Tuesday, November 19, 2013

E-man's Super Mario Party

  A few weeks ago my little E-man turned 6. There is just something about him being 6, like the first 5 years of watching him grow are complete and we have started a new chapter in his life.

  I really wanted to throw him a cookie-decorating party. This is a party theme I saw in a magazine while pregnant and held onto all these years. I really tried to sell him on the idea. He was pretty firm on his decision: It would have to be a Super Mario Party.
   I'll admit I was a little sad at first, but then I started brainstorming on this Mario themed party and got over it real quick. And in the end it all came together pretty nicely.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Grilled PB, Nutella and Banana

   I truly believe that there are few things in life more wonderful than melted peanut butter. This little treat is something I tend to make for my husband and friends after a late night out instead of the always regretted Taco Bell. It is as simple as making a grilled cheese sandwich and the peanut butter, banana, and nutella make a pretty sexy menage a trois.....It also makes a great snack for kids....just ignore the sexy part.....

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Almond Milk Chai Latte (Low Carb and Dairy Free)

  You may not know it from my posts, but I am a pretty healthy eater. Most of the goodies I share on here on to my sweet tooth hubby and the select friends I deem as guinea pigs. Meanwhile I'm drinking water and eating seaweed snacks. Don't get me wrong I love the shit out of some seaweed, but there comes a certain time of year when I crave what everyone else has. Guess when that is- yup that's right Fall.

  Damn you pumpkin spice and vanilla chai! I'm sure I can't be the only person who associates these flavors with all the sentiments of the Fall season. I want to sit in the cool Autumn breeze wrapped in a flannel throw sipping something warm and spiced while orange leaves blow past......... Except, I have to be picky about where and what I splurge on( don't be worried about me- I do get to splurge!). And if I'm drinking 42 grams of sugar- Ya I'm calling you out Starbucks Vanilla Chai Latte- I don't have a lot of wiggle room for the other things in life. Like booze. :)

  Today, I can proudly say that I have found a way to have my chai...and drink it too!

Not only is this sugar free, but the calories come in at less than 30 per cup. And the taste is great, sometimes with sugar free versions of favorites comes a funky sweetener taste...but you don't get that with this- just spicy chai goodness!

Cheater Chai Latte
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar free chai concentrate (I used oregon chai, and found it at Target)
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Cooking over medium heat, stir to dissolve cinnamon and nutmeg. When warm carefully pour into a mug and enjoy.