Back From The Weekend

Happy Monday and welcome back from the weekend! The weather was gorgeous and we spent just about every waking moment outside between a little walk by the beach and chilling with friends.
Here’s some of my favorite moments that I captured over the weekend.

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How was your weekend ? Let me know in a comment below.

xoxo,

Janice

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Chocolate Mousse

a33aBunnies, chocolates, colorful eggs…do they all remind you of a special day? You’ve guessed it right, it is Easter! This year my chocolate mousse is on the menu. See the recipe below:

Ingredients

  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 20g butter
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) pouring (single) cream
  • 120g raspberries

Place the chocolate and butter in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until melted and smooth. Stir through the egg yolks and set aside. Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add the brown sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold through the chocolate mixture, then the cream. Spoon into serving glasses and refrigerate until set. Top with the raspberries to serve. Serves 2. Via Donna Hay.

Hmmm this is a real “délice”! Will you try this recipe ? or any easter chocolate recipe you would like to share with us ? Let me know in a comment below.

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Image from chocoparis

Wishing you all a Happy Easter full of love, joy and happiness.  I hope you have a lovely weekend filled with lots of Easter chocolate to nibble on..

Lots of Love, Hugs and Well Wishes from Janice Adore.

Oatmeal Yummy Bars

I have a pot luck party coming up and everyone will taste my new yummy yogurt bars recipe. It’s so delicious and healthy for you.

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Oatmeal Yummy Yogurt Bars
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 (8-ounce) yogurt (vanilla or fruit flavored)
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups oats
1 cup add-ins (diced dried fruit, raisins, cranberries, chocolate chips)

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, yogurt, egg, oil, milk, and vanilla; mix well. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add to yogurt mixture; mix well. Stir in oats and add-ins of your choice (I used cranberries and chocolate chips; 1/2 cup of each).
3. Spread dough onto bottom of ungreased 9×13 baking pan.
4. Bake 28-30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack. Or cut into them as soon as they don’t burn your fingers when you touch them.
5. Store tightly covered.

Makes about 24 yummy bars.

I have more yummy recipes to share. Stay tuned! Do you have a recipe that you would like to share ? Let me know in a comment below.

xoxo,

Janice

Smoothie Day

smootieThis healthy, flavorful smoothie takes advantage of two wonderful seasonal ingredients in the Pacific Northwest- kale, and strawberries. Although it is not the time of year to eat local strawberries…you can buy them at the grocerie store.  I’ve decided to mix the strawberries in this smoothie with kale for a boost of nutrients, and a bit of earthy flavor. I used curly kale, but any kind will do. What a fantastic way to start the day!

Strawberry Kale Smoothie

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup kale, packed, stems removed
  • 1 cup cubed ice
  • 1 scoop neutral flavored protein powder (I use Vega)
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 cup almond milk

Blend all ingredients thoroughly in a blender. And then enjoy this yummy smoothie! (via eatingwell)

Have you tried this recipe before ? What is your favorite smoothie ?  Let me know in a comment below.

xoxo,

Janice