Raw-Vegan Easter Eggs

Raw-Vegan Easter Eggs

What is your best Easter memory? Mine was when I was about 7 years old. For Easter that year, my mom made one of the most memorable GIANT treats platter for the kids in the family. I remember helping her prepare the chocolate pretzels (made with chocolate dough, rolled and shaped into pretzels). There were also mini cakes and all kinds of chocolates. My mom made everything from scratch and it was mind blowing. For this year's Easter, I did not make a platter but I made those raw-vegan eggs. There is very little refined sugar in those and no baking is required. The recipe will give you 18 eggs that you can decorate as you please. Who knows, these may become your best Easter memory. Leave a comment below and rate this recipe so I know if you love it or not. You can also follow me on Instagram (@vic_r.c), Pinterest and Facebook as well. Thanks and Enjoy!
Gluten Free Banana-Chocolate Cookies

Gluten Free Banana-Chocolate Cookies

banana-chocolate cookies

These delightful treats are made with banana and almond flour. There is no sugar added in the recipe. The sweetness comes from the banana and the chocolate. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips in the dough but you can easily drop it or replace it with cacao nibs or cranberries. The more ripe your bananas are, the sweeter the cookies will be. You can also skip the chocolate dipping to make them into breakfast cookies.
Perfect for potlucks, afternoon tea, family gathering or just because.
Gluten free
Vegan
Paleo
Dairy free (depending which chocolate you use)

Try it and let me know what you think in the comment box below. You can also rate this recipe by using the stars under the picture: this is so important for me. If you share it on Instagram, don't forget to tag @vic.r_c.

Thank you and Enjoy!

The Reno Banana Split

The Reno Banana Split

banana split

Today I felt like eating a banana split. I don't know where that craving was coming from since it is kind of cold outside, but that is what I wanted and I had to do something about it. Luckily for my health, I did not have the traditional ingredients required to make a banana split : chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, ice cream, Maraschino cherry, whip cream, etc. Instead I had fresh fruits, nuts, dark chocolate and coconut whip cream. I figured this would be a great opportunity to reno the traditional frozen dessert into a healthier one.  I now present to you The Reno Banana Split!

Tip: If you do not want to make your own coconut whip cream, you can buy the one in a can. It is made with real coconut cream (non dairy and lactose free), and only has 30 calories and 2 grams of sugar per 4 tbsp.

You can also make your own coconut milk based nice cream (dairy free ice cream) if you prefer to get closer to the ‘real' banana split.  I suggest you to make your nice cream instead of buying it since the store-bought one have a tendency to contain a fair amount of sugar.

I truly hope you enjoy this healthier version of the traditional banana split. Let us know in the comment box below. Don't forget to tag @vic.r_c when you share it on Instagram.

Thanks and Enjoy!