Looking for an indulgent and easy recipe? Look no further as I’ve got you covered. This one is especially great during this busy period where you don’t really want to spend to much time in the kitchen. Within 15 minutes you are ready to pop this baby in the oven and you are set. …
When it comes to food my preference goes to savory foods, but when a great sweet treat comes along you can better hide it or it’ll be gone with the wind. Ever since I’ve been trying to avoid processed sugars (there might have been a couple of mess ups, whoops) it’s about time to create some whole food sweets that are simply sweetened with natures finest, dried fruits. If you’ve been following me for a while you know I’ve got a thing for chocolate flavoured raw treats, exibit #1 & exibit #2 will prove this fact.
These are similar to the bounty bites, but a little bit extra special, less bounty, more chocolaty! They make a great…
When my yoga teacher asked me to make some smoothies for her to serve to people during a yoga detox day I took my chance to introduce the people with a delicious creamy and lush smoothie, showing how delicious healthy vegan food can be, of course! Well I’d like to call this a mission succeeded because not only did I get a voice note saying the smoothies were delicious, Ive also been having this for breakfast the past three days, even my mom enjoyed it!…
Move aside cinnamon rolls, there is another roll in town, one that can definitely hold it’s own against you, a much loved dessert! But for real though, I am a huge lover of cinnamon rolls, but it’s about time to switch things up. So let me introduce to you, the bounty roll! The name is quite self explanatory, these perfectly golden buns are filled with a coconut, cacao mixture and instead of using vegan butter as a filling, we of course used extra virgin coconut oil. I was planning on sharing this recipe about 10 months ago when I served them at my birthday, but you know what they say, better late than never, right!?
These rolls are perfect to bring to a holiday dinner or to serve on any other occasion to be honest, I often make these for family and friends, trust me, it’s a crowd pleaser.
You can eat these bun’s straight out of the oven as they are or top them with whatever frosting you like. For this batch I made a simple vanilla “butter” cream frosting, by whisking about two heaping table spoons of vegan butter with powdered sugar, vanilla with a pinch of turmeric and spirulina for colour.
I also decided to top them with some crushed pistachios, goji berries and desiccated coconut for that extra festive look.
You know what’s funny, I’m just now noticing that lately the recipes have been sweet treats, don’t worry I’ve got something savoury coming your way!
Since I’ve been doing some major indulging lately I’m planning to do a massive cleanse to reset my body. We’re still in the middle of the holiday season I’m giving myself a pass, meaning I’ll start my cleanse in January! Since I’ve still got two weeks of indulging ahead I thought why not try some more “healthy” versions of super indulging recipes to prepare myself for detoxification. So here it is a gluten and nut free recipe for brownie bites.
Fun fact: this recipe was actually a fail that I tried saving, and thus turned into a win!
This recipe asks for only three ingredients and no baking. Yes you read that good, no nuts, wheat flour and dates were used, just plain Ol’ dark chocolate. You might ask yourself “How is this not indulgent?”, well they are indulging treats, but a lot healthier than regular brownies that have tons of oil and extra sugar. Now is this as moist and rich as a regular brownie? No it’s not, but considering the facts, it’s a damn good brownie!
Since you can top it with whatever your heart desires these are perfect if you want to make something festive for the holidays!
I added ground cardamom to the batch, but keep in mind that cardamom has a very distinctive taste, that’s not very subtle. So you might want to leave it out, it’s totally optional. Also go wild with whatever toppings you like. I went with:
- Desiccated coconut
- Crushed Pistachio
- Dried strawberries
- Dried Mango
- Goji Berries
- Dried Figs
- Golden Chrysanthemum Flower
You can also choose to add other dried fruits, dried flower petals, nuts and seeds of choice. Also if you do not like cardamom but do want to spice it up you can add cayenne pepper, chai spices, cinnamon or maybe some pumpkin spice. Go wild and do your thing!
Let me start by saying that the moment my family laid eyes on this parfait and had their first bite my mother took the initiative to immediately add this dish to our official Christmas family dinner menu. You can imagine how pleased I am that my vegan dishes are making its way to my very non vegan family’s dinner table. This one’s a winner! And you know what, after all those cupcakes and other indulging treats, this has to be the healthiest. Let’s call it a
guilt free dessert/treat super food!
Also this coconut whipped cream couldn’t be more…
We’re in the middle of the holiday season, but to be honest, I’m not really feeling it. There’s so much happening in the world right now, that I’m not really feeling the holiday spirit this year, which is fine by me. I might not be blasting “all I want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey from my speakers, but we will be making it festive in the kitchen. One thing food has the power to do is to bring people together and to put a smile on someone’s face. So don’t worry, these weeks will be festive, I might even catch the jingle bugs along the way!
Aside from the holiday season we are in the middle of winter, if you live in the northern hemisphere that is, and one thing I associate with colder weather is tea, and lots of it! Now if you’d ask me for my favourite tea I’d say “a deliciously warming chai” but I’ve got a chai recipe in the works so for this recipe we are using another popular tea, earl grey.
Growing up I was obsessed with London Fog’s, which is basically earl grey tea with warm milk and vanilla. In this case we can speak of one plus one is two, why not turn a basically healthy tea into a indulging treat, because remember, were in the middle of the holiday season, so indulging foods are ok! And if you want to make it even more indulging (which has become another word for disgustingly unhealthy, but yum) you can make a pink cinnamon/vanilla frosting to go along. Just take a few tbsp’s of vegan butter and whip this up with some vanilla, cinnamon and powdered sugar until you get a nice thick and sweet frosting.
To be quite honest, I was going to make an earl grey cookie recipe, but didn’t feel like putting in the extra work, so I decided to go with muffins. This is a testament to how easy this recipe is, I didn’t mix wet and dry separate and didn’t even bother making a flax egg, no I threw everything in a bowl and it worked out perfect! You can see it as a life lesson if you might, since sometimes we over complicate things, while sometimes we should just throw everything into a bowl and hope for the best.
Now let’s get to it, pre heat that oven and make yourself some delicious muffins, and don’t forget to pour yourself a cup of tea to go along with it, or not if you’re not into tea.
Every time I see an overripe bunch of bananas lying around my kitchen I start getting excited because I know it’s time to either freeze them to make ice cream or use them in bakes goods, how exciting is my life, right!?. To everyone throwing away their perfectly ripe bananas because they look disgusting, those yucky looking bananas are tropical gold! I’m being over dramatic but I mean it, there is a point at when bananas start being really brown and mushy, but once they are used in some good baked goods, we turned gross bananas into a delicious banana flavoured treat, win.
This is a one bowl recipe, as I didn’t feel like mixing the wet and the dry separate, I’m kind of a rebel when it comes to baking! So far it has worked out great, so why fix something that isn’t broken.I topped these muffins with pieces of bananas and others with a mix of pumpkin & chia seeds and some crushed walnuts. You can top it with whatever you want though, you can try making a crumble or topping it with other nuts and/or seeds.
Now let’s get backing and make yourself a nice warming cup of tea (or not) to go along these scrumptious muffins! I really hope you like these recipes and feel free to leave a comment below or to tag me in your recreations on Instagram and don’t forget to like my Facebook page.
A party just isn’t complete without a nice sweet snack/dessert, and since we’re still working towards a spooky Halloween menu why not make a spooky recipe for cupcakes!? These cupcakes are moist and rich with a decadent silver frosting that will ward off all the evil spirits, some might even say that this frosting will even protect you from werewolves. No I didn’t use any funky food colouring, just black tahini which you’ll find a recipe for over here. By now you might have figured out that black tahini will be making an appearance into almost every Halloween dish this year, so go to your nearest asian grocery store and get yourself a big bag of black sesame seeds, it’s worth it! You can also order the seeds or the tahini on-line if you don’t have any store selling these product near you.
Now to be honest even though the frosting adds a nice flare of magic it isn’t very necessary since the muffins are sweet by them selves, having said that, it does add to the presentation and might be just what you need! You can also skip the black tahini if you don’t have any on hands and still want moist and dense cupcakes, or use less like the picture below. One thing to keep in mind when using black tahini is that you’ll want to let the cupcakes cool before you eat them, cause otherwise the taste of the tahini will dominate the cacao and that’s, not, delicious! But once they’ve cooled down they’re the most delicious chocolate cupcakes ever!
These cupcakes were an instant fave for my family, they weren’t to sweet and perfectly moist, just the way they like them! I also sneaked a couple of pieces of chocolate in the batter so some cupcakes would have a chocolate core, because who doesn’t like a chocolate overdose!?
You can expect even more Halloween themed recipes during the next week so we’ll all be ready for our Halloween parties, or ready to simply indulge, parties are overrated anyway! I really hope you like these recipes and feel free to leave a comment below or to tag me in your spooky creations on Instagram and don’t forget to like my Facebook page.
Granola is one of my breakfast staples, especially when I’m craving something crisp and sweet. Now since we’re sticking with the Halloween theme we’ll be making black granola flavoured with cacao and vanilla. All we need to turn this from brown to black is…