Happy Birthday, Vj

To my loving husband: You are the best friend and partner as woman could ever wish for. Thanks for being gracious about the mediocre carrot cupcakes! At least the frosting was delicious!

Carrot Cake Cupcakes were a bit dense and hard on the outside.  The frosting was made from raw cashews, a little coconut milk, powdered sugar, cardamon, cinnamon, and shredded coconut.  As you can see, I used heart-shaped cupcake pans.  I got them from my friend Melinda who was an avid baker.  We served it with pineapple coconut ice cream.

Lasagna was layered with roasted asparagus, zucchini, onions, and jalapenos.  I made cashew “ricotta” which is blended raw cashews (equal parts water and cashews) boiled until thick.  I added oregano, basil, raw onion, the roasted jalapenos, lemon juice, himalayan salt, and pepper.  It bakes really nicely, so I like to have it be the top layer.  It makes amazing pizza.

Check out this urban rainforest!  On the border of Tacoma, a very industrial city and port.

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3 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Vj”
  1. Sounds like a great birthday! … and sounds like you are a couple of love birds :}

    And… where the heck were you that you needed a jacket? I want to spend a few weeks there… We have 1OO degrees heat here almost daily [which does chase us out to swim a few times a week in the Atlantic, but even the water is getting hot]…

    You seem like a great couple!

    Keep up the great love :}

  2. Sarah says:

    We are very blessed. We do the work to keep it blissful, but we make it a game…Then we teach others so that they can have it, too. It truly is an amazing life.
    We are in Seattle. Summer has been shy to arrive. The warmest we have had is probably 77 so far. Our summers generally come a little late (if they do come at all…) but is has been especially late this year. I actually put the heat on for a moment today to take off the chill! Happy July! It doesn’t keep us from camping, we just bring warm gear.

  3. kate says:

    This is the very best blog I have ever seen! Excellent job!

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