Fantastic Food Finds

Here’s a roundup of some food and recipes that have had me drooling the past week or so.  Enjoy!

Brown Eyed Bakers Chocolate Bourbon Walnut Pie


Leanne’s Spicy Mango Rice Bowl With Tofu (or chicken)


The Little Yellow Kitchen’s Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

I adore cream cheese frosting.

Remember my Fudgy Nutella Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting?

The frosting is almost as thick as the brownie.  Just the way I like it.

Joy the Baker’s Sweet Tea Bourbon Cocktails

I love Sweet Tea Vodka.  With vodka drinking pictures to prove it. I should try sweet tea + bourbon, next.

Ashley’s Pea Dip and Veggie Wraps

Liz’s Peanut Butter Parfaits


Rachael’s Avocado Mango Donburi Japanese Rice Bowl

Christine’s Banana Chocolate Kale Chips

If you want Chocolate Coconut Kale Chips, you could try my version

Even Scott who “doesn’t like kale” loved these!

The Culinary Chronicle’s Key Lime Cheesecake


Jenny’s Salted Chocolate Covered Fluffer Nutter Wafters


Katie’s Mango BBQ Sauce


Allie’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pops


I have high Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

And I have Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls


And I have No Bake Vanilla Cake Batter Chocolate Truffles

Now I’m thinking that I need to: dip my cookie dough into a chocolate bath and put them on a stick!  Everything tastes better on a stick.  Have you seen Matt’s new book, On a Stick?

Great Reads of the Week:

Joy the Baker’s Post on Turning 21.  Perspective, advice, and a great top 20 list, from a 30 year old.

Leanne’s Post on Photography 101.  A gem!

Angela’s Post on Hot Yoga.  Recounts her first experience beautifully.  With a followup here.

From my last post about my Blogger Meetup In Aruba, I am glad you enjoyed all the pictures of my time with Morgan.

And thanks for telling me about the blogger meetups you’ve had and who you’d like to meet.


1. Weekend plans?

Time at the beach and pool with Scott and Skylar!

Enjoy Aruba while I can!

2. Any food, recipes, or posts that you’ve seen lately that have you inspired?   Or have you made anything phenomenal lately?

The best thing I made this week was Cheesy Taco Casserole

Or the Taste of the Tropics Smoothie

Have a great weekend!

27 Responses to “Fantastic Food Finds”

  1. Fuji Mama — May 20, 2011 at 1:05 pm (#

    You are such a sweetie, thanks for the shout out! I’m off to check out those truffles . . . *swoon*!


  2. Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit — May 20, 2011 at 2:59 pm (#

    That walnut pie is calling my name!


  3. Suzanne Williams — May 20, 2011 at 6:16 pm (#

    Weather is getting nice here in Ontario, Canada now. Still, seeing all these beach pics makes me ready to get away.


  4. Tori (Fresh Fruition) — May 20, 2011 at 6:24 pm (#

    My mouth is watering :)


  5. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — May 20, 2011 at 6:58 pm (#

    Those recipes are making me drool!


  6. cathy — May 20, 2011 at 6:58 pm (#

    hope the forecast is for nothing but SUN for you this weekend!
    i loved angela’s yoga post, too. can’t wait to try moksha and bikram – goals for this summer!


  7. Holly @ The Runny Egg — May 20, 2011 at 7:03 pm (#

    All of that food looks delicious — but what looks the best are your cookie dough balls. I love how sparkly they look because of the sugar!

    Weekend plans — just got back from the groom’s dinner, tomorrow is the wedding and I’m tired already!


  8. Jess — May 20, 2011 at 7:11 pm (#



  9. Megan — May 20, 2011 at 7:46 pm (#

    The spicy mango rice bowl sounds phenom!
    And brownie+nutella+cream cheese? I don’t think ANYTHING could make those sound more decadent and delicious! Yum!


  10. Leslie — May 20, 2011 at 7:56 pm (#

    That was a long list of yumminess! I have definitely had my share of Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough this week!


  11. Katie — May 20, 2011 at 9:04 pm (#

    Bourbon Sweet Tea?!?! helllo, lover.


  12. Kate — May 20, 2011 at 9:07 pm (#

    Man, I’ll be dreaming about that key lime cheesecake tonight. Cream cheese frosting is my favourite; I really need to make your brownies, stat!

    Weekend plans are babysitting, farmer’s market, acupuncture, and yoga. I just started doing hot yoga classes and they are incredible. I am addicted.


  13. Christine (The Raw Project) — May 20, 2011 at 10:23 pm (#

    Thanks for the shout out, I’ve got to try your chocolate chips too! So many great recipe here, yum!

    1. Not too much which is nice after this busy week. Shopping, working on the office and playing in the kitchen.
    2. I’d love to try JL’s Quinoa Bread too –


  14. Ragnhild — May 21, 2011 at 12:59 am (#

    Oh wow, I cant believe all the good food that people are making!! The chocolate walnut pie looks great. So does Leannes mango rice bowl ( I have been meaning to make this for a while, thanks for the reminder) and the wraps!
    And all of the cake balls.. yummi!!! Where to start !? :)
    So grateful that you are blogging while on vacation Averie, your blog is one of the high lights in my day :D


  15. megan @ the oatmeal diaries — May 21, 2011 at 3:01 am (#

    So much food porn. I especially want those cinnamon rolls!!! This weekend I’m trying to strike a balance between relaxing, being social, and studying for my upcoming exams. :)


  16. reid — May 21, 2011 at 4:03 am (#

    I took a peek at Matt’s “On a Stick” -wow! Who would have even imagined spaghetti on a stick?! Enjoy your weekend. :)

    I’m planning a trip to a park to get some sunshine and hiking in and hopefully some reading and cooking too…

    That picture of you and Skylar is so sweet!


  17. lauren@spicedplate — May 21, 2011 at 6:12 am (#

    What an awesome collection of posts and food! thanks, averie!


  18. Heather Eats Almond Butter — May 21, 2011 at 7:31 am (#

    No, I do not remember your fudgy nutella brownies, but I’d sure like to. ;)

    Definitely remember the chocolate coconut kale chips, and I keep asking myself why I haven’t tried them yet.

    So, been meaning to email you. Shooting in the raw and hoping to get better photo editing software soon. However, when I upload the photos, my macbook slows down. Every time I open iPhoto, I get a constant pinwheel. Driving me MAD!!!! Do you store all your photos on an external hard drive? I have an appt. with the Genius Bar on Monday to try and figure something out. Doing anything on my computer is not taking me twice as long. It’s so slooowwwww.


  19. melissa @ the delicate place — May 21, 2011 at 7:40 am (#

    those pea dip wraps look amazing! your choco-coconut kale chips are on my list to try for sure! plans are taking walks, dinner out with my bro/gf & shopping for a bistro table for outside grill time!


  20. Amber K — May 21, 2011 at 8:34 am (#

    I think my weekend plan of having no plans is going to work out quite nicely! I love it when you do recipe recaps, I find out some of the recipes I missed in my weekly reading :)


  21. Katherine: Unemployed — May 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm (#

    bourbon pie! love


  22. Can’t wait to try the Cheesy Taco Casserole later this week. Thanks for the idea!


  23. xfather123 — May 22, 2011 at 12:44 am (#

    4g40vs this is delisious!


  24. Autooh — May 22, 2011 at 5:38 am (#

    Your foods are just simply delicious.. :D


  25. Jolene ( — May 23, 2011 at 9:07 pm (#

    I had a wonderful 4-day weekend, and yesterday I made FABULOUS cupcakes!


  26. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) — May 24, 2011 at 10:00 pm (#

    Thanks for the shoutout, Averie! You picked some great recipes (and photos!). That photo of you and Skylar is adorable. Also, I loved Joy’s post on turning 21. Such a great read.


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