Small Batch Pumpkin Cookie Dough Energy Bites (GF and Vegan)

  Hands on those of you who love energy balls but who don't actually need that much energy to fuel their mid-morning coffee breaks! Either because you are sitting at a desk all day (i.e. me) or because you can easily get addicted to those delicious sweet bites (i.e. also me). However, we still energy to fuel our (supposedly) intense intellectual effort, just in smaller quantities. This recipe is my go-to snack for revision time: it comes together in five minutes, it's not excessively sweet and only makes enough bites to fuel your brain correctly! You can also double or tripe the recipe if you are not revising/working alone. Add in any extra ingredient you wish to (seeds and nuts are a good idea) and substitute coconut flour with almond/cashew powder to experiment a … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Meal Plan

Thanksgiving is almost here and it's time to start preparing your meal plan.  No time?  No problem!  I have an entire meal plan prepared for you. Appetizers: Pumpkin Puree - Use these tips and add pumpkin puree to different dishes for a fun twist. For example, stir some pumpkin puree into prepared hummus to make a delicious Thanksgiving appetizer.  Serve with warm pita bread. Cheese and Soup - Use these tips to prepare the perfect cheese platter, make sure you take a look at the suggestion for preparing a Thanksgiving appetizer by pairing Camembert with butternut squash soup. Entrees: Turkey - This turkey sounds delicious and will need to cook for around 6 hours and then sit for approximately 15 minutes before carving.  Alternatively, you can try these step … [Read more...]

Skillet S’mores Mini Dessert Recipe

When you can't swing a bonfire or face the mess of traditional s'mores, these skillet s'mores are the perfectly portioned desserts. Whether you want to make them during the middle of the heat of summer or in the dead of winter, this mini dessert is easy to whip up and will satisfy those cravings. Use the graham crackers to dip into the marshmallows and melted chocolate. This gives you all the S'mores yumminess with the chocolate, marshmallow, and graham crackers together, without a bonfire! Brilliant! Mini Skillet S'mores from From Brazil To You Ingredients 60% cacao chocolate chips marshmallows low-fat honey graham crackers [sc:adsense ] How-To In an oven safe container (I used mini skillets), line the bottom with chocolate chips. Broil in the oven until … [Read more...]

Chocolate Monster Tarts

If you were looking for a quick, delicious and absolutely terrifying treat for your Halloween party, you just found it. These mini chocolate tarts are the so dark! Put together a cookie crust, a simple chocolate ganache, and some whipped cream and you will have the cutest Halloween treat on the planet that will please everyone! No oven needed and they are ready in less than two hours! Ideally, you should make these in a mini silicon muffin mold but any small round shaped tin will do (just make sure to line the tin with baking paper if it’s is an iron tin otherwise the tarts will be tricky to unmold). You can also make a large tart and cut out small tarts using a round cutter (neatness of the tarts will depend on your cookie cutter quality, obviously mine wasn’t very good eh.). Double, … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Coconut Smoothie Bowl

  This summer I developed a smoothie bowl obsession. Indeed I think my blender would cry if it could: the poor thing had to stand me and my crazy fruit-veg combinations all summer. But it will have to endure at least another season because this pumpkin coconut smoothie bowl is definitely the creamiest, most delicious breakfast you can have this fall. You can put it together in 5 minutes and it will fill you up until lunch! Plus it’s gluten and dairy free. I am not a fan of cold breakfasts but you can use a frozen banana if you prefer a chilled smoothie bowl!     Pumpkin spice smoothie bowl 2/3 cup coconut milk 1/3 cup almond milk (or any milk) 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 banana (frozen if you want a cold breakfast) 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice 1/2 … [Read more...]

Fun Fall Treats – Halloween Snacks and Desserts

I love this time of year! Maybe because it is the beginning of cool weather and the holiday season.. but I want to BAKE! My son is finally at the age where he can help me and actually enjoy sharing in the process, so I have been searching for some cute little treat ideas that we can try this season. Here are just a few yummy recipes I found: I am not a huge "Halloween" decor fan, but the idea around this little snack is cute. It's simply chocolate pudding with crumbled oreo on top, dressed up with a cookie. I figured I could do this anyway I want - maybe some yucky creepy worms instead? Or candy corn on top? hmmm.. I am a Rice Krispy Treat fanatic! They are so easy to make and can be "fashioned" into anything you can imagine - or will stick together as. :) Here, make a batch … [Read more...]