RIDICULOUSLY DECADENT GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE TART {gluten, nut & soy free}

This decadent gluten free chocolate tart just might be one of the best gluten free desserts you’ll ever try. With a sweet, buttery gluten free shortcrust pastry, and a rich dark chocolate ganache filling, this gluten free tart is what chocolate lovers’ dreams are made of.

The gluten free chocolate tart on a small serving table. Two pieces of the tart have been cut. A pile of antique dessert plates and some cups are in the background.

Hi, friend. I have a confession: the initial form of this post was more of a slightly ticked-off long-winded rant than anything else. To make a long story short: I’m at a conference-workshop thingy, unable to prepare my own food and faced with rather… meagre pickings for my (gluten free) meals. Add to that a sad-looking salad bar and a meagre fruit selection, and you’ve got yourself an unhappy, whining Kat.

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CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY ENERGY BARS {gluten, dairy, egg, peanut, soy & ref. sugar free, vegan, paleo}

These chocolate raspberry energy bars are the perfect healthy snack – handy, nutritious, satisfying and utterly delicious. They are super easy and quick to make, requiring only 7 ingredients and 10 minutes. If you’re looking for your go-to afternoon or post-workout snack: this just might be it!

Chocolate raspberry energy bars on a white surface. The pink-violet healthy energy bars are drizzled with dark chocolate. The spoon used for drizzling is next to them.

I don’t know about you, but come 3 o’clock in the afternoon… I need a snack. It doesn’t have to be huge or elaborate – it can be just a few mouthfuls and I’ll be happy. Without that snack (especially if I had a lighter lunch), I tend to transform into a grumpy, shaky mess with an attention span of about 2 seconds.

Sounds familiar? I bet it does.

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CHOCOLATE-COVERED RASPBERRY HI-HAT CUPCAKES {gluten, nut & soy free}

Making these chocolate-covered raspberry hi-hat cupcakes is like creating art. A thin, gently crunchy dark chocolate shell covers a fluffy cloud that is the raspberry-flavoured marshmallow meringue, and moist gluten free chocolate cupcakes complete what is essentially a piece of cupcake heaven.

Chocolate-covered raspberry hi-hat cupcake with a partially unwrapped cupcake liner in the foreground. More hi-hat gluten free chocolate cupcakes and frozen raspberries are in the background.

You know those days when everything that could go wrong does go wrong? When an important e-mail ends up in the junk folder, a request is denied and a friend is feeling poorly in a really scary way? Yeah, it’s been one of those days. 

I don’t deal well with days like that. I don’t deal well with stress in general. I bet I’m not the only one – more like one among many. Writing helps. Putting thoughts to paper, just getting it all out of your system. Baking, too. Being productive in that most delicious of ways. And breathing. Important, that one. Breathe in. Breathe out. Listen to a song that reminds you that what’s happened… happened and it’s not the end of the world. Breathe.

And it’s really really not the end of the world. I know it may sometimes feel like that… but it really isn’t. Just breathe. We’re okay.

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THE ULTIMATE GLUTEN FREE BROWNIES {gluten, nut & soy free}

These gluten free brownies have it all: the fudgy, gooey centre, the intense chocolate flavour and the most perfect shiny, crackly top. This easy fail-proof recipe only takes half an hour from start to finish, making these gluten free brownies the perfect mid-week (or midnight) treat.

A stack of three fudgy, gooey gluten free brownies with a crackly top, one on top of the other, on a white wooden surface. A full milk bottle and more brownies are blurry in the background.

If you had to choose only one dessert to eat for the rest of your life – what would you pick?

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