Raw ‘Carrot Cake’ Style Cheesecake

I have been meddling around for the last couple of years with raw desserts and such like.  I confess I have no desire whatsoever to go on a raw vegan diet, I love my cooked food and know I would just miss it far too much.  BUT, that said, I am a believer in the old adage ‘Variety is the Spice of Life’ – and I do love aspects of raw food, in particular raw […]

Golden Vegan Pancakes with Cappuccino and Coconut Topping

A rich yet light pancake.  I have made many versions, but this is by far the best – it’s got a crunch about it, it’s got a beautiful golden colour to it, it’s light in texture, yet rich in flavour, it’s better than egg pancakes I used to make and I am so excited to introduce you to the best vegan pancakes around (I have included a gluten free recipe here too – by substituting […]

Cappuccino Cupcakes with Café au Lait Soft Frosting

I don’t often make muffins or cupcakes (these are a cross version of both), cakes and such like, but when I do, I sin in the kitchen with delight, with much passion and enthusiasm.  I have been meaning to create a cappuccino cake for many months – so I made the time to create these wonders !!! I am really quite excited by the taste of these little coffee dreams, so much so that, without […]

Mouthwatering Chocolate Bread & Fruit Pudding

This is a wholesome, tender, delicious, simply bursting with flavour, chocolate bread & fruit pudding.  Inspired by memories of my childhood in Malta, where bread pudding was an occasional treat, which I relished.  So here is a veganized and modified creation of this traditional Maltese pudding (known locally as ‘pudina’), with a twist, and a chocolate dance treat for your culinary pleasure.  Enjoy. TIP :  For a decadent touch – serve with homemade cashew cream […]

Semi-Raw Chocolate Cake With Double Layered Frosting

I had a mixture of 3 nuts and I wanted to make a flourless cake. I am nuts over nuts, and coconuts too, so here I have combined ingredients to bring you 3 exciting layers of a semi-raw cake, which is very rich in taste, but moreish and enormously chocolaty for that extra choco-kick.  I hope you enjoy it, and my only tip is leave it in the fridge overnight, and place in the freezer […]

Very Gooey Carob Brownies

These are simply delicious, rich in texture and taste.  A divine treat with some earl grey tea, or any other hot beverage of your choice.  Very more-ish, and the frosting is a healthy one, inspired by Barbara Cousin’s book ‘Vegetarian Cooking Without’. INGREDIENTS 3 cups unbleached white flour 1¾ cups brown sugar (muscavado is great) 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda ¾ cup carob flour/powder 1 tsp fine sea salt 1 cup pecan nuts (or walnuts), […]

Bountiful Coconut Chocolate Bar

Makes 4 to 6 generous portions. I loved my Bounty. So, in the end I succumbed – I had to make my own vegan one, and share this.  It does not look as good as a factory non-vegan one, although it looks very rustic, and rough at the edges. But the taste is far better than the non-vegan one, and far better for you. With a moist centre, and a wonderful chocolate coating – this […]

‘Peace Of Love’ : Mouthwatering Berry Cheesecake

This recipe is delicious, rich, creamy and decadent.  I made it in readiness for Valentine’s Day, which, as it happens, is also my birthday.  Full of goodness, nutritious and delicious, it worked wonderfully – the delicate chocolate soft layer on the top just gave it that extra edge.  Mmmmm, just so good !  However, I shall let you be the judge of it.  If you’re nuts over raspberries and love chocolate, then this one’s going […]

The Best-Ever Lemon Poppy Seed Cheesecake

I totally love lemon – Mmmmm, the twist that it creates on the buds is in itself so mouth-watering – and when it dances with little sweet other things, it creates the perfect balance of taste, and then all your buds just sing together.  This Lemon Poppy Seed Cheesecake is a celebration of what’s to come in the New Year 2012.   May you enjoy it, and may you be blessed with all the good your […]

The Best-Ever Chocoholics “Cheesecake”

A cheesecake to love and to honour – ‘Life with chocolate is divine !’.  So here I have gotten the best of all the cheesecakes I have tried and tested, and have created this with  chocoholics in mind and heart – it’s cholesterol-free and it rocks. Find out for yourself, make it and come back and let me know what you think.  Easy to make too ! Makes around 8 portions, depending on size. INGREDIENTS […]