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.
Two Minutes Chocolate Brownie

Two Minutes Chocolate Brownie

Chocolate brownies

 

Dear chocolate, 

Why are you so addictive? Very few of us, humans, don't like you. In fact, you seem to be around for every occasion: you win our hearts and make us fall in love, you comfort us in time of sorrow, you give us energy when we are tired and you are the perfect ending to a wonderful meal. Yet, when enhanced with sugar, you also make it very difficult to keep our diet on track. Many of us have tried to live without you but you always find a way to come back to us. Oh chocolate! How do we get rid of you? 

Surprise, surprise! We don't have to get rid of chocolate to lose weight: we just have to manipulate it a bit to make it healthier.  That is right! You can definitely have the cake and eat it too! 

This brownie is one of the healthiest, tastiest and easiest one I've made. It requires simple ingredients and it is ready in 90 seconds. You can't go wrong with it. Now, keep in mind that it is a healthy brownie but, if you want to go crazy, you can always add a handful of chocolate chips to it ;).  Have a try and satisfy your chocolate cravings. 

We would love to have your opinion on this recipe. So, go ahead and leave a comment below. If you try it and share a picture of it, don’t forget to tag vic.r_c on Instagram so we can see what you came up with. 

Thanks and Enjoy! 

 

90 second Sandwich Bread

90 second Sandwich Bread

 

paleo sandwich bread

This bread is amazing and it only needs 90 seconds to cook… in the microwave! 

I found a lot of bread recipes made with coconut flour. There is nothing wrong with coconut flour but I personally prefer almond flour.  One day, I wanted a sandwich and I was out of bread. I thought to myself: ‘If I can make brownies in 2 minutes, I should be able to make bread in that time too!' 

After a few misses, I got it: a moist and flavorful bread made in 90 seconds with almond flour. This is now my go to bread. The recipe only makes 1 little bread at a time though.  Doubling the recipe to make multiple breads at a time does not work. I will work on finding a solution. Until then, please enjoy this recipe: I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised. 

Please leave a comment below to let us know what you think about this bread. You can also take a picture of your sandwich and share it with the world. If you do, don’t forget to tag vic.r_c on Instagram so we can see what you came up with. 

Thanks and Enjoy! 

 

 

Sweet Potato & Dates Muffins

Sweet Potato & Dates Muffins

Sweet Potato and Dattes Muffins

When I was breastfeeding my son, we discovered he had sensitivity with dairy and gluten. That meant I also had to stop eating dairy products and gluten. Up until then, I never realized how gluten is in pretty much everything! I had no idea what to eat, especially for breakfast. Then, these very simple and delicious muffins were born. These hearty muffins are gluten free and dairy free!  

Give it a try and let us know below what you think; we would love to have your input. You can also take a picture and share your masterpiece with the world.

Thanks and Enjoy!