VALENTINE’S CHOCOLATE-DIPPED HEART COOKIES – with VIDEO {gluten, nut & soy free}

 This Valentine’s day – share some (gluten free) chocolate-dipped heart cookies. Buttery, crumbly heart-shaped cookie sandwiches, filled with a pretty (and tasty) raspberry frosting and dipped into dark chocolate – what’s not to love? Easy to make and yet so ridiculously adorable – these heart cookies are the perfect Valentine’s dessert.

A Valentine's heart cookie is in the foreground – heart-shaped cookie sandwich, dipped into chocolate and decorated with pretty sprinkles. More gluten free heart cookies are in the background. A pretty pink plate is also in the background.

Sometimes, writing is hard. Writer’s block and all that jazz. And I know that a common piece of advice is to write about what you know – your life lately, that thing that happened to you recently… but let’s be real here: most of you come here for the recipes, and only few – if any – of you come for the ramblings. And do you honestly want to know about this or that experiment that did or didn’t work, that interesting bit of analysis or that frustrating reaction that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere?

Life of a Chemistry PhD student – both exciting and boring at the same time.

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HOW TO MAKE VEGAN LEMON CURD {gluten, dairy, egg, nut & soy free, vegan}

This vegan lemon curd is the real deal. Lemony, luscious, and with a perfect balance between tart and sweet, it also has that perfect lemon curd consistency: runny yet thick, good both for drizzling and for spreading on cookies or cake. And, perhaps most importantly, it has that beautiful golden yellow colour of a proper lemon curd. All that, with no eggs and no dairy!

Vegan lemon curd being poured from a pretty red saucepan into a glass jar. Lemons are in the background and a spoon is in front of the jar.

Lemon desserts can be tricky if you eat an egg-free or vegan diet. Right…?

Actually: no.

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1-BOWL GLUTEN FREE VEGAN SUGAR COOKIES {gluten, dairy, egg, nut & soy free, vegan}

Meet your new favourite cookies. Gluten free vegan sugar cookies. They’re crisp, crumbly, buttery and sweet, and frosted with the most delicious (and simple) vegan frosting. They’re both quick and easy to make – requiring 30 minutes tops and no fancy equipment. Even though they’re gluten, dairy and egg free, these vegan sugar cookies couldn’t be more scrumptious and decadent. Have I mentioned they’re ridiculously pretty?

Pretty frosted gluten free vegan sugar cookies arranged on a decorative white cake cooling rack. The gluten free sugar cookies have been frosted with two types of easy vegan frosting (brown and pink) and decorated with white and dark chocolate sprinkles.

Friends, you’re gonna love this one.

These adorable, delicious, easy to make sugar cookies are vegan and gluten free – but they are just as decadent and scrumptious as any other cookie out there. Actually, scratch that. They’re better.

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GLUTEN FREE TIRAMISU CAKE {gluten, nut & soy free}

This gluten free tiramisu cake is a celebration of the best chocolate + coffee dessert out there: the one and only tiramisu. With fluffy gluten free genoise sponge generously soaked with coffee and a super pretty ombre mascarpone buttercream frosting, this gluten free layer cake is every coffee lover’s dream.

The gluten free tiramisu cake is placed on a white plate, which sits on top of two more decorative plates - a pink and a grey one. A slice has been cut and is the process of being removed with a pretty antique cake server. A pretty lace napkin is on the right side next to it, and a antique coffee cup and sauces are in the foreground.

So… I kinda love chocolate. Really really love chocolate.

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