Mexican Dark Chocolate Sauce

Not all chocolate sauces are created equal… have you ever checked the ingredients on a store bought version? This takes about 5 minutes to throw together and the taste yield is so much more than amazing! This version comes from my love for Mexican Hot Chocolates & my California days… a hint of cinnamon &… Continue reading Mexican Dark Chocolate Sauce

Coconut Milk Pannacotta with Cardamom, Honey & Vanilla (Vegan/Dairy Free/Refined Sugar Free/Gluten Free)

As many people are trying to go dairy free these days & looking for options on the menu, it was fun to experiment with Martin & Lenka from The Hurstwood in their kitchens recently. It took a few tries to get it just right, but the cardamom flavour goes so well with my fermented strawberry… Continue reading Coconut Milk Pannacotta with Cardamom, Honey & Vanilla (Vegan/Dairy Free/Refined Sugar Free/Gluten Free)

Valentine’s Brunch – Strawberry, Walnut & Goat’s Cheese Stuffed French Toast

For the French Toast 2 slices sourdough bread, approx. ½ inch thick goat’s cheese, sliced chopped walnuts fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced 3 eggs 1 tsp maple syrup pinch of Himalayan salt ½ cup almond or cashew milk grass fed butter, ghee or coconut oil for frying For the Fermented Strawberry Sauce 350g strawberries, hulled… Continue reading Valentine’s Brunch – Strawberry, Walnut & Goat’s Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Pancake LOVE… Les Galettes de Sarrasin

True French crepes wouldn’t be pancakes with anything less than the power of buckwheat. Naturally gluten free, this grain is high in magnesium, fibre, protein and the antioxidant quercetin. Buckwheat gives pancakes another dimension, and pairs well with the goat’s cheese, strawberries, walnuts, and dark chocolate as I did here. There are endless ideas for… Continue reading Pancake LOVE… Les Galettes de Sarrasin

Bakeless Chocolate & Coconut Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Raw)

In need of a post New Year’s Eve boost? This is my Natural Chef take on the traditional Canadian Nanaimo Bar, exchanging the custard cream filling for a coconut rich alternative. My walnut and almond base is a healthier option to the highly processed biscuit crust typically laden with refined sugars and fats. The 70%… Continue reading Bakeless Chocolate & Coconut Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Raw)