Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A cake for the BF

The BF turned 26 yesterday! When I asked him what kind of cake he wanted he said a mirror cake. Unfortunetly it is mid January and fruits just aren't the best in January. So instead I made a tuxedo cake! 

Tuxedo cake is a layered cake with white and dark chocolate mouse in between the layers. You can see a traditional tuxedo cake and find the recipe Click HERE
I followede the recipe indicated above with a few modifications...

  1. I used a devils cake box mix because I was lazy.
  2. I also baked the cake in a 6" pan and that made the assembly part a bit different...

I finished the cale by covering the sides with chocolate bark! And i used a non edible ribbon to keep the chocolate from falling off while sitting in the fridge waiting to get eaten.

I know this doesn't really go with my resolution of eating healthier but the cake was delicious and worth the hours of work!

And now I'll go back to eating healthier...

Till next time,

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Healthy Every Week Challenge: eat breakfast every day

I'm participating in an other challenge hosted by Food Network Healthy Eats. See details here:

This week the challenge was to eat breakfast everyday.

My usual breakfast is a cup of coffee a few hours after I'm awake or some fast food egg sandwich cause coworkers are taking a break and going to timhortons for a mid morning break...

This week I had cereals on most days and an apple on the days where I didn't have time for cereals.

Today, I'm currently enjoying a nice bowl of oat meal while I try to think of ways to eat more whole grains (next week's challenge)... The BF does not eat whole grains at all, so this will be hard! He even refuses to eat the amazing whole wheat waffles my mom makes! Even if he said they where really good before I told him they where made with whole wheat flour.

If you have any hints on how to get someone who refuses to even give whole grains a chance let me know!

Have a great day!

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Check out other blogers who are participating in this challenge:

Picky Eater Blog: Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal
 Family Fresh Cooking: Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
 Healthy Eating Starts at Home: Eating Breakfast Daily
 Carlene's Figments: Bits of Nutrition: Eat Breakfast Daily and Avoid Common Excuses
 Simple Food, Healthy Life: Week 1 Comes to a Close + Healthy Breakfast Recipes
 JBR Nutrition: Be a Breakfast Eater
 Ramblings of a Pittsburgh Dad: Healthy Every Week Challenge, Week 1
 Meghan's Kitchen: Ham and Cheddar Hash-brown Bake
 Don't Be (Too) Timid and Squeamish: Maple Macadamia Nut Butter and Back to School Oatmeal
 Eat. Enjoy. Live: Healthy Every Week Challenge Week 1 + a Recipe for Oat-y Pancakes
 City Life Eats: Breakfast Bias
 Boys 'n' Berry: Week 1: Oatmeal
 You Don't Look Sick: Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis: First Week of Healthy Breakfasts
 Deep Thoughts and Amusing Musings: Food Network's January Challenge
 Healthy Kitschy Vegan: Guess What I Ate Last Night? Peanut Butter and Banana Oat Bran Mess
 An Uneducated Palate: Creamy Chevre, Pistachio and Fig Breakfast Sandwich
 Healthy Plates: Avocado Egg Sandwich
 Essentials of Nutrition: The Most Important Meal of the Day
 Pursuit of Healthiness: Healthy Every Week Challenge, Breakfast Edition
 Chick Bike: January Challenge, Week 1
 Nutritious Daily: Breakfast Every Day
 Cookin' in my Kitchen: No-Butter Baked Apples
 Hungry Jenny: Breakfast All the Way + an Easy Granola Recipe