Posts tagged chocolate
Dark Chocolate, Apricot + Cinnamon Scones

When I stopped and zoomed out on what I am actually doing in the big picture of the online world, I had this vivid image come into my mind. I pictured a large group of diverse and fascinating women, gathered in a beautiful communal space, sharing thoughts and opinions, mugs of coffee and their secret home recipes from the heart

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No-Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Chia Bars

There is a time for writing and analyzing and a time for moving and feeling. Heat tends to make me mentally more sluggish and lethargic, so it only makes sense that my physical self is picking up the slack.

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Gluten-free Dark Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

I am grateful for my own ability to adapt to situations and groups because in many ways it has served me well in traveling and living in a different culture. However, that surface level of only revealing certain acceptable parts of ourselves gets quite draining after a while, especially if you’ve been doing it sporadically since 6th grade. I believe that those random interests that delight us have value- it’s about time to own it all and eliminate the term “guilty pleasure” from our everyday vocabulary. 


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Dark Chocolate + Orange Blossom Date Caramels
“So there’s attention, creation, love and dessert.” -Anne Lamott

Do you ever catch yourself getting tunnel vision? That palpable sense that everything is getting smaller and tighter around you? It may sound a bit dramatic, but lately I feel this happening with all of the things I am juggling every day. Classes, rehearsals, writing weekly, travel plans coming up and then of course the daily little details of meetings, meals, responding to emails and keeping the house fairly tidy. They pile up until they are all you can see and think about and they completely block the view of the bigger picture. I think it is normal that our focus hones in and out in cycles, but I know that when I find myself honing in a little bit too much, it’s time to readjust. 

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Chocolate + Walnut Thumbprint Ghriba

It is a common cliché to have a chat about the weather when you have nothing else to talk about. However, I would like to preface the following weather-related chat by saying that in Tangier, each season brings a weird beast of its own and winter is most definitely something to be talked about. 

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Raspberry Mocha Cake + Birthday Happenings

This week I launched happily and (somewhat) gracefully into a new year. 25. A quarter of a century. While I have never been and never hope to become one of those people that hates birthdays, I also have in recent years tried not to expect too much from them. I mean, nothing can beat having a pirate-themed birthday party when you are 4 and get to decorate your own wooden treasure box filled with candy

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Dark Chocolate, Date + Salted Almond Cookies

“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” -Vincent Van Gogh. Three years ago, I had just moved to Morocco and started blogging again in this little place I called Half Full Travel. 21 year old me wrote the following statement for my annual Valentine’s recipe and tribute: “Here's the deal. I'm pretty young. And as much as some of these women here in Tangier would love to marry me off to a nice Moroccan man asap, I'm really in no rush to fall for any one person. The way I see it, you don't go searching for those kind of things. They usually catch you off guard.”

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Chocolate Chip Spelt Cookies with Pecans + Orange

A funny thing has happened in the past year and a half. Every time I relay to someone that I am flying back to Minneapolis, I say without hesitation “I am going home for the holidays” and yet when I then say how long my trip is, I conclude with “I am flying home at the end of the month.” I suppose learning to call two places home is part of growing into full adulthood, but there is something curious about it when the two places are so vastly different.

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