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.)

Continue Reading

CREAMY 4-INGREDIENT AVOCADO PESTO {gluten, dairy, egg, nut, soy & ref. sugar free, vegan, paleo}

This creamy avocado pesto requires just 4 ingredients (two of which are salt and pepper!) and only 5 minutes to make. In combination with homemade gluten free pasta, it makes the perfect filling, nourishing, quick mid-week meal. (It’s also perfect in wraps, as a dip, on toast… or on a spoon.)

Creamy vibrant green avocado pesto with gluten free pasta on a pretty abstract white and black plate. Some of the pasta has been twirled onto an antique fork and lifted above the plate, a few tagliatelle strands hanging off the fork.

Last week we talked about gluten free pasta. We were all excited because it’s easy and quick to make, and all sorts of things have suddenly become possible. Gluten free ravioli? Gluten free lasagna? It’s all at our fingertips, and I’m already brainstorming away. If I could, I’d live in the kitchen, making pasta all day long.

Continue Reading

RAW VEGAN TIRAMISU BITES {gluten, dairy, egg, peanut, soy & ref. sugar free, vegan, paleo option}

These raw vegan tiramisu bites consist of three layers of utter decadence: a crunchy chocolatey base, a mousse-like coffee middle and a topping of pure creamy vanilla goodness. While they are gluten and dairy free, they couldn’t be more delicious, more decadent and more beautiful. And there’s also a paleo option!

Two raw vegan tiramisu bites on top of each other, generously drizzled with melted chocolate. More vegan tiramisu bites are in the background.

This post may contain affiliate links, which allow me to make a small commission for my referral, at no additional cost to you. For more info, check out the Disclosure Policy. Thank you for supporting The Loopy Whisk.

Guys, this one’s a winner. Yes, I know I say this for pretty much everything on this blog (and it’s true!) but these raw vegan tiramisu bites deserve at least a tiara, if not the crown… and the sceptre… and the throne, while we’re at it.

Continue Reading

HOMEMADE HOT CHOCOLATE MIX {gluten, dairy, egg, nut & soy free, ref. sugar free option, vegan, paleo option}

This homemade hot chocolate mix makes the most delicious, decadent, luscious hot chocolate. It’s definitely a go-to on a cold, dreary day – after all, homemade hot chocolate is the ultimate comfort drink.

Luscious, decadent homemade hot chocolate being poured into a white cup from a red saucepan. Bunches of holly and Christmas baubles give a Christmas atmosphere to the photo.

It’s been a long day, friends. A long day in a series of long days. You know what would make this long day a whole lot better? A blanket nest, a good book and, of course, hot chocolate. With some homemade marshmallows. Now doesn’t that just sound… heavenly.

Continue Reading