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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GLUTEN FREE PIZZA THAT IS ACTUALLY THE REAL DEAL {gluten, egg, nut & soy free}

This gluten free pizza is 100% the real deal. It has the perfect gluten free pizza crust, which tastes and looks and feels like pizza. There’s no strange ingredients and no complicated procedure needed – but the result will simply blow you away. If you thought that you wouldn’t – couldn’t – enjoy real pizza ever again because of your gluten intolerance… think again. Because this gluten free pizza dough recipe is a game changer.

Two pieces of the best gluten free pizza on white parchment paper. The pizza is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. The rest of the pizza is in the background.

I have a bucket list of foods I want to make allergy friendly. Pizza has always been very high on that list. No explanation needed. It’s pizza and we need pizza, and no gluten intolerance will stand between us and our pizza. Mmkay?

And yes, there are gluten free pizza recipes out there. There are. But… hear me out. A pizza crust should not contain eggs. Or milk. Or, god forbid, cauliflower. (Because, friends, I love cauliflower and all, but keep it away from my pizza.)

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HOW TO BLANCH ALMONDS IN UNDER 5 MINUTES

Blanching almonds at home is much more cost-effective than buying them. And with this fool-proof how to blanch almonds guide – it’s easier and quicker than ever!

Blanched almonds on a white plate on a white wooden background.

What do delicious raw vegan desserts, fancy French macarons and healthy paleo brownies have in common? 

No, I’m not talking about the fact that you’d love to eat all of them every day of every week. (Though I completely understand and support you in your dessert-munching endeavours.)

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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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