Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Spring 2015 CSB, Week 6

This is the final week of treats for the Spring CSB!  I hope everyone enjoys their cupcakes!  If you have extras and would like to save them for later, place the cupcake(s) in the freezer until firm.  Then wrap individually in plastic.  Flavors are:

Rhubarb a la Mode:  Cinnamon-vanilla cake,
organic rhubarb filling, vanilla French buttercream,
pastry cookie.

Creamsicle:  Vanilla-orange scented cake,
vanilla-orange American buttercream, natural colors.

Mexican Hot Chocolate:  Spiced chocolate cake,
spiced chocolate French buttercream, chocolate sprinkles,
handmade marshmallow.

PB Truffle:  Chocolate cake, peanut butter creme filling,
chocolate ganache, mini all natural PB cup.

Chocolate Hostess Delight:  Chocolate cake,
vanilla creme filling, chocolate ganache, icing swirl. 

Snickerdoodle:  Cinnamon-vanilla cake,
cinnamon-vanilla French buttercream, freshly baked snickerdoodle cookie.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Early Summer Paleo CSB, Week 1

Thank you, Paleo CSB members, for signing up for this session!  It's so fun for me to have an opportunity to try out new recipes that are healthier, nutrient dense, and packed full of energy, and to share them with others!!  I appreciate that you're willing to let me experiment a bit on you.  :)

Today each share holder will be taking home 4 slices of Paleo Fudge Truffle Cake.  If you're familiar with my Classic Fudge Truffle Brownies, you may jump for joy, as these follow the same recipe, just with a number of ingredient substitutions, including coconut oil in place of the butter, and raw cacao in place of my usual cocoa powder.  With the exception of some organic, vegan, dark chocolate from Lillie Belle Farms, they are free of cane sugar (I believe the Lillie Belle chocolate is around 70% cacao, so it's very low in cane sugar anyway).

I also made an organic Mixed Berry Sauce to go along with your cake.  I suggest spooning a puddle in the middle of your plate and placing the rectangular slice right in the middle of it.  If you choose to indulge without using the sauce, no problem.  Extra sauce is great drizzled over pancakes, waffles, ice cream, oatmeal, yogurt, etc, or try mixing a generous amount with some soda water for a healthy paleo soda (and if you have cream…oh my, add a splash of that to your mixed berry soda too, to really send it over the top).  (I realize that many of those suggestions may not be read as strictly paleo, BUT there are many good paleo recipes for coconut ice cream, grain free breakfast goodies, etc!)

Ingredients:  Organic raw cacao, organic vegan dark chocolate, organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic coconut sugar, freshly ground almond butter, dates, eggs from pasture raised, organically fed hens, organic maple syrup, locally brewed vanilla, espresso powder, sea salt.

Mixed berry sauce ingredients:  All organic, local fruit (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries), organic maple syrup, organic lemon juice.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spring 2015 CSB, Week 5

Cookie cookies everywhere!!  Each CSB member is taking home a box of 2 dozen assorted cookies (unless they ordered extra, of course).  Here's what's inside:

~Orange Mocha Pinwheels
~Chocolate Spritz
~Vanilla Wafers with Sprinkles
~Iced Butterflies (naturally colored royal icing)
~Pistachio Moon Melts
~Lemon Ginger Sugar Cookies
~Lime Pepita Sugar Cookies
~Hazelnut Coconut
~Banana Macadamia with Chocolate Chips
~Cranberry Oat Spice
~Faux-reos (homemade Oreos)

Store cookies in their box up to 3 days (at room temperature), or freeze to enjoy later on!