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Fruity Pebbled Vegan Cupcakes

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fruity pebbled cupcakesToday is Eric’s birthday and I figure it wouldn’t be complete with out some kind of cake. I made funfetti cupcakes a while back and loved the ‘birthday feel’ so I thought I’d change it up a little and make fruity pebble cupcakes. Not only do these cupcakes have fruity pebbles in them, but the milk used to make them was soaked with the cereal to extract that yummy flavor. The cakes actually taste like fruity pebbles! Maybe next I will try a cinnamon toast crunch cupcake…

For dinner tonight we are trying out an Ethiopian restaurant we have been wanting to try for a while, Meals by Genet, on the Jonathan Gold’s 101 best list. We have decided that before we move from Los Angeles we’d like to try as many restaurants on his list as possible. We have only been to 3 so far which leaves 98 more to go haha. So if we stay in LA for another 4 years we need to go to 25 a year…..totally doable right??

Happy Birthday Eric! You are an amazing person and have brought a lot of happiness into my life when I needed it most. Love you to the moon and back.

 

Fruity Pebbled Cupcakes
Print Recipe
Vanilla cupcakes flavored with fruity pebble milk and flakes
Servings Prep Time
12 cupcakes 40 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 cupcakes 40 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 45 minutes
Fruity Pebbled Cupcakes
Print Recipe
Vanilla cupcakes flavored with fruity pebble milk and flakes
Servings Prep Time
12 cupcakes 40 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 cupcakes 40 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a cupcake pan.
  2. Combine the almond milk and 1 cup of fruity pebbles in a small bowl and allow to soak for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes strain through a sieve into a bowl to obtain almond milk. Measure out 1 cup of the fruity pebbled almond milk to use in the cupcakes and discard the rest.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until fluffy. Pour in almond milk and vinegar and mix until combined. The milk will curdle due to the vinegar but this is a good thing!
  4. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until batter comes together.
  5. Pour the remaining 1/2 cup of fruity pebbles into the batter and stir gently with a spoon to combine. Spoon the batter into cupcake pan and bake at 350F for 15-18 minutes. Allow the cupcakes to cool and frost with your favorite frosting!
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Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry Orange SconesWhat a whirlwind weekend it has been so far! Eric has a big literature talk coming up so he has been spending a lot of time working on his talk. Yesterday I spent almost the entire day in the kitchen..it was awesome! My plan was to make 4 different soups (4 servings each) that I could then save and have in the freezer for future use. I ended up only making 2 soups, but I also added in marble cupcakes, these yummy scones, and a pot pie for lunch. When I was done in the kitchen it felt like I didn’t have a lot to show for my hard work, but then I thought…hey…I just made 4 dinners, 1 lunch, and 1 dessert. All the hard work pays off in the end.

This morning we woke up and headed to Santa Monica to watch one of our friends, Emma, run in the LA marathon. We grabbed a couple scones and ate them at mile 23 while waiting. It was super hot today and someone even passed out while we were cheering everyone on! It was so exciting watching everyone run and giving high fives as people ran by.

Anyway, about 6 months ago we were at our local Ralph’s and found a package of cranberry scone mix that we decided to try. We loved them and ended up buying them multiple times, the only downfall is that they are sooo expensive! One little pack of scones is $7.99 and that feeds us for maybe two breakfasts! I know..we couldn’t eat out that cheap…but….grad school budget. So I figured why not make my own scones. This was my first go at making scones and I must say they were delicious! You can even see the orange flakes in the dough!

Scone wheel

scones recipe

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salad with vinaigretteI love my group so much! I genuinely care about each member more than I ever thought I would. Tonight we all went out to a dinner and I had an awesome time! Being out to dinner in a new setting reminded me that I am a stress eater. When I am under a lot of pressure or if my mind is thinking in overtime I eat. With the combination of grad school and healing from an abusive relationship I turned to food to feel I had control of my life and..let’s just say I had a lot of milkshakes. Continue reading