Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Michelle and I wanted to share with you all that we have discovered how to make gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, egg free, sugar free fondant that actually taste great! Since we are always playing around in the kitchen and experimenting with new recipes and flavors we decided to try to make our own fondant. Actually, we were making a batch of our agave based frosting and made a mistake.... but that mistake turned into fondant!!! It is easy to mold and roll out!! It was a very exciting moment for us!!!! Now we can create even more beautiful cakes and cupcakes for our customers to enjoy! Here are some pictures of what it looked like: Now it still needs some tweaking, but pretty much perfect. And yes we had to use gluten free food dye to get that blue, that is probably the most food coloring we have ever used. We typically use natural ingredients for color. Though we wanted it to be blue so that it was close to our logo color.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Today, Twin Cakes was featured at the Cel-Kids event in Wake Forest, NC. We brought samples of gluten free and vegan bakery items. Items for samples were: mini blueberry muffins, biscuits, chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, chocolate chips cookies, pizza, and our famous Sandwich bread!! It was a pleasure meeting all the families at the event and for their time. We hope to be apart of the Cel-Kids program again. Cel-Kids Raleigh is a local support group for families who have children with celiac. It is a great program and the moms that are in charge are great! For more information about the Cel-Kids program check out www.csaceliacs.org/CelKidsNetwork.php. Here are pictures of what we baked:
Monday, February 9, 2009
We survived our mini cleanse this past weekend. Today we had a full day of drinking green smoothies to ease us off our cleanse. Eating liquid based forms of food is a good way to transition your body from coming off a cleanse, it makes it easier for your stomach to digest foods again. Michelle and I plan to take it easy this week with foods we incorporate back into our diets. We are trying smoothies all day on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with yoga and weight lifting and than simple raw meals on Tuesday and Thursdays on our running days. And the weekends probably will be a mix. We enjoy mixing up our food options and exercise options to keep our bodies guessing which helps us from not getting bored. We feel this works best for us, though we do change up our routines frequently (depending on how we are feeling). Just listen to your body, it will tell you what it needs. If you have any fitness or food questions regarding what the Raw GF Twins do - please let us know and we will try to help. We are more than happy to share our experiences and thoughts with you. One of the great benefits of having a Twin is that you have a cardio buddy. I encourage all of you to find a fitness buddy to work out with - to help you maintain your own fitness goals. Best of luck from the Twins. Keep moving. Eat More Veggies. Eat More Greens!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Here it is more than half way through our second day of our cleanse and we are doing well We did have some fruit, but that is ok because the main reason why we did the cleanse was to give our body a break from everyday food in general. Our first day went well, we drank our lemonade drink and lots of water, went to the gym to lift and sit in the sauna. We like to sit in the sauna when doing cleasnses becuase we feel the sweat really helps push out all our toxins. It has been nice doing this cleanse because it has really helped clear up both of our minds. We have been motivated to get organized and did some early spring cleaning! It has been great! I feel more focused and motivated to get back to business. Michelle and I mainly do these mini cleanses just for that purpose, to get re-focused and energized to move forward. I highly recommend everyone to try to do a cleanse every so often to give your body a break. It doesn't have to be anything too extreme. You can just eat fruit all day long if you wanted to. We feel the point is to help get your body back to normal and give it a break of eating food. Your bodies do need some breaks too; and the bonus part is that it helps you mentally feel clear and alive. Cheers to good health and a happy life.
Friday, February 6, 2009
As you all know Michelle and I did a little mini cleanse awhile back. Well, now we are doing it again because we just felt like our bodies needed a break from everything. Even though we eat majority raw foods --- we feel that your body still needs a break from digestion, etc. We have started it today and plan to do the cleanse for 3 days, we might go longer depending on how we are feeling. We are doing the Master Cleanse again (lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne, and lots of water) we seem to like this one the best because it is so simple and actually taste good compared to other cleanses. We both are excited to do this cleanse again and really want to feel the changes in our bodies and our mind. We have been very busy lately with our company and creating new and improved products! Which to us is always a great thing! We love what we do and are excite to continue to share our delicious goodies for all to enjoy. Stay tuned.