These gluten free salted caramel chocolate cookie bars will take your breath away and leave you craving more. There’s four layers: pecan cookie, chocolate ganache, salted caramel and chopped pecans + chocolate chips. Each individually is amazing, but together… divine.
It’s officially scarf-wearing season. And the kicking-piles-of-leaves season. And the slight-chill-in-the-morning season. I love fall. I love the crisp air, the golden leaves, the squirrels frantically hiding hazelnuts in the ground (only to dig them up 5 minutes later… and then hide them again, 2 inches away)… and yes, the scarves.
There’s something remarkably therapeutic about wading through piles of leaves (even though you could just walk around them), about the crunch swish crunch of your steps, and the ground covered in yellows, oranges and reds. Fall… I’ve missed you.
Perfectly crumbly, incredibly easy and quick to make, and almost dangerously delicious, these chocolate pecan dairy and gluten free oatmeal cookies hit the spot just right. They have it all – the taste, the textures, the smell… and you will want to make them again and again. And again.
Where do you find your inspiration? I find it in ridiculously random situations, like sneaky snack attacks, where you’re not actually hungry for food, but for taste, and textures, and smells. And so you walk around your kitchen, and take a bite of this and that, and you realise that anchovies go amazingly well with walnuts, and you decide that the combination of chocolate and pecans is heavenly, only to be further improved with a pinch of oats. Of course, you are incredibly proud of yourself for discovering such groundbreaking flavour combinations – never mind that they have been around for eons.
Chock-full of healthy fats, minerals, vitamins and fibre, this 10 minute vegan blueberry oatmeal with maca powder and pecans tastes just like blueberry pie. The ideal healthy oatmeal recipe for a nutritional powerhouse of a meal that still tastes like dessert.
You know when you have an “off” day? It’s especially after you’ve been ill for a while, and your body tries to find some semblance of balance, and starts, for whatever reason, behaving downright bizarrely. That was me a few days ago. My usual breakfast fare tends to include oatmeal (remember this chocolate peanut butter decadence?) or smoothies, or occasionally a yummy omelette. But that morning, my body decided to conduct itself like a petulant five-year-old and turned up its nose at all the usual breakfast foods. Now, this may all sound really strange to you. Nonetheless, I am a firm believer that we should listen to our bodies – which is how I ended up with a big (delicious) bowl of salad in front of me at 7am. Yep, so, that happened.