Inspiration from a Lifelong Vegetarian
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Marvelous Macaroons - photo by Hail Merry

One of the best parts of being a blogger is the diversity of foods we are lucky enough to sample. Somehow Hail Merry got in touch, and within a few weeks I was part of the research and development team, munching on delicious macaroons in creative flavors like strawberry almond and caramel sea salt! The rich and tasty macaroons are certified gluten-free, vegan, kosher and non-GMO. They would make great holiday gifts.

This below clip from San Diego CityBeat is sure to entice, too!

If you have a big-brand chocolate bar handy, bring it on down to any Chuao Chocolatier location and trade up for their newest flavor, Ravishing Rocky Road, during the local company’s anniversary celebration happening this weekend. On Saturday, Nov. 17, the first 1,000 visitors can hand over their unwanted chocolate, which will end up at the San Diego Food Bank, for a dose of the gourmet stuff. The folks at Chuao have been slingin’ sweets for a decade now, and their latest flavor combines creamy milk chocolate, vegan marshmallows and caramelized, salted almonds. Besides the Chocolate Makeover, as it’s being called, there will be prizes raffled off, samples of holiday treats and deals on bonbons and other rich goodies at the University Towne Centre, Encinitas Lumberyard and Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center locations.