pua’s birthday is actually in october, but i am clearly behind on posting so it’s only going up now. whoops! but i am glad i was able to post it before her next birthday though. gotta celebrate the small successes. haha.
for pua’s first birthday, i also make her pupcakes – they were apple and cheddar flavored. she definitely loved those, but i wanted to try a new recipe for her second birthday.
i combined two recipes and came up with these whole wheat pupcakes with peanut butter frosting. i knew pua would love the peanut butter flavor of these pupcakes, because peanut butter is one of her absolute favorite treats. sure enough, after we sang happy birthday to her, she was ready to dig in.
she even licked her plate, making sure to get every last bit of the pupcake and frosting.
Posted by miki on July 7, 2015
a while back, i made some asian style peanut sesame noodles but then i found this recipe and it was life changing. you guys this thai peanut dressing is sooo good! it is full of flavor and definitely packs a punch. it is peanuty, savory, sweet, gingery, garlicy, and just so complex.
the first time i made this dressing, i served it over a quinoa salad. there were all kind of veggies along with the quinoa from cucumber, carrots, and cabbage. along with a sprinkling of chopped peanuts and a squeeze of lime juice, this stuff was heavenly. i packed a few containers of the salad and then brought the dressing to work in a mason jar. it’s best to keep the dressing separate until it’s time to eat.
the second time that i made it, i ate it with soba noodles and veggies (sliced carrots, red bell peppers, cucumbers, and lots of cilantro) instead. it was equally delicious.
Posted by miki on June 27, 2014
i am a snack-a-holic. i love snacks – all the sweet things and all the salty things. they are the best. but snacking can quickly add up to lots of unhealthy foods and extra calories i shouldn’t be eating. therefore, a made a concerted effort to have healthier snacks on hand in my office and at home.
i started off this quest by googling healthy snacks. i saw lots of people making these granola bites. they all looked awesome and relatively easy to make. plus they are no-bake which definitely ups the convenience factor. these no bake granola bites are full of lots of healthy things like flaxseed,
Posted by miki on February 14, 2014