If you are looking for a high-protein, high-calorie, high-energy recipe for your active lifestyle– these are the bars for you! The dark chocolate, raisins and maple syrup make sure they taste delicious, while the chia seeds, flax meal and hemp hearts provide a healthy sustained energy. I used Sunbutter since Ben is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, but you can sub almond butter, peanut butter or any other nut butter of your choice.
I love exploring the flavors of foreign cuisines. Each country has their own unique way of doing things, that gives an exciting new twist to many foods. If you haven’t already, I highly suggest looking into the different flavors from around the world. I think that knowing different flavor combinations helps expand your cooking and keeps you from making the same dish over and over again.
This week I had some squash from my mom’s farm that needed to be used. I was in the mood for something a bit sweeter, so I decided on this Moroccan-style recipe. This dish has the perfect balance of sweet and savory. The raisins are a definite must, I even decided to add a few more to the recipe. It can also easily be made vegan/vegetarian by using vegetable broth and taking out the chicken. This recipe is simple to put together but looks sophisticated, a great idea for dinner guests.