Happy Tuesday! I hope the transition with going back to school and work went smoothly for you all.
Im happy to be back in school, but seriously who agrees with me when I say that this weekend went by too fast. I honestly dont even remember what I did over these past four days (besides shopping of course :))
I just realized that this post is my 100th post! I can’t believe it!
Wow! I feel like I should do something special or make some kind of big announcement. Unfortunately I dont really have anything special planned. This was so out of the blue. But I suppose hitting the big 100 is a big deal, and im looking forward to the many hundred more posts that are to come!
You might remember me mentioning how I won a giveaway over on one of my favorite blogs Veg is Sexy, for five boxes of Yogavive organic apple chips. I was thrilled when I opened the box and saw that they sent me six boxes instead of five. It’s my lucky day! 🙂
They sent me five different varieties of their Yogachips – apple cinnamon, caramel, strawberry, original and peach.
“Yogachips are made from the highest quality USDA certified organic Fuji apples. We use a two part drying process where the apples are oven baked and then popped to give you a snack that is 100% fat-free and bursting with real apple flavor. Our crispy apple chips come in 5 different varieties including Original, Apple Cinnamon, Caramel, Peach and Strawberry. As a light snack, Yogachips contain nutrients of their fresh fruit essence, making them a healthy part of a complete diet.”
Right away I decided to open a bag of the apple cinnamon flavor to sample. These were delicious, a definite party in my mouth! They were sweet and crunchy and oh so apple-y! They were a hit with my mom too. We both love how they come in such convenient portable packages, making it easy to grab them on the go for a quick energy boost.
For my family on thanksgiving I wanted to make them a really tasty dessert, so I decided that I would make spice cupcakes – I used this recipe here for the cupcakes. The frosting however was my own creation. We had no real ingredients on hand to make any kind of frosting that I found online or in any one of my cookbooks. I ended up just throwing things into a bowl and kept my fingers crossed as I beat it with the mixer. It turned out so yummy! Everyone gave it a big thumbs up 🙂 I was so pleased.
PB Pumpkin Spice Frosting
1/3 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)
3.5 cups powdered sugar (I made my own using recipe here)
2 teaspoons of organic vanilla extract
1/4 cup soy milk
1 small ripe banana
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
Dash of nutmeg
Water (if needed)
Put peanut butter, vanilla, banana and soy milk into a deep bowl and beat with mixer until the mixture is fluffy and the banana is mashed. Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time and mix well. The mixture will being to get stiff but keep mixing. Chill until ready to use, let it warm up a bit before spreading.
If mixture is too thin, add more powdered sugar. If to thick, add water a tablespoon at a time and beat until desired consistency is reached.
It’s supposed to snow tonight! As you know I love looking at the snow, but I hate the cold.
A very nice giveaway over at Living Fit Daily.