Caramel Pear Mini-Pies

Caramel Pear Mini-Pies  |  Amandeleine

Last Friday was that time again.

Pi Day!

March 14, aka 3/14 aka 3.14!

Like last year, I needed something more easily sharable than the standard deep dish pie, and for awhile, I considered Pie Pops, but I didn’t manage to get to the craft store to pick up lollipop sticks.

So I ditched the stick and just went with tiny pies.

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Mint Oreo Brownies

Mint Oreo Brownies  |  Amandeleine

Two things I have recently become obsessed with:

  1. Ever-so-lightly-pink lip glosses
  2. South Park: The Stick of Truth

The polar opposite nature of these two things are basically me in a nutshell.

I love my crass humour and my video games, but will still occasionally have to pause and coo at the shiny girly things.

I like to think of these brownies as an unapologetically disgusting yet hilarious sense of humour topped with an extra sparkly hit of Dolly gloss. Like me!

Let me explain.

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Mocha Chip Meringues

Mocha Chip Meringues  |  Amandeleine

I don’t like meringues. They’re chalky and they hurt my teeth.

And even the flavoured ones tend to taste like paper. Paper dipped in sugar syrup and left on a hot windowsill to harden.

But it’s not really a fair judgement as I’ve had a lot of supermarket meringues.

These… these are not supermarket meringues.

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Warm Spinach Salad with Smokey Pecans and Sweet Potato

So I know you folks typically come here for the guilty foods. The gooey, the rich and the unabashedly fattening. And today I give you.. a salad?

What madness is this?

Well, there are a few reasons.

  1. After all that talk about pretending food is healthier than it is, I felt it might be time to do something actually healthy, no excuses required.
  2. Yesterday, I’d eaten what I think was one of the greasiest meals I’ve ever had at an Irish Pub for lunch earlier that day. It wasn’t even deliciously greasy, it was “I got deep-fried in old, not hot enough oil” greasy. So this salad for dinner was like the carrot in a day of chocolate ice cream, allowing me to pretend yet again that I was healthier than I actually am.
  3. Whether or not you want to believe me, this salad is pretty awesome, and not just for a salad.

Let me break down the awesomeness for you.

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