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Food Love Day 14: Chocolate covered stuffed dates!

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Chocolate covered stuffed dates

INGREDIENTS

  • 10 to 20 pitted dates (depending how many you want to make!)
  •  10 to 20 almonds (you can replace with pumpkin seeds or anything really)
  •  1/4 to 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  •  1 tsp coconut oil (optional)
  •  a little bit of salt (optional)

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

  •  a fork
  •  parchment or wax paper
  •  a container
  •  a microwave
  •  a freezer

STEPS

  1. In a measuring cup, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil using a microwave or double boiler on the stove.
  2. Open up the dates and stuff with an almond.
  3. Drop the stuffed date in the measuring cup with melted chocolate. Roll it around with a fork to coat in chocolate.
  4. Remove the chocolate covered date and place on parchment paper in a container. Put a little bit of salt on top if desired.
  5. Put in freezer until chocolate solidifies (<30 min). Keep in freezer until you want to eat them! (no need to thaw)

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

I used to scoff at this day. 

I used to be that person who complained about it being a kind of silly holiday wrapped in commercialism. 

Sound familiar?

Then sometime after my brain injury, having spent so much time alone and isolated unable to work, exercise, interact and connect with the world in the way I would have liked, I realized I could make this day whatever I wanted it to be.

And I did!

I was practising gratitude and was grateful for the people who stuck around and helped me through my recovery.

I’ve celebrated this day in the past by making valentine postcards for my friends & family.

I made valentines dog biscuits that my dog gave to their pals 🐶

And I held a Galentine’s dinner with a few close friends of mine where I made for them all of the fancy finger foods I could.

And today, I am celebrating connecting with you, exploring further this relationship with food, and guiding you through making chocolate covered stuffed dates!

What I find extra special about this is the recipe I am guiding you through today is one that a very good friend of mine taught to me.

My friend Emily has helped me a lot to explore my relationship with food. Whether that was teaching me how to make Spanish tapas, walking me through making a chocolate lava cake, or making a French-Canadian inspired meal in honour of my, at that time new, bo 🥰

💝 Food can be an act of love 💝

Whether that is feeding yourself, feeding others, or paying it forward with recipes you know and love.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe and this mini-series!

If ever you have more questions or want to dive into your nutrition deeper, don’t hesitate to get in contact with me. I’m happy to help if I can!

Best in food & brain love,

Krystal

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