Posts tagged ‘food’

March 5, 2012

Clean Eating

by fromsugarwithstyle

We all hear about how important it is to eat naturally and organically but how many of us actually do? I for one am and I want to stress upon all those people who don’t take their eating seriously to listen up.

Unhealthy eating is the cause of many diseases, cancers and other health problems. We have to start really paying attention to what we put into out bodies. Supermarket shelves are chock full of preservatives, pesticides, artificial flavors and hundreds of other ingredients that are almost unpronounceable. Items containing those things should never have contact with out mouths. We are poisoning ourselves by doing so.

My rule of thumb for shopping is that I don’t but anything with ingredients I don’t understand ( which pretty much includes every pre packaged or boxed food in the store) I don’t buy anything with more than 5 ingredients ( this doesn’t mean 6 different vegetables ) and I buy almost completely organic especially with meats, dairy and most fruits and vegetables.

This way of eating is not a weight loss plan, although that’s probably what will happen.. It can include cake and pie ( in moderation ) as long as its made naturally and not filled with processed junk. Another rule I have..if i make it at home its ok to eat because I know whats going inside and that doesn’t include blue#40.

I wasnt always this way. I noshed on wheat thins and Oreos like the majority of america. I just now know what I am doing to myself by eating those things.

A couple books I found really helpful are.Food Rules by Michael Pollan

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Clean Food by Terry Walters

 

The best thing to do is enjoy foods that were made by the earth. They are the best ones for you and will help you have a longer healthier life.

February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

by fromsugarwithstyle

Valentines Day is my second favorite holiday of the year ( My first being Christmas of course ). I am a huge girly romantic so a day that celebrates love and that is decked out in pink is my perfect kind of day! ( The flowers and dark chocolate don’t hurt either ). I didn’t have a chance to bake anything this year. My wedding plans have taken over any and all spare time it seems!…but here are some lovely treats I have found while browsing online that I thought I would share. Hopefully next year I’ll get to try some out!

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November 17, 2011

Purple Cake Truffles

by fromsugarwithstyle

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One of my favorite things to make are cake truffles ( aka cake balls ). They are relatively easy and always surprise people with how great they taste. I can’t tell you how many compliments I get when I make these!  You can make them with any cake and frosting combination you like but since I was coloring these purple ( the birthday girl’s favorite color ) I decided that a simple white cake and vanilla buttercream would be perfect. I followed this recipe for the cake ( also found here ) . I didn’t follow a recipe for the frosting I simply combined butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk together until I got the taste I wanted.

I love experimenting with different colors when it comes to making these. These are rainbow truffles I made a little while back.
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You can find my post on how to make rainbow cake truffles here at CreativeKristi.com.

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November 10, 2011

Vanilla Cake With Pumpkin Buttercream

by fromsugarwithstyle

Ever since Trader Joes introduced its new pumpkin butter I have been obsessed. ( I bought 6 jars! ). There is so much you can do with it! I have made a pumpkin cheesecake dip, a pumpkin crumb bar, I’ve spread it on toast, eaten it with cottage cheese and made a pumpkin butter cream frosting. Obviously if you know me you can guess that the latter is my favorite of them all!… I have a couple of friends with birthdays this month so I decided to use my new favorite frosting to make them a cake. I used this recipe for the cake and I made up the butter cream. ( see below )

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Buttercream

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/2 cup pumpkin butter

1 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning

Milk

Powdered Sugar

Blend the butter and the pumpkin butter until creamy. Add the Pumpkin Pie seasoning until combined. I then alternated sugar and milk until I got the consistency I wanted.

I used this same decorating technique on my birthday cake this past march
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Only the inside was Rainbow!
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November 1, 2011

Chocolate Cupcakes

by fromsugarwithstyle

One of my best friends birthdays was this past week and I wanted to make her something chocolatey. My first thought was a cake but I knew that since she wasnt having a party it would go to waste. I decided on these rich chocolate cupcakes with this chocolate butter cream. They had a perfect rich chocolate taste and were super moist. The decorating didn’t come out how I had planned since I couldn’t find the tip I wanted to use but I think the taste over did the look anyway!

 

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September 22, 2011

Edamame Hummas

by fromsugarwithstyle

One of my favorite things to snack on is hummus. It’s the perfect mix of both healthy and satisfying and I am always looking for new flavors. When I came across this recipe for edamame hummus online I knew I had to give it a try. It’s a nice change from the usual chic pea hummus and it just as easy to make. I ended up adding a tbsp of black pepper to the mix for an added kick. Next time I’m going to try it with a tbsp less tahini for a thicker version.

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