Friday, March 11, 2011

pumpkins and tulle on my mind...



as a bride to be i have tulle on my mind...isn't tool gorgeous and fabulous? it makes me smile whenever i see tulle...tulle wedding gowns...rolls of tulle...bows made out of tulle...ahhhh...y'all get the picture i guess...i believe i have totally changed my mind about my dress...i think i want both lace and tulle incorporated into the final product...so tomorrow i am going to try on dresses...i am going to try on the original dress i fell in love with...and i am going to try dresses on that have tulle skirts...a plethora of layers of tulle...i am over the moon...and i am bursting with excitement...

ok...on to the pumpkin on my mind...i was craving pumpkin pie...but i needed something low sugar...low fat...and low calorie...so, i threw a few ingredients together and created the most delicious pumpkin pie cake...



pumpkin pie cake (vegan)

1 14 oz. can pureed organic pumpkin
3/4 cup water
3/4 cuo sugar free organic apple sauce
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
3 tbsp organic blackstrap molasses
1 tsp vanilla powder
2 2/3 cup organic whole grain spelt flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp himalayan crystal sea salt
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/8 tsp ground cloves

preheat the oven to 350 F. lightly grease an 8x8 cake pan...

in a large mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin, water, applesauce, maple syrup, molasses, and vanilla. mix well. in another bowl add spelt flour, the baking powder, salt, and spices, mix well. add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix very well.

pour batter into the prepared cake pan. bake for 45 to 50 minutes. it's moist and spicy and fabulous...enjoy!









guess who licked the bowl clean?????



have a beautiful weekend my friends...

11 comments:

  1. Oh yes tons of tulle!! I didn't try on any dresses that had tulle as the main material on the outside as I was in love with chaffon and silk at the time:) Have fun trying on dresses it's so much fun!
    That pumpkin cake looks awesome..low sugar, low fat..perfect!!!
    Happy Friday:)

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  2. i love pumpkin! and this would be no exception. i'd have to make one just for me. :)

    Love the dress! tulle is gorgeous!

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  3. Oh yummy! The cake, not the dress..lol! :)

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  4. I love tulle & pumpkin! Cake looks so good. Alas, I'm eating a salad right now :)

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  5. hey mel - thanks darling...i am going to have so much fun trying on dresses...i can't wait for tomorrow morning...i've always had an obsession with tulle...

    heidi - i had to portion it up and put it in the freezer...so that i won't go nuts and eat the entire thing...haha!!! have to practice self control at the moment...ugh!!!! but it's delicious and i could definitely eat the whole thing too...all. at. once.

    lauren - you're adorable.

    nikki - see you did get your fresh greens after all...i love salad...eat one every day...

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  6. oh yum! I love pumpkin bread, and now cake, best of both worlds!

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  7. I love tulle, but my dress was tulle-free. I only tried on a couple, quickly picking out a basic $100 dress that was perfect for a simple outdoor wedding in my parents' backyard. I tried to keep the wedding planning process as relaxed and laid back as possible.

    I'm enjoying your wedding posts. It's fun sharing this experience with you :-)

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  8. I gave you an award http://hihorosie.blogspot.com/2011/03/fun-blog-awards-and-meme.html

    I also owe you an email...

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  9. what a great blog! I`m so happy I found it! Here is so many inspirations and I love it! <3

    Have a nice time,
    Paula

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  10. Nelly, I almost named my blog--you guessed it--tulle!

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  11. paula...thank you for the smile...

    bridechic - and it would have been such a fitting name...i love your blog...filled with so much beauty...and tulle!!! <3 thanks for the daily smiles!

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