Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My Weekend Fun

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).


  1. Well look at you go. I am so impressed. All I did this weekend was nap on the couch. I love those donuts. I have to admit I've never had or used chickpeas so I have no idea about sprouting and what it means. I used to use baking soda when we had carpet. It works really well. With as many pets as we have it was a useful trick. Now I have all tile. Lol!

  2. Looks like you had a fantastic weekend, Rachel! How about an Award to start your week? :) I awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. Come by my blog to claim it, my friend! xoxo

  3. Love Mama Pea! My sister got me a sprouter lid? I still haven't figured out how to use it, but I will visit the link and it'll probably be easy peasy...

  4. Wow, you had a productive weekend! Those vegan donuts look wonderful--hope your kids appreciated them!

  5. I'm so excited you tried sprouting! Isn't it amazing how easy it is? (I too am one of those idiots. ;) )

  6. I love that you tried the raw humus!

  7. Wow, this is a great post! I am going to have to check out Laura's sight for step-by-step instructions on the chickpeas. She's always got such great healthy ideas. Also, thanks for the baking soda tip! I had no idea, but it makes sense since baking soda is such a great odor absorber. Hope you're have a great week Rachel!