Thursday, August 4, 2011

Candy Sushi

While I am a big fan of actual sushi, I think this candy version is just as great.  Years ago, I had some at an event and thought the idea was adorable.  I love desserts disguised as actual food!!

First, I made rice krispie treats using Smart Balance Light.  After they were done, I rolled them out really thin and cut into strips.  I accidentally bought Fruit Roll-ups instead of Fruit By the Foot, so I also cut that into thin strips to make the wrap.  I tried to find a pack with a green apple flavor so the color would look like seaweed, but could only find a variety pack.  I kind of like how the red tye-dye looks anyway!

I went to my favorite section of the grocery store, the bulk candy aisle, and chose a mix of sweedish fish/sea creatures and gummy worms.  There's no real method to making the candy - just have fun and be creative!  I promise they are just as fun to make as they are to eat (almost).

Actual chinese takeout box not required, but we happened to have one in our tupperware drawer!  I am trying to think of what other desserts could be transformed into food items....ideas???

I've made cheeseburger cupcakes, which I may have to do again.  Fruit pizza is on my "to make" list.  Of course there's breakfast hot dogs (banana with pb and jelly in a hot dog bun).  Also, my invention of breakfast nachos using Food Should Taste Good Chocolate chips, topped with diced banana, melted nut butter, and coconut that looked like shredded cheese!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Here We Go...

I can't believe this is my very first post.  It's exciting, but a little scary!!!  I don't really know what to expect, so I'm just going to have fun with it and see what happens.  To break the ice, here are some of my favorite things.

Food Should Taste Good Chocolate.  Why are they so hard to find in stores??
Reading.  Currently it's One Day by David Nicholls, which I am only halfway through but started wayyy back in June.  I love it, just haven't had much time!  I got goosebumps the other day when I watched the movie trailer.  Looks amazing!

The beach.  Only two more weeks until I live literally steps from the sand!

Carrot Cake, especially this recipe that I made the other day.  I added walnuts to the mix and used Fage instead of Cool Whip for the frosting.  Love the wholesome ingredients that made it healthy enough for breakfast!

My newest dress.  I've wanted to try a maxi for a while, but being super short I wasn't sure if I could pull one off.  After some hemming, this is perfect.

Running.  In my summer training to run in college in the fall, hitting the 30 mile mark two weeks ago was such a milestone.  Even in training for half marathons, I'd never run that much in one week!

This song.  I've been playing it nonstop.  And got super excited when it played on my car radio yesterday, then again when I changed the station.  Can't stop dreaming about Adam Levine.

What are your favorite things??  (Thought I would throw this out there, but am prepared to have it left unanswered since I have no followers as of yet haha)