So I have an embarrassing story about this fudge... This fudge had me the moment I checked out the recipe. It was in compliance with my many diet restrictions and seemed totally easy to make (check and check). So I whipped up a batch, added in some walnuts for good measures, and presented it to M at the end of our long day. We nestled in with our favorite series (The Office), in which we watch annually starting back a season one, and no we are not ashamed and no it never gets old. Anyone else obsessed with Michael Scott??
Ok so that's not even the embarrassing part...
I was so engrossed in The Office I didn't even realize how much fudge I was eating. Turns out I ate 4 huge hunks of it (which I know may not sound like a lot but I'm a little person and this was after I already ate dinner, plus fudge is super rich). So it hits me: like an immediate surge of pain in which I realize I've been mindlessly eating fudge for the past 20 minutes. And I'm in sheer agony. I'm in so much discomfort that I was actually up all night tossing and turning over my stomach pains in which I vowed 'I'm never eating that deathly fudge again!'. But now it's been a few weeks, and I can reflect upon this from a very rational frame of mind and realize- the fudge was not the problem- it was me, I was the problem! So yes, make this fudge because it's so delicious. But please, please- only have one hunk, or maybe two....
Sweet, chewy and the perfect bite to go with a nice cup of tea or coffee! I made these for a holiday party a few months back and they were a huge hit. Now I keep them on my "healthier sweets" rotation in the house.
These aren't just any Mocha Chip Cookie, these are gluten free, paleo and vegan friendly Mocha Chip Cookies. And they're so seriously delicious! I made a batch of these to hand out to doctors and physicians in my neck of the woods- because what practitioner doesn't want to befriend an acupuncture physician who bakes delicious healthy (well, healthier) cookies? Exactly!
The Brussels Sprout has such a bad rep, they're really the underdog of all veggies. They sadly lay idle in the supermarket next to the bitter melon (okay, okay, that reference may be slightly exaggerated, no one likes bitter melon). I have always loved brussels sprouts, but they are not love at first bite for everyone. When I moved back from San Francisco I made my mom some crispy roasted maple balsamic brussels and she has since forever loved brussels. My dad and brother however were never enthusiastic about them, until now. Behold! The raw shaved brussels sprout salad! Who would've thought?
If you've never had a haystack then you're missing something very special in your life! There is this company down in South Florida called Glaser Farms and they make a a variety of delicious healthy snacks, dressings, pesto, etc. I used to get them at a market in Miami. Now that I no longer live down there I've learned to make my own version of the beloved haystacks. They're so sweet and delicious. The perfect healthier version to a dessert! Pair with a cuppa coffee and you're set!
It's really hard to try to stay in shape when dessert is always tempting me! I decided no matter what I'm going to make the best decisions I can when it comes to my food, which means tweaking recipes to fit my needs when I have people over for dinner. I made a no to low, depending on preference, added sugar apple pie like crumble and I was so impressed! Everyone loved it and I didn't have to feel guilty about betraying my health goals! Win-win if I do say so myself. I know, the picture does not do it justice.
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