Posts tagged chocolate
Salted Brownies with Walnuts

For the last few days I’ve found myself feeling disconnected. Not as engaged in my own life, perhaps a touch sad and weighed down by myself and my thoughts. Having just written about the ways I try to maintain my “home” I’m totally struggling this week and I believe this is what we call being human. I don’t bake to eat, usually. I bake to get out emotion.

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Banana Almond Cacao Cookies

These banana almond cacao cookies came about from a few brown bananas, a quiet morning sipping tea and a need to go slow and recover from the week. They’re totally passable for breakfast, you know, being as they’re made with flax meal, bananas and almonds. A simple breakfast cookie that can be frozen and grabbed on the go

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I'm BANANAS For You - Dessert, That Is

Yesterday I met a 5 year old who now eats a few bananas a day because Minions eat bananas and he wants to be funny and strong like a Minion. Thank you my new small friend for making me laugh and sharing in a love for bananas. While he loves bananas because of Minions, I love bananas because they are another vehicle to get chocolate into my mouth. I go wild for Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas, you know, those dark chocolate dipped frozen banana wedges? If you haven’t had them 1) you’re missing out 2) I’ve go you covered 3) don't tell me you do not like bananas, my new buddy will be very disappointed in you! 

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Truffle Shuffle: Glory Be The Cacao Nib

The base for these here truffles is the great cacao nib, chock full of REAL HEALTH benefits. It's not your over processed, sugar and chemical laden grocery store chocolate, no no no.  And the cacao nib health realness surpasses that of the dark chocolate bar (even those of the fancy fair trade variety). Cacao comes from the seeds of the fruit of the cacao tree. It's chocolate in its realest and purest state. 

And since I'm all for eating to feel good and to look good, let's be real people - eating real food makes ya skin glow like a lightbulb, brings clarity to those peepers,

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Banana Peanut Butter Chip Oatmeal

Food is delicious. It's nutritious. There are so many ways and why's to how we feed ourselves. When I see this oatmeal, I do get excited. I know it's good for my body, my mind, and it will keep me full and energized. 

When I want a muffin, I will eat it. 
When I want a cookie, I will eat it.
But what I've learned about my own eating...

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Dark Chocolate Almond Truffles

I fancy a bite! All natural, sized accordingly, pops a sweet hit without going into a sugar spiral and has actual health benefits. These make a great accompaniment to a morning yogurt and a mug of joe or snack on one or two with a piece of fruit. Remember, this life is all about listening to your body and balance.  Oh, and the other benefit - aside from health and no oven use ... YOU MAKE THEM IN ONE BOWL! 

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