From Our Kitchen – Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Dark Chocolate No bake Peanut Butter Cookies

Hi Everyone!  We’re here in Bali for a few weeks.  Finally, we aren’t moving around every 2-3 days like we have been.  It’s time to relax, enjoy the island and get back in the kitchen!

Chocolate Dipped No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

If you don’t already know, I own a gluten free bakery back home Apricus Bake Shoppe and have been seriously missing baking and cooking while traveling.  Unfortunately, our kitchen in Bali is pretty basic… I’m talking one stove top burner, a sink, a fridge, and that’s it.  Without an oven there definitely won’t be any traditional baking going on, but it’s time to explore a version of this “raw” craze going.

I’m going to work with what I’ve got and prove that you can “bake” and express your creativity with limited resources.  Not only limited resources in my kitchen but also in terms of ingredients.  It’s difficult to find all the things I used to be able to get easily in Vancouver, Canada.  The majority of the ingredients I can find gluten free and organic are from Earth Cafe & Market.  It’s time to go back to basics!

Here’s the first recipe, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies.  Enjoy!

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Part 2: Live, Love, Grow

Exchanging Vows and Other Life Lessons

Photo by Anita Alberto Photography

It has been 9 months since my own nuptials – with a lot of reflecting since.  The topic of “to have a wedding” or “to not have a wedding” is becoming more and more prevalent.  It is being fiercely debated with many of the usual checklists in favour of or against.  Instead of the typical, “reason 1, reason 2, reason 3, etc” I’m here to add my personal story.  I’m hoping to help those of you currently: stuck in a tough situation, counting the days to your own wedding, in the planning stages and deciding which road to take (wedding or no wedding), playing a role in an upcoming wedding, and also for myself – to answer our collective soul purpose; to heal.

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