Almond Butter

Almond Butter

Almond butter is my weakness, which 10 years ago I would have never imagined myself saying.  I was definitely a peanut butter lover, especially in smoothies with bananas and spinach.  Over the last few years though I have developed a love for the almond variety.  The problem is that it is kinda of pricey to buy so what better solution than making it myself.  I also love that if I only have a few almonds on hand I can make a small batch to get me through my craving.

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Chocolate Ice Cream {Dairy Free!} with Port Drizzle

Chocolate Ice Cream {Dairy Free!} with Port Drizzle

You guys!  This ice cream is awesome!  It is perfectly and lightly sweetened and topped off with some amazing port and a little shaved chocolate.  It is perfection!  If you are used to overly sweet ice cream this may not be quite sweet enough for you but trust me when I tell you the added port drizzle will sweeten it even more and will taste so good!  I think it is amazing just on its own as well.  How do you feel about port?  Love it?  Hate it?  Never tried it?  I love, love, love port!  It took me a couple tries to like it but now it is my favorite treat or dessert paired with some dark chocolate.

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Quick and Easy Mint Chocolate

Quick and Easy Mint Chocolate

There is something about the combination of mint and chocolate that gets me weak in the knees. I simply cannot avoid that combination during Christmas time.  My usual go to recipe to satisfy this craving is Dark and White Chocolate Peppermint Bark.  This year I guess I waited too long to buy candy canes at our local health food store because they were sold out when I went looking this weekend.  While doing some last minute shopping at Target I went to pick up some candy canes there but after looking at the ingredients I decided against buying them.

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Food Photography // Apples

Food Photography // Apples

This photograph is the photograph I used to wrap up my five day black and white challenge.  Of course I had to edit it in color just to compare the two images.  I think what is so cool about the black and white image is that you don't often see food photography done in black and white, so it adds a unique element to the photograph.  I love it in color as well.  I am finding it quite enjoyable to play around with just doing food photography and keeping it simple.  I am of course still developing recipes and I absolutely love that too, but keeping things simple has helped me keep my sanity lately.  There for awhile I was not enjoying life or really enjoying the moments.  

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