All posts tagged: nuts

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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 …

Popcorn Almond Butter Chocolate Granola Bars + Perfectionism

So… today I want to talk about something that I have been struggling with for the past 10 years or so. It’s something that has considerably dialed down over the past couple of years as I recovered from my eating disorder and workaholic tendencies (another post to reflect and talk about on its own, perhaps in the near future). However, I still do struggle with it from time to time and it resurfaced when I was making these Popcorn Almond Butter Chocolate Granola Bars.   If there was such a thing called Perfectionists Anonymous, I think I would be a member in it. Perfectionism. The word itself is daunting. I remember heavily how I used to slave over it. Just for the sake of attaining the ‘perfect’ something. If there was really such a thing. I have come to learn that it doesn’t exist. and that’s really comforting. There was this one time in high school, when I was making this colored pencil art work. I spent maybe around 3 hours coloring, and fixing this …

Double Chocolate Cake with Blood Orange Frosting

These days… I have been obsessed with the flavour of blood oranges. If you saw this post, you would also see that I’ve been on a pancake hit recently, and I’ve been making the pancakes with the juice of blood oranges. They are amazing! (the recipe for the blood orange pancakes will be coming soon!) The taste of blood oranges is so refreshingly sweet and yet there’s a slight sourness of raspberry like flavour that takes off the sweetness. It is such a nice balance and I thought it would be an incredible flavour with chocolate. Yes. Chocolate. To really do justice with the richness of the flavour of blood oranges, I just had to make a chocolate cake that would be covered in its frosting. So, I set some time during the weekend, got out my blender, measuring tools, turned on some music and escaped to baking caking? chocolate heaven.   The interior of this cake is moist and fudgey and slightly dense. It’s definitely a cake that has a bite to it. If …