Tuesday, July 4, 2017

America's 241st Birthday Pie with granola crust

For the crust:  
2 cups natural granola 
1/2 cup chia seeds 
1/2 cup hemp seeds 
1/2 cup flax seeds
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup walnut pieces
4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon agave syrup


For the filling: 
1 quart vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, softened to spreadable consistency 


For the berry topping: 
6 oz. fresh raspberries (about 1 1/4 cups)
6 oz. fresh blueberries (about 1 1/4 cups)
2 tablespoons agave syrup 
2 tablespoons water
1 lemon
1 teaspoon cornstarch 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a blender, pulse crust ingredients until combined and granola is ground to crumbs. Lightly coat a 9-inch pie dish with cooking spray and press crust into bottom of dish and up the sides. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool completely.
In a small saucepan over medium high heat, stir together raspberries, 1 tablespoon agave syrup, 1 tablespoon water, juice of 1/2 the lemon, and 1/2 teaspoon cornstasrch.


In another small saucepan over medium heat, stir together blueberries, 1 tablespoon agave syrup, 1 tablespoon water, juice of the other 1/2 of the lemon, and the other 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch. Simmer both saucepans of berries until berries have broken down and sauce has thickened, stirring occasionally with a whisk, about 10 minutes. Cool and pour each sauce separately through a fine mesh sieve into small separate bowls. Let sauces cool completely.


Pour sauces into resealable sandwich bags. Snip a tiny amount off one of the corners of the bags. Alternating bags, pipe circles about 2-inches apart over the pie starting in the center and working outward. Drag a toothpick from the center of pie outward to the crust so that the berry sauces are pulled upward. Drag toothpick back in the other direction (from crust to center) about 2-inches away from the first line. Continue around the pie. Freeze uncovered at least 3 hours. Cover with plastic wrap until ready to serve. Serve with additional berries and any remaining sauces. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Years Eve!!

2015 was a super cool year. I left the world of water, and entered a land of color. Happy Adventures, 2016!!!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!!


Tyrannosaurus Wreck

When Ellis is upset, he makes the loudest dinosaur sounds, so I call him Tyrannosaurus wreck. Getting him a dinosaur for Christmas seemed like a suitable thing to do. Needless to say, they became fast friends. Ellis thinks he's a dinosaur!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Boat Feet

Already too long for his newborn clothes.

Ellis

Baby Ellis has been here for a little over a week now. He has changed our lives completely.
In a single moment, a love we never knew existed, feeds our souls like nothing ever before. I am forever full.
His first pic... he already thinks I'm crazy. It took at least 50 shots the get this peaceful sleep. Babies aren't easy to photograph...
 Snug as a bug
2 days old... our folks came and took care of us for a few days... breakfast, lunch and dinner!
His favorite place to be is outside on a stroll. The thing he loves most is music, especially classical.