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Dark Chocolate Orange Almonds

Dark Chocolate Orange Almonds
It’s Valentine’s week and that means lots of chocolate. This makes Sean very happy, my chocolate monster! We started out our chocolate adventures on the healthy side with these dark chocolate covered almonds.

Almonds are a healthy fat, dark chocolate is good for your heart. How could you possibly go wrong?! All right, portion control may be a problem for some of you so be very careful. Or just indulge, life is too short to deny yourself something you love. I will be portioning these out to Sean though or he would eat them all! Continue reading

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Apple Almond Tart

AppleAlmondTart6Many, many years ago I took a two day cooking class at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina with my mom. It was absolutely fantastic. We made many delicious dishes and it was great to learn some techniques from their chefs. They have wonderful restaurants and a bakery to die for. When they later put out a cookbook I purchased it immediately.
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Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Oranges and Cranberries

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Let me start by apologizing for the photo quality, not exactly my best work. Yesterday was yet again another day of rain so finding some natural light was difficult. Factor in three hungry cooped up energetic boys and it made for chaos while I was attempting to take photos, especially with little hands stealing the sliced almonds off the food!

So anyway, I first made this salad several years ago to take to a friend’s party because she eats gluten free and is a vegetarian (I made it without the chicken that time). It was quite popular. I have made it several more times since then and now would like to share it with you.

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