Spiced Sipping Chocolate

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Whenever huz and I travel, it’s a joy for us to explore the country’s food, culture and history. This post is dedicated to a delicious memory I have of Madrid, Spain. Downtown Madrid was busy with people of all ages going out for late night eats and was surrounded by the landscape of European buildings and romantic lights. In the horizon, my eyes were locked on a sign that read “Churros con Chocolate.” It was love at first sight. The churros were made fresh-to-order, crispy and sugary with a chewy texture. When the churro was dipped into the chocolate, it made for a savory, crispy and sweet surprise. Continue reading

Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

If you’re into healthy smoothies, then I have something for you! I discovered this recipe the other day when I was craving a refreshing drink before a workout, but didn’t want to consume anything sugary or unhealthy.

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After looking into my fridge, I threw into the blender what was surprisingly a good blend! This recipe is great since all the ingredients I used are items I normally have in my refrigerator or pantry. If you don’t have these ingredients on hand, they’re fairly easy to find at your local grocery store. Continue reading

Walla Walla Apple Butter & Pumpkin Pancakes

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I get excited when we receive goodies from all around the country. Recently, I received fresh honey crisp apples and homemade apple butter from my sister-in-law who lives in Walla Walla, Washington. I like to describe apple butter as “savory grown-up applesauce”. Her jar of Walla Walla apple butter was so yummy that I was inspired to pair it with pumpkin pancakes.

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Camembert Pastry Bread

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Don’t kid yourself, this isn’t a healthy post. Today, I will share with you all one of my guilty pleasures: freshly baked Camembert Pastry Bread.

To me, there are few things better than fresh pastries or bread coming out of the oven. Now just stuff some cheese and jam in there and all my healthy eating goals are out the window. But I’m also a firm believer in allowing ourselves to have an indulgent meal/snack once in awhile. This falls into that category. Continue reading