This weekend was an adventure and I tried a many new things.
I relied on the wisdom of my fellow bloggers to accomplish a few tasks.
First up Mama Pea from Peas and Thank You.
On Sunday there was a cry from all 3 children for donuts for breakfast.
Alright I can hang with that but I will have a healthier, and vegan, version to present to them.
Enter Mama Pea Chocolate Glazed Cake Donuts:
My donuts didn't photograph as well as the mini-muffin version...but oh my word these are fantastically delicious.
In fact I just got a bite and the children consumed the rest.
Oh well just an excuse to make them again.
Next up Laura from Spint 2 The Table.
I decided to take the leap and sprout my own chickpeas.
And you know what....it worked.
I started out with them looking like this:
24 hours later they looked like this:
48 hours later they looked like this:
Laura has perfect directions here, and I promise any idiot can do this (as I am one of those idiots...who is no longer afraid to sprout her own food).
Now you can eat the chickpeas just like this but I knew I wanted to make them into raw hummus.
For that I turned to JL Goes Vegan and used her recipe here for the most delicious and potent hummus I've had to date.
I think the next time I make it I will use 1/2 a lemon and maybe only 2 cloves of garlic (to make it more kid friendly).
The potency of the raw food really hits you and is just amazing.
So amazing you might want to get a start on your spring cleaning (or not).
I did do a little spring cleaning and all I needed was this:
I put the baking soda into the sugar shaker (empty shaker I might add) and sprinkled it on my area rugs.
Wait 15 minutes and then vacuum the rugs. This helps freshen and deodorize your rugs (works on carpets as well).
At 70 cents a box baking soda is a tremedous value and a lot more eco-friendly then some of the more toxic and perfumed cleaners you can find at the store.
So I hope this post inspires you to try new things and strive for a more ecological and economical way of living.
Be sure to enter my Food Lion giveaway here if you have not done so (it is open until Wednesday the 28th).