Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Raw food and a special birthday!

Well, Easter is finally over, phew! And one would think that things would calm down at work, wrong! We've been fairly busy still, especially since we took on an event that Jane Goodall is hosting! That was a pretty exciting event to prep for.

This week's schedule has been a little weird for me - I have a three day weekend, work Wednesday-Friday, get Saturday off, and then work Sunday. Not sure how next week's schedule will, but I'm getting a little frustrated at the lack of consistency. Slip ups and egos are also littering the work environment, and I hope that will subside soon.

Anyway, here is a little raw concoction that I whipped up one day! Raw spaghetti, which I found here. I wish I had a spiral cutter, as that would have made life so much easier! I tried cutting the zucchini in my pasta cutter... no dice. So I had to do each individual one. A bore, but worth it! I also didn't make the meat balls, so I made more of a "meat sauce". It was delicious! Even my boyfriend, who usually scoffs at my raw adventures, enjoyed it! I felt very satisfied and "clean" after eating this. You know how some food can make you feel bogged down and gross? I just felt really good.

This past Saturday was my boyfriend's birthday! I made him carrot cake with cream cheese icing, but I wanted to decorate it in a way that would make it really personal and awesome for him. So I found this cake and used it as my inspiration. Joy Division is his favourite band, so how could I not do it? I really wanted to make a bagpipe cake (that's his instrument), but maybe next year.

Happy Birthday, Ryan! <3

We stayed in and had a few friends over, and let's just say we had a bit too much fun! We felt a little under the weather the next day, so we wanted something comforting and light. We ended up making a glorious clean-out-the-fridge soup that had chicken, spinach, onion, carrot, peppers, mushrooms, and a little red curry paste and lime to give it some kick. Perfect!

Here is a tart that I made for my old work - they wanted something with strawberries, but that was light. I made a white chocolate mousse tart with strawberries as the garnish, which were brushed with a strawberry and lemon glaze.

I made a post a few weeks ago about the tragic death of the fiance of the girl who's bridal shower cake I was making. Here is the cake in its almost finished state. I only needed to draw on the Metallica logo on the shirt and paint the face.

I really would have loved to have finished the cake and given it to Jaimen. I'm still so saddened by what happened. I'm sure her loved ones are really looking out for her.

Anyway, stayed tune because next time I'm going to make Raw Orange Chocolate "Cheesecake"!


Roz said...

Wow,those cakes are so intricate! The death of a fiance sounds horribly sad, and I agree - It's a shame that she never got to have the cake,as it is quite the work of art!
I really like the other one you made too, so intricate and very unique.
Thanks for contributing to my debate, and I found it very interesting reading about your experiences..


Tastes Like More said...

Thanks so much! I had a lot of fun doing the birthday cake for my boyfriend, and it didn't take forever to do so I must be getting better. The death of the fiance still really saddens me as it feels kind of close (the whole six degrees of separation, I guess).

Thanks for commenting! Keep up the great work with your blog, I love it.

Aya Smith said...

Oh goodness... these treats look absolutely enticing!! I want goodies now, lol :D

Thank you for your entirely too sweet of a comment too, btw! I made my day :))

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