Easy eggless pineapple coconut cake

Found this receipe online and adjusted it to make it my own:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1.5 cups white sugar
  • 2tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 can pineapple with juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Walnuts

Icing:

  • 1 cup butter 
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup cream

Directions:

Mix all dry ingredients together by hand. Add pineapple and juice and the vanilla. Put into greased 9x 13 or 8×11 pan. Add nuts (if you don’t have walnuts, almonds or pecans would taste really good too) Bake at 350 f for 30-40 minutes (mine was still runny inside at 30 minutes)

Meanwhile: 

Boil the coconut milk and cream until there’s about half left. (About 15 minutes) add butter and brown sugar and boil for another few minutes.

Take out the cake – poke holes in the cake with a fork. Add the icing and enjoy! Tastes really good warm! 

  

 

Blueberry Flax buckwheat Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 3 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1tbsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (or other berries)
  • 1 tbsp butter (for pan)

Directions:

1. Combine dry ingredients

2. Combine wet ingredients

3. Mix together until just blended

(It gets fluffier if left to sit for a couple hours before cooked)

Makes about 8 smaller pancakes

  

One of a kind earring holder

Tired of having earrings all over the place and never being able to find the other one when you need it? This is a quick, creative way to organize your earring and/or necklaces. 

You will need:

  • Canvas (any size – depending on how much jewellery you own and if you want to hang up necklaces and earrings)
  • Paints (acrylic) – any colours
  • Paint brush
  • Jewellery
  • Push pins (if your hanging up necklaces)

Directions:

Paint the canvas

Allow to dry.

Push earrings into the canvas anywhere you would like.

Hang up on a wall or sitting on a desk.

   

Turkey Quinoa Chili

This is a delicious, quick take on Beef Chili.

Ingredients:

  • Lean Ground Turkey
  • Onion, Chopped
  • Celery, chopped
  • Garlic Clove, minced
  • olive oil
  • Quinoa
  • can of mixed beans
  • can of Tomatoes
  • can of Tomato Sauce
  • fresh thyme
  • Fresh Oregano
  • spinach
  • pepper, chopped
  • any other veggies

Directions:

Cook turkey with onion, celery, garlic and olive oil.  Add in other ingredients and simmer until ready to eat ( about 15 – 20 minutes) Can add cheese on top.

Seafood coconut curry

Ingredients:

1 cup rice

11/4 cup coconut water

1tbsp coconut oil

3 spring onions chopped

1 red or orange pepper chopped

1/2 cup frozen spinach

1 can coconut milk

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp curry powder

Salt and pepper

1/2 cup shrimp frozen or thawed

3 or 4 pieces of white fish.
Directions:

Cook oil, onions and peppers together add the rice and coconut water. Simmer for 10 mins.

Add the rest of the ingredients with the fish on top. Simmer until rice is cooked and fish is flakey. Top with fresh basil (optional) and enjoy!

 

Nineties

In less than a week I will be turning 28! It’s an exciting time but also makes me reminisce about being a teenager and child. I miss those simpler days sometimes. The days when you didn’t have to think about money or food, cleaning the house or washing the car, paying bills, working. Enjoying the summer relaxing at home and being generally carefree, I do remember how at that time I looked forward to growing up and having a job and money. Being able to stay up as late as you want, not asking permission to go across the street to a friends house or to go shopping. Being able to eat as much junk food as you wanted, whenever you wanted. My biggest challenge as soon as I turned 19 was not getting ID’d when I went to buy liquor, sit in a bar or even purchase lottery tickets. In fact last month was the first time I didn’t get ID’d when I bought liquor. Maybe I’m showing my age now…
Here’s a couple songs that always bring back memories …

Hanson
Mambo no 5
Spice up your life
Barbie girl
Bewitched
Everybody get up

Easy quinoa curry

This is a quick and delicious curry. I used left over quinoa but it also works well with rice noodles or rice. I only had shrimp in my freezer but chicken would work well too.

Ingredients:

  • Quinoa or rice
  • Celery
  • Garlic 
  • Onion
  • Shredded carrots
  • Coconut oil 
  • Mushroom soup
  • Mushroom
  • Turmeric 
  • Curry
  • Milk
  • Shrimp (or chicken)
  • Green pepper

Directions:

Heat oil, garlic, onion, Greek pepper, celery.  Add mushrooms. Heat until onions are clear. Add carrots, shrimp, mushroom soup and milk. Add spices and cooked quinoa. Blend until everything is cooked. Enjoy!

  

  Cute spring project

If you have old terracotta pots lying around in your shed why not reuse them?

A quick paint job makes them look brand new and unique. They also make great gifts, just add a packet of seeds and some dirt and it would make anyone happy 🙂

What you need:

Terracotta pots (old or new)

Acrylic paints -assorted colours

Paint brushes -various sizes

Water, paper towel

Paint them what ever colour you wish. You will probably have to paint them a couple times to make the colours more vibrant so you can’t see the terracotta colour through it.  Let dry then add soil and seeds.  Enjoy watching the plants grow!      

Quick and Delicious Deer Roast

My husband loves to hunt so we always have a freezer full of deer and moose meat.  To make it not so gamey (I grew up eating a lot of beef, pork and chicken) I use a lot of garlic and garlic plus, soy sauce and water for flavouring and I let it sit for half a day or a full day before I roast it in the oven with assorted veggies (potatoes, sweet potatoes, onion, celery carrots).  A easy dinner in a pan.  It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to cook the meat and veggies thoroughly.  If the meat is still frozen or larger than 1 lb then it would take longer to cook.  Let sit for a couple minutes, then enjoy!