Monthly Archives: January 2015

Paleo Chocolate Donuts

Converted the paleo chocolate ganache cupcakes into donuts and they turned out pretty brillz. The only change I made was grating a little nutmeg into the cake batter. These bake into a nice firm cake donut that turned out better than ones I’ve tried in the past. Super happy with the results.

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The recipe yielded only five large donuts. Bake at 350 for 11-13 minutes.

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100 Day Project

100 day project. Never heard of it until I received a notice from my daughter’s classroom asking us to prepare one. I google it and unimpressed with the samples provided on pinterest, I decide to come up with one using my daughter’s current fascination: butterflies. Lo and behold, we tackle this thing on a Sunday, yep, the night before it’s due. I seriously tried to have her do as much of the project. The only thing I did was really cut out every one hundred required butterflies and provide minimal art direction. I still don’t get the purpose of the 100 day project. If anything, parents should get a 100 day medal for getting their kid fed and ready for school in a presentable condition. “Good job parent for getting your kid to school for their first 100 days, now only a few thousand more to go…”

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Bento Recap

The request of sandwiches have returned.

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Bento Love

The other day, C brings home the monthly school lunch menu asking why I never let her order lunch, “I can give you a break in cooking and order school lunch.” Immediately thinking how I could convert valuable morning minutes into non-meal prep, I happily suggest she select a day to order school lunch and read her the various lunch options throughout the week.  While I read the grab-n-go bag option of string cheese, yogurt, carrots and fruit, I see her mind churning. She pauses. “But… I really do like my bentos because you make the best lunches ever.” The girl is good. Totally wanting to up my game, I went out that morning and got some of her favorite lunch stuff.

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Back to Bentos

By request, I’ll be posting some photos of C’s lunches again.

Today’s lunch includes: Uncured black forest ham wrapped around goat cheese gouda, blueberry and tangerine medley, and broccolini with avocado. Not pictured: Bunny crackers.

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