Tuesday, July 27, 2010

food from the weekend...

fresh snap peas, summer squash, & zucchini right from the garden...
 yumm... these were perfect in our summer chicken stir-fry! :) 

also, over the weekend, i made a "healthy(ish)" carrot cake!!!
it was so good. :)
carrot cake recipe ♥
2 cups whole-wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup nonfat buttermilk*
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups grated carrots
2 peeled & grated apples

12 ounces fat free cream cheese
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1. To prepare cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat two round baking pans with cooking spray.
2. Whisk flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Whisk eggs, sugar, buttermilk, oil, & vanilla in a large bowl until blended. Stir in carrots. Add the dry ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula just until blended. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, spreading evenly.
3. Bake the cake until the top springs back when touched lightly and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
4. To prepare frosting: Beat fat free cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Spread the frosting over the cooled cake.

*no buttermilk? just mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice to 1 cup skim milk


  1. mmmm...looks good! I may have to give this cake a try!

  2. Oh MAN - that cake looks yummy! I actually thought the veggies looked good, then I caught a glimpse of the cake and there's no going back now! I want cake!

  3. ah yum I want to try this. I'm always so hesitant about recipes off the internet but when a blogger posts it I totally trust them and their amazing pictures!


  4. Mmm thanks for the recipe! I'll have to try that one out..

    I love the pictures of the vegeatables. For some reason I really love pictures of food, escpecially when it's got so much color. For instance, the greens are so green..I love it. It all looks so good!

  5. Wow...that cake looks delicious!! I'll have to try that recipe.