the Strawberry farm for many reasons.

The farm dog is so friendly and cute when she comes to greet us.

The berries taste so good, much better than the ones from publix. I'm not sure if it's because they are so fresh or because we picked them ourselves, but they just taste better. In this picture you can also see the Florida sweet onions they grow there.

I always go overboard, but it's fine. Clark has plenty of Florida strawberries in the freezer for his morning smoothie.

We love roasting hotdogs and marshmallows while we're there for a picnic lunch after that hard work of picking berries.

And the boys love getting dirty and sticky with berries.

PS - I am NOT a Yankees fan. It is a hand-me-down and one of the only things that fit Clark at the time. Since then I have gone into the attic to get the box of 18 month clothes so he won't have to wear that again. Go Phillies!

Sunday, March 15, 2009


I just thought this was cute how Clark wants to hold the banana himself now.

Had to share!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Soft Soled Vegan Baby Shoes

I've had a ton of baby showers lately, which means lots of crafting. Recently I went to a shower for friend who is having her fourth child and only girl. I knew I had to do something really girly for her and I was tired of all the knitting/crocheting at the time, so I found this pattern and went to town.

I found some nice pink and turquoise fabric in my stash so all I had to get was elastic and notions.

I picked out some cute princess buttons and ribbon to put on the one pair, and the other pair I just left plain. The pattern says it fits size 6-9 months and I think they would be good for keeping socks on. This little girl will be 6-9 months in the fall time so these should work well.

You could also make them with leather (maybe recycled) and larger so they would be walking shoes for an older baby.


Friday, March 06, 2009

Pizza Night

Recently we have found out that Clark is allergic to dairy. It's been a journey to get to this discovery and it has been confirmed by both the doctor and by us. He was dairy free for 2 weeks and gained more weight than he had in months and then the first time I gave him some dairy he woke up the next morning in hives. So now that we know this, added to the fact that I don't really eat much meat and Curt and Curtis have some really restricted lists of veggies they will eat, well, as you can imagine making dinner gets tricky.

I figured this new dairy free thing would do away with our family pizza night. For a while I made a pizza for us then I just started buying one at Costco since it's so darned cheap. Well, I got to thinking about it and decided to try individual pizzas. It worked out pretty well actually.

As you can see Curtis really enjoyed getting to 'decorate' his own pizza crust.

Here is what they looked like before going in the oven. You can probably tell whose is whose.

And here they are all done. Looks pretty good huh? I put spinach and chopped garlic on mine and Curt and Curtis went for straight up pepperoni. I made a small cheese-free pizza for Clark with just light sauce and spinach.

I'm pretty happy with this new family pizza night and I'm hoping I'm able to come up with more fun and creative ways to make good dinners that satisfy each of our restrictions, be they medical, ethical, or just silly.