How can you not pause and say, “Yum!” when you see this pairing? Chocolate and lime. I like the sound of that. Admittedly, I would add lime to any food item on my plate—sweet, savory—it doesn’t matter. But I never thought to add it to one of my chocolate creations. Check it out: chocolate cookies with cacao nibs and lime. My 10-minute truffles are going to take on a whole new dimension tomorrow as I play with this flavor combination. Loving lime. What’s YOUR favorite flavor combination?
I’m always on the lookout for scrumptious flourless chocolate cake recipes because so many of my clients are gluten-free. I love the gluten-free goddess because she posts beautiful recipes that illuminate the “dancing with delicious” side of gluten-free living. There’s no deprivation in Karina’s kitchen. Check out her flourless chocolate cake. And while you’re there, take a few minutes to peruse the rest of her site. It’s filled with good-enough-to-eat photographs and outstanding recipes.
It doesn’t have to be your birthday to enjoy this cake. I love the chocolate orange combination. It is, indeed, a masterpiece. Can you think of a time someone prepared (by hand) a cake this beautiful to celebrate you? I think I’d just have to gaze at for a week before I could actually take a bite! Tell me what you think of the recipe. Will you try it? And if you’re looking for a beautiful gluten free chocolate truffle cake, check out the cake by our favorite gluten-free goddess.
Talk about an easy way to wow your company with very little fuss. I love the addition of cinnamon and salt to the chocolate spread. This dessert is so much more colorful than a smore. You’ll find the recipe in the Family Kitchen, a beautiful collection of recipes compiled by some of my favorite foodies. I can’t wait to try the blueberry shrimp salad with lemon dressing. Sounds delightful. Let me know which fruit you’d place in your panini.
I love giving talks. I like the excitement of showing up, fully prepared to speak to a room full of adults (From Beleaguered Cook to Culinary Rock Star) while a group of bubbly children file in—faces painted, balloons flying overhead. No worries. In my former life I was a first grade teacher; I never travel anywhere without a great piece of literature and repertoire of kid-friendly anecdotes and antics. It’s pretty easy to charm a child, especially with “chocolate for breakfast.” I introduced myself as the founder of Chocolate for Breakfast. The children clapped. (I […]
What is the green leafy thing in the middle of that smoothie? Okay, old habits die hard. In addition to chocolate, I’m a big fan of greens. If I can throw in a few leaves of Swiss Chard or kale, I’m a happy camper. This smoothie consists of: 2 bananas (sliced and frozen) 2-3 leaves Swiss Chard (no stems) 8 oz filtered water 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder 1 tablespoon carob powder 1 tablespoon maca (optional) 1 cup frozen raspberries 1 ripe pear Blend all of the above in a high-speed blender and enjoy every […]