I have purple hair now. Not purple in the “I am a rebellious teenager and I am trying to find myself” sense, but more of the “that is so Not her natural color” sense. You know the shade…the box called it Burgundy.
You see, my husband has always liked that shade. I think it’s been about ten years now that he has been suggesting that I go that color. I always looked at him askance and refused. But then he almost died and purple hair seemed the least of my problems. It is, after all, just hair! What’s the worst that could happen? I might like it.
So on a whim, I picked up a package of Burgundy while getting hair gel for The Comedian. It just seemed like the right thing to do. Before I lost my nerve, I went straight into the bathroom when I got home and used it. Turns out, 4 out of 5 of my children preferred it over the blond highlights I have been using for the last year. (Sounds like a toothpaste commercial!) My husband immediately said that if I hated it, I could go back, but the color has grown on him over the last 24 hours and I think he would be disappointed if I didn’t stick it out.
Then there is this green cake I have been showing you. The color is a little strange, no? But the flavor was amazing. I had been seeing people use avocados as a fat replacement all over the internet. Like any blogger, I had to jump on board and try my hand at them, too. But I went all out and replaced almost everything normal: agave for sugar, almond meal for flour as well as avocados for butter. I felt a little like a mad scientist in the kitchen dumping in beakers, waiting for a puff of purple, er, green smoke.
- 2 ripe avocados, mashed
- 1 cup agave nectar
- 1 Tbsp vanilla bean paste
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups almond meal (flour)
- 2-3 peaches sliced
- With a mixer, beat the avocados and agave.
- Add vanilla paste and eggs.
- Beat some more.
- Add almond flour.
- Mix some more.
- Pour into a greased 8X8 pan.
- Top with peach slices (enough so you will get a piece in every bite).
- Bake 325 degrees for 55-60 minutes or until done in the center.