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dreaming of cupcakes and avocado pesto pasta

So another on plan day, hurrah. :)

Tonight I'm making avocado pesto pasta from a recipe I got from the website:

Doesn't it look amazing!:

Be sure to check out her website if you haven't already!

So I know that my sudden interest in baking is probably not the best thing for my diet. BUT, last night I made peanut butter blondies from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. They are one of my absolute favorite recipes from that book. Anyhow, I somehow managed to eat some and stay within' my calorie range yesterday and I left some for Joey and took the rest to give away at work. There is ONE left. It's for tomorrow. Half of it, the other half is for joey. :)

Anyhow, so I'm feeling so into baking ever since I found a flour to gluten free flour conversion chart! I used it last night for the blondies and it WORKED> Came out far better than the previous method I was using: Guessing! :(

So, last night I ordered Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World AND a 23 piece cupcake decorating kit. I'm insane. I even had dreams all night of decorating cupcakes. (NOTE: In the dream I did not EAT any.) I'm not even a huge cupcake FAN. I'm more a savory than sweet person. I plan to get some cupcake trays so I can take them to work and give them away, joey can do the same. Luckily I have a 6 cupcake tray, so I can just trim down most recipes and not be tempted to have a ton of cupcakes laying around. 

Something interesting I noticed is that I do NOT get a sugar high. But I do get a severe, SEVERE, crash. I ate one blondie last night and was ready for bed within minutes. I felt like utter hell. That fact has kept me from eating that last blondie today. I remember around Christmas this happened. I ate some cookies and felt like I'd been hit by a bus. Maybe it's because I SO rarely eat anything with added sugar. So I don't think I'll over eat sweets even if I bake them. My landlord and the guys downstairs are going to get fat from me pawning off all my sweets on them! :P

Well, I just got off the bike a bit ago, feeling good, need to go drink some water now. I'll be sure to post pics of my creations once I get started. Ordered from amazon last night!


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