Chocolate Rye Cookies - @jamieoliver

These cookies are unique to say the least! 

They're a little funky looking, for sure... but they're really tasty for a healthily sweet snack.

And thanks for Jamie Oliver, only 5 ingredients needed, so simple to create!

100 g quality dark chocolate , (70%)
100 g unsalted butter
100 g rye bread
2 large free-range eggs
50 g golden caster sugar

Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6. Line two trays with greaseproof paper and rub with olive oil.

Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, then remove and stir in the butter so it melts.

Tear the bread into a food processor and blitz into fine crumbs, then add the eggs and sugar, and blitz again well. With the processor still running, pour in the chocolate mixture and let it blitz until combined.

Spoon the cookie mix into a large sandwich bag, snip off the corner and pipe 3-4cm blobs to make 24 cookies on the lined trays.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until spread and set. Sprinkle with sea salt, leave to cool a little, and tuck in.

Try them out! 

Patriotic Yogurt Bark

Happy Labor Day!!

This yogurt bark was a pretty, patriotic hit!

So simple:

The night before your event, mix 3 cups of your favorite flavored Greek yogurt with 2 1/2 tablespoons of almond extract. Mix well.

Then place some parchment paper down on a cookie sheet and spoon the yogurt mixture over it, smoothing out to cover completely.

Chop your favorite fresh fruits (or frozen, if you prefer) and spread out over yogurt. Drizzle some honey and sprinkle some granola.

Pop in the freezer overnight.

When you pull it out, you can break apart or cut into squares. (I prefer the former.)

Pile it up pretty on a plate and wow your guests. 

Healthy and delicious!


World Fest and Head Wraps

Take me back to WorldFest! 

I am obsessed with cultures. Truly. Whether I understand all the things or not, I don't mind! I'm just fascinated with them. Their meals, traditions, dances, beliefs, and their attire!

If we were all the same, the world wouldn't be nearly as beautiful. 

As soon as I saw this booth, I had to make my way over. 


As I glanced over them, this sweet woman asked me if I'd ever worn a wrap before. Sadly, I had to tell her no. But I immediately followed that with a ", but I really want to!"

That lit her fire for sure. 

She rummaged through pile after pile with me until we found "the one."

She showed me a couple different ways to wear them. 

One secret I learned, unless you have massive hair, you'll need to add some height to your head if you're going with a knot. 

It can literally be a balled-up tank top! 

There are several YouTube tutorials out there, too. 

I highly recommend trying them out. Hats are cute... but wraps are what's up!