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carrotapplesaucecake

 

Found the original recipe in a local newspaper and thought we’d try it today.  Our oldest daughter Hannah “tweaked” the original recipe a bit for Abby since she is gluten free (actually she’s like me – grain free – but sometimes its ok to cheat!!)

 

Carrot Applesauce Cake

 

3 cups (or more?) Pamela’s Gluten Free Baking Mix

1/2 TBS baking soda (original called for 1 TBS but there’s already baking soda in the baking mix)

1 TBS cinnamon

3/4 tsp nutmeg

1 1/2 cups organic sugar

4 organic eggs

1/2 cup olive oil

1 TBS vanilla extract

2 cups organic unsweetened applesauce (or 1 jar canned)

3 cups grated organic carrots

1/2 cup dried fruit – raisins or cranberries (we used raisins)

 

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with Pam or similar spray or just grease it with butter (butter is healthier!!)

 

In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.  Stir in the grated carrots and dried fruit.  In a medium bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, vanilla, and applesauce.  Add to the dry mixture, stirring just to combine.

 

Pour into the pan and bake until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean – about 45 to 60 minutes – my oven is “cooler” so it took about an hour.

 

Rich, moist, yummy, and healthy too!  Can’t get much better than that!  Enjoy as a dessert, a treat with a  cup of tea, or even for breakfast!!!  I can’t wait for tomorrow already!!  :)

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Beeyoutiful

 

Beeyoutiful is a small, family owned and operated business.  They are Christian homeschoolers too.  The first product I purchased from them was Winter Breeze – a chest salve like Vick’s VapoRub.  We used this faithfully for years – the jar is getting pretty old now – but I used it on the girls when they had Whooping Cough – worked great, really helped ease the coughing along with Red Clover tea.

 

 

The next product we bought was BerryWell, an elderberry syrup.  I make my own now but if you’d rather not – this is a wonderful product that works very well!

 

 

berrywell
BerryWell

 

 

We also buy a product called “Tummy Tune Up” – an acidopholis supplement that I add to our morning smoothie (recipe here).  It’s especially great when someone has had a bout of stomach flu – really helps get things back to normal FAST.

Tummy Tuneup

 

They have great customer support, fast delivery, and a “bee points” program where you earn points toward your next order.  10% of your current order goes toward the next one – really adds up!

 

Some of their products include:

 

  • nutritional supplements for the whole family
  • herbal remedies for specific health concerns
  • essential oils (I will add – not as pure as Young Living’s!  Not therapeutic grade – more for diffusing)
  • herbal teas
  • mineral make up and skincare, etc.
  • plus informative articles and recipes for DIY remedies, household cleaners, etc.

 

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Happy shopping!!  :D

 

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