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California Eats: Part 2

Last week, I blogged about some of the California eats that I enjoyed on my recent trip to the West Coast. Today, I’ll continue sharing my food adventure in the golden state with a focus on sweets and snacks.
 

 
As you may know, I am obsessed with French macaron cookies – so much that I learned to make them myself (see post on nutella macarons)! When I discovered that Milk Shop, an ice cream parlor in LA, served macaron ice cream cookie sandwiches, I knew that I had to make a special trip there. Inside Milk, there were display cases full of …

 

Getting Nutty

nuts heart from worldtruth.tv
One food that is often neglected in our day-to-day diet is the nut.
Nuts have a healthy reputation, with high amounts of protein and fiber, as well as healthy sources of omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E.
Nuts are believed to help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Not to mention they’re just SO delicious!
So instead of reaching for pretzels or popcorn to munch we should be cracking pistachios and peanuts.
Nuts are also a fabulous addition to cooking and baking. Today’s gadget, the Progressive Nut Chopper, will have you going nuts in the kitchen!
Just add …

 

Yummy Yogurt

Soy yogurt from fatfreevegan.com
The latest trend in yogurt has been showing up everywhere over the past few years, from grocery stores to coffee shops, convenient stores and more. At first I was skeptical. The plain, sugar-free flavor of greek style yogurt was boring and bland compared to the fruity flavors of Yoplait‘s apple turnover and boston-cream-pie-delights that I was used to.
But soon enough, greek yogurt worked it’s way into my heart and is now one of my most desired snacks. Chobani is definitely my brand of choice.
Vanilla Chobani
The “fruit on the bottom” makes it all worthwhile with flavors like peach …

 

Everything Bars

This is my first actual baking post in a while. If you recall my last few posts have been either purely informational or rather simple and straight forward, I haven’t had a whole lot of time on my hands. However this week as I finally got settled back into my weekly Boston schedule I managed to set aside an afternoon devoted to baking decadence. Since I haven’t baked in a while I had a hard time deciding what to make, I had stacks of recipes I wanted to try but couldn’t figure out which one to choose. Did I want …