There are times when I really miss dairy things. Yogurt was way up there for a while, but then I discovered sheep’s milk yogurt and that problem was solved. So now it’s more of the subtle dairy things, like cream cheese frosting or real Italian icecream or caramel sauce. All those contain a lot of refined sugar which I rarely eat, so they are likely to be too sweet for me even if I could have them.
Which is why I thought I’d at least fix my occasional craving for caramel by making a homemade, dairy free and therefor vegan caramel chocolate bar. You’re welcome, world.
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My parents’ garden is dehydrating. Big time. Even though I am trying my best to keep it alive, the tomatoes’ skin is literally burning off and the sunflowers are wilting. I can’t stop it! Which just goes to show: This weather is NOT good. I seriously can’t deal with the heat. It makes me angry and I don’t know how people actually say they enjoy it. I just really don’t like the constant sweating and dehydration going on. In both plants and myself.
Which is why I needed some cooking or baking to get my mood back on track. Why can’t there be “cooking weather” instead of “heat” or “summer weather”?
Continue reading Chocolate Cashew Cream Filled Strawberries
I just spent an hour trying to reach an office that would be able to explain to me why my doctor’s bills haven’t been covered by my insurance. Once I reached the office, I was informed very bluntly that I was missing one document. After I asked just one question about what that document should look like, I was treated like a stupid person, but you know what, I really can’t feel stupid after having to deal with all the crazy German bureaucracy paperwork stuff. How am I supposed to know what I should send where if there’s a million documents with words on them that I don’t understand?
I do feel a little stupid.
Continue reading Crunchy Raspberry Peanutbutter Cup Clouds
Every month, women go a little crazy. We know it, the men know it, pretty much anyone in our presence will get to know it. During this time, it’s best to simply go with whatever we say, and, if in doubt, present us with presents or chocolate or flowers, or all of the above. During this time, it’s also best to NOT ignore your own sweet-tooth-needs, dear friends, as I know from my own experience that it won’t end well. I am not sure what it is, but if Aunt Irma is visiting me (that’s an “IT Crowd” reference, for those who of you who haven’t read this post) , I better not deny myself the chocolate I want, or else my mood directly plunges, or I go on the craziest chocolate binge shortly after, which results in my mood being downright deadly.
Continue reading 2 Ridiculously Decadent PMS Snacks You Won’t Believe Are Vegan
The first day back at school is a big deal for all kiddos, even if they pretend that it’s not (and rather, kind of a drag). The first day back at school after 5 years, however, is a HUGE deal. And that’s where it’s at today, for me! I am finally starting my teacher’s ed years, and I am beyond psyched, nervous, giddy, happy, proud. Which called for some celebratory cooking…and, as freezer fudge is the next big thing, it seemed logical to prepare it for such a momentous day.
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Remember a while back, when I made All-spice Cashew Milk? I made a huge mess, and the only thing that made up for the “work” was the taste of that blissfully creamy, yummy cashew milk. Homemade nutmilk is the best, and, now that I’ve finally bought myself a nutmilk bag, the mess isn’t as bad as it was when I wrote that post.
Still, one question has been lingering in the back of my mind ever since I started making nutmilk myself: What the heck should I do with that gooey, sticky, left-over nutmilk pulp?
Continue reading Chocolate Praline Balls (Or: How to Use Up Nutmilk Pulp)
There is some serious procrastination cooking going on in my kitchen. That and procrastination blogging. Yup, both of these are a thing! And the result of said procrastination is truly beneficial to you, trust me. I have created THE ultimate chocolate treat, and the best thing about them are that they are much healthier than your standard chocolate bar. They are even packed with loads of goodies, such as filling chia seeds, heaps of protein, and healthy fats.
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So I have had two days during which I have not really been feeling as energized as I wish I would. I really get annoyed with myself when my energy levels aren’t high, mostly because then I don’t feel like working out, and lounging around on my sofa all day is something I don’t do without a guilty conscience. I know it may sound ridiculous, but I just don’t do “relaxation” well.
Continue reading Sugarfree Raw Vegan Brownies…aka…Little Squares of Heaven
Making home-made brittle has become my most recent pasttime. I have recently discovered how easy it is to make, and have been making lots of it, for this recipe on the one hand, and for decorating chocolate with it on the other hand. But more on that in a second!
Continue reading Walnut Brittle And Cranberry Covered Chocolate Bananas
I have already talked about quick vegan snack ideas before, but only shared savory snack ideas with you. What’s a girl to do when she needs some comfort food sugar, but doesn’t want to overindulge? I have come three easy-peasy sweet snack recipes for you, that will hopefully help you get through another grey, wintery afternoon.
Continue reading Vegan Comfort Food Snacks (All Sweet)