Chocolate Coffee Beans

Yesterday I spent my Valentines day sick at home. I tried to be productive but that didn’t happen.  In the end I was able to make a blog post. This is a super simple recipe for those days that you just are craving a sweet treat.  And you know me. I love coffee. Place chocolate…

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes because I was inspired by Isa Chandra’s vegan recipes. She inspires many people to overcome their fear of vegan cooking. The cupcakes are vegan but I decided to make a cheesecake frosting. Begin by preparing the batter. Portion out 1 cup of soy milk. I substituted the soy milk with oat…

Raw Chocolate Date, Pecan and Oat Bar

I’ve been cravings for dairy-free treats for everyone to enjoy. This recipe is great for making at parties for friends and family who can’t eat eggs, dairy or refined sugars. Its also very easy to make and exceptionally delicious to eat! The main ingredients for this dish are raw pecans, rolled oats, cocoa powder, cashews,…

Coconut Milk Chocolate Fondue

I’ve been struggling to come up with desserts that have reduced dairy. I miss things like chocolate mousse and puddings. Even fondue has tons of cream. I decided to give this recipe a try because I wanted to make something special to end a romantic dinner. This fondue begins with a can of coconut cream…

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake can be tricky business. There are many different recipes on the internet that finding the perfect one can be tricky. I scoured the web for hours looking for something easy, simple ingredients and with great reviews. Finally, I found a recipe on Add a Pinch that looked amazing so I decided to give it…

Review: Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Festival

Every year Vancouver has a hot chocolate festival where many restaurants showcase their own take on the delicious chocolatey drink. This year I decided I wanted to check out some of these places to get some ideas on my own hot chocolate creation. My first stop was Bella Gelateria (Coal Harbour). This place won a…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding

In my quest to replace dairy in my life, I stumbled upon a dairy free chocolate peanut butter pudding made from bananas and avocados. The recipe was posted on Huffington Post so you would think that it would taste pretty good. I gave it a shot! First buy ripe avocados. You will need 1 1/2 (but…

Everything Blueberry…Flourless Blueberry Chocolate Cupcakes

I love blueberries.  To me, they are the best berries.  Not only are they yummy but you can also do cool experiments with them.  Check out the post on blueberry science . I made this recipe for my dad’s birthday.   I was inspired after my strawberry red velvet cake recipe. First make some blueberry paste. …

Espresso Walnut Brownie

Coffee, chocolate, nuts… what else can you ask for.  I simply love easy and quick recipes. It is even better when the recipe is healthy! No refined sugars added, no flours and it only takes 5 ingredients.  Enjoy this guilt free treat. Buy raw almonds and raw walnut. I look for walnut pieces as they…

Homemade Sweet Georgia Browns! Now That’s Sweet

You have to love going to a candy shop and scouring the shelves for these delicious toffee, chocolate and pecan treats knowing all to well that they cost a fortune. These will satisfy your cravings without putting a dent in you piggybank. The one thing I do recommend is investing in a good candy thermometer!!…