Chocolate Chip Cashew Cookies




Every so often, I step back to take a look at where I am, what I’m doing, who is in my life, and how much there is to be so very thankful for.
Recently, I had the pleasure of catching up with an old friend while visiting the city for a conference. We talked for hours, catching up on life, congratulating each other on celebration-worthy life events, and being happy for each other because we have found ourselves at good places in life.



There may be days or times in life that can seem so difficult, that challenge us, or take a toll on our motivation, and those times help us grow, and they bring greater contrast to the brilliance of life’s good times.
Getting to catch up with my good friend was such a delightful experience; she has a genuine kindness, a sincere thoughtfulness, a warm understanding, a heart of gold, and a contagious happiness. Over strawberry basil margaritas and guacamole, we talked of life, love, good friends, and faded friendships that helped reveal who we choose to surround ourselves with and who we hold tight to.
A refreshing reminder, the time spent catching up with her sweet spirit left me so very happy for where she is in life, and thankful for where I am in life and all of the heartening individuals and experiences I am graced with.



Recently, a fellow enjoyer of good food and delicious recipes reached out to me with the opportunity to share a recipe with her community of food lovers and traveling enthusiasts over at Vegan Miam. I was thrilled to accept and decided to share a recipe that is quick and easy, travel friendly, and completely scrumptious.



These flourless, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, oil free, grain free cookies are made with just six ingredients (recipe here). Their cashew base presents a creamy texture, and using coconut sugar gives them a note of caramel. Some of the tastiest cookies I have ever whipped up and easily one of the simplest. If you’re in the market for a recipe with these qualifications and of this caliber, look no further.
I enjoy making delicious food, I enjoy eating it more, and even more than that, I enjoy sharing it with others-I truly believe that good things are meant to be shared, when others get to experience it, it increases its goodness exponentially.



Mangia! Mangia!