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Valentine’s Day

Chocolate, Dessert, Valentine's Day

last minute valentine: chocolate dipped strawberries

February 14, 2015



if you’re the super last minute valentine, you can still pull off a sweet treat before tonight.

for about $5 and 5 minutes, you can pick up a $2.50 package of strawberries and buy about $2.50 worth of dark chocolate wafers/chips form the bulk foods section and whip up these delicious chocolate covered strawberries.

wash the strawberries thoroughly, and fully pat dry with paper towel. melt dark chocolate in small dish in microwave. carefully dip the strawberries in the chocolate, and lay on silpat or parchment paper to set. you can leave them on the counter or chill in the fridge to quicken it up. 

anyone would be happy to receive these little gems, and they pair perfectly with champagne or red wine. 

happy love day!


Brownies, Chocolate, Dessert, Valentine's Day, Wheat Free

flourless two-bite brownies

February 13, 2015

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these little two-bite brownies are a replica of the way too addictive version you can buy in stores. the small, dense and chewy brownies are usually the first to go at any sort of get together. 

this weekend you might find yourself with some extra chocolate, or wanting to make some homemade valentine treats. These are perfect for sharing, and contain no flour, perfect for any sensitive valentine’s you might have, like me.

the recipe is simple, and you probably have all the ingredients on hand. you can leave ’em plain, or top them with some coconut chocolate frosting, with the tempered chocolate from the other day. simply add 1/2 a can of coconut cream to the melted, smooth chocolate and mix together. refrigerate for an hour or two before frosting. 

there’s still time left to make these before valentines day, so go ahead and sweeten someones day. 

happy valentines day everyone! 

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mini brownies

Flourless two-bite brownies
Yields 15
mini flourless two-bite brownies, chewy and dense.
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  1. 6 tablespoons butter
  2. 8 ounces dark chocolate (chopped, or chips)
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  6. 1 1/2 tablespoons corn starch
  1. Preheat the oven to 350º. Spray a mini-muffin pan with coconut oil or other cooking spray.
  2. Melt the butter in microwavable dish until melted. Add chocolate and stir until smooth.
  3. Stir in the sugar, then the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Sift together the cocoa powder and corn starch in a small bowl then add into the chocolate mixture.
  5. Using a handheld blender, beat the batter for about one-two minutes, batter should be smooth and shiny.
  6. Using a small ice-cream scoop, pour batter into prepared muffin tin.
  7. Bake for 18 minutes, until brownie tops are shiny. Remove from oven to cool.
  8. You can eat these plain, or top with dairy-free coconut chocolate whipped cream and a raspberry.
Adapted from david lebowitz
Adapted from david lebowitz
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Valentine's Day

My Gluten Free Valentine

February 16, 2014

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This Valentine’s Day was lots of fun – and full of surprises.

As Adam and I usually opt out of gifts/going out to dinner, I was wonderfully surprised when I came home from work on friday. 

Adam was home that day so he had time to prepare a few surprises for me – which was fun since usually I’m the one to do something like that. 

When I walked into the kitchen friday afternoon I was in awe of the present on the counter – a selection of flours, both gluten-free and regular. 


I had joked to Adam before about buying flowers, since I’m allergic to most flowers, that he didn’t have to worry about getting me any. Actually, he never buys me flowers. Just whisks ;) (seriously, i have a large collection)

So, instead of a bouquet of flowers he bought me a bouquet of flours. He certainly knows the way to my stomach heart.

And the cherry on top – dairy-free almond milk ice cream with strawberries.

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It was the perfect ‘allergy’ friendly Valentine’s day – no gluten/wheat, dairy or flowers! Definitely awesome – best fiancé ever. 

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Before dinner (and our annual movie) we went down to get a coffee (for him) & tea (for me) while walking along the beach – it was so gorgeous out!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!