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Pregnancy Update #7: Why I’m Choosing a Vegetarian Lifestyle

5 Comments 07 February 2011

Today’s post is a video blog and pregnancy update in one! Enjoy.

Now for that cake recipe…

Decadent & Healthy Chocolate Cake

  • 1 15 oz. can unseasoned black beans
  • 5 organic eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted organic butter or extra virgin coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup xylitol (I didn’t have this so I used 1/2 cup Sucant) + 3/4 tsp agave nectar
  • 6 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp filtered water (I didn’t need to add this)

Preheat oven to 350. ¬†Grease 9″ pan with coconut oil & dust with cocoa powder.

Place beans, (rinsed with cold water) 3 eggs, vanilla, agave and salt into blender. Blend until no chunks.

Mix together cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder.

In a large bowl, beat butter, (or coconut oil) with xylitol or sucant until fluffy. Add eggs & beat. Pour bean mixture in batter and mix. Pour in cocoa mixture last and beat on high until smooth.

Bake for 40-45 minutes until the top is round and firm.

Decadent & Healthy Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup xylitol (again I used Sucant)
  • 5-6 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • agave to taste

Cream butter in small bowl until fluffy. Powder xylitol or sucant in a coffee or nut grinder until a fine powder/dust. Stir sugar into butter until smooth. Slowly blend cocoa powder,vanilla and salt. Beat in coconut milk and add small amounts of agave to taste.

* I used salted butter and added no extra salt. The cocoa powder I used was also lightly sweetened so I didn’t add extra agave nectar.

Enjoy! This cake turned out fabulous!


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BBH Vlog (Video Blog) #7: I’m Loving Mama Goddess Birth Shop’s Nourishing the Nursing Mother Tea

1 Comment 15 October 2010

One the chilly autumn day of the Mid-Michigan Breastfeeding Walk, I sat behind our booth holding a hot cup of Nourishing the Nursing Mama Tea, provided by Mama Goddess to the group.

It was delicious! Nutritious! Organic too!

I found out later this tea did not only taste good, but it had wonderful affects on my body after drinking. A very complimentary tea for this nursing mother.

Watch the video below to learn more
about Nourishing the Nursing Mother Tea

The last vlog, BBH video blog #6, was all about the awesome package of merchandise I had just received in the mail from my friends at Mama Goddess Birth Shop.

Video Blog

BBH Vlog #6: Mama Goddess Birth Shop and Bring Birth Home Sponsor Mid-Michigan Breastfeeding Walk

2 Comments 23 September 2010

I just received this package in mail from Mama Goddess Birth Shop.

I will be manning a booth shared by Mama Goddess and I at this Saturday’s Mid-Michigan Breastfeeding Walk.

Wow, check out all these goodies!

Video Blog, What's Cookin?

BBH Vlog #5.5: I Love Making Bread!

2 Comments 25 August 2010

I love making, (and eating) bread.

For the past couple of months, I have been making a lot of bread. In fact, I haven’t bought a single loaf! Yay! It is so good, so healthy, and super cheap! I have figured out how to bake 8-10 organic stone ground wheat loaves for the price of two.

Watch this short video (too short to be an entire video blog, hence the #5.5) for a peek at one of my glorious whole wheat breads. There will be a how-to video coming soon!

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BBH Vlog #5: Home Birthing Comment Queens

2 Comments 18 August 2010

Welcome to the Bring Birth Home Video Blog #5.

Today’s message includes two recent blog posts I’ve written lately – A Guide to Home Birth for First Time Moms and Top Ten Reasons Why Home Birth Results in a Better Birth Experience Than Hospital Birth.

Wonderful comments were left by home birthing mamas eager to share their advice and opinions with the community. Their words will help many women who come to the BBH Blog to read about home birth and gain insight and perspective on whether home birth is right for them.

Watch the short video below to see just how much your words of wisdom will help the cause of home birth advocacy!

Follow this link to be taken to the follow-up post to yesterday’s “Top Ten” list post > “Home Birth Moms Unite to Share Their Reasons for Loving Home Birth.”

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BBH Video Blog #4 – How I Saved the Family Bed

9 Comments 15 August 2010

Eric has been sleeping on the couch for a while now due to my bed-sharing and night nursing Ella. We’ve missed each other. So I found a way to save the family bed!

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