Most often, in those moments, I was just as unwilling to search for that beauty as I was worried about everything I could not control. That’s a bleak place to be, y’all. I buzzed with discontent, literally and figuratively hungry for something to fill my body with calm.
If you’ve spent much time on our blog or in my home, you know that Heidi Swanson is my food hero. I quickly became enamored several years ago when I borrowed her cookbook, Super Natural Every Day, from a good friend. This is still my most-used and most well-loved cookbook—and I frequently find myself navigating to Heidi’s blog when I need a new, quick food fix.
I love how Heidi takes a handful of ingredients, often ones we don’t find next to each other in a recipe, and creates magic. This recipe represents this touch well—the first time I made it I kind of shrugged my shoulders as I tossed it together, we’ll see!
“We like to pair this intriguing cocktail with spicy Asian take-out when frigid temperatures call for a night in.” This is what sold me. It’s like the authors had spy cams in my home and knew exactly what to say to bait me into trying this recipe. Spicy asian take-out is a weekly occurrence for Jon and I, specifically Vietnamese take-out, and nothing compliments a cozy night in like a house-made cocktail.
When I first saw this recipe I immediately burst out an operatic, “These are a few of my favorite things!” I prepped the batch of oats that night, and the next morning was bliss—all kinds of goodness layered up in a bowl. Sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy… it all comes together perfectly to start your day with sunshine in your belly and hearts floating around your head.
Tis the season for dessert and sweets and chocolate and baked goods and candy. Halloween to Valentine’s Day is just non-stop treats… it’s all a bit overwhelming. We’re just a week into the revelry and I’m already feeling fatigued. Except for this one special little delight: cheese & chocolate. It’s the perfect combo of sweet and salty, and it won’t leave you and your guests in a sugar coma...