A Walk in the Park & Real Hot Chocolate

Photo credit: Nancy Anne HarbordWe are in the midst of winter in the UK, but you wouldn’t know it. As of mid-January, we have barely had a frost and I can still wear my summer shoes (one of the up-sides!). I even saw daffodils – the colourful harbinger of spring – coming up yesterday, one just about to bloom its bright yellow flowers. This is not right....more

Vegan Chewy Chocolate Cranberry Bars

I love chocolate and sugar like a baby loves its blanket.  Being vegan, I try to create recipes that reflect health and deliciousness and this one succeeded. Get these ingredients together before you start and it'll make things go super fast:Old-fashioned oats, almonds (I use raw), organic cocao, sea salt, medjool dates, maple syrup, coconut oil, dairy-free chocolate chips(most grocery stores carry them now),  11-13 medjool dates, chia seeds or flaxseed, whichever you prefer and some organic dried cranberries.  ...more

A very sweet surprise: cake of chocolate

Surprise Crafts: cake of chocolateWith this fun craft, easy and inexpensive, You can make a delicious and fun gift.Ingredients...more

Chocolate Cookies with Peppermint Drizzle

One of my favorite holiday flavors is peppermint. Combine it with chocolate, and you've just taken it over the top. I love it when the coffee shops start carrying their Peppermint Mocha drinks during the winter. Those are the best!...more

Cappuccino Crescent Cookies

A recipe for Cappuccino Crescent Cookies appeared five years ago on an Croatian food blog. Its source is “Gospodarski list” Magazine, December 2003. Ever since I tried these cookies for the first time, I liked them so much that they immediately became a “must-have” holiday treats in my home. The only adaptation that I did was to add 1/4 tsp baking powder, because cookies were a little bit too hard. The taste of cappuccino and chocolate is incredible – you must try that!...more

World Peace Cookies

  “Of all the cookies you will bake and eat during the holidays, this is the one people will remember.” ~ Dorie Greenspan...more

Cooking Lesson: Vegan Mexican Chocolate Pudding

What happens when you blend healthy ingredients into creamy goodness?  You get a delicious, nutritious pudding - a perfect comfort food for the cold days of winter.  The star of this pudding is tofu.  Now, I know many of you are not that familiar with this versatile, vegetarian protein, but it's high time to cozy up to it.  Tofu is made from soybeans and comes in different varieties, from extra firm all the way down to silken....more

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

When we were kids, all moms, grannies and aunties were making chocolate cakes like this one: chocolate sponge cake with buttercream filling (frosting), melting, smooth and very chocolatey. I don’t remember how many years have passed since I last tried a cake like this Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake....more

Black Bean Brownies

Some time ago I posted a recipe for Flourless Brownies containing pureed chickpea (garbanzo beans). So, I already knew this could work and didn’t hesitate at all to try to make Black Bean Brownies. They don’t contain any flour, so, I guess they could be called gluten-free (I’m not an gluten-free expert). They are also moist, fudgey, low-carb and high in protein and fiber. Instant coffee and rum are added to enhance the flavor of chocolate, but you can omit them if you don’t like them. more......more