10 Minutes to Creamy! Chocolate Avocado Mousse! 

Chocolate Mousse has never been healthier or faster! When choosing Avocados, use Haas variety- they tend to have a rich, smooth finish. Make sure to avoid any granulated sweeteners for a creamy mouthfeel.   You’ll Need:  4-5 ripe avocados 3 tablespoons honey, maple syrup, or optional liquid sweetener. ( do not use granulated sweeteners)  3/4 cupContinue reading “10 Minutes to Creamy! Chocolate Avocado Mousse! “

No Artificial Color- Empress Red Sugar Beet Cupcakes ! 

Ingredients: 1 cup puréed fresh red sugar-beets, (fresh cooked not canned) 1/3 cup coconut oil, slightly heated to pourable state 1 1/4 cup granulated organic sugar 2 teaspoons Madagascar vanilla extract 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons natural cocoa powder ( do not use Dutch processed cocoa for this batter) Continue reading “No Artificial Color- Empress Red Sugar Beet Cupcakes ! “

Chocolate Cake Day! No Flour? No Problem!

Oooooh La Lahhhhh! It’s National Chocolate Cake Day here in America, why not celebrate with … well,…. A CHOCOLATE CAKE! I’m craving a chocolate flourless cake so here it is! Chocolate Flourless Cake with Chocolate Ganache You’ll Need 1 cup semisweet or bittersweet good quality chocolate chips such as Guittard 1/2 cup, ( 4 ounces orContinue reading “Chocolate Cake Day! No Flour? No Problem!”

Classic French Profiteroles with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce 

A profiterole is a classic tiny filled ball made from the French Pâte à choux dough. ( the only dough cooked twice) typically sweet, but can also be savory. This pastry is used to also make, croquenbouches, éclairs French crullers, beignets, St. Honoré cake, Parisian gnocchi, and gougères to name a few of my favorites. Dessert profiteroles are usually filled with whipped cream, custard, pastry cream, or as in the USA, vanilla bean ice cream. TheseContinue reading “Classic French Profiteroles with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce “

2016 Post Election, Red Wine and Chocolate Popsicles ! 

I know it’s 5 o’clock somewhere ! Here is a fun pick-me-up after a long stressful election year. Try my  frozen popsicle recipe strictly for adults. Cause, sometimes we need a break too! Not only will these take the edge off the 2016 Election, it will also turn your lips and tongue into a bright shadeContinue reading “2016 Post Election, Red Wine and Chocolate Popsicles ! “

Non-Dairy Hot Chocolate Chai 

Ahhhhh, comforting ! A nice warm cup of drinking chocolate with chai spice! Perfect for a cozy fall,  or winter evening!! Ingredients: 2 cups organic, vanilla almond milk, sweetened. (Or my nut milk recipe here- plus adding 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract – or, one vanilla bean-sliced open, and seeds removed into milk. And 2Continue reading “Non-Dairy Hot Chocolate Chai “

Decadent Dark Chocolate Holiday Truffles with Oreo Cookies and Framboise!  …Sigh!  

Vegan! Need a hostess gift or a little sumthin, to share at a holiday potluck ?These delicious truffles also make beautiful gifts for friends or family! Inspired by the compassionate, Stephen Dimmick- Founder of GlossiGirl Vegan Lipsticks! Ingredients: 36 Faux Re-os or 1 package of real Oreo cookies 8 ounces vegan cream cheese, softened 16Continue reading “Decadent Dark Chocolate Holiday Truffles with Oreo Cookies and Framboise!  …Sigh!  “

The Faux-Re-O! Homemade Vegan Oreo Cookies. Clean ! No additives, preservatives or shelve-stabilizers! 

Aside from the slightly bizarre flavors of the past few years, Kraft Foods – the parent to the Oreo, a Nabisco brand; has a dynasty into the worlds best tasting cookie!  A large corporate box chain foods  company–but, this means highly processed, refined food ingredients. Also, foods contain additives; that might not be so healthyContinue reading “The Faux-Re-O! Homemade Vegan Oreo Cookies. Clean ! No additives, preservatives or shelve-stabilizers! “

#HolidayBaking. Chef Gigi’s Recipe for Those Delicate, Flakey, Round Cookies all Covered with Powered Sugar. You know the ones! 

So delicious you can’t eat just one! Yeah… those!  Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups walnuts  8 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped out 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt 2 cups all-purpose flour Method: Preheat the oven to 350°.Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.  SpreadContinue reading “#HolidayBaking. Chef Gigi’s Recipe for Those Delicate, Flakey, Round Cookies all Covered with Powered Sugar. You know the ones! “

Drunken Bacon for that “Grown-up” Sunday Brunch you’ve been longing for ! (This Bacon is Hot, Sweet and Sticky, so be prepared to have   “Breakfast in Bed!” )

Clothing optional ! I’d serve these sexy bits of heaven with a side of warm melted chocolate – but that’s just me. #ParentsDayOff  Ingredients: 1/4 cup good quality pure maple syrup 1/4 cup good quality Bourbon  1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 2 pounds, 3/4-inch-thick slices of skinless slabContinue reading “Drunken Bacon for that “Grown-up” Sunday Brunch you’ve been longing for ! (This Bacon is Hot, Sweet and Sticky, so be prepared to have   “Breakfast in Bed!” )”