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Cherry Ripe Bars

Cherry Ripe Bars

I’ve lived in Australia for six years. I think that part of anyone’s adventure into a new country/culture is to discover their food…that being what types of candy is on offer. One of the first candy bars that I fell in love with in Oz, is what they call a Cherry Ripe. It’s basically like … Continue reading

A Lunchtime Salsa (& Kicked-Up Chicken)

A Lunchtime Salsa (& Kicked-Up Chicken)

Andrew was out mowing the lawn (I had been asking for over a month to get it mowed). I was in the kitchen whipping up these bars and then some more. We had STACKS of veggies in the fridge…and cilantro was staring at me. Thus, I decided to whip up a very tasty, colourful, and … Continue reading

Chocolate Cake Cherry Bars

Chocolate Cake Cherry Bars

What happens when you buy a bag of cherries? You make things with chocolate and cherries and then try not to eat all of them. I made these on a fluke as a dessert for a person’s invite for a swanky dinner night. They ate them and liked them. Andrew ate five the next day. … Continue reading

Mocha Fudge Bars

Mocha Fudge Bars

For some reason, I’ve always been TERRIBLE at baking brownies…but I thought that maybe I could make a brownie that didn’t include flour and I’d be a winner. I dreamed of a mocha flavoured gooey brownie..or something along those lines. I was skeptical when I saw what I concocted in the food processor. I was … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Chewy Balls

Dark Chocolate Chewy Balls

Blame it on the hormones of a woman..but chocolate and peanuts are fabulous together. There really isn’t much to say about these chewy balls, except that they’re great, have healthy stuff in them, and grown-men will eat them..including my man who hates dark chocolate. Dark Chocolate Chewy Balls ~12 balls 1.5 c. raw, unsalted, peanuts … Continue reading

Not Your Typical PB Cookies

Not Your Typical PB Cookies

I love PB cookies. The best part is the criss-cross stamp in the middle of them.  I love the gooey centre and the taste of peanut butter…maybe that taps into my inner-American..I’m not sure. Anyways, here’s my twist on PB cookies that I’ve made with some omega-3s thrown in and some PB as well… Not … Continue reading

Lamb or Tofu Maple Mustard Skewers

Lamb or Tofu Maple Mustard Skewers

Growing up in America..I didn’t eat a lot of lamb. However, ever since I’ve moved to Australia…I eat lamb often. It’s an interesting meat that not everyone likes, but it’s so yummy. If you’re not into the meat thing, then subsitute firm tofu instead. I did this with this recipe and it was awesome! Lamb … Continue reading

Chocolate Covered Banana Skewers

Chocolate Covered Banana Skewers

There’s something about dark chocolate…it makes anything taste better. The combination of chocolate and a ripe banana..frozen..on a stick…well who wouldn’t? This is an instant party pleaser, a good snack, or fun for kids. Chocolate Covered Banana Skewers ~4 bananas 250gm/8oz dark chocolate or a mix of dark and dairy-free white chocolate 4 ripe bananas … Continue reading