Today it's my birthday! (Wheeeeeee!!)
I love birthdays - mine as much as other people's. I'm trying to forget my age, because heaven knows I rarely act it, and each time it gets higher I freak out a little. Mum was awesome and hosted lunch at her place for the family - 2 babies, 7 kids (under 8 years old) and 13 adults. My Mum rocks!
The hardest part about birthdays for me is cake. Following the AIP lifestyle means baked goods are few and far between, it's just so hard to make a good cake without eggs. I did get excited when I found a recipe on Pinterest for a cake that met all the dietary requirements for me, but it turns out that sourcing palm shortening around here was harder than I expected. So we went with Plan B: ice-cream cake!
Now, you might be wondering how you can make an ice-cream cake without dairy, or soy. The answer is bananas! A while ago someone posted a video on my Facebook timeline showing how you can make ice-cream from bananas. Unfortunately I'm not able to find it at the moment so I can't credit the person who created it, but as soon as it comes up on my memories I'll post the link here.
Photo credit to my sister Tammiey.
Today is the first day of the new fortnight meal plan. Because my financial assistance payments are fortnightly I do my shopping the weekend after I receive the payments, and I need it to last me two weeks. So my meal plans work on a fortnightly rotation.