Here is a recap (in pictures) of the dinner:
|Appetizer 1: Cucumber-Soba-Sesame Stacks, courtesy of A.|
|Appetizer 2: Black Bean Salsa and Chips, courtesy of T.|
|Appetizer 3: Spring Rolls with Spicy Sauce, courtesy of M.|
|Main Course: Burrito Bowls (do-it-yourself), courtesy of L.|
|Dessert: Salted Caramel Squares, made by me!|
I made Salted Caramel Squares based off of this recipe but I made the following changes: all purpose gluten-free flour instead of almond flour, maple syrup in place of honey, no xylitol (used more coconut sugar), coconut oil instead of butter in the crust, 3/4 cup of coconut milk (not coconut cream, but then I omitted the extra honey in the caramel), and 100 g of 90% dark chocolate melted on top instead of carob. The picture is awfully bright (I took it outside, opps!), but if you zoom-in you can see some gooey caramel oozing out. My first time making caramel (it was so good too and not hard!). Hands-down one of the best desserts I ever made. By the way, if you love the combination of salty & sweet, then you'll fall in love with these bars. Sea salt & chocolate is a surprisingly heavenly combination.