aaaaand i’m back. after a long hiatus, a permanent move to thailand and a terrible title, i am here to share a new recipe that’s a shout out to my gluten intolerant friend, Gijs (Cash). this one isn’t the healthiest you’ll find on my blog but it’s a fucking fudge cake so what do you expect?
400 grams of good quality dark chocolate
1 cup of coconut milk
1/3 cup REAL maple syrup
4 organic, free range eggs
1/8 tspn of organic vanilla bean
good pinch of pink rock salt
preheat your oven to 150°C (10 degrees less for FF) and grease and line a loaf tin with baking paper. melt the chocolate, coconut milk, maple syrup and vanilla over a saucepan of water. remove from heat and set it aside while you whisk (or use beaters coz you’re lazy like me) the eggs together. once combined, fold in the chocolate mixture and pour into the tin, sprinkling with salt. place the tin in a water bath and bake for one hour. let the cake cool then place overnight in the fridge. before serving top with strawberries and dust with raw cacao for a bit of extra pizazz.
eat. drink. dance. be merry…. or lie on the couch in a food coma. hey, whatever works.
now i’ve got you sucked in with my witty title, you’re at my mercy. and by mercy, i mean i’m going to gift you an amazing recipe for raw passionfruit slice. so who’s really the winner here?
*disclaimer* this slice was a spontaneous “look what’s in the fruit bowl of this place I’m house sitting” kind of thing. hence the recipe below being a bit vague. i legit just chucked stuff in until it looked and tasted good. i encourage you to do the same… go crazy.
a good handful of almonds
10x dates (ish)
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 cup natural coconut yoghurt (i used cocobella)
2-3 tablespoons of locally sourced honey
3 passionfruits (plus extra for topping)
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
use a food processor for the base, making sure that it’s sticky enough to hold together. press firmly into a tin lined with baking paper and pop in the fridge to set. 20 minutes should do it.
the filling can all be put in the same bowl. give everything a stir and then pour on top of the base, smoothing the top.
chuck the whole thing in the freezer for a couple of hours or until set. it should then be fine to be placed in the fridge for ease of stuffing in one’s mouth.
(if you wanna get fancy, cut it into long slices and use some extra passionfruit pulp on top).
do i get a kiss now?
just like children, my dad requires some innovation when it comes to meat-free recipes. classic country man, that he is. luckily, this recipe hits all the right spots; heaps of vegetables make it nutrient rich but it still tastes just as naughty as nonna’s.
without further ado…
2x grated zucchini
2x grated carrot
1x tinned tomatoes (or if you have cherry tomatoes coming out of your ears… two birds, one stone)
3x garlic cloves
1x tub of ricotta
1x tin organic lentils
1x leek or onion
splash of balsamic vinegar
splash of red wine
sprinkling of cheese
cracked pepper (to taste)
lasagne sheets (fresh is best)
preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
cook off leek/onion in olive oil. add tomatoes, balsamic and red wine and allow to cook down.
grate all your vegies and rinse lentils. squeeze excess moisture from the zucchini. add to the tomato mixture and cook for about 10 minutes or until nice and saucy.
chuck in the pepper as well.
layer the sauce, pasta sheets, ricotta until the casserole dish is pretty much full then sprinkle with cheese and bake for approximately 30 minutes.
ta da. so easy. so delicious. serve with pear and walnut salad and a glass (bottle?) of red, if you wanna be fancy.