Come December, you can bet dancers around the world are working overtime to various Tchaikovsky scores…decorating stages with visions of Sugarplums, Snowflakes, & fairytale magic of the like…
This means double (for some companies triple!) show days every weekend, with a few late nighters sprinkled throughout the weeks in between. When all is turned and tired, it is all we can do to beat the winter cold, vigorous working schedule and perhaps one too many hours in satin shoes…am I right? am I right?
That being said, I wanted to share with the world a simply brilliant recipe I adapted ever-so-slightly from one of my new favorite blogs, Green Kitchen Stories. It’s the perfect go-to, ‘in a pinch’ power bite, complete with your crunch, your sweet, your salt…I think you get it :) Couldn’t resist nibbling on these all throughout the day to keep up my energy in between back to back Sleeping Beauty’s this season ~ Amazing what a few toasted nuts, seeds, dried fruits and a dip of chocolate can do for ya…Give these a go and let me know what you think!
By the way…Have you checked out my online Photography Portfolio in a while? I’ve been decorating it here and there with a few of my personal favorite Captures…
That’s all for now…
Sesame Seeds & Seasonal Needs.
Makes around 18
1 1/2 cup (360 ml / 150 g) walnuts
1 cup (240 ml / 145 g) sesame seeds
1/3 cup (80 ml / 40 g) goji berries (I used dried cranberries instead of the goji/super berries), which worked famously)
1/2 cup (120 ml / 70 g) dried super berries
4 tbsp honey or maple syrup (I did 2 tbsp honey, 2 maple syrup)
3 tbsp coconut oil (*this is the secret to success!)
1/2 cup (120 ml / 55 g) shredded unsweetened coconut
1 tsp salt
*Optional: 1 Bar of 70-80% dark Valrhona Chocolate