Posted at 7:11 am , on February 12, 2015
Chocolate roses, chocolate squares, chocolate bark, chocolate drizzle, and of course little chocolate hearts.
Did I mention chocolate too much? Not nearly enough when Valentine’s Day is involved!
Valentine’s Day and chocolate will always go hand in hand. This year I decided to make some decadent chocolate hearts!
Dark rich chocolate can be made with 3 ingredients. It’s magical watching the warm honey and cacao butter blend together with the powdery cacao to create a thick & creamy liquid chocolate.
There’s no limit to creativity when you make your own chocolate delicacies. I used heart-shaped molds that I picked up at a thrift store and small spice bowls to create little chocolate drops. Use whatever you have! Continue reading
Posted at 8:36 am , on February 9, 2015
They say love is in the air come Valentine’s Day. Why not add some fresh lemon and vanilla to the mix?
The aroma of fresh lemon and vanilla essence baking together could be a perfume flavour. These muffins are worth it for the aroma alone but trust me when I say you are going to want to eat them too. In fact, you’ll want to eat all of them! Hopefully you’ll have a little more restraint than me. At least try to save a few for your loved one perhaps?
It was hard to be patient while I let the oven do it’s thing (especially in those last few minutes) but I really wanted to get that beautiful golden shell with the oh-so-fluffy texture inside. I’m happy to say they turned out pretty darn perfect!
After cooling, I sliced the muffin in half and slathered on some grass-fed butter which I have been trying to work into my diet. Coconut oil would be fabulous too! I also drizzled on some fresh-squeezed lemon.
Posted at 10:49 am , on December 5, 2014
Have you ever wondered what to do with that leftover cranberry sauce hanging around in your fridge? Perhaps it’s not the most common thing to ponder but it’s exactly what prompted me to make these babies.
Fluffy and soft with hidden bursts of cranberries and gooey ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ dark chocolate. These are a wonderful grain-free dessert option made with real whole food ingredients. Ladies and gentlemen – feel free to indulge!
As these muffins baked, the scent of cinnamon, cranberries and melting chocolate filled the air. Who needs pricey scented candles? Just bake a batch of these and let yourself be surrounded with their magical aromas!
These are grain free, gluten-free and refined sugar-free so they make a great allergen friendly option.
Posted at 2:20 pm , on November 20, 2013
With colder months come the unwelcome cold & flu season. Both of my kids are currently fighting nasty colds which include sneezing, coughing, runny noses, high temperatures and restless nights. It’s an understatement to say my house is a tad run down and we’re all feeling a bit exhausted. Luckily I’ve been able to avoid it so far but I’m currently in full ‘take care’ mode.
I felt the house could use a little pick-me-up. So how about a treat that is heathy, refined sugar free and grain free (a bonus for me!)? Continue reading
Posted at 12:37 pm , on July 5, 2013
Strawberries. The word alone can conjure up images and thoughts of red, vibrant, juicy sweetness. Is there anything better than a big bowl of fresh, local, organic strawberries?
Honestly…I can’t think of anything even close. Summer to me equals yummy, fresh picked berries. Lots and lots of berries.
Last week I received 4 quarts of local, organic strawberries with my CSA share! I felt a little like Strawberry Shortcake in Strawberry Land.
I was super excited and a tad bit worried. How would my family consume 4 quarts of berries without letting them go bad. Local organic berries have a very short shelf life. A couple of days, max. Continue reading