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Mmm. Double dark chocolate brownies with avocado. (Photo: Laurenda Marie Bennett/LaurendaMarie.com)
Mmm. Double dark chocolate brownies with avocado. (Photo: Laurenda Marie Bennett/LaurendaMarie.com)
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Sweet Treat: Double Dark Chocolate Brownie Cookies with Avocado

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

Double dark chocolate brownies with avocado.

Yes, you read that correctly: avocado! The avocado replaces butter in the recipe.

I hope you haven't left yet. These are also refined sugar and flour free.

Are you still here? ;)

I adapted this recipe from a fellow blogger. And let me tell you, these cookies do not disappoint.

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Brann’s Restaurants Support The Boys & Girls Club

Burgers are the All-American food.  Yum!  Can't beat a good old hamburger, and, it's hard to beat one from Brann's.

How long has it been, a zillion years that Brann's has been a part of the Grand Rapids community?  Okay, not that long, but we're all proud that Brann's is Grand Rapids own.

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Mario Tama/Getty Images
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RECALL: Tyson Chicken Nuggets

Tyson has recalled over 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after some customers complained about finding small pieces of plastic in their food.

This recall includes Tyson 5lb. bags of frozen, white meat chicken nuggets. The nuggets were sold exclusively in Sam's Club stores across the United States.

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Rick Martinez/100.5 The River
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Monday Morning’s Perfect for Fajitas and Margaritas for Breakfast

There are some things that are unexpected.

A case in point was this morning, when Fajita Republic Cantina's Heather Dismore and Cheryl Moscato visited with fajitas and lime-squeezed margaritas. It wasn't even brunch yet.

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Chicago White Sox Selling 3-Pound Sundaes

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack...and a three-pound ice cream sundae.

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Laurenda Marie Bennett/LaurendaMarie.com
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Irresistibly Delicious Appetizers: Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

One thing my husband, Dan, has a knack for is creating appetizers that are irresistibly delicious.

I’m talking finger-licking good.

I can’t label everything he makes as healthy, but these Crab Stuffed Mushrooms make the cut! They're loaded with veggies, fresh herbs, parmesan and plenty of lump crab.

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Janet Koelling, ThinkStock
Janet Koelling, ThinkStock
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Bell’s Oberon is Back

Happy Oberon Day, West Michigan!

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Matt Cardy, Getty Images
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Michigan cherries and blueberries considered for state fruit, why not apples? [Poll]

Yes, there are more important things to discuss.

That's not going to stop us.

Which fruit should be Michigan's state fruit?

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Best Ways to Get More Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for staying healthy, and there are several ways for you to get more of it.

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Category: Food, Health, News
This salted dark chocolate energy bark is from a recipe by Dan and Laurenda Marie Bennett. (Photo: Laurenda Marie Bennett)
This salted dark chocolate energy bark is from a recipe by Dan and Laurenda Marie Bennett. (Photo: Laurenda Marie Bennett)
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Serving Up Some Sweet Treats

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

Hello everyone! I’m Laurenda Marie Bennett, or Ren for short. I like to make mouth-watering recipes made from real, clean and nutrient-dense food. I share recipes and healthy living advice via my blog, Laurenda Marie.

Good health is extremely important to me, but yummy food is, too! So, why not have them both?

My food philosophy is quite simple: Just eat real food! It’s naturally healing, energizing, satisfying and extremely nourishing. I'm thriving, not surviving!

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Paula Bronstein, Getty Images
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Cat ‘Crappaccino’ Coffee Fails to Impress at Tasting in Holland

Kopi Luwak coffee is made from coffee berries which have been partially digested and excreted by a cat-like animal, the Asian palm civet.

The coffee was made famous in the movie, "The Bucket List".

The $600/pound coffee was recently tasted in Holland.

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Grove Announced as Grand Rapids Magazine Restaurant of the Year

 

Grand Rapids Magazine has just announced their 34th annual award-winning restaurants  and Grove comes in at number one.....again!

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