Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we thought we would teach you how to make one of those quintessential breakfast staples which can also moonlight as a snack or as dessert! To me nothing is more fun or romantic as a yummy breakfast shared together, and I also happen to love making a great delicious breakfast for myself when Carlos has to work early. It’s a great form of self love and self care to take the time to prepare and serve a breakfast you really feel like eating, so in this month of celebrating love, we’re making these scrumptious waffles. Perfect whether you’re celebrating the love of having friends around a big brunch, a romantic breakfast for two, or the perfect party for one.Read More
When we were thinking about what recipe to post for Valentine's Day this year, I was lying in bed really late at night, and suddenly it came to me. The recipe Carlos has been begging me to make for ages and I never got around to. I mean what's more romantic than finally listening to your very patient husband?
The next day, at midnight, I got in my little bunker (aka. the kitchen), put on an episode of Friends (more like 4!) and started testing.
The kitchen looked like The Hulk had been cooking there because I think I went kind of nutty (no pun intended although there were plenty of nuts around!). I was trying a recipe with the hazelnuts toasted, another with them un-toasted, one with just cocoa and two more with cocoa and chocolate, one with melted chocolate alone, one with a little maple syrup, another with a lot of maple syrup. You name it, I had a station filled with little samples and varieties. Yes, I said this happened at midnight so by the time I was done I was "drunk" with the smell of toasted nuts, and experiencing a very fun sugar-y high. I used up all the dark chocolate I had in the house, had Carlos testing spoonfuls every 5 minutes (there were no complaints!), and finally I got to this recipe.
As if it weren't enough, and I blame batches 3 and 4 for this idea, Carlos came out and said "I bet this would be great in a crepe!".
Oh boy... bet you can guess what happened...Read More
Valentine's Day is almost upon us, and with this occasion in mind I really wanted to create a recipe that was both heartwarming and perfect for serving to friends or your partner in crime. For me, there's nothing as fun or romantic as an amazing breakfast enjoyed together, and what a better way to celebrate than with the gooiest cinnamon rolls?! Banana date cinnamon rolls to be exact.
I'm nervous about sharing this one with you because Carlos has been telling all of our friends that out of all my recipes this is his number one favorite, so there's a lot of pressure to live up to every time I make it! It has never disappointed though, and now it's all yours for the taking and especially the sharing.Read More