Tag Archives: chocolate

Creamier Mexican Chocolate Frosty (dairy-free, paleo & vegan)

If we can rely on the weather forecaster (and let’s cross our fingers that we can… for once), much of this week is going to feel like summer in June around here! Perfect, warm, sun-drenched days and I couldn’t be happier to get an extra dose of Vitamin D before the snow starts to fly and […]

Party Time Dessert Pizza (dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan friendly)

Dairy-free, gluten-free Party Time Dessert Pizza 1

It’s Friday! And you know what that means, don’t you? That’s right, it’s p-a-r-t-y time! To be a bit more specific, it’s Party Time Dessert Pizza time! (In hindsight, that’s quite a mouthful, isn’t it?) Admittedly, I feel like no party is ever complete without pizza so it’s pretty easy for me to think of […]

Basil Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (dairy-free)

Basil Chocolate Chip ice cream (dairy-free)

I’m sharing this recipe because there’s a chance that one day someone who’s adventurous (crazy?) like me, who loves to throw ingredients normally expected in savoury dishes into sweet desserts, just might love this little ice cream recipe as much as I do. Chocolate + fresh basil + coconut milk + sweetener = the best […]

Kid-Friendly Chocolate Chews (dairy-free, nut-free, veg, vegan)

Kid-Friendly Chocolate Chews

Don’t you love it when classic kid-friendly snacks get a makeover? I sure do! These chocolate chews remind me of eating Rice Krispies squares after school as a kid. Pulling up a chair at the table with a glass of cold milk… that was bliss. Luckily I didn’t know (or care) back then how much […]

Spicy Valentine’s Chocolate Truffles (vegan, gluten-free)

Spicy Chocolate Truffles-featured

Like chocolate? Like things spicy? Of course you do! Good thing because I have a terrific new recipe for chocolate truffles that I think you’ll really love, or at least lust, after. With excellent timing for Valentine’s Day, these creamy truffles have a high-protein base of black beans (it seems I’m on a bit of […]

Triple Coconut Thumbprint Macaroons (Plain and Chocolate-Filled)

Coconut macaroons

Right now my Facebook news feed is full of stunning tropical vistas, never-ending white sand beaches, and lots of teeny-tiny umbrellas in a rainbow of colours. In all honesty, the photos look like vacation bliss! Meanwhile at home the ground is covered in a blanket of white and the air is brisk enough to freeze […]

4 Easy Ways to Make Gourmet Flavoured Coffee at Home (and ditch artificial flavours!)

Coffee with filter and mug

Sometimes there is nothing better than a strong, steaming cup of coffee. I occasionally like to spoil myself with flavoured coffees like French Vanilla, Hazelnut and Caramel. But as much as I like flavoured coffees, I equally dislike all the artificial ingredients in many grocery store products. I love being able to innovate (and save […]