Happy Birthday Boogie…..
Our oldest son turned 5 this past Saturday. For those of you who have been longtime followers of our page, where has the time gone? I can’t believe he is 5. Wow! His birthday was low key. Which we all enjoyed. We had cake, played and finished off the day reading books and building legos. He wanted me to make him a giant cupcake. I used a sugar paper to write “Happy Birthday” in Chinese and to draw Po. He wanted a ‘Kung Fu Panda’ cake.
Yesterday, I was a finalist in a local gourmet grocery store cooking contest. It was the Central Market 16th Annual Hatch Chili Recipe Contest. Last year, my pot pie recipe placed 3rd. This year, we didn’t place in the top three but we were in the top 8 out of several hundred recipes. Not to shabby for being the only vegan there. The recipe I submitted was a ‘Hatch Avocado Chocolate Cupcake with a Chocolate Avocado Icing’. Think spicy and sweet. Yum.
I mentioned last week that I am in the ‘La Dolce Vegan Challenge’. It is a challenge that the Vegan Culinary Institute is hosting. Today is day 5. The contest started on September 1. It has been great so far. The recipes have been tasty and fun to make. There is a section on my page especially for the challenge. Check it out! Also, stop by the culinary institute’s page. They are awesome. http://www.vegan-culinary-institute.com/
Last week, I created a new cupcake recipe, I call it, ‘Chocolate Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes’. The combination of chocolate and orange is so good.
My sweet Little Bear after a long day of playing. Sleepy bear.
Well, it is Labor Day today and it is actually nice and cool out, so we are going for a bike ride. Hope you have a lovely day.
peas and love….
Krys and the boys