I believe that if you’re going to treat yourself, you can nourish yourself at the same time — so this year I’m putting a whole food spin on traditional holiday sweets. These are my kind of treats — the ones you feel really good about indulging in (sometimes I even have them with my morning coffee!). Next time you’re looking for a quick, no-bake, holiday party treat, try my Dark Chocolate Raspberry Energy Bites! They’re a healthier alternative to traditional holiday truffles or rich, chocolate-based desserts. They’re also vegan and free of gluten and refined sugar — perfect for parties where guests have food sensitivities and allergies. You can whip these festive little bites up in just 10 minutes, and keep them on-hand for last-minute guests, holiday gatherings, or all for yourself!
For today’s post I wanted to try something a little different. As an art director and designer, I’m always looking for texture, colour, shape and pattern in imagery — most of the time I don’t even realize it, it’s just something my mind is naturally conditioned to do. So I thought I would post a collection of images from my trip to the Pacific Northwest that I find texturally interesting.