Trio of Truffles

Truffles and bite sized chocolates are the perfect treat for the warm seasons we're now approaching. They're easy to make and easier to carry with you anywhere. Recently I have been traveling a decent amount and, of course, I bring chocolates with me for anyone I am spending time with. Truffles and bonbons have been my go to as they are always a big winner with friends and family. After all, who doesn't love a soft centre? I have been … [Read more...]

Matcha Raspberry Cups

Matcha Cream 100g ( ⅓ cup ) coconut butter, softened 50g ( ⅓ cup ) xylitol 25g ( 1 ½ tbsp ) coconut oil, softened or melted 1-2 tsp matcha tea powder 80g ( ⅓ cup ) water, room temp or slightly warm Method In a blender combine the first set of ingredients at low speed, just so they incorporate. With the blender still running on low, drizzle in the water. Scrape the sides of the blender as needed to be sure it’s … [Read more...]

Mint Truffles

In my classes, I teach students how to create stunning chocolates using unique flavour combinations. They are encouraged to think outside the box of what's normal and run of the mill in the chocolate world. But, sometimes, the ordinary is the most extraordinary and, to me, a simple mint truffle is the epitome of that. Mint Sugar 100g ( ½ cup ) buckwheat, soaked and sprouted 10 hours 100g ( ½ cup ) xylitol 20g ( ¼ cup tightly … [Read more...]

Raw Almond Biscotti

Pin It I remember going through a phase back in my early raw food days of wanting to nail a biscotti recipe. Not like, “It looks just like biscotti, but the texture is way off” -- I’m talking about light, crisp, sweet and gently aromatic. I tried so many ways of making it and was always miles off. Back then, if I tried several times and didn’t make progress, I gave up. I didn’t know enough about all the ingredients at my fingertips in … [Read more...]

Coconut “Bacon”Chocolate Bark

Pin It I didn't intend to post this as a recipe, to be honest, but the reaction it received on FaceBook made it inevitable. Just to be clear, there's no bacon or animal products in this recipe. Bacon has made a come back in the past few years largely because of the Paleo food movement. This movement has told people they can eat bacon again. For a long time it was believed to be a "bad" food. It's no longer considered so. Since then, … [Read more...]