I’ve been baking cakes! I made this one last weekend for a friend’s birthday and as I was putting the final strawberry on top, it dawned on me that I totally should have made this into a blog post.
But I forgot. It happens.
It was delicious though! I used the a yellow cake recipe from Gourmet (divided the batter evenly into two nine inch cake pans) and then after the cakes cooled, I spread whipped ream and strawberries in between the layers and spread vanilla buttercream on top. Add sprinkles and a fancy cut strawberry and done! You have your very own strawberry sprinkle cake. Perfect for parties because it’s just so darn pretty.
I’ve been really enjoying the process in becoming a yoga teacher! Many of you have asked for teacher training updates and I’m sorry it’s taken me this long to respond. Truthfully, it’s been….fantastic. I’ve done about 70 hours of my 200 hour program and even though at times I feel like yoga is totally consuming my life, the process is so worth it. I’m doing my training through California Power Yoga and after I’m certified, I’d like to teach power yoga classes part-time. I’d also eventually like to dive into power yoga podcasts on this blog! The training is very much outside of my comfort zone (I hate speaking in front of groups!), but I’m learning so much about myself as I go. It’s truly wonderful. As part of my training, I’ve not only been practicing six days a week (most at the studio and some at home), but it’s about time for me to dive out in the community (eek!) to fulfill my community service hours. The training program I’m part of is very service orientated and I love that aspect.
I made this pizza two days ago. I used the pizza dough recipe from Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day (love! you don’t even need to knead the dough!) and then topped it with Trader Joe’s barbecue sauce, chopped rotisserie chicken that I drenched in more barbecue sauce, slices of fresh buffalo mozzarella and caramelized red onions. When it came out of the oven I sprinkled cilantro over the whole thing and called it a night.
Or make this stuffed squash instead.
It’s cheap and vegetarian….but very, very tasty.