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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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.

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GLUTEN FREE VEGAN VANILLA CUPCAKES {gluten, dairy, egg, nut & soy free, vegan}

These simple vegan vanilla cupcakes are the perfect mid-week treat: quick and easy to make, as well as ridiculously delicious. At the same time, they can easily be tweaked to be the centrepiece at any celebration. I’m sure these gluten free vegan cupcakes will become your favourite go-to cupcake recipe!

Gluten free vegan vanilla cupcakes in plain white cupcake liners on a blue plate. They are decorated with swirls of vegan vanilla frosting and colourful sprinkles. The cupcake in the front has had its cupcake liner partially removed.

It’s my birthday today. And if you asked me how old I am… give me a minute. Or two. My age seems to be something that I never remember – probably because I don’t find it all that important. But, if you’re wondering (and you probably aren’t): I’m 24.

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GLUTEN FREE VEGAN CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES {gluten, dairy, egg, nut & soy free, vegan}

Pure chocolate bliss in every single bite – these gluten free vegan chocolate cupcakes are bound to become everyone’s favourite. They look amazing, taste spectacular, and are super easy and quick to make! Plus, you couldn’t possibly guess that they contain no gluten, no dairy and no eggs!

A gluten free vegan chocolate cupcake with partially removed cupcake liner is in the foreground, with more gluten free vegan cupcakes in the background. The surface and background are very light, almost white, with extra dark chocolate sprinkles on the surface.

There’s something terribly charming about dark, almost fudgy chocolate cupcakes, topped with a small mountain of swirly, fluffy chocolate frosting. It’s basically chocolate on chocolate… with even more chocolate in the form of dark chocolate sprinkles.

Yes, I’ve just used the word chocolate SIX TIMES in only one paragraph. This will be a chocolatey post, folks. The chocolatey post – with a chocolatey recipe for gluten free vegan chocolate cupcakes.

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