Every night before I go to sleep, I heat up some almond milk, add some honey and cinnamon, and drink it as a nightcap (minus the alcohol obviously). I seriously look forward to it every night.

Tonight, I decided to try adding in some chocolate. It was beyond good - like a slightly nutty hot chocolate. I drank it while watching Friends reruns under a huge down comforter. If I had a fireplace right now, I would be all set. 

Almond Milk Hot Chocolate

70% Dark Chocolate Bar
Almond Milk
Raw Honey


1) Heat 2 cups almond milk in a sauce pan and bring to boil.
2) Add in 1 -1.5 tsp of honey. Stir.
3) Add in 1/4 tsp of cinnamon.
4) Break chocolate into 2-3 1/2 inch squares and stir into almond milk. They should melt right in. And then you can adjust by adding in more chocolate if you deem necessary.
5) Watch Friends under a blanket, sit by fireplace, and sip hot chocolate.

Okay, look, I try not to be that New Yorker (you know, the one who hates on Boston all the time), but it gets hard when you are living in the land of Uggs and American Eagle jeans. Since I came back from Miami/the Bahamas, I haven't been able to get over the cold - which consequently has made me have a not-so-positive attitude towards Boston. So I thought while I make this stew, instead of stewing over all of the things I don't like about Boston, I would make a list of things I do like. 

1) It's really pretty. Architecturally, Boston is gorgeous. There is so much history here; it's actually very charming.
2) No more FOMO. Boston doesn't have as much going on. It's kind of freeing to not always have a fear of missing out.

That's pretty much as far as I got. I know, that's a lame list. BUT I am hopeful that this list grows - just as soon as I get used to the cold. In the meantime, get used to me making dishes that will keep me warm.