Back at home and back at my baking. It's been a while since I put up a recipe since I've been so busy with my snowboarding but like all seasons, snowboard season is being wrapped up and I'm back in the kitchen and gym!
I have a lot of sweet recipes in my blog but just understand, before I went paleo I loved baked goods and I haven't lost that sweet tooth and still have my creative outlet.. Though, just know, these are not healthy, ya, they're paleo but really if your sensitive to sugar these will have you addicted! Be careful!! Ha!
Ps- later this week I m genna try this same recipe with pineapple on the bottom or in the fillin instead of pecans because I can totally imagine this as pineapple upside down cakes!
Pecan honey filling
2 Tbs honey
2 Tbs coco oil
3/4 cup pecan pieces
1 1/2 teas cinnamon
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 Tbs vanilla
4 eggs (room temperature)
1/2 cup almond meal
1 Tbs cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbs coconut flour
Preheat oven to 350'. Using coconut oil in liquid form whisk together eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla. In separate bowl mix dry ingredients. Combine the wet and dry and mix until smooth. Grease muffin cups. Dollop batter into muffin cups, 3/4 full. Then put about a teaspoon of the Pecan honey filling into each cup. Bake about 15 minutes or until when pushed down a little they pop back up. Serve upside down for a shimmery gooey delicious treat!
Friday, May 3, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
This week started off with a 3 day storm that dumped 2 feet of snow in the town of Valdez and 12-14 inches up on the pass. We really needed this snow since Thompson Pass looked like a resort after all the people that were here for Flow's Tailgate Alaska event. It was so nice to be at my temporary home having a full on winter storm outside. The day after the storm was perfect, then the next there was a blizzard warning from 50-70 mph winds up on the pass and through town. The winds calmed down the next couple days but the snow on most aspects has been thrashed. Low angle riding in protected pockets is still good and powdery but its hard to come by. Optical illusions are all over, where you think its going to be blower powder and you just scrape across the top hoping to hold your edge!
One day we were fortunate enough to be able to go out with Jordan Pond from Ski Tour Alaska. We went exploring further then I have ever went, to the Tasnuna glacier. It blew my mind how far you can go out on you snowmachine when you have someone who knows where they're going. On our way back from there we rode our snowmachines all over the Valley of the Tusk and what they call the Football field getting home at sunset, 9pm. (long days up here!)
The next day we visited the Tsaina Glacier and the Hoodoo Glacier. We thought about making a cool group photo and Moss Halladay had his camera, so I thought we should do this back lit shot with us spelling out "love" little did I know at that same moment what was going on out in Boston. how easy it is to take things for granted. It breaks my heart to hear when things like that happen but also makes me put more hope in a just God, that he allows these things to happen for a reason. Like a good friend of mine says, flowers grow out of manure.
|Looking outside the window|
|The crew is heading up to the pass: Moss Halladay, Raelynd Tarnove, Iris, Ian Mcleod|
|Can't tell its April driving down these roads|
|That's our ride while we're here!|
|Snowed more in town but at least I don't have to shovel my snowmobile out too much|
|Day after the storm it was so windy the mountains made clouds|
|Valdez harbor with alpenglow|
|Some wolverine tracks way out by Tusnuna Glacier|
|On the way out to the Tasnuna Glacier|
|Ian getting after it in the Valley of the Tusk|
|Ian snowboarding some pow and some wind affected|
|Snowmobiling into sunset on the Football Field by the Valley of the Tusk|
|Ski Tour Alaska's Jordan pond discussing routes with Ian|
|Going through a forest on the adventure|
|Made it there (Tasnuna Glacier)!!|
|Riding through and along side creek beds|
Another storm has landed in our area so we have a day off and hopefully a foot of new snow!