Lychee is basically the creaming soda of the fruit world. It's more than a touch luxurious, with it's exotic spiky red shell and creamy vanilla centre. Last week I asked you guys what summer tastes like to you, and there were sooo many good ideas! We had everything from basil & peach to salted tequila! Thank-you so much for your input, I hope to create many more in the summery future! There were a couple of people who mentioned lychee, including the winner of the two VIP Tickets to Taste of Auckland (*happening this week!*) thanks to Fisher & Paykel, and lychee just stuck in my mind.
With Christmas is just around the corner I'm practicing a few decadent recipes, like this rich and velvety flourless dark chocolate cake. Flourless chocolate cake traditionally calls for castor sugar, but I've replaced it with Chelsea Sugar Organic Coconut Sugar, resulting in rich and deep caramel notes. The delicate crust caves in as it cools, leaving a perfect cavern to fill with whipped cream or yoghurt and berries. It's safe to say this cake falls into the 20% category of the 80/20 rule (coconut sugar is still sugar)! But hey, treat yourself today and eat ya greens tomorrow!
Read on, I've also got a $50 Chelsea Prize Pack to giveaway.
Mmmm cheesy carby Carbonara makes almost everyone's top ten favourite comfort foods list, but there's no denying it's a little bit naughty! I'm pretty excited about this vegan and gluten free version. With a rich and silky sauce made from roasted leeks, garlic, zucchinis, cashew creme and smokey paprika; and your choice of quinoa spaghetti, zucchini noodles or kelp noodles, suddenly carbonara the 'sometimes treat' becomes a legitimate everyday option ;)
Homemade Bounty Bars
Chocolate Coconut Kale Thickshake
Dinspiration - my favourite throw together meals
Raw Vegan Lime Cheesecake
The Original Green Smoothie
Plant-powered Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream
DIY Three Ingredient Facewash
Creamy Cashew Berry Smoothie