Monday, March 8, 2010

New Blog Location!

Hello Everyone! I recently moved my blog location (and title)! While I have slightly changed goals, I am still including lots and lots of recipes (including GF/dairy free and or alterations.) Come on and subscribe to me there! It's

♥ ♥Ari

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Best Kiss….(Of the food variety! :))

February 2010 (Winter 2010 Semeseter) 031 My mother sent me this huge kiss for Valentine’s Day……I’ve been meaning to share it because look what is inside!

February 2010 (Winter 2010 Semeseter) 033 Dried, unsweetened, delicious pineapple! This is my kind of treat!


Thanks mom! :)


Thought you all would enjoy seeing a cute alternative to candy and chocolate for valentines or any other special occasion!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Chocolate Crepes with Chocolate Sauce and Strawberries

February 2010 (Winter 2010 Semeseter) 028

Just pretend I posted these for Valentine’s Day ok? This is what I had intended too….shhh…I’m a little behind….. :)

Whether for Valentine’s Day or for any occasion, especially those special ones….this makes a delightful breakfast or dessert.  Top with whip cream if you have it on hand and can eat it. :)

The crepe recipe was altered from this recipe. The rich, dark chocolate syrup is my own creation.

Ingredients (crepe):

  • 1 cup flour (whole wheat or GF mix)
  • 2-4 tbsp  unsweetened cocoa powder (depending on how strong of a chocolate taste you desire-start with 2)
  • 1 tbsp honey/sweetener
  • 1 1/2 cups  milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t. oil

Heat a pan on medium heat.   Mix wet ingredients. Then add dry ingredients. Grease pan. Pour scant 1/4 c. batter into pan and lift the pan off the burner, moving the batter around until you have a thin crepe.

Top and fill with strawberries and

Rich Dark Chocolate Syrup

  • 3 T soft butter
  • 1/2 c. cocoa
  • 4 T. agave/honey
  • 6-8 T. water (to your desired thickness.

Combine all ingredients and serve over crepes. Use leftovers for chocolate milk or ice-cream (cow, almond, soy, etc).

How to Slice An Apple and Keep it from Browning (without lemon juice!)

I found the following info at this site. What a great idea! Healthy snacks are always good (especially for kids). Frugal too because you cut down on the amount of waste (ie. picky eaters that won't eat browned apples but still want them cut).

The rest of this post is quoted from the site.

"Slicing An Apple So It Won’t Brown

My daughters love apples with peanut butter for lunch – it is one of the few protein sources I can get my ultra picky 9 year to eat at lunch time – buthow do you keep the apple slices from getting brown?

Check out this technique:

Using an Apple Corer and Divider, cut down 7/8 of the way through the apple. Remove the slicer and reform the apple so it looks “whole” again. Pack in a sealed baggie or container. When your child opens it up at lunch, the apple will still appear fresh and will not have browned."