All posts tagged: Gluten free

Guest Recipe: Susan’s Victoria Sponge with Chia jam and Coconut Cream

Susan Jane is blessing us with another of her absolutely scrumptious recipes. If this cake is not a sign from the universe that you should start dancing on the healthy baking path, I do not know what you need…maybe cakes shooting stars ?! This Victoria Sponge is the very first recipe I have ever made when starting my plantbased diet. I remember it vividly – not only were my birthday party’s guests a little shocked to learn about what truly was in that cake, but I also was delighted to see that I could indulge myself with delicious treats while not feeling guilty at all. And all of this while still being fully aware of all the benefits of the food I was eating. There is nothing boring about healthy food – we are justing thinking out of fear because we have been taught that food (aka. survival) is about refined and animal products. This is how we have been raised because the society we’ve grown in has worked that way for decades (if not …

Vanilla Plantbased Naked Layer Cake

This cake recipe came up as a challenge first. I have always loved window-shopping bakeries and cake stores, browsing on social medias feeds just to find the most beautiful cake creations. But to my despair, all of them contained refined sugar, white flour or dairy. Since we are never better served but by ourselves, I decided to make one on my own! It took a while to find the right ingredients and proportions, and I am sure it could get even better, but it is already a real dream come true as far as I am concerned. The texture is light, nutty and crunchy, making it perfectly filling. The tangy raspberry filling brings it to a whole new level, with a fresh and summery tone that you cannot do anything but love. But the best part of this cake is the very sweet, creamy and guilt-free ganache/frosting – to think that it was not obtained with butter nor refined sugar is a real personal success!      I am writing this article to you as …

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 …

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 …