Decadent Vegan Chocolate Cake

Decadent Vegan Chocolate Cake

This is a delicious, decadent cake with just the right amount of sweetness to it. It is a vegan cake but trust me, you won't taste the veganism in it! Baking has always been part of my family.  I was about 4 years old when I started baking with my mom. At the time, I was more interested in licking the batter off the spatula than anything else, but I have grown into loving baking. Back then, there was no such thing as "healthy" desserts. We were using eggs, cream, butter, sweet chocolate and we were adding full fat cream and maple syrup on top of the chocolate cake, just to make sure it was sweet enough (yes, that was a thing. I think some of my uncles still do that today!). Time has changed and I also changed. I no longer eat dairy products or refined sugar. I still like my sweets but I am now carefully selecting the ingredients I cook and bake with.
Creamy Dijon Salmon

Creamy Dijon Salmon

White wine salmon

My mom first made this recipe when I was about 20 years old. No need to tell you that the original recipe did not use almond milk, but rather 15% cream.  However, this was the first recipe my mom made in the attempt to eat healthier food. I am fortunate that my mom always cooked at home. Everyday, she was preparing a fresh cooked meal for dinner. We rarely ate out and when we did it was a real party for my sister and I (which kid doesn't love McDonald's!). Back then, we were not as concerned about fat, carbs, protein and sugar. (more…)