so here we are! the final post that will bring it all together. i thought about spitting it up a little more but that just seemed mean ;). if you missed the first two components, check them out here and here.
before i get into that though i just have a couple things to say. recently davida wrote a post about the things a year of blogging has taught her and it got me thinking about the last two years. i started this blog because i needed an outlet. and what was the biggest thing i gained?
i could say that i gained numerous professional connections and skills in the areas of recipe development and food photography that before blogging were almost non-existent. i made deep and lasting friendships even though i haven never really “met” most of you. i receive inspiration abound from readers and other bloggers and support through difficult and trying times. i could say all of these these because they are all true, valuable and irreplacable gifts blogging has given me.
but what is the absolute most important thing blogging and connecting with all of you, bloggers and readers, has given me?
i have learned that i have a voice. i have something worth saying, something that people want to hear. i never truly believed that before.
this is a priceless gift you have all given me and i cannot thank you enough.
gah, i got teary eyed there. let’s get back to these raw almond butter and caramel apple cheesecake squares shall we?
it all starts with an almond crust. then a luscious raw cashew cheesecake flavoured with almond butter and with a sneaky vegetable addition- zucchini! i love sneaking zucchini into my raw desserts as i did here. next we’ll put our raw apple sauce, followed by thinly sliced apples, then finally we’ll pipe on our raw caramel sauce. it’s truly a dessert to impress!
i won’t go through the nutritional benefits beyond this, because, let’s be honest. we are eating this because it tastes good, not because it’s good for us. am i right? but let’s just say it’s packed with healthy fats, protein, low glycemic carbs and even it’s sweeteners are healthy. there are 3 apples and 1 zucchini- almost like a salad in a cake pan ;)
so once again, thanks for the last 2 years my dear readers! i love and appreciate you all more than you know!