Month: June 2015

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Pecan Caramel Choco Shortbread Bars + It’s okay to not be Superhuman

Hi Friends! Oh how I missed you guys! I’m sorry for the lack of posts the past couple of weeks. But, as most of you might know, I just got back from a trip from Belgium and Italy just this week! The trip was incredible! There was so much walking, so many sights to see in such a short time, ate the most incredible waffles, dark chocolate, pasta, Tiramisu, and more cakes, and gelato and chocolate… Climbed up over 1000+++ stairs to see the city views of Brugge, Cinque Terre, Florence… that it was quite an adventure. I came back to Edinburgh feeling as if I had left my legs somewhere in Italy and not really being able to believe that just a few hours before that I was standing at the heart of the Vatican City. There will be a post telling the story of my adventure and all the foodie goodness and lessons I learned from the trip in the next post. Today I’m going to be sharing a very easy peasy snack …

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Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes made with Akesson’s Chocolate

Chocolate Divine In the post where I wrote how Traveling teaches us to be present, I mentioned about going to London’s Portobello Market. There was something of too much of a coincidence about that trip, that a big part of my soul is telling me that it was divinely planned. I met the amazingly talented Charlotte Reed, whose work, illustrations, and positive sayings I absolutely love and then I stumbled upon this chocolate store that just pulled me in. But not just any chocolate store though. It’s Akesson’s Chocolate.  Today I’m going to share a very special Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe using Akesson’s Chocolate. Ya’ll know how much I love chocolate. I like it dark, intense; and real. Next to coffee, chocolate is my must have every day treat. I went into the store and looked around. I have never been here, but something about the place and the air about it seemed familiar to my soul. Then I saw it. In the drawers of the cabinet that held a selection of Akesson’s Chocolate variety …

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London + The cure to your food fears? Travel!

Hi Beautiful Friends! Last Sunday I wrote a post about how Traveling teaches us to be present.   I took a spontaneous short trip to London alone, visited markets, talked to strangers, made friends, ate waffles, and became amazed how beautiful bread can be…. 😉 You can read all about it and the spiritual lessons I learned including all of the foodie bread, waffles, GIANT COOKIES photos in this post. In today’s post I wanted to talk about how traveling can help overcome our food and body struggles. I went through a dark period about 2 years food and body wise where I embarked on a journey to recover from anorexia and depression. One of the motivations behind writing this blog was to share all the lessons I learned throughout my journey. The words that I wanted to hear when I was going through such a dark period was to know that there would be a light or lesson in going through this difficult period. The glimmer of light and lessons I learned along the way …