Paleo Chocolate Slice

Paleo chocolate slice

I love my homemade chocolate recipe, but it’s not practical as a lunchbox snack because it needs to be kept in the fridge. Lately I’ve been experimenting with a more solid chocolate slice, based on almond butter, rather than coconut oil.

This slice will keep its structure out of the fridge. However, I do still keep it in the fridge in the Brisbane summer, since it does become a little soft out of the fridge. The sesame seeds add a nice crunch and texture to the slice, and the coconut adds a bit of structure. My housemate and I have both been enjoying it during late nights at uni working on our theses. [Read more…]

Chocolate Chunk Vegan Ice Cream

Vegan coconut milk ice cream

Last summer when I was in the country doing fieldwork I did a lot of op shopping (since op shops there are so much cheaper than in the city). I came across an ice cream maker for $5 and asked the lady if it worked. She let me plug it in and it did, but I only had $3.80 on me. Luckily she dropped the price 🙂

So the ice cream maker has been sitting on my shelf for six months gathering dust. When my vegan sister visited recently, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to get it out and make some ice cream. Most commercially available vegan ice cream is made with soy milk, which isn’t great for your health and gives it a soy flavour. [Read more…]

Easy Healthy Chocolate Mousse

Egg free dairy free chocolate mousse

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I love chocolate in all forms. Since I try to avoid processed foods, I’ve been getting my fix by making my own, and also experimenting with making my own nutella and chocolate powerballs. [Read more…]

Gluten Free Egg Free Banana Fritters

Chickpea flour banana fritters

Bananas tend to go ripe very quickly in my kitchen, which means I’m often left with a whole bunch (no pun intended!) to eat quickly. While I often freeze them to use in baking, this week I was craving banana fritters so decided to look for a gluten-free recipe. I eventually found this one using chickpea (garbanzo) flour, which was simple and cheap to make. [Read more…]

An Easy Homemade Chocolate Recipe

Coconut oil chocolates

It’s no secret that I love chocolate. I’ve always wanted to make my own, but have been put off by complicated steps and ingredients. So when I saw an easy recipe for chocolate using coconut oil on facebook, I decided to try it out for Easter.  [Read more…]