These pistachio raspberry homemade energy bars taste like dessert but are the perfect quick healthy snack. They are super easy and quick to prepare with only 6 ingredients and 20 minutes of active preparation time. (Psst, there’s a video with step-by-step instructions, as well!)
It’s been a crazy week round here. Actually, the last few
weeks months have been crazy. Whoever said that starting a blog in the first year of your PhD was a piece of cake was… actually, I doubt anyone has ever said that. Because, honestly, who could possibly be insane enough to do it?
Yep. That’s right. Me. *facepalm*
These caramel chocolate chip cookie brownies will blow your mind. This flourless dessert is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free, and yet it is so incredibly decadent. The brownie layer is a fudgy chocolate taste explosion, the chocolate chip cookie layer is buttery and crumbly, and the caramel sauce… pure luscious naughtiness. (Psst, there’s also a video with step-by-step instructions!)
You know those ideas that are so insane they are actually brilliant? This recipe is one of them.
I mean, just how insane do you have to be to think to yourself: “I know, I’ll throw together chocolate chip cookies, caramel sauce and brownies, and bake it all in one pan. And, oh why not, let’s make the whole thing flourless and dairy free… and refined sugar free.”
This gluten and dairy free orange polenta cake is supercharged with citrusy goodness. It’s soft and dense, moist and crumbly, and most certainly delicious. The cake is soaked with an orange and lime syrup, which brings it to a whole new level. (Psst, there’s a video with step-by-step instructions, as well!)
Okay, first of all: raise your hand if you know what “polenta” is.
Polenta is basically the Italian version of grits. If you go into more detail, it turns out that polenta and grits are made from different types of corn… but they’re both some sort of coarsely ground cornmeal in the end.
This vegan cookie dough is the perfect treat for when you are craving the buttery deliciousness of chocolate chip cookie dough, but want to eat something reasonably healthy at the same time. It’s gluten, dairy and refined sugar free, as well as vegan and paleo – but most importantly: it’s super delicious.
This recipe is part of the “How To’s” post series, where I share my go-to baking tips and tricks, as well as super simple recipes for which I don’t know into which category to place them. (Oops?) You can find all the posts in the series here or in the recipe index under “How To’s”.
Can we get one thing out of the way?
My paleo & vegan caramel sauce isn’t actual caramel sauce. And almond milk isn’t actual milk. And my raw vegan raspberry cheesecake isn’t actually a cheesecake. And nice cream isn’t actually ice cream.