Posts Tagged ‘Apples’

Chocolate Apple Nachos

Pictures of food do not always convey the exact deliciousness of a said food. I’m reminded of that when I sometimes browse through past posts of mine :/

And when I look at pictures such as the one directly below.

So, please take my word (if the picture does not suffice) when I say that these Chocolate Apple Nachos are quick to make and wonderfully satisfying.

Remember the 30 some apples I said I picked this year? A lot of them were converted into chocolate nachos. I looovvvved indulging (if you can really call it that) on these after a long day at school. Plus, it’s chocolate. Enough said 😉

Chocolate Apple Nachos

Chocolate Apple Nachos


1 large apple

2 tbsp plain, unsweetened almond milk

1 tbsp almond butter

1 tbsp organic dark chocolate chips

1 tsp unsweetened, shredded coconut (optional)


Cut up an apple (it’s up to you if you keep the peel) and lay the slices on a plate. Combine the milk, almond butter, and chocolate chips and heat while consistently stirring (I do this over the stove, but microwaving and pausing to stir every 8 seconds also works) until a smooth liquid. Pour over apples. If desired, top with coconut. Eat up! 


Butternut Squash and Apple Cinnamon Mash (Paleo)

Eating has been a rather difficult task lately. 

I have a wisdom tooth coming in 😦 

And I never know whether to have it looked at, or just ride it out. Last time, my mouth was aching for 3 weeks and then it stopped… Hopefully it’ll be the same case for this? 

The second I told my friend, she sent me the business card of the surgeon who removed hers. But I’m a college student who has neither the time or money for that so… soft foods it is! 

And so, I’ve been slowly ummmm slurping(?) on my Butternut Squash Chocolate Pudding and this recipe recently. 

And luckily, this recipe only has a few ingredients (I’m not feeling up to complex recipes at the moment). I do want to stress that this recipe tastes extra yummy if you use saigon  cinnamon. If you don’t have any on hand, just add in a bit more cinnamon than called for 🙂 

Butternut Squash and Apple Cinnamon Mash

Butternut Squash and Apple Cinnamon Mash 


1/2 cup pureed butternut squash, completely cooled 

1/2 cup shredded apple (takes about 1 medium-sized apple) 

1/2 tsp SAIGON cinnamon (if using regular cinnamon, add more cinnamon to taste) 

1/4 tsp salt 


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and eat up! 

Apple and Salmon/Tuna Salad (Paleo)

I finally finished up the apples (all 30 of them!) in my house yesterday! Hmmm, I wonder if there’s a thing of apple withdrawal… 

Next up: 

Apple and Salmon/Tuna Salad (Paleo)

Apple and Salmon/Tuna Salad (Paleo)


7oz (more or less is fine) of canned salmon or tuna (drained)

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/4 cup lemon juice 

salt and pepper, to taste

1 large apple, cubed

1/3 cup chopped onions

1/4 cup chopped carrots

1/4 cup chopped celery 

1/4 cup chopped walnuts


Combine fish, milk, lemon juice, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add in the rest of ingredients and toss until combined. Let chill in the fridge for at least 45 minutes. Eat up! 

Crock-Pot Apple, Butternut, and Kielbasa Soup (Paleo)

Today is definitely a crockpot soup day. Chilly and rainy. Ewww. It’s the one downside of autumn :/  

So, I think I’m going to remake a pot of this today to keep me warm as I study for the delightful midterms that are (already!) descending upon me.

Crock-Pot Apple, Butternut, and Kielbasa Soup

Crock-Pot Apple, Butternut, and Kielbasa Soup


3 apples, peeled and chopped

1 butternut squash, chopped

1 onion, chopped 

4 cups chicken broth 

2 cups water

1 tsp thyme 

1 tsp salt 

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 

pepper, to taste 

1 lb kielbasa 

4 cups fresh spinach 


Place apples, butternut squash, onion, broth, water, thyme, salt, pepper flakes, and pepper in a crock pot. Cook on low for 4-5 hours. Turn off slow cooker and blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Add in kielbasa and spinach, turn crock pot back to low, and continue to let cook for at least 1 more hour. Adjust taste with salt and pepper and serve.  

Salmon and Goat Cheese Apple Slices

Oh dear. I’ve joined the apple craze. Apples, apples, apples! I went apple picking last week and kinda got carried away with the amount I picked…

So, expect a LOT of apple recipes for a bit 🙂 

Salmon and Goat Cheese Apple Slices

Salmon and Goat Cheese Apple Slices 


1 large apple 

4 oz plain organic goat cheese 

1/3 cup salmon, cooked and cut into small bits 

1 tsp rosemary 

1 tsp parsley 

1 tsp lemon juice 

salt and pepper 

1 tbsp sunflower seeds, shells removed


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and grease a baking sheet. Cut apple into thin slices. Place slices on sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Afterwards, take out and let cool.

Combine goat cheese, salmon, rosemary, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Spoon and spread on the just-baked apple slices. Top with sunflower seeds and place back in the oven for 5 more minutes.