Amy Purdy and Lovely Lemons

Amy M. Purdy is an actress, model, world-class snowboarder & 2014 Paralympic Bronze Medalist, co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports, professional motivational speaker, clothing designer,make-up artist, massage therapist, author, dancer and inspiration beyond compare.

I fell in love with Amy during Dancing with the Stars season 18. Why she didn't win is another story (la sigh). Amy inspired me tremendously as I'm sure she did millions of others who viewed the show. The way she was able to overcome her disability and create something so magical on the dance floor, one the ski slopes and more is  a great example of turning sour lemons into lovely lemons. I can go on and on about Amy. She has an inspiring book out "On My Own Two Feet"  it's a must read. 

Life has it's obstacles, lemons can be thrown at every handle...but there's hope. All things work together for good, look at your lemons as lovely lemons to create and gain strength on this journey of life. 

Lemon Pudding Cake


  • eggs, separated
  • 3 tsp lemon peel, grated
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1⅓ cup milk
  • 2 cup sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and set aside. In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks. Add the lemon peel, juice and milk and mix well, then add the sugar, flour, and salt and beat until smooth. Gently fold in the egg whites.
  3. Carefully pour into an ungreased 6x9" casserole dish. Place the dish into a larger pan of very hot water (1 inch deep) and bake for about 50 minutes, or until the cake just jiggles slightly. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes before serving.


Remember when life throws you lemons turn them into something inspiring.