It's been almost a week since my last post! Guys, I'd love to be posting more often, and so I'm sorry that some weeks it's as if I've disappeared. Some weeks are so busy, and days whiz by before I know it.
And this week is just settling down after a few weeks of getting past cold/flu bugs with the kids... one week there's one virus going around in the school, then the next week it's another, or head lice to avoid. Eeek! It's very stressful when all of those things crop up. One of our girls got a stomach bug about a couple of weeks ago, and then our other daughter picked up a very bad cough a couple of days after. At least they didn't both have the stomach bug... AND, thankfully, thankfully, they have never gotten lice. Any of you moms/dads also dealing with all of this? I read that tea tree oil and lavender oil are naturally offensive to lice, so every morning I brush those oils through our daughters' hair - and then tie up the hair. If it's working, I'll keep doing it! They don't mind, I think the aroma of the lavender balances out the heavy pine notes of the tea tree oil. And then, there's always the laundry, cleaning, lessons, activities, etc, etc, etc!!! I don't always share my mom experiences, but sometimes I know you appreciate hearing that I'm going through some of the same things that you are as moms... so I thought I'd shed some light on why I haven't posted as much lately, and know many of you will understand!
After all that passed (thank goodness), I was able to focus on preparing for my demo at The Wellness Show. I did a baking demo, which was great fun because, well, I love to bake!!... and, also because most of the other demos were by restaurant chefs, and so they featured savory items and entrees. It was time for a sweet, I tell ya! Thanks to those of you that came out to the event, and hopefully you snagged a few samples of the Energy Cookies and Nicer Krispie Squares! (and, another tip for making these squares - if you can't get your paws on macadamia nut butter, raw cashew butter is a wonderful substitute if you can get that. Try Artisana brand of raw cashew butter - brilliant!). And this week brings activities surrounding Valentine's Day!
You're waiting for the food, right? Enough rambling, Dreena, what have you got to show us today? I know, I know... it's what the blog is all about, after all. Well, I'm still in the theme of desserts, so today I have for you...
Triple Chocolate Threat Coconut Macaroons! These are bloody good! I've tweaked the recipe a few times over - even after thinking I'd finished them - simply because they can be delicate as they are naturally gluten-free. Yep, gluten-free and also no flours used - and nothing like xanthan gum or other stabilizers to bind. But, now I have the final version (I think!), and they are wickedly delicious. They have a crunchy textured outside and a softer centre, and of course full of deep chocolate decadence.
With Valentine's just a couple of days away, check out these previous Valentine's Day posts... and also, think of this Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Tart with Coconut Crust for a treat for your sweetie! Print off the recipe here!
Next time I post, I think I'll switch to savory for you. Maybe...