Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Green Goodies by Tiffany: My New Fave

Picture from Green Goodies by Tiffany blog

I haven't quite figured out the new cupcake craze that has hit the nation, but I'm jumping on this cupcake bandwagon finally.

You see...Babalou doesn't much like cake. At all.

But a new place in the OKC area has got my cake buds sparked. It's Green Goodies by Tiffany. And why am I all of a sudden on this band wagon? Because this bakery is the first "peanut free" bakery in OKC AND they serve Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free, and Diabetic friendly cupcakes!!!!!!! Can you freakin believe it?! OKC is catching up with the least with cupcakes it is.

So far I have had the pleasure of tasting the "Green Hostess" which was Vegan. The "Green Hostess" is chocolate chip chocolate cake filled with madagascar bourbon vanilla buttercream and topped with chocolate ganache. It resembles the little chocolate Hostess cakes you can buy at the store, except these are Vegan and super uber deee-lish!!!

I also had the pleasure of tasting the "Red Velvet" which was organic. Oh my stinking heavens!! I fell in love with the light chocolate cake topped with rich organic cream cheese frosting.

Below is directly copied from the Green Goodies by Tiffany website.
Cupcakes for Everyone!

Green Goodies by Tiffany is a peanut free cupcakery that offers cupcakes for everyone! We are located in the Oklahoma City & Edmond area. We specialize in organic cupcakes made from scratch and baked in small batches. We also offer delicious cupcakes to those with special dietary concerns (gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free, vegan, etc)

Our cupcakes offer you a unique way to celebrate and share all life's occasions; birthday parties, corporate meetings, or anywhere you want cupcakes.

Our cupcakes & treats are "Clean", meaning we use only the highest quality ingredients such as organic dairy & eggs, the finest chocolate & vanilla, no artificial colors or flavors, no trans fats, no high fructose corn syrup, & absolutely no preservatives.

Picture from Green Goodies by Tiffany blog

So, for a co-workers birthday tomorrow, I purchased a dozen of these little tasty healthy beauties in hopes they are as much of a hit there as they are in my household. Sparky really loved the Hostess cakes too. It is torture to have them sitting in my kitchen right now!!

But it will be all worth it tomorrow.

So if you live in the area, be sure to check this cute little place out and support the local business! Everyone I have met working there has been super uber friendly and helpful also, which makes spending my money on cupcakes even better. Go ahead...treat yourself to something sweet and healthy!

Keep on Keepin on.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Sushi Night!

We heart ourselves some sushi. Not only because it's duper dee-lish and healthy but it's also super simple to make. Plus, since Sparky is a vegetarian, we can control what we put into our sushi while still changing it up everytime we make it. There are so many options with sushi. Next time we make sushi, I'm going to try shrimp and crab. I normally have salmon in the house, so I might try some salmon in there too. Not all at the same time, though. One of these rolls is pretty filling even though it doesn't seem like there is much in it!!

What you will need:
Bamboo mat
Nori (sheets of seaweed)
Sticky rice
Cream Cheese
Green Onion (stalks)
Soy Sauce
*You can always use your own choice of vegetables or meat.

Lay your mat on the counter or on foil or whatever suits your Asian sushi making fancy. Lay one sheet of nori (sheet of seaweed)on the mat. Spread your sticky Asian rice (not that American instant minute rice stuff...ewww) over the seaweed. Notice my super uber cool rice maker from the Asian market in the background. You're jealous, right?

Cut slices/strips of cream cheese.

Lay your strips of cream cheese longways on the rice.

Add slices/strips of avocado.

Add a stalk/strip/whatever you want to call it of green onion. Begin a really tight roll. Make sure you don't tear the nori/seaweed but give it a nice tight tuck with each roll.

Voila! Wrong language, I know. But still. Voila! All wrapped up but not quite complete.

Slice into pieces that you think you can fit into your mouth. 1/2inch-1inch...whatever works best for you.

We enjoyed some wine with our homemade sushi. Use a small dipping plate or bowl for your soy sauce. Too bad we didn't have some sake!

Give it a shot and let me know how your sushi turns out!

Keep on Keepin on.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Organizing Guru

Yay! I have a new post over at Organizing Guru! My very soon to be up and coming vacation has inspired me to share some of my organizing travel finds.

Be a doll and head over there and check it out!

Keep on Keepin on.