Honey Mango Yogurt Tarts

These pretty tarts are super simple to make using oats, yogurt and fresh cut mangoes. Amp up the sweetness with honey drizzled on top and black sesame seeds for a wow factor.

1 ½ cup rolled oats
½ cup sliced almonds
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ cup peanut butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 cup vanilla yogurt

Sliced Mangoes
Black sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 375°. In a bowl, combine crust ingredients. Press into individual tart pans and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool. Top with yogurt and sliced mangoes. To achieve the flower look, start from the outside using thin slices and overlap in a circle, ending in the middle. Alternatively Adding cubed mangoes on top still looks and tastes great! Add sesame seeds and drizzle the top with honey.

My Review of HelloFresh!

I was lucky enough to try a box (3 dinners) of HelloFresh for free to see how I like it. Now, I’ve been cooking for 6 years at least 5 nights a week so I’ve been really curious how I would like these box dinners that you prepare and cook yourself.

To start, the box came extremely well organized and even included a cute HelloFresh apron (score!). Each meal was in individual baggies and labeled and the meals and recipes were on large cards showing step by step instructions with photos. The refrigerated items were at the bottom of the box with frozen bags and were still cold when they arrived. Each item was labeled and some were in tiny little bottles (like the vinegar) that were just so cute.

The first meal I tried was the pork carnitas tacos. Even though there were a lot of ingredients I thought this sounded super yummy. It took me about 30 minutes start to finish and my husband was already chomping at the bit to get those in his grumbling stomach.  My 4-year old wasn’t a huge fan, which was to be expected. He doesn’t like red onions or poblano peppers but I could tell he liked the pork.

Because I create custom recipes for other clients, continuing this service might not make a ton of sense but I’m happy to try it to learn new skills and flavor pairings.

Picnic Acai Bowls

Açaí has been going strong for almost 20 years. I remember because when I was in high school I was obsessed with finding it at health food stores or ordering it online. The small berries from Brazil are packed with antioxidants and taste amazing. It’s no wonder Açaí places are popping up everywhere and more popular than ever. Now, you can find the powder or the frozen açaí at local grocery stores so you can customize your own any way you’d like.

2 tbsp acai powder
1 frozen banana
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp sweetener of choice (stevia, honey, organic sugar)

½ cup (170g) rolled oats
¼ cup (65g) sliced almonds
Dash of cinnamon
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup

Cacao nibs
Goji Berries
Shredded Coconut

Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). In a small bowl add granola ingredients and mix. Place flat on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until granola starts to turn a golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool. In a blender, add acai ingredients and blend until thick. Add ice cubes if you’d like the consistency thicker. Top with toppings and enjoy!