Chocolate Mint Chip Cupcakes with Mint Ganache

Despite my best efforts ideas for desserts and sweet treats seem to come to me much more easily than ideas for sensible, healthy meals. I was recently inspired by Alter Eco’s ‘Dark Mint’ chocolate bar to create these minty-chocolate-delicious cupcakes. Sort of like mint choc chip icecream but in cake form and way more chocolatey. […]

Fresh, Simple Pea Salad

Ok, my first #monthlyveg recipe for May is this delicious, lettuce-free and super fresh pea salad. It doesn’t have any dressing because, in my opinion, it’s got enough different flavors already, but, if you can’t live without dressing, go ahead and put something simple on it. As with my other salads this isn’t a recipe as […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Cake

This gluten-free cake was inspired by Ferrero Rocher. For a few weeks I just couldn’t stop envisioning chocolate and hazelnuts mixed together in crunchy, creamy perfection, so in the end I gave in and made the cake. Funny thing is, the finished cake, though completely delicious, doesn’t remind you of Ferrero Rocher in any way. […]

Anniversary Weekend in Vichy Springs

Over the weekend we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. Crazy how time flies! Since it’s something of a milestone I wanted to plan something special, although I knew it’d be difficult to top last year. My requirements were relaxation and sunshine and I found the perfect place! Vichy Springs Resort is a site of natural […]