Hello! Happy Friday, everyone!
I am so happy today after reading that Katie raised $3,247 for Japan from her Vegan Bake Sale. I cannot believe that this online event was dreamed up, organized, and finished within 1 week! Katie rules!
My OMG Cookies raised $45...
I've been practicing making them to make sure they come out perfectly! I don't know who the highest bidder was, but I hope that whoever it is loves them :)
My Indian gift basket also raised $30, for a total of $75 raised. I could not have done anything like this myself... Now I am just waiting for the go-ahead to bake my goodies and mail them out!
Something else that has been making me happy is actual Spring Weather. I've been craving a lot of hydrating salads...
Arugula, petite oak, petite gem, and petite tango (from pre-grouped mix), strawberries, chopped walnuts, dried berries, and gorgonzola cheese
After I ran out of strawberries, I switched to fluffy gnocchi...
And after I ran out of gnocchi and my fancy lettuce mix, I switched to crisp gala apples and romaine:
And then I had dessert!
I've been getting creative with my banana-soft serve lately...First up is Tropical Margarita Soft-Serve
This was tangy and lime-y and did not taste like banana at all!
1 - 1.5 frozen chopped bananas
3 TBSP liquid margarita mix (I used Jose Cuervo's low-calorie mix)
Sprinkles to garnish
-Add bananas to a food processor and process, adding margarita mix 1 TBSP at a time until you reach desired consistency. Top with sprinkles and enjoy!
Next, I replicated a Wendy's Frosty...
Served with some oven baked curly fries, this was:
1 frozen chopped banana
splash of dark chocolate almond milk
1-2 tsp Hershey's extra dark cocoa powder
pinch of guar gum
Yum- perfect for dipping, if you're into that kind of thing...
Finally, I have been making a Peanut Butter Banana Soft-Serve...
In this was:
1 frozen banana, chopped
1 heaping TBSP peanut butter
1 tsp sugar/agave/stevia
pinch of guar gum
Topped with cool-whip, sprinkles, and sliced almonds, this was a real treat!
Hooray for spring weather!
Bring out the tank tops and sandals!
Do you make banana soft-serve? What are your favorite mix-ins or toppings?