It’s been almost a year that we’ve been back in San Diego after nine less-than-stellar months in Phoenix. Imagine my surprise when our old realtor gave Scott two packages when Scott was in Phoenix on a recent business trip. Apparently our realtor had collected the mail shortly after we moved but forgot to tell us about it. Ooops.
What was in the box #1?
The chocolate kale chips rocked! Crumbs and all.
How could coconut oil, cocoa power, and agave not be great? I need to recreate these at home.
I love my kale chip recipe but chocolate could make everything so much more interesting. Like dessert chips.
Box #2 contained these Bora Bora bars.
I have reviewed Bora Bora bars in the past but if you don’t have access to them, make your own snack bars.
Some make-at-home ideas….
No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Energy Bars (with protein option) – Vegan, GF, freezer-friendly, fast
Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oat Snack Bars (Vegan, GF, 5 minutes to make)
Or Homemade Granola (Vegan, GF, 20 minutes to make)
Or you can always make a Biggie Microwave Banana Oat Cakes (Vegan, GF, 3 minutes to make) and let it cool and wrap it in plastic wrap or a baggie and treat it like a snack bar.
From my last post on the food styling and photography workshop I went to, thanks for letting me know you enjoyed that post! I am glad you enjoyed my photography tips, and all 40+ pictures. As I said in the post, it was an amazing day. A life-changing, perspective-changing day and I wanted to document it, well.
Many of you said you could hear and feel the enthusiasm in my post and yes, I seriously just so happy and feel like a whole new world has opened for me. It was great to read what workshops, events, or single days in time really changed and moved you and why. Thanks for sharing your stories!
So far, I submitted my Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sandwich photos…
Lately when I submit to these sites, I usually submit two images so the editors have a choices, and it’s interesting what one site will accept, another will pass on. Case in point, the rice pudding with raisins. FG took it, TS passed.
Or in the case of the grilled portobella sandwich, they accepted different photos. Figures. Just makes it even more tricky to figure out what each site, and the editor-du-jour, looks for.
1. Best thing you ate or did over the weekend?
My workshop! Which will likely be the “best thing” for quite some time. A truly moving and powerful day for me on so many levels!
2. Have you ever forgotten about food? What was it?
I cleaned and organized my pantry a few months ago and found tons of goodies I forgot about.
Yay for the hidden benefits of getting organized. i.e. finding bars I forgot about
3. Do you keep your pantries, cupboards and fridge neat and you know what’s in it? Or are there some science experiments going on?
I hate messy cupboards and fridges. Due to lack of cupboard and kitchen storage space in our smallish, urban space, my cupboards are very full with all my cooking, baking, and just every day supplies. Caramel sauce falling from above is a big problem.
But with my refrigerator, I keep it extremely neat and well-organized. I can honestly say I never “find” rotting, gross, un-used, or old food in it. No way! I hate to waste perishable food, too, so I always know what I have on hand.
Have a great week everyone and if you’re just catching up on posts, here are mine since Friday:
- Real Food Styling & Photography Workshop
- Rice Pudding with Raisins
- Delicious Desserts
- Favorites & Submit Your Best Of (I’m still taking submissions)
- Credentials & Making Things
- Organic Cheaper than Conventional