I don't make a whole lot to salads per say in winter. I always associate salads with hot days, sultry sunsets, a big glass of something cold and flip flops. Maybe I have to kick that notion and start making more salads in the winter. This salad sure brightened up a very cold January day. Yes, like freezing! The temperatures actually plummeted to zero degrees. Now, that is pretty darn cold for these parts. I even had to scrape the wind shield with a CD case. There is a first time for everything.
Dessert doesn't always have to be difficult or time consuming. Sometimes, it can take minutes to make and you are done! How wonderful is that. As much as I love making most things from scratch and labouring over desserts, there isn't always time. These Nutella pastries are perfect for those days when you want a sweet treat but don't have all that time. Light and flaky on the outside and creamy chocolate on the inside. A great way to start a Monday morning I say! Did I say dessert?
The temperatures are plummeting in these parts and I really need to warm up. There is nothing that can warm you up as good as a hot bowl of smooth & velvety soup. This soup is hearty, warming, rich in flavour and just downright good. The spices are what bring this soup to a higher level and gives it all it's flavour. Well, at least a lot of it's flavour. The rest of it comes from the roasted vegetables. A great warming soup to keep on the back burner for the cold months to come. Let's dive into a bowl!
Trying my best, as promised, to stay on the veggie kick. Today, bringing you these Bean and Veggie Burritos. I was like a boss in the kitchen making these along with chicken quesadillas and beef burritos all in 30 minutes! What? Yes, I made three different dishes in just under 30 minutes. How in the world did I manage it? Well, I was in a hurry and starving kids were about to turn up at the door. I was covered in sanding dust and in desperate need of a shower. A whole other story. If you ever feel it's a good idea to sand your coffee table at 9:00 am on a Wednesday morning, I urge you to NOT. Make some tasty food instead.
It's January. It's cold. It's depressing. Yes, those three little words kind of sum up today. Just getting back into the routine of life after the long Christmas break. So far, blah. I am not one for wishing away time but I really do want to fast forward, just a bit.
In the meantime, today I am taking comfort in these chocolate cheesecake muffins. In a word, OMG. That's a word right? If you love chocolate & cheesecake, these will probably become a new favourite. I am trying to resist not eating all of them. January just got better.
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