All posts filed under: Desserts & Sweet Treats

Almond, Chocolate & Sweet Potato Blondies

Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention. And when you need to reduce your sugar intake, well, you come up with the most delicious ideas. Because (healthy!) sweets truly are bare necessities in one’s life. For someone that usually eats energy balls on reg, that prepare choc brownies when invited for a dinner party or just because he fancies it, that has a love/hate relationship with honey, maple, dates and so many more healthy sugars, it truly was a great challenge to bring new twists to my regular desserts and snacks. As I was preparing some sweet potato puree for the fam and our “Buddha Bowl” evening, I wondered if I could use this sweet-tasting puree for dessert purposes. Knowing that it was working with brownies, why wouldn’t it with blondies?! It took me some time to define the right ingredients and to pair the nicest flavours together but I guess I have found my happiness so far.       Those blondies are THE absolute best when it comes to eating sweets. They …

Raspberry Mousse No-Cheesecake

Since January 5th (yes because the day of my arrival in the US was quite horrific), I have been living the dream. Living in an entire beach house by myself; opening my eyes to the bright coloured sunrise every single morning; practicing yoga, meditation and studying at university in the most enchanting and dreamy environment of all. However, there is one thing that I miss and realised I would never be able to live without (apart from my cats, mum and friends – still a human after all): a decent food processor. The one I’ve unearthed from a hidden cupboard is good enough to make smoothie bowls and matcha lattes – but that’s it. I thus realised how much my sanity was depending on energy balls, juices and mousse cakes, like the one I have prepared for you today. A slice of dream, a marvellous delight, all fresh, fruity and fluffy. A instant of surrender, where we let ourselves go and float in-between spiritual worlds. Even better than a yoga lesson (okay, well I am …

Cashew Cream Filled Gingerbread Cookies

Those that have been sticking round with me for a while know how fond I am of winter, its comfort, silence and amazing flavours. Even though I now am on the West Coast of the United States for a little while, it is just as if my soul lingered back in the snowy mountains, smelling those scents of hot cacao, crispy fires, cinnamon cookies and gingerbread mixes. There is nothing like novelty and freshness, adventure and new horizons, but no matter my love for the sun, the sand and all those new discoveries within easy reach, my heart still belongs to my home country, Switzerland, to all those I left, those I love.         It is in this very happy and bright melancholic mindset (yes, I have never been merrier and more grounded!) that I am sharing today a recipe that I have created a while ago, just before leaving. And this is when you tell me gingerbread is a Christmas and winter thingy – well, not for me! Just like there’s …

Spicy Pear, Lemon & Almond Winter Cake

I know my Millionaire Shortbread and Chocolate Brownie recipes to be the most appreciated ones on the blog, but I am quite sure this new Winter Cake recipe could have the delicious power to eclipse both of them. I’ve brought this cake to almost every party I’ve joined this year and every single person who tasted it either asked for the recipe or for me to bring them one at home. It is very simple to make, requiring a few basic ingredients, and takes almost no time. I am usually messing my entire kitchen up but I am quite sure you could make this cake only with two or three bowls… What’s more, its lightness and fruitiness would satisfy all types of sweet tooth. What I adore about this cake is that it’s not only very airy, light and fluffy (and thus may be eaten at any time throughout the day – even as a breakfast!), but has the best texture – crunchy a bit nutty, with pieces of fruits that melt into your mouth. …

The (Grain-free) Fig Tart of Your Dreams

This is one of those non-recipes I am actually inspired to make and randomly post on Instagram, which end up prompting people to ask me for the recipe. But I would be lying saying I did not lay the groundback by taking different pictures of it…just for efficiency purposes! Anyway, I am not sure whether it is because figs have this inspiring effect on me or that I’ve got that creative juice inside, but I feel very much creative those days – hence this grain-free fig tart. After a long and tiring summer, I’ve ended up going nuts at the very end of it, mentally just as well as physically. I needed a drastic change in my routine and lifestyle, because even though I’d been away from university for quite a while, I was working so much my body could not keep up the pace anymore. I was feeling tired, out of energy, unable to share my light and glow both digitally and directly and very much out of health. I have been thinking about …

Guest Recipe: Susan’s Pomegranate Halva

A gloomy and grey sky, crispy air, an uncertain and yet powerful wind blowing inside my hair, chilling my body to the bones. All wrapped up in layers, coats and wraps, heading to a bunch of meetings, I catch myself thinking about about my life and how grateful I am for it. The usual effect of winter days and too early Christmas Carols. I wonder what I’ve done to be worthy of all of this; hard work for sure, nothing’s ever achieved without that. But maybe the deep and strong belief that I am the greatest and only leader, hero and leader of my own life. Just like the one that says you cannot change the people and their reactions, you can change your way to cope with it all, your reactions and most importantly, your actions. I strongly believe we can have it all. We can do everything we set our mind and intention to. Maybe that’s what pushed me onto this path, along with passion, imagination & great support for sure. All of this …