this week has been completely packed with commotion and mouth watering amusement!
I have had to make up for my husband being gone for weeks.
I had a major craving this week for cookies, just traditional chocolate chip cookies, but I thrive on eating what my body craves and needs to survive correctly, so I set myself up for a mission! gluten, dairy, refined sugar, and egg free chocolate chip cookies. I used 73% cocoa dark chocolate and after 3 expensive batches of dough, they finally turned out just fabulous!
another recipe for the cook book!
on tuesday night's we've got sort of a baby tradition going, dinner and Lost at mrs. Julia Kevon's abode. This week she was making burgers so I decided to once again, delve through my fridge and find what my tummy was craving! Curry it was!
I purchased an amazing white pineapple and I cut it up and juiced some of it, poured it into my Wok with some light coconut milk, and tons of curry and aromatic spices! Then I heated it up and let the flavors just amalgamate! the end production was just fabulous!
this week some friends from Italy ventured to Nashville! They are so sweet and they opened their cute little cottage in Florence for me! And they took care of me when I got and Italian virus...in august? He is a small Italian man with a big heart, Guido, and she is a full blooded american [which is very relevant when they are together!] I just absolutely loved being with them and I hope to see them again very soon.
they also brought heaps of really fabulous Italian chocolate! One of them being some "Pocket Coffee!" the energy of the chocolate + combined with the caffeine of the espresso = a really good afternoon lull snack! [for your pocket]
while on the subject of chocolate- this week I mastered some Vegan, Raw, Refined sugar, dairy and everything else free Chocolate Truffles! OH MY GOSH!
some very simple ingredients make for a really healthy snack!
some organic extra virgin coconut oil, and some raw cocoa nibs [both expensive ingredients but well worth it!]
grind up the cocoa nibs until they are really fine and then add some coconut oil and some organic raw agave! oh my gosh! I just added a teaspoon of agave for 8 truffles! Then scoop out balls and roll in dairy free raw cocoa powder, and place in the freezer for about 20 minutes! and wallllah!
This weekend I had the honor of spending it with my sister, Carah once again! We indulged in our weekly trip to whole foods and anthropologie [becoming more then weekly for me...yikes!] and thrift stores, new goodwill openings. [found this SWEET old couch!]
and of course food and drinks flooded our dreams! Saturday night we went down to the pub thats about 3-4 blocks from her house, McCreary's pub, live music on Saturday nights! So wonderful!
[lovely live Irish music at the pub]
[my beautiful sister Carah and favorite friend, Bailey Todd. love them]
This band, The Last Hope is still here and I am happy to have been able to feed and help them this weekend. I love these boys!
Just a lovely: Pear, Goats cheese, almond, lemon pepper dressing salad i made for lunch this week: I AM HOOKED ON PEARS right now!
this week i've been stuck inside my house with the crafty blues. I've been creating these little felt flowers for aprons, wall hangings, hair clips, old lady sweater pins, or anything really. All made from recycled ingredients! [minus the actual safety pins/clips...those are hard to find!]