SUGAR-FREE EASTER TREATS & BEETROOT RED VELVET CUPCAKES (for an IQS-inspired celebration)

It seems as though I am always in the midst of some kind of health-kick around the approach of Easter! Maybe it’s the masochist in me, but I’d prefer to think it’s simply a matter of loving the challenge of creative problem solving. Baking is a joy to me, especially on festive occasions. So, not to be deterred […]

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 […]

SAFFRON, ALMOND & VANILLA CUPCAKES WITH ORANGE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING (just in time for Swedish Lucia celebrations!)

Today is known as “Lucia” in Sweden. I love Lucia and have done so ever since I found myself in this winter wonderland I now call home. The lighting of candles on this day symbolises, among other things, that light always conquers darkness… an important message to reinforce as the darkest day of the year fast […]