Remember I talked about how my wife and I were late to the reception, well they opened up the cheeseboards and charcuterie table for guests to start off. They couldn’t be stopped. People were starving and they couldn’t be stopped. Unfortunately, this meant that our beautiful towers of Italian Macarons were noshed off, too. Even the tower with the Bride Cake on top. I know, I know. I was pretty annoyed but our huge delay made people desperate. Tuscan Winter Wedding meant lots of really good food and tons of starving family members ready to chomp down anything they could get their paws on. Read More
Truffles? Yes! Dark chocolate? Extra yes! Raspberry Jam infused dark chocolate truffles?! Mega yes!!
Everything in life has a price but the smile on your face after eating a few Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles is priceless. Read More
I have come to blog bearing recipe gifts that are unheard of, at least to my knowledge.
Brownie freaking Bites !@#$%^&*() — WHAAAAAAT
Okay, now that I am calm I can reminisce. Many moons ago, as I have shared before, I was one of the culprits that supported sugar and gluten. Now that I am no more and have been in recovery well over 2 years for my eating disorders, I have acknowledged that my body is
my God’s temple. If I want to respect and love my body how God asks me to in His Word, I had to cut those things out but I, also, had to learn to cook healthy foods–as I never knew what to do without sugar or flour. Once I learned to cook healthy basics, I thought I was invincible in the kitchen. As a matter of fact, I am not invincible in the kitchen. I make tons of mistakes while cooking and baking BUT that’s besides the point.
As a child, who didn’t beg mom to lick the spoon/spatula after making brownies? I still don’t know one soul that hasn’t. If you don’t like chocolate, I don’t like you. Moving right along. That is one of those flavors I longed for but I wanted it to be full of wholesome and nutritious ingredients. THIS my friends is the taste of brownie batter in a full-protein and amino acid filled bite of goodness. I took one bite and was sold. You guys will be, too. Enjoy!!!! xo
P.S. I know you are desperate to make/eat these immediately but DON’T forget the ground cacao nibs they are the glue of it all.
When I was a little girl, I spent a lot of time in the kitchen with my mom on her spare time. One of my favorite things to make that we only made on special occasion was these delicious “Cranberry Orange Cookies”. I always thought of them as I got older. Their soft texture and sweet but tangy chew. This was something I would never forget.
After getting healthy, I tried to recreate this cookie but have still, to this day, been unsuccessful. Today, I had a different idea. I wanted to make bites that had the taste of those “Cranberry Orange Cookies” but in a more moist way. How could I accomplish this? I would put myself to the test but would I pass? Or, would I fail?
Once I stepped foot in the kitchen, I knew what I would do…make bite size cranberry orange cookie-dough-tasting goodness! I did in fact succeed and, now, I won’t ever have to “look back” on the memories of those days in the kitchen with mom but be able to bite into the memory with healthy and wholesome ingredients that feed my mind, body, and soul with the nutrition it craves.
P.S. these are the perfect on-the-go protein snack for before or after a workout, maybe even in between meals. Just make them already. Read More