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Easy, Mini Chocolate Crosisants| FoodieGoesHealthy

Easy, Mini Chocolate Croissants & Life is Bittersweet

I took mini chocolate croissants out of the oven, let them cool briefly, and then dashed out the door with them to go pick up my kids at school. The smell of warm bittersweet chocolate was killing me as the aroma concentrated inside my car. I imagined how excited my kids would be when they were greeted by this bakery scent. Then I patted myself on the back and said to myself, “You rock.” I couldn’t think of anything more awesome than greeting them with pastries just out of oven.

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Grilled Toasts with Peaches and Mint

Grilled Toasts with Peaches and Mint: My New Summer Obsession

I can’t get enough of these grilled toasts layered with peaches, mint, and cheese. My whole family is gobbling them up. These toasts are inspired by similar ones at Superba Snack Bar in Venice, CA on Rose Avenue. The whole area has an up and coming, hip, casual, neighborhood vibe. My husband and I had a fun night sitting on the patio chatting with a neighboring table as we were served one delicious small plate after another. I came home remembering the peach toasts, and decided to make my own version.

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Pea Crostini | FoodieGoesHealthy.com

Pea Crostini: The Perfect Spring Appetizer

When I’m looking for something different for a snack or appetizer, I love making pea crostini. Don’t get me wrong; I love hummus and guacamole, but sometimes I just want to change things up. My favorite is to serve this pea purée on toasted baguette bread (crostini). The pea purée also makes a great dip for cut up crudité vegetables.

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Homemade Chewy Granola Bar Hearts

My kids love granola bars; in fact, my six-year-old daughter is obsessed. She seems to want a snack in a foil wrapper at every meal. I’m tired of the junk food battle, and I decided to do something about it.

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Pumpkin Crostini: A Seasonal Snack and Tips for Roasting Pumpkin

I fell in love with the pumpkin spread made by Bolani and sold at farmers’ markets throughout California. Eating pumpkin spread makes me feel like I am experiencing the Fall season. With Los Angeles having a continuous heat wave, I am looking for whatever glimpses of Fall I can find. So, I have been eating […]

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Quick New Pickles and 4th of July Recipes Inspired by the Farmers’ Market

It’s easy to get in a cooking rut making the same handful of recipes all the time. One trip to the farmers’ market is all I need to come back invigorated. Here’s some new inspiration for 4th of July entertaining. One farmers’ market vendor was sampling pickling cucumbers seasoned with a few simple ingredients. My […]

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