Whole wheat, banana berry muffins

Simple and very very healthy, possibly also somewhat tasty, these muffins are a great way to start the day. Should mention that they are egg free and can very easily become dairy free or gluten free. I made mine with wheat germ, blueberries, dried currants and coconut but the possibilities are endless as long as you remember to balance out flavors. Another good combination would be carrot, orange and ginger. So here goes, the recipe is super easy: - 1 cup of sugar (I used brown. If you do the... Read The Rest →

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Super simple recipe requires only a few ingredients and a little patience. Before you start, you need paper cupcake cups and a muffin tin (if the mini version of both is available it makes for a better size) and a pot of boiling water for your bain marie. -Melt about 500g of dark chocolate in a bowl over a pot of boiling water. Stir it constantly as to not burn the chocolate and ensure that your bowl’s bottom does not touch the water below. -Line the muffin molds with the... Read The Rest →

Eat Your Colors

EAT YOUR COLOURS I really like colourful food ~ vibrant squash, heirloom tomatoes, black garlic, peppers, beans, salts (the list is endless). Germans call these truffle potatoes. Upon opening the pack it’s easy to see these are from the ancient Andes culture called Peruvian purple. They have a very long history stretching continents.The skin is dark, almost black and spotted with many eyes. Inside is a vibrant purple flesh. After cooking them the skin becomes almost dark grey and the flesh is an amazing deep purple. These Peruvian purples are... Read The Rest →

Strawberry Shortcake Continued…

It seems as though I may have a fixation with this little dessert but it’s one of the simplest I know to make and it’s really good for clearing your pantry and your fridge. So this time I made it a little different due to the lack of whipping cream in my house. So this is what I used: 8 eggs (separated) 8 tbsp of flour 16 tbsp of sugar 2 tsp vanilla 1 cup of berries (mostly strawberries) 2 containers of Mascarpone cheese 1/2 cup yoghurt (vanilla in this... Read The Rest →

Tomato and Tarragon Soup

Not necessarily the most seasonal dish, but when it’s pouring rain outside nothing is more comforting than a bowl of soup… and in my case, it’s tomato soup. I know there’s a million ways to make it and it all somewhat results in the same thing, but this is the way I make mine: 4 large Red bell peppers 4 large and beefy tomatoes 1 can of diced tomatoes (can be substituted by even more large beefy tomatoes, but I like to cheat) 2 sprigs of tarragon 3 cups of... Read The Rest →

Salted Chocolate Caramel Tart

I made this a lot last fall/winter after we had a delicious one from the Queen of Tarts in Roncesvalles (which has since closed) and I become obsessed with recreating it. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the contrast of the salt with the sweet caramel. Its a great dessert to make ahead of time and I find people are always really impressed by it. Cookie Crumb Crust (covers the bottom and sides of a 9 1/2″ fluted tart pan with removable bottom) 2 cups finely ground chocolate cookies (use food processor)... Read The Rest →

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