Tag Archives: Christmas

Recipe // Sweet and Spicy Nut Mix

December 18, 2015

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Holiday Treat Ideas
I’m back with another great snack mix to share this holiday season.  Sometimes it is nice to get a break from all the sweets, and nice nut mix is always a good option!  It’s filling, full of protein, and this mix is a little sweet and a little spicy.
I love the mix of sweet and spicy flavors.  And, the addition of just a little bit of orange zest and fresh juice give the perfect amount of citrusy flavor!


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Recipe // Rosemary Fleur de Sel Almonds

December 17, 2015

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Sometimes with all the Holiday goodies being shared, it is nice to have a savory option available, and something somewhat healthy.
I love almonds, and I love rosemary, so putting them together with fleur de sel, my favorite finishing salt is the perfect combination!
Rosemary Fleur de Sel Almonds
makes about 3 cups
3 cups whole raw unsalted almonds
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
Toss almonds in olive oil in a medium bowl.
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
Fleur de sel sea salt to taste

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Recipe // Dark Chocolate Bark with Pistachios, Cranberries, Sea Salt

December 16, 2015

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Holiday baking and goodies are so fun to make, but often times with the hustle and bustle of the season, it can be hard to find the time.  I love a good go-to simple recipe that looks more complicated than it really is.  My favorite thing about Chocolate bark is that if you can melt chocolate, then you can make it.  It really is that simple.
I like this simple chocolate bark recipe, because it combines a little sweet and salty.  Sweet with the Chocolate and Craisins, and salt with the pistachios and Fleur de Sel sea salt, a favorite finishing salt of mine!  The flavors all together are unique and mouth pleasing!
Dark Chocolate Bark with Pistachios, Cranberries, and Sea Salt
8 ounces dark chocolate (70 percent cacao)
1/4 cup shelled pistachios, chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries (craisins)
1/4 teaspoon fleur de sel sea salt
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Break the dark chocolate into pieces.  Place in a medium glass bowl over a medium saucepan with simmering water.  Melt the chocolate.
When the chocolate is melted, spread onto parchment paper, and sprinkle with pistachios, crasins, and sea salt (just a teeny sprinkle).


Chill in the fridge until it is completely set up, about 30 minutes.  Break into pieces and serve.

Package it up for your friends and family, and don’t forget to keep a little for yourself too!

If you’d like to see a video of when I made this recipe on an ABC4 segment, be sure to check it out here.

{all photos by me}