I’m leaving on a jet plane…
This Friday!! And it’s going to be MAJOR!!!!
Here’s the deal. I’m heading out to Deer Valley in Park City, Utah to meet up with some of the most fabulous food blogging ladies that I know. Me, Lauren, Megan, Erin, Becky, Meagan and Annalise are having ourselves a good old fashion girls getaway. Complete with skiing, food, wine, gossip and tickle fights.
OK, maybe not the tickle fights part. But all the other stuff is totally true.
So it might be a little quiet around these parts over the next few days while I’m off having some fun. But I’ll still be hanging around social media, so definitely stop in a say “hi” to me! And if you want to follow along with our shenanigans (oh there WILL be shenanigans!), we’ll be using the hashtag #GirlsSkiGetaway.
When I travel, I always bring some homemade snacks. Because I get hangry. And there is nothing worse than being hangry when you’re 30,000+ miles in the air. So I whipped up a batch of Cashew-Chocolate Granola and booked it a seat right next to me on the flight. It’s perfect for snacking, whether you’re traveling or just cozying up at home. This granola is salty, sweet, crunchy, nutty and chocolatey. Basically, all my favorite descriptives in one place. It’s great straight from the jar. But it’s also pretty darn tasty sprinkled on top of some yogurt for breakfast.
Make sure to use a high quality dark chocolate (and check the labels!) to keep this granola vegan.
Guess what? More snow for me!!!
I bet you had absolutely no idea that I was going to say that, right? Right?
Humor me. Please.
I’m sorry that the conversations here have been so singular lately. I’ve become predictable. Which for me, is akin to having one foot in the grave. But all that is going to change real soon. I’ve got a few exciting things on the horizon, and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel through all this winter insanity. We’ve just got to hang in there a little bit longer!
End pep talk.
But I can say for certain that this Southwest Chicken and Sweet Potato Soup is my current favorite. It has been sustaining me all week long. It’s really filling and pretty darn good for you too (quinoa! beans! sweet potatoes! tomatoes! avocado!). And it’s just spicy enough to do a little dance on your tongue, without setting your whole mouth on fire. Also, the toppings. You know that I don’t like my soups to be naked on top (please tell me that somebody else got a laugh out of that other than me). I beg you not to skip the toppings.
Don’t be frightened off by the seemingly long list of ingredients. There isn’t anything complicated or particularly time consuming about making this soup. It’s even fast enough for a weeknight meal!