Category: Food & Drink

Raw Cacao Truffles

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I’m obsessed with making these raw cacao truffles. Now that I’ve started work, I always find myself craving something sweet after lunch. This often leads me to eating an entire chocolate bar a day (if you’ve ever had Whittaker’s coconut block you’ll understand). This is a problem because I sit all day long and can definitely see that I’ve put on some weight. That’s why these raw cacao truffles are the best things I’ve discovered in a while. They’re packed with antioxidants, are sugar free (the dates make it sweet) and contains essential fats.

Cacao Truffles

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates (I bought mine at Great in Pacific Place)
  • 1/2 cup almond meal (also from Great)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (this and everything else on the list I ordered from iherb.com)
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds

What to do:

  • soak the dates in warm water for 15 minutes to soften
  • soak the chia seeds in about 1/8 cup of water for 10 minutes
  • put everything in a food processor (if you don’t have one like me, my Vitamix blender seems to work fine)
  • blend all the ingredients until smooth
  • roll the mixture into bite sized balls
  • roll balls into desiccated coconut
  • place them in the refrigerator and let it sit for a while

the mixture:

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add in the dates:raw cacao truffles 2

which gives you this gloop:
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then roll into balls:photo 5

Mmm…seriously tastes just like chocolate

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New York – The Food Edition

New York never disappoints when it comes to food. Our friend Lauren is a real foodie (check out her blog here), and she took us to Fish, where you can have an entire lobster with sides for US$22! Amazing!

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She also recommended me to go to the Oyster Happy Hour at Maison Premiere (my new favorite place) in Brooklyn, and man it was good. Their HH runs from 4-7pm Monday to Friday, but I would suggest to get there before 5pm. They had 20 different types of oysters you can choose from, all for US$ 1 each! They also have amazing cocktails too! Apparently they’re famous for their Absinthe cocktails but I didn’t get to try it as I thought it’d be a bit much at 4 in the afternoon…

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Another amazing place I went to this trip is Luke’s Lobster (so good that I went two days in a row). Their lobster rolls are to die for. Wish we had a place like this in Hong Kong! I had the Taste of Maine, which included the lobster roll, crab roll and shrimp roll, but I think the lobster is still the best.

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To end the meal, we went to Momofuku Milk Bar and had the cereal milk soft serve. It’s seriously the best, not too sweet and the cornflakes gave it a nice crunch.

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All in all, New York is amazing when it comes to food, so many places to try and there are constantly new places popping up. Can’t wait until I visit again!Image

Here’s a half selfie to end my post.

What I wore: Gap Jeans, A Peace Treaty Scarf, Stuart Weitzman Boots, Celine Classic Box.

xx Jenn

Tokyo Photo Diary

 

Wrapped up in american vintage and ready to go! Momma Soo said rabbits needed to wear red/maroon for CNY. I listened!

Wrapped up in American Vintage and ready to go! Momma Soo said rabbits needed to wear red/maroon for CNY. I listened!

Single carton eggs.

Single carton eggs. They are THAT good.

Jetting away from Harajuku.

Jetting away from Harajuku.

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Ahhh! Giant spiders in Roppongi Hills.

Perhaps scarier than the giant spider? Chicken Sashimi

Perhaps scarier than the giant spider? Chicken Sashimi.

no shortage of flyknits in Tokyo

No shortage of Flyknits in Tokyo.

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Getting artsy on the train ride to the mountains.

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Prayers in Nikko

Cool farmer's market in Omotesando.

Cool farmer’s market in Omotesando.

Freezing my ass off. Nike frees not doing much to help... but certainly comfortable.

Freezing my ass off. Nike Frees not doing much to help… but certainly comfortable. Vintage Balenciaga turned out to be a lifesaver when I made it into a slingbag…win! But I was so sad on the second day when I lost my favourite cashmere scarf and my Mackage jacket ripped…lose.

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Sporting my new ear warmer. Even after four years in Montreal winters, my ears had never felt as abused and itchy as they did in Tokyo!

Picked this up at the farmer’s market. Even after four years in Montreal winters, my ears had never felt as abused and itchy as they did in Tokyo!

 

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Surprise gift. Can’t wait to wear these in the summer!

Tuna auction at Tsukiji was a bit jarring.

Stayed out all night to catch the tuna auction at Tsukiji. It was eye-opening and a bit gross.

em...the toro was still delicious

Em… the toro I had shortly afterwards for breakfast was still pretty good.

guilt-free strawberries

Fresh to death…Japanese strawberries are the best.

10 pounds later, it's time to head back to HK. Til next time Tokyo!

10 pounds later, it’s time to head back to HK. Til next time Tokyo!

xoxo DS