If there’s one thing to make this week, it’s these dark chocolate superfood bars.
Once I tried Glory Kitchen’s Provence nut and spice mix for the first time, I was hooked. So much flavor is packed into one little perfectly sized container. The Provence blend contains cashews, dried currants, flax seeds, onion and an intriguing blend of herbs (thyme, marjoram, basil and savory) with just a touch of sea salt to bring out the other flavors.
I’ve been loving the combo of dark chocolate and nuts, so I wanted to create something that incorporates them both. There’s just something about creamy, smooth chocolate with a little nutty crunch. Instead of making a traditional cookie, I’m keeping it on the light side. Meringue basically consists of egg whites that are beaten until thick. There’s so much you can do with meringue, but I like to just dollop little mounds onto a baking sheet and bake them until crisp. A perfect, somewhat lighter treat if you are craving something sweet.
With the holidays over and the new year upon us, there is usually one thing on everyone’s mind: health! At least for me, starting a health kick is always a top resolution, as I’m sure it is for every food lover who ate one too many Christmas cookies over the break. With the past in the past, it’s time for goals to be set, new routines to settle into, and resolutions to be kept! My favorite go-to, healthy breakfast that I could truly eat every single day of the year is oatmeal.
The time has come to start thinking about what we’ll be eating on Christmas. Since my family has our traditional dinners we make for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, I decided to put all my festive energy into the appetizers. I’ve created a huge appetizer spread that is full of little treats for everyone to enjoy.