Thursday, July 17, 2014

One New Thing a Week and I'm Already Behind! Low-Carb Strawberry Shortcake and a Birthday Girl!

So on June 29th I did my first post of my new plan to cook and post one new low-carb dish each week instead of eating the same old thing every day. Here is the link to the post and if you want to see my yummy Jalapeno Deviled Eggs it would be well worth the visit, they were fabulous! it is July 17th and I believe 2 weeks have gone by and I didn't post anything new! I'm really not very good at this planning stuff I think.

But today I'm going to share something pretty special. I was blown away by it. Check it out!

Does that not just jump right out at you and say "EAT ME!"

Now before you all start applauding and telling me how wonderful and creative a low-carb cook I am, let me tell you that this is not my creation. Nope, this delectable dessert wonder is the creation of my co-worker and dear friend Angelica.

Every year for each other's birthday we try to create a Low-Carb dessert or meal as a surprise for the other one, and this year she made this Low-Carb Strawberry Shortcake. The cake is made with almond flour and the vanilla ice cream is also home-made. Not sure with what ingredients because my mouth was too full of ice cream to ask!!!

My birthday will be this Sunday and I'm taking the day off from work tomorrow for a road trip with my sister Lisa. Our plan is to go SOUTH and see what we find. I love not having a plan and just going! My dad used to love to do that as well, that must be where I get it from!

So here I am...not bad for 30 right? Hahaha, yeah right. Well not bad for 56 if I do say so myself!

Thank you Angelica for the great Birthday treats, my Low-Carb Strawberry Shortcake and my Sugar-free Iced Vanilla Coffee from Starbucks, you're a doll!



  1. Happy birthday Alicia! You look beautiful and that cake YUMMY!

    I picked up my hibiscus at Lowe's. Since they are trees they were 75% off two weeks ago here. Mine are about 2 feet tall and were $5. The taller ones (I would guess about 4 feet) were $10. The tag says they are supposed to get 6 full hours of sun a day. I would say mine get at most half that and then are in the shade the rest of the day but they are happily blooming. They will die in temperatures below 50 degrees and since I'm in NJ I decided to keep them in the pots and bring them in at wintertime. We'll see if that works out :)

    1. Thank you Anny! The cake was so good, but the ice cream was what was really incredible. It's hard to find good low carb ice cream.

      I'm going to keep an eye out for some hibiscus. Sounds like you got a great deal. I hope they do well in the winter time. Here in California we don't really worry much about things freezing. We may have 1 or 2 days of freeze but we just cover that plant. Thanks so much for commenting and on the birthday wishes!

  2. Happy Birthday to you, Alicia!
    You look great; the birthday treats look delicious.
    You're lucky to have two loyal "accomplices" in carrying out your culinary and travel plans : your sister Lisa, and your co-worker Angelica. I 'm sure you're also a good sister and a good friend.

    1. Thank you DUTA, they were delicious, I'm so grateful to have a coworker like Angelica. She makes going to work a pleasure! And I can't say enough good things about my sister Lisa, I've been truly blessed by having both these ladies in my life! Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and for commenting, always a pleasure!

  3. Happy Birthday. I expect to see a write up for the road trip.

    BTW, not bad for 30 and pretty damned fantastic for any other age. You are lookin' good!

    1. Thank you Sextant! Sometimes I have good picture I'll get that road trip posted here in a bit. It was a great birthday. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, appreciated as always!


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