Dark Chocolate Mousse Truffle Squares

These dark chocolate truffle squares are smooth and intensely chocolatey.

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Pure deliciousness, that’s what these little squares are.

Now if you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you’re probably already familiar with my penchant towards the dark stuff.

I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for a good chocolate tart, a silky pot de crème, a rich chocolate fudge slice, and I’d give everything a good dip in it if given a chance.  So I suppose it comes as no surprise that I’d be swooning over chocolate truffles, but let me tell you, these are no ordinary truffles!


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Roasted Acorn Squash with Chermoula Sauce

Thick wedges of roasted acorn squash tossed with Chermoula sauce makes a simple but flavorful side.

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It’s hard to miss the piles of squash filling up the market stands at the moment and that can only mean one thing … fall is officially upon us.

If you asked me to pick a flavor to define the season I’d say squash and pumpkin win hands down.  The orange-hued beauties transition us from the last days of summer to early fall right through the holidays and into the new year.  Not only are there endless ways to serve them (as a side, in soups, or salads, for dessert, etc…) but they play well with so many different flavors and cuisines, making them incredibly versatile.


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Spinach and Herb Cauliflower Couscous Stuffed Zucchini

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Zucchini boats are filled with a crunchy mixture of cauliflower “couscous” flavored with baby spinach and fresh herbs then topped with pine nuts. Zucchini has… 

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Fresh Mint Granita with Watermelon and Raspberries

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A scoop of cooling, fresh mint granita takes the sweet/tart flavors of watermelon and raspberries to new heights. A fresh and frosty treat that’s simple… 

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Spicy Mango Cucumber Salad Skewers

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Skewers of mango and cucumber dressed with fresh chili, lime and salt are an utterly refreshing collaboration of salty, sweet, tart and spicy tastes.  Here’s a fun… 

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Fig, Green Bean and Radicchio Salad with Hazelnuts

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Tender green beans, juicy figs and crunchy radicchio are tossed together with fresh herbs in this summery salad. Simple salads are a staple for me… 

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Chilled Tomato Peach Soup with Pistachio Basil Pistou

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Warm weather favorites unite in a refreshingly light and vibrant chilled soup. While a steaming bowl of soup is probably the last thing that comes… 

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Snap Pea Slaw Cups with Avocado Chive Cream

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Irresistibly crunchy and crisp, these snap pea slaw cups are perfect for warm weather meals and outdoor entertaining. I just can’t seem to get enough… 

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Zucchini Noodles with Caper Olive Sauce and Fresh Tomatoes

Just a few minutes are all it takes to create a bowl full of zucchini noodles topped with a tangy caper olive sauce and juicy sweet cherry tomatoes.

Raw zucchini noodles are topped with fresh cherry tomatoes and a tangy caper olive sauce in this fresh and quick no-cook dish. Long sunny days… 

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Collard Vegetable Wraps with Creamy Basil Hemp Seed Sauce

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A fresh vegetable filled wrap with a creamy, cooling basil hemp seed sauce that’s perfect for lunchboxes, picnics or a light meal. I’m a bit… 

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Rejuvenating Root Juice | Carrot, Beet, Blood Orange, Ginger, Turmeric Juice

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This zippy juice with the power of carrots, beets, oranges, lemons, ginger and turmeric will put a little pep in your step. You know that… 

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Frozen Lemon Kefir (Yogurt) with Blackberry Coulis

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With its distinctive zippy tang and multitude of beneficial active cultures, this lemony frozen kefir with blackberry coulis is a fresh take on frozen yogurt…. 

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