It’s World Nutella Day! You know, the day in February that people all over the world celebrate the delicious combination that is chocolate + hazelnut. If you love all things chocolate and hazelnut (and I bet you do), check out the recipe links for Nutella recipes and Nutella inspired recipes posted on the World Nutella Day site.
Obviously, I’m a big fan of chocolate + hazelnut, and have posted several Nutella inspired recipes over the past few years. Here are some of my favorites:
From Eating Clean Recipes: Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Bites, Chocolate Hazelnut Bark and Chocolate Hazelnut Granola
From Drink and Cocktail Recipes: Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee, Chocolate Hazelnut Martini and Spiked Hot Drinking Chocolate
More chocolate hazelnut deliciousness:
Nutella Cookies from Frites and Fries
Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Pops
Nutella and Hazelnut Brownies from Sweet and Savoury Pursuits
Nutella Lava Cupcakes from Cleo Buttera
Nutella and Salted Caramel Stuffed Dark Chocolate Cookies from Hot Chocolate Hits
What’s the best part of working in a creative field? For me, it’s often the process that’s most rewarding. I love discovering, dreaming, creating and collaborating.
This summer, I participated in a creative collaboration workshop lead by Gary Hirsch. The workshop was an extension of the World Domination Summit– a gathering of people aiming to live remarkable lives in a conventional world. (Chris Guillebeau is the host of WDS and author of books like The Happiness of Pursuit and The Art on Non-Conformity.) Throughout the workshop, Gary lead us through a series of improv exercises and games focusing on collaboration. At the end of the day, we were invited to take a piece of his original art work (a sketch or painting) and create something…anything with it. The idea was to add to The Incomplete Story.
I was drawn to a sketch of a creature I’ve come to think of as a bandit. At first, I didn’t know why I liked this character so much. Then I realized what intrigued me was the many facets and moods of the character. Every time I looked at the black and white bandit I saw something new. To pull out some of the characteristics I made a few sketches. It was a reminder to change perspective and take more than one look at what you are working on.
This sketch was all about perspective. By turning the sketch upside down and editing some elements I saw a whole new character.
Another thing I saw in the character was many moods in the form of faces. I sketched 4 of the faces I found with expressions ranging from blissful to indifferent. It reminded me of the many pieces and parts that make up the whole of each of us.
The story of the bandit is still incomplete because there is more to discover. I’ll keep looking.
The last recipe project I worked on was in the heat of late summer. I was inspired to create a collection of DIY popsicle recipes to celebrate my new food blog. It was was a fun, messy and melty project. Now for something completely different…
If you’ve browsed this blog at all you may have guessed the subject of my latest recipe project. Come fall, it’s all about pumpkin and spice. (Although apples also have my eye.) I’m calling my latest recipe collection of pumpkin recipes Project Orange. Here’s a round-up and links to all the pumpkin and spice recipes!
GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN BREAD RECIPE
PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHUNK GRANOLA RECIPE
PUMPKIN SPICE POWER SMOOTHIE RECIPE
GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN MUFFIN WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS RECIPE
PUMPKIN SPICE COFFEE FRAPPE RECIPE
SIMPLE PUMPKIN CHIA PUDDING RECIPE
EASY PUMPKIN SPICE BAKED OATMEAL RECIPE