Birthday FRUIT “cake”!

 

FRUIT cake! yum!

I got the idea from pinterest to make a birthday cake for myself completely out of fruit!

 

It was pretty fun!  Although, you have to put it together just hours before the party so that the fruit doesn’t start looking weird. haha.

Well, there is no real “recipe” for this.  There are a myriad of different fruits you can use to decorate the outside, though the main part should probably always be a watermelon… just because they are so big.   Here is what I made mine with.

Real Fruit “Cake”

1 large watermelon
1 c. green grapes
2 oranges (cut up with the skin off)
1 lb. strawberries
4 kiwis
2 peaches

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How to make coconut butter – it’s SO easy!

coconut butter!!

 

Recently I bought some coconut butter from amazon. It cost about $8 for a little jar of it.. and yes, it was yummy. Most importantly though, it is what I use to make my awesome peppermint patties.

I had run out of coconut butter, so I searched online to see if I could make my own. Turns out that I can, and that it is SO EASY, now I feel really stupid for even buying it the first time.

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How to make your own almond flour – tutorial

fresh ground almond flour

Since I use almond flour in a lot of my recipes, I thought I would share with you all exactly how I make it. I’ve had questions from some readers asking me about that… and it’s really quite easy. A little time intensive, but very easy steps.

Almond flour is very low carb. It has good fat and protein in it, as well as fiber. It has a really rich flavor, and it fills me up! I also LOVE the taste of almonds, so that is probably another reason why I love it!
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Fruits and vegetable composition parallel our bodies – interesting!

I found this info on another blog and I thought it was really interesting. Most of it seems pretty factual, though I’m not positive about all of it.  My awesome commentary is in italics… because I know that everyone loves to hear my opinions.  haha!

A sliced Carrot looks like a human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like a sliced carrot! and Yes science shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow and function of the eye. “Eat carrots to see in the dark”, remember that?

hmm… an orange eyeball, huh? I can see that .

 


Tomatoes and Capsicum have four chambers and are red. The heart is red and has four chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes and bell peppers are indeed pure and important blood food.

too bad tomatoes aren’t also in the shape of our heart, cuz that would be extra cool

 


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