• 1¾ cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom (optional)
  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans
  • ½ cup chopped dates
  • ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1½ cups carrot pulp
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup vanilla yogourt


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F (175˚C).
  2. Grease and line a 10-inch x 6-inch (25cm x 15cm) loaf pan. Sift flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl, add nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, pitted and chopped dates, chopped pecans, brown sugar, and carrot pulp. Stir to combine.
  3. Add eggs, oil, and yogurt. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Pour into loaf pan.
  4. Bake at 350˚F (175˚C) for 1 hour or until cake is cooked when tested with a fork or skewer. Remove from the oven, stand in cake pan for 5 minutes before inverting out onto a wire rack.
  5. We topped it with whipped coconut cream with maple syrup to taste to sweeten and a dash of cinnamon and drop or two of doterra wild orange essential oil.

also gave this recipe a whirl and whipped up our first batch of veggie pulp (beet to be excact) crackers which were actually very yummy! in fact auntie k said they tasted just like ones she gets a fancy vegan restaurant in edmonton. i will say that if you plan on trying them as an on the go snack, consider packing dental floss as they are are that kind of stick in your teeth deliciousness. a small price to pay if you ask me. plus ours didn't last long enough to make it out of the house... in fact they didn't last long enough for me to even take a picture apparently. fussy f was pretty skeptical but my adventurous eater w gobbled them up.

despite the fact that i totally slacked on taking pics over the weekend, it really was a gooder. slacker mom will make it up to you with a few snaps of life lately here and do my very best to get back at you soon with some of the other fun stuff we've been working on.

have i mentioned life feels kind of busy?? haha.

oh but before i forget, (again), i've also been meaning to mention for those few who were following luv snaps, (a blog mainly dedicated to foster and wylie's shenanigans), you may or may not have noticed i've merged the two blogs. it was starting to feel as though a lot of post concepts were "crossing over", and since i am so great at creating a million projects for myself to become overwhelmed by, i decided to "downsize". my apologies for not mentioning it before. luv snaps is still live for the time being those family and friends who want to look at it however you'll also find those posts here filed under luv snaps in the labels on the side bar... fyi ;) i've got a few more recent ones almost ready to go.. (it seriously takes forever to upload pictures in our house. especially by the dozen or two..;)) so i'll just say... "i'm working on it!" i also realize not everyone is into staring at a million pics of our kids etc however i know those fam and friends back home and elsewhere are into them, so wonderful fam and friends.. my apologies for slacking! i'll post bomb you soon!

ah who am i kidding. you guys love them. i mean they are pretty darn cute!

anyway, we hope you are loving life wherever you are and finding a way to soak up every moment. goodness knows they are fleeting and man oh man.. are they ever precious!

ok hold on (again)... so turns out i wasn't a total slacker. we had a chance to get to a bandits hockey game here in town on monday AND found a new baby sitter ;)

oh and a belated happy valentine's day to everyone! we aren't terribly into valentine's day i have to tell you. as i mentioned we did get out for an evening to a duck's unlimited fundraising event which was a pretty good time and hey a night without kids is pretty special :). the whole commercial deal with valentine's day i just feel a little very annoying at and truly why should it be any different than any other day (blah blah blah)... 

anyway my point is i'm giving this a try instead..

truthfully, i was actually relieved dev didn't buy the $100 roses from the grocery store "just because", and instead i bought us all some tulips when i was on my weekend wander there myself... 

but wait... the posie parade continued all weekend! i actually ended up with roses the day after our eve out, when the boys went back to pick up a purchase from the auction...  somehow, someway.. a few crafts of roses found their way in need of arranging..

now these are my kind of flower! up cycled, free and begging for me to play out a little flower shop fantasy with ;)

so one last thing, can we just say how much we love you all for taking the time to have peek into our lives and we really REALLY want you to know that we would LOVE to know a little more about you if you felt like sharing.. no pressure!  

haha. you know, like maybe, what you got up to this past weekend (and if it was a long one for you?)..??? what you have planned for this one upon us.... ??? if you have any favourite juicer pulp recipes to share..???

or anything at all you'd like to tell us. really. don't hold back ;)

anyway, we are really just grateful to be here with you. that's all. 

we'll catch up with ya again soon folks,

till then,