Chocolate Spirulina Brittle

This week, by absolute coincidence, I bring you a recipe that's a darker shade of green than I've been featuring recently. Spirulina is quiet the powerhouse nutritionally speaking, BUT that's not why I'm using it in this recipe. I rarely do things strictly because they're healthy, my recipes are almost healthy as an after thought, that main objective when developing new recipes is to make the most tasty thing possible. It just happens to be that … [Read more...]

Coffee Truffles with Hazelnut and Cinnamon

I've been really excited about posting this recipe and I have been "sitting on it" since before Christmas. I was testing these at the beginning of December and gifting them to friends, basically anyone I saw got a box. Everyone who tried them, including my two young nephews, loved them! My nephews have refined palates and enjoy the finer tastes in life, such as, coffee, hazelnut and cinnamon joined in chocolatey harmony. These really are … [Read more...]

Sweet & Salty Trail Mix

I find that trail mix is one of those things that generally tends to miss the mark somehow when you buy it in the shops. The dried fruit usually it too much raisin and not enough cool stuff, not to mention the dried fruits will have been treated with something to keep them soft and sweetened with gross sugars. The nuts are never in the balance that I like... Maybe I am being high maintenance here, but I can be, seeing as I am a chef. I feel like … [Read more...]

Coconut Chia Bars

There's nothing like starting the year off in style and in good health, right ?! These bars are going to save your life ( not literally ) at work, traveling or in the evening crumbled into your banana ice cream. These babies kept me happy while I was traveling over the holidays. Crunchy and surprisingly light, they crumble like a digestive in your mouth. The lucuma gives that yummy biscuit taste, but you could sub that out for the same amount … [Read more...]

Mini Rustic Pear Tarts

Raw pastry crust, for the longest time, has been replaced by grinding nuts and sweetener in the food processor and adding some coconut oil or cacao butter to help set it up. But this pastry crust is so close to the real deal, it's unbelievable. It's light and sweet a little bit doughy, which brings back memories of warm apple pie, freshly baked by Mom as a child. Yummy. Just in time for the holidays, this crust is super versatile. I'll be … [Read more...]