Author: busylittleizzy

Sourdough Donuts

Sourdough Donuts

I tried a couple recipes and tweaked them to make a “cleaner” version, using cleaner ingredients etc. I use coconut sugar in the donuts vs regular granulated and I use organic ingredients, such as flour etc. Donut Ingredients: Glaze Ingredients: Donut Recipe: Happy Baking! Watch 

Pink Dragon & Grapefruit Mocktail

Pink Dragon & Grapefruit Mocktail

I’m coming on 2 years of no alcohol and so I wanted to share a fun pink Mocktail with you all using plant based dye, fruit and alcohol free bubbles. I added 1/4 teaspoon to my bubbles & mixed with a spoon, squeeze in your 

Orange Creamsicle ~3 ingredients

Orange Creamsicle ~3 ingredients

We love these orange creamsicles because they are easy to make, full of nutrients and without any yucky additives or preservatives.

Why Ecozoi? They state on their website this: “So we searched all over the world to get you the best quality food grade stainless steel popsicle molds that are good for the planet, and good for your health. We proudly design them here in USA. And, they come in completely plastic-free packaging.” We wanted to move away from plastic and these were a design we were excited to try! They have multiple styles and now that we see how well these work, we definitely want to try more.

We got the flat mini popsicle molds. They have flat regular size molds and round molds as well.

The recipe for our Orange Creamsicles is 1 cup orange juice, 1 juice coconut milk (we mixed the can well before measuring) & 1 tablespoon honey. Blend together and pour into the molds. It’s a delicious drink as well.

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We hope you love this recipe.

XO Eryka & Izzy

Ring Pop Ice Pops

Ring Pop Ice Pops

Ring pops are very nostalgic for me. Growing up my dad would take us to get ring pops after helping him organize items to bring to the dump and recycling. Finding this mold has been such a fun find! Since we avoid artificial dyes Izzy 

My Garden Favs

My Garden Favs

Gardening is fun because you can always learn more and there are so many types of things to grow. Here are some products I’ve found to make gardening easier for me. Raised Beds Vego Garden has been my go to for raised beds. I have 

Matcha Sourdough Sugar Cookies

Matcha Sourdough Sugar Cookies

In honor of Earth Month I thought it was only fitting to make some Earth cookies. Izzy has been pretty obsessed with our sourdough sugar cookies so I was excited to try Matcha ones. I have used Matcha before, to create green dough when making some St. Patrick’s Day cookies for Izzy’s class so I knew the Matcha would be mild enough for her to enough this batch too.

Ingredients:

8 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temp)

¾ cups granulated raw cane sugar or sub with monk fruit sugar (I’ve even done 2/4 cane sugar 1/4 monk fruit before)

1 large egg (room temp)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ cup sourdough discard (room temp)

2 ½ cups organic all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon fine sea salt

1-2 teaspoons Navitas Organics Matcha Powder

Earth Cookie Cutter

Recipe:

In my kitchen aid mixer I add the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Use a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl in between to be sure it’s all mixing. Note: If your butter isn’t room temp, it’s okay. I just cut it into pieces and mix for 3-4 minutes prior to adding the sugar to soften/warm it up. Next mix in the egg and vanilla extract. Now add the sourdough starter discard and mix. Again use a spatula or spoon to scrape the sides of the bowl in between to be sure it’s all mixing. Now mix in the flour, salt & Matcha. Create 2 balls and roll them out one at a time with the rolling pin to about 1/4+ inches thick. Use parchment paper between your dough and rolling pin to prevent sticking. Lay each newly made layers of rolled dough on a pan with parchment in-between & covered on top. Place them in the fridge for 1+ hours. Remove from the fridge and cut with cookie cutters. Squish remaining edges back together and roll back out flat and continue until you have used all of your dough. Bake on 350 for 10 minutes, let rest on the pan for 5-10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack. Enjoy!

These don’t last long in our house! We store them in an airtight container in the counter. They haven’t ever lasted longer than 4 days in our house. Let me know what you think of this recipe.

XO Eryka

Making Foam Soap at Home

Making Foam Soap at Home

Making soap at home has been so easy with my Branch Basics kit! Save with code BUSYLITTLEIZZY All I do is add water & the concentrate which are already measured out for you on the bottle. The soap dispenser we use are linked here. They 

Rainbow Sourdough Discard Sugar Cookies

Rainbow Sourdough Discard Sugar Cookies

These Rainbow Sourdough Discard Sugar Cookies are a new favorite in this house! Ingredients: 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temp) ¾ cups granulated raw cane sugar 1 large egg (room temp) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ cup sourdough discard (room temp) 2 ½ cups organic 

Hub City Farmacy – Greenville, SC

Hub City Farmacy – Greenville, SC

I share a lot of fun recipes and talk often about eating cleaner meals to optimize your health. I know for many this is tough, especially with busy work schedules. I started seeing Hub City Market on Facebook and quickly realized the value in their healthy, home cooked meals made with ingredients from local farms.

Take the stress out of eating healthy & give Hub City Farmacy a try. “We choose only the best quality ingredients so you can feel good about feeding your family highly nutritious meals that everyone can enjoy.”

Try it out with this 10% off code BUSY10.

If you live in SC or NC look to see if your location is serviced.

SC: Spartanburg, Duncan, Lyman, Wellford, Inman, Cowpens, Gaffney, Chesnee, Campobello, Roebuck, Pauline, Boiling Springs, Landrum, Simpsonville, Greer, Taylors, Greenville, Travelers Rest and Union
NC: CHARLOTTE, Columbus, Forest City, Mill Springs & Tryon

Their menu is completely customizable to your dietary needs. All of their menu items are offered with the option of gluten free, dairy free, paleo, keto, complete weight loss & plant based.

Cantina Rice bowl: Grilled Chicken, black beans, rice or cauli rice, corn salsa with tomatoes & green chili, fresh lettuce, grass fed cheese, and a side of creamy buffalo ranch. Add fresh avocado.

Check out this Cantina Rice Bowl. Get your meals in glass or recyclable containers, your choice. Just pay a one time fee for the glass, refundable when you return the glassware.

I dumped this one right into a bowl and added some sliced avocado and ate it cold. You can heat it up, if you prefer, but I thought it was fabulous cold.

They change the menu weekly so you won’t get sick of things, but your favorites will make their way back to the menu, so don’t worry.

This is the Grass Fed Carolina Barbecue Bacon Burger
& I’m showing the slaw on the side.
This is the Grass Fed Carolina Barbecue Bacon Burger with the slaw on the bun. We added our own salad to the meal, however Hub City Farmacy does make some delicious salads. These burgers were seriously so delicious!

If you love supporting local and eating foods from local farms then I highly suggest you give Hub City Pharmacy a try. Their meals are delicious, affordable and can be delivered to your door. You can see details for that on their website.

This meal is the Signature Breakfast Bowl with bacon. I added some avocado slices to it, since we had avocado come in our order with our meals. I heated this up on broil in the oven. The flavors are on point! And having a husband that isn’t a huge sweet potato fan, he sure was a fan of this one! It’s a must try!

Ready to step up your meals without making more work for yourself? Check out Hub City Farmacy today and get your order in at 10% off with code: BUSY10

New menus are posted weekly on the website every Wednesday. Orders must be placed from Wednesday-Saturday afternoon for meals the following week.

XO Eryka

Easy Sourdough for beginners

Easy Sourdough for beginners

Sourdough, it’s something I’ve been thinking about diving into for well over a year now. Every time I looked into it or watched someone making sourdough I noticed they always had some massive container which freaked me out and all of these different tools. Well