Category Archives: dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more)

Packed-With-Goodness Breakfast Cookies (Vegan/Gluten-Free/No Added Sugar)

These soft, slightly chewy breakfast “cookies” are packed with delicious flavors and healthful ingredients that balance carbs, protein, and fiber to fill you up.  Imagine chewy oats, juicy chunks of apple, sweet dried berries, crunchy nuts, and gooey bursts of … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Chocolate Syrup (Low-Fat, Low-Sugar, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free)

Until I went “Off The Sugar” (somehow, breaking my extreme sugar habit requires capitalization; it has been, after all, a life-changing process) I used to love Caribou Coffee’s Mint Condition, a coffee drink with a choice of milk, a choice … Continue reading

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Holiday on the North Shore: Two Harbors, MN

Something happens to me when I get as far north as Duluth, MN.  Driving from Iowa, we take 35 N to get to the North Shore, and at Duluth we get our first glimpse of Lake Superior.  The sight of … Continue reading

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Something to Celebrate (and Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, Too)

Two years and two days ago, the Midwestern Gentleman and I crossed paths for the first time, sitting at opposite ends of the table from one another at a gathering of mutual friends at the pub London Underground.  We had … Continue reading

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The Vegans Are Onto Something: Creamy, Satisfying, Non-Dairy Ice Cream

It’s not like vegans have been holding out on the rest of us animal product consuming folks.  For years, I have seen posts about vegan “ice cream” all over the interwebs.  I just assumed, like many other non-vegans, that non-dairy … Continue reading

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