See this yummy dip? Well, we have Stan Starsky @ Peace, Love and Snacks to thank for it. Stan contacted me last month asking me to do a podcast. For years, he owned a vending machine business. Then one day he realized he really didn’t like what types of foods he was peddling. So he quit and started making his own recipes, which lead to Peace, Love and Snacks – Taking Revenge Against Junk Food - a lighthearted snack cookbook with super simple, kid-friendly recipes including ‘fun’ sauces, dips and granolas among other things.
Stan also has been interviewing dietitians on a variety of topics then posting the transcripts to his blog. We had a great chat about how cooking and being comfortable in the kitchen is really key to eating healthy because you’ll be eating deliciously as well. Click here to read more.
Back to the cookbook. There were so many fun snack ideas – I wanted to make the “Cantaloupe, So Stay in Town and Get Married” sauce just from the title alone. In the end I settled for this delish Avocado Vanilla Dip because I had all the ingredients on hand and I’m obsessed with all things avocado lately.
Stan recommended pairing it with tropical fruit and it was so tasty for dipping chunks of pineapple, mango and banana – my 5 year old got into it, too. Which is the entire point – cooking doesn’t have to be fancy or tricky – sometimes the simplest, healthiest recipes are the best tasting too.
Peace, Love and Snacks Cookbook Giveaway: One lucky winner will receive their choice of either the paperback or the digital version of the Peace, Love and Snacks cookbook!
To enter, leave a comment below telling me about your favorite fruit snack and you will also be entered each time you do the following (and leave a separate comment letting me know you’ve done it):
- Tweet about the giveaway with a link back to this post
- “Like” Teaspoon Communications on Facebook and/or share the giveaway news with your Facebook fans and friends with a link back to the post
- Follow our Teaspoon of Spice Creations recipe board on Pinterest
UPDATE - Congrats to Kristin O on wining the cookbook! Thanks to all who shared their favorite fruit snack ideas and for the follows!
Disclaimer: I received a digital version of the Peace, Love and Snacks cookbook. I was under no obligation to review/write a post about the book. I was not paid for this post and my opinions are my own.