DIY CHOCOLATE BUNNY BUTTON DECORATIONS, IQS-STYLE (and my 15 seconds of Instafame)

Hi all! Just a quick post to share a quick idea as Easter 2014 commences! As you may be aware, I am in the midst of a sugar detox using Sarah Wilson‘s book I Quit Sugar For Life as inspiration. On a mission to Easter-fy one of the IQS dessert recipes (the gorgeous Choc Mint Slice), I […]

VEGAN CHOCOLATE SNICKERDOODLES (yummy spice-laced, sugar-coated, crackly-topped cookies)

They’re deliciously chocolatey, easy-to-make, have a lovely crackle-topped texture plus a warming hint of spice… and they’re vegan! How many boxes can a cookie tick? VEGAN CHOCOLATE SNICKERDOODLES Makes approx. 24 cookies TOPPING INGREDIENTS 45 g organic caster sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon COOKIE INGREDIENTS 120 ml organic rapeseed/canola oil 220 g organic caster sugar […]

THE EASIEST VEGAN BANANA ICE CREAM EVER! (1 basic ingredient, 2 serving suggestions)

Easy, healthy, vegan ice cream in a pinch with only 1 ingredient? It’s doable! Ripe bananas are all you’ll need.   THE EASIEST VEGAN BANANA ICE CREAM EVER 4 bananas makes approx. four 2-scoop servings INGREDIENT 3-4 very ripe bananas DIRECTIONS Peel bananas and break/cut them into pieces. Place in an airtight container and freeze overnight. […]

A SNEAK PREVIEW OF MY FIRST GUEST POST (chocolatey, gluten-free goodness!)

As some of you know, my baby Cupcake arrived just a few short weeks ago, hence my recent absence on WP. However, just days before labour kicked in, I managed to submit my very first guest blog post EVER to the fabulous, illustrious Choc Chic Uru of Go Bake Yourself fame. As you can see […]

THE COMPLETE BLESSINGWAY ROUND-UP (with LOTS of FREE printables, great blessingway/baby shower activities + links to all recipes & tutorials)

So, Baby Cupcake is due to make an appearance in the world in less than 4 weeks (yes, less than 28 days!). After having had complications from the very start (plus a diagnosed high risk pregnancy condition) and spending months literally counting down the days to full-term, I finally find myself on its doorstep. And now […]

PERFECT CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES… WITH 2 DELICIOUS FROSTING OPTIONS (vegan coconut & Nutella buttercream)

Cupcakes tend to be the “crowning glory” of whatever spread I put on for special occasions. As such, I searched high and low and all over Pinterest for the perfect chocolate cupcake recipe (and some divine frostings to compliment it) in time for my blessingway. I guess I got lucky! My guests were posting photos […]

CHRISTMAS CRACKLES (AKA crackles, take 2)

What seems like ages ago, I posted about chocolate crackles and how, at my little L’s nursery school celebrations for UN day they were so popular I didn’t even have time to take a photo of them before they all disappeared into the mouths of pre-schoolers (and their parents!). So I guess this post is […]

EASY, FESTIVE CHOCOLATE GINGERBREAD TRUFFLES (with a dash of mulled wine & a touch of marzipan)

I bet you thought I’d forgotten about Project Pinterest, Operation Advent ;). Well, I haven’t… it’s just that I have not yet found the time to post all the different things I have been up to. But here is one of them in any case. A true taste of Swedish Christmas, in my humble opinion. […]

RUSTIC COCONUT CHOCOLATE BARS (AKA ‘I never need to buy a Bounty bar again!’ part 2)

I did it! Yes, no less than  two days after dreaming up a reconstructed Bounty bar using my coconut macaroon recipe, it has materialised in my kitchen (shame on me!). The results are nothing to be sniffed at. Moist, fluffy, coconutty and chocolately, they are less sticky-sweet than the factory produced, plastic-wrapped original that inspired […]

COCONUT MACAROONS WITH RASPBERRY DARK CHOCOLATE (AKA ‘I never need to buy a Bounty bar again!’, part 1)

A spontaneous weekend afternoon tea with friends calls for an easy, quick and impressively yummy homemade treat. A friend had recently given me a lovely block of 70% cocoa fair-trade chocolate infused with raspberry. I decided to take a chance on a recipe I’d seen a long time ago for kockostoppar (Swedish for coconut macaroons). […]