5-MINUTE CHOCOLATE GLUTEN FREE MUG CAKE {gluten, dairy, nut, soy & refined sugar free}

This super quick chocolate gluten free mug cake recipe ensures that when the craving strikes, you can feast on an incredibly fluffy, moist and decadent cake in 5 minutes flat. This single serving microwave cake recipe also means that the cake is yours, and yours alone. I know, you’re welcome.

5-Minute Chocolate Gluten Free Mug Cake {gluten, dairy, nut, soy & refined sugar free} - This super quick and easy chocolate gluten free mug cake recipe ensures that when the craving strikes, you can feast on an incredibly fluffy, moist and decadent cake in 5 minutes flat. This single serving microwave cake recipe also means that the cake is yours, and yours alone. I know, you’re welcome.

I want cake. Right now, preferably 5 minutes ago.

“But there’s no instant-cake-fairy,” you might say. “There is no cake. You’ll need to wait at least half an hour for the batter to be mixed and baked. Perhaps longer.”

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“BOUNTY” CHOCOLATE COCONUT SANDWICH COOKIES {gluten, dairy, soy, nut & ref. sugar free}

Prepare to be blown away by how absolutely scrumptious these “Bounty” chocolate coconut sandwich cookies are. Crumbly decadent chocolate cookies meet flavour-charged coconut filling in this gluten, dairy and refined sugar free treat, which features coconut in three different forms!

“Bounty” Chocolate Coconut Sandwich Cookies - Prepare to be blown away by how absolutely scrumptious these “Bounty” chocolate coconut sandwich cookies are. Crumbly decadent chocolate cookies meet flavour-charged coconut filling in this gluten, dairy and refined sugar free treat, which features coconut in three different forms!

I don’t like recipes. Which is ironic, considering that I have a food blog, and that at the end of this post, you’ll find a recipe (for super duper delicious “Bounty” sandwich cookies… just so you know) that I’ve written. But it’s true, nonetheless. It’s almost like very time I’m reading (and considering following) a recipe, there’s this voice at the back of my head muttering: “Just who do you think you are, telling me what to do. Bah, noooo thank you.” It doesn’t help that almost every time I have followed a recipe, something went spectacularly wrong. 

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“NUTELLA” HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE SANDWICH COOKIES {gluten, dairy, soy & ref. sugar free}

Gooey homemade Nutella filling joins crumbly hazelnut cookies in these “Nutella” hazelnut chocolate sandwich cookies. Because two cookies are always better than one, and who in their right mind would ever say no to homemade Nutella?

“Nutella” Hazelnut Chocolate Sandwich Cookies - Gooey homemade Nutella filling joins crumbly hazelnut cookies in these sandwich cookies. Because two cookies are always better than one, and who in their right mind would ever say no to homemade Nutella?

As a scientist (in the making?), I like equations and nice, neat logical arguments. So here’s today’s favourite: if one cookie is great, two cookies are better, and if you put a filling in the middle, you have a winner. Another logical argument: everyone loves Nutella (fact), and everyone loves cookies (fact) – therefore it follows that everyone will love (to the power of about a thousand) these “Nutella” hazelnut chocolate sandwich cookies. Fact. Case closed. (And these are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free sandwich cookies, how amazing is that?!)

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VEGAN BLUEBERRY OATMEAL WITH MACA POWDER AND PECANS {gluten, dairy, egg, soy & ref. sugar free, vegan, paleo}

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.

Vegan Blueberry Oatmeal with Maca Powder and Pecans - 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.

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