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Chocolate muesli slice

Chocolate muesli slice 1

Woo hoo!! Virtual Vegan Potluck is back {jumps excitedly around the room}! I love this day. So many great food bloggers, so many delicious vegan recipes all at the click of a button. It’s my idea of vegan heaven. Now just to get someone around here to cook for me…

Koren and I have been seasoned potluckers for a couple of years now, sharing our always-popular baked pesto mushies and a vegan version of our Mum’s bread and butter pudding.

This year we’re back with another dessert. This time a super-healthy dessert (read no refined sugar, yay!) – yummy chocolate muesli slice. Continue Reading →

Raw vegan brownie bliss balls

Raw vegan brownie bliss balls

Oh my gosh do I have a surprise for you! These chocolately treats are going to rock your socks off.

Packed full of nutritious raw cashews and cacao, these bliss balls are a real cinch to make – just chuck everything into the food processor, blitz, roll and you’re done. Once chilled, the coconut oil and dates give these little yummies a sweet chewy texture that is pretty much guaranteed to send pesky sugar cravings packing. They taste so chocolately and naughty you would swear they have sugar in them (but they don’t!).

I used this recipe last weekend to create a base for a chocolate mousse slice (recipe for that one to come really soon) and everyone (even my lovely omnivore friends) raved about the base. Big thumbs up.

Who ever thought healthy vegan treats could taste this good? Continue Reading →

Mini smashed-berry vegan cheesecakes

Mini vegan cheesecakes

I stumbled across a delicious sounding recipe on the back of a pineapple can just recently. The problem was that recipe was neither healthy nor vegan… that sounded like a challenge to me.

So to the kitchen I went and, with Fleetwood Mac turned up as high as it would go, I found mini vegan cheesecake heaven (and a few new dance moves too).

I’ve used almonds, oats, dates and coconut oil to create the buttery biscuit base – no sugary nasties here. The cheesecake topping gets it’s creaminess from blended cashews, coconut milk and lemon. Did you know that lemon juice and coconut milk love each other? The lemon enhances the creaminess of the coconut giving a surprisingly rich, full flavour. Try it in a smoothie some time – you won’t regret it.

I’ve added only a little pure maple syrup for sweetness. It’s safe to say these are pretty much a guilt-free dessert. Unless you eat six of them in a row, which I may or may not have done.

I reckon these would taste just as great without the berries or you could try some other combinations like passionfruit and mint or strawberry and peanut butter. I have visions of a chocolate version making an appearance here really soon. Continue Reading →

Coconutty chocolicious thickshake

Vegan chocolate smoothie

If you’d dropped into my house this week, you would have found me head first in the blender, chocolate smeared from one side of my face to the other, tongue wrapped around a wooden spoon. You see, I decided I’d take all my favourite wholefood treats, throw them in a blender and see what happens.

Turns out there is no such thing as too much of a good thing.

This vegan chocolate smoothie, or what I have coined the coconutty chocolicious thickshake (try saying that three times fast), is like cake batter. You will want to lick up every single sweet drop (Just keep your tongue away from sharp objects, like the blender blade for example. Don’t say I didn’t warn you). Continue Reading →

French king cake or “galette des rois”

King cake or “galette des rois”

A few weeks back we were treated to the most excellent sweet homemade pie baked up for Christmas to warm our tummies during our first-ever winter in Europe … yeah, that’s pretty dang good.

But it gets better. You see, we were couch surfing in beautiful Lyon with possibly the city’s three nicest residents, Raphaël and his housemates Julia and Mathieu.

And it turns out this scrummy almond pie is an annual tradition in France to celebrate Epiphany on January 6, so it’s baked with a special present hidden inside. Delicious and fun!

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