RAW VEGAN RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE {gluten, dairy, egg, soy, peanut & ref. sugar free, vegan, paleo}

This raw vegan cheesecake is the perfect summer dessert: creamy, refreshing and perfectly balanced due to the slight tartness of the raspberries. The lemon zest in the crunchy almond crust adds an extra pop of flavour, which will blow your mind. This healthy dessert couldn’t be easier to make – it requires only 5 ingredients and there’s no need to turn on the oven! It’s vegan, paleo, gluten and dairy free, but most importantly, it’s super delicious.
(Psst, no coconut oil!)

Raw Vegan Raspberry Cheesecake {gluten, dairy, egg, soy, peanut & refined sugar free, vegan, paleo} - This raw vegan cheesecake is the perfect summer dessert: creamy, refreshing and perfectly balanced due to the slight tartness of the raspberries. The lemon zest in the crunchy almond crust adds an extra pop of flavour, which will blow your mind. This healthy dessert couldn’t be easier to make – it requires only 5 ingredients and there’s no need to turn on the oven! It’s vegan, paleo, gluten and dairy free, but most importantly, it’s super delicious.

You know one thing I haven’t talked about on here? Chemistry. Which is strange, given that – you know – I’m an Inorganic Chemistry PhD student.

Here’s the thing: Chemistry is fun and wonderful and exciting and in my humble opinion the closest we can get to “magic”. I’m sure many physicists, mathematician and artists are shaking their fists at me right now and shouting war, but hey – to each their own.

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OOEY GOOEY CRUSTLESS APRICOT FRANGIPANE TART {gluten, soy & peanut free}

This crustless apricot frangipane tart is basically just everyone’s favourite part of any tart – the filling! It really is ooey and gooey and everything else buttery and decadent. The recipe is easy and gluten free, and the flavour combination of slightly tart apricots, almonds and aromatic lemon thyme will blow you away.

It’s time for another instalment of My Mum’s Kitchen! If you’ve missed the first part, be sure to check out the super yummy Vegetable Omelette recipe. This recipe series is exactly what it says it is – recipes dreamt up by my mum, because such deliciousness needs to be shared. You can see all the recipes in the series if you click on “My Mum’s Kitchen” in the main menu.

Ooey Gooey Crustless Apricot Frangipane Tart {gluten, soy & peanut free} - This crustless apricot frangipane tart is basically just everyone’s favourite part of any tart – the filling! It really is ooey and gooey and everything else buttery and decadent. The recipe is easy and gluten free, and the flavour combination of slightly tart apricots, almonds and aromatic lemon thyme will blow you away.

You know people who take some ingredients, throw them together in a way that feels kinda right, eyeball absolutely everything, and the end result is to die for? Yep, that’s my mum. Which also means that no dish is ever the same… and that, unfortunately, it’s often hard to replicate her recipes. Because nothing – and I mean nothing. Is. Written. Down.

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WHITE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH VANILLA & BLACKBERRY BUTTERCREAM ROSES {soy & nut free, gluten free option}

These white chocolate cupcakes with vanilla & blackberry buttercream roses taste amazing and look even better. Despite looking ridiculously impressive, the buttercream roses are actually easy and quick to make, even if you haven’t made them before. There’s also a gluten free option!

White Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla & Blackberry Buttercream Roses {soy & nut free, gluten free option} - These white chocolate cupcakes with vanilla & blackberry buttercream roses taste amazing and look even better. Despite looking ridiculously impressive, the buttercream roses are actually easy and quick to make, even if you haven’t made them before. There’s also a gluten free option!

Do you have a go-to recipe? You know, one that you always turn to when you need to quickly whip up something delicious and impressive? Yep, me too. There are quite a few actually, and every single one is a favourite.

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HEALTHY 10 MINUTE MELTED ICE CREAM SMOOTHIE BOWL WITH CHOCOLATE SAUCE & “COOKIE DOUGH” PIECES {gluten, dairy, egg, soy & ref. sugar free, vegan, paleo}

This healthy melted ice cream smoothie bowl tastes like everything a decadent ice cream sundae should be, but without the brain freeze, the sugar high or the subsequent energy crash. In fact, you could easily have this 10 minute, 6 ingredient vegan paleo dessert for breakfast – and you would still be getting a fairly balanced, wholesome meal that also happens to be gluten and dairy free!

Healthy 10 Minute Melted Ice Cream Smoothie Bowl with Chocolate Sauce & “Cookie Dough” Pieces {gluten, dairy, egg, soy & refined sugar free, vegan, paleo} - This healthy “melted ice cream” smoothie bowl tastes like everything a decadent ice cream sundae should be. You could easily have this 10 minute, 6 ingredient vegan paleo dessert for breakfast – and you would still be getting a fairly balanced, wholesome meal that also happens to be gluten and dairy free!

This is what happens when you really want a decadent ice cream sundae, but it’s cold and miserable outside, you’re battling with a cold and you know that a freezing cold ice cream isn’t the best idea. (Even though ice cream is always a great idea.) But we won’t be defeated – it’s June and that fact alone demands that if we want ice cream, ice cream is what we’ll get.

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