This recipe will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, it is made with all natural ingredients so you can feel good that you are still eating something healthy.
What I love most about them, is they are so rich in flavor that it takes just one to satisfy my craving. I make a new batch every week, and they taste simply divine with my morning tea.
Apricot Ginger Bites
1/2 cup raw almonds
1 cup organic dried apricots
1/2 cup organic coconut flakes
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 medium-sized orange
small piece of ginger
1/4 cup raw almonds and coconut flakes
In your food processor, take about 1/4 cup of raw almonds and coconut flakes combined and chop them into a powder to use for rolling the bite sized balls in, and set aside.
Then chop 1/2 cup of raw almonds until they are kind of chunky and set aside.
Add 1 cup of dried apricots to the food processor and pulse until they are broken down.
Peel and grate a small piece of ginger and add to the food processor.
Grate the peel from a medium-sized orange and add to the mix along with the squeezed juice from the entire orange.
Continue by adding back the 1/2 cup of raw almonds you just chopped, the coconut and the cinnamon.
Pulse all together until combined and gooey.
Roll them into bite sized balls and coat them with the almond coconut powder.
As you can see from the video clip below, I am a big fan of Trader Joe’s. They had everything I needed to make these wonderful bite sized treats. The original recipe is from the bog at medicalmedium.com. Their recipe called for more orange grind and less juice. I found that just using the entire orange was enough for the rind and the extra juice makes them nice and moist.
I was expecting to be on the train non-stop for the next 24 hours
It wasn’t even two hours and the train came to a complete stop
everyone on the train disembarked
I sat there for a few minutes and looked out the window
clearly there was nowhere for the train to go
it looked like we were in a shipyard
grabbing my luggage I followed the crowd
where were we? Dover
note to self
there is a canal between England and the rest of Europe
we would be taking the ferry
fumbling for my ticket I managed to make my way onto the ferry
how was it, that on the train everyone spoke English
yet on the ferry, I couldn’t find a soul to communicate with
I had not the slightest clue what they were saying, where we were going,
how long it would take to get there, or what to do when we got there
the ride was about three and a half hours
I stood most of the time as there were not a lot of places to sit
most people were standing around talking and ordering food and drinks
finally we got to our destination
the maritime station in Calais, France
I started getting confused
was I even on the right train
did I miss my stop
panic slowly stirred in my chest
I could be on this train all night
I froze and couldn’t move
how long would I be stuck on this train
a young man approached me
he must have read the fear in my eyes
he asked me if I was lost
I handed him the flyer
I should have gotten off two stops ago
he offered his help
cautiously I accepted
I just wanted a place to drop off my luggage and sleep
he carried my luggage and helped me check in
we grabbed a bite to eat
he took me back to the train station
I purchased my ticket to Vienna
he showed me Big Ben and Buckingham Palace
took me to my room
and arranged to pick me up in the morning
we were going to spend the next two days together
I couldn’t do it
it was out of my comfort zone
I just wanted to get to Vienna to meet up with my friend
the next morning I showered and left early
I found my way back to the train station
exchanged my ticket to leave right away
found my way to the train
and settled in for the long 24 hour ride Vienna