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Rhubarb Almond Cake with Amaretto Cashew Cream (Dairy Free)

April 14, 2015

Rhubarb Almond Cake with Amaretto Cashew Cream (Dairy Free) via Artful Desperado

Rhubarb Almond Cake with Amaretto Cashew Cream (Dairy Free) via Artful Desperado

Rhubarb Almond Cake with Amaretto Cashew Cream (Dairy Free) via Artful Desperado

Rhubarb Almond Cake with Amaretto Cashew Cream (Dairy Free) via Artful Desperado

OH YES. Ladies and gentlemen, THIS just happened. It’s glorious! It’s also quite possibly the best way to welcome rhubarb into the season. I mean, seeing rhubarb around means sunny weather and warm breeze is just a few weeks away, right?! It’s like a little beacon of light shining through.

This recipe is like a tamed marzipan treat with a citrusy-boozy twist. I know marzipan can be a bit overwhelming for some peeps, so this is like the goldilocks of cake; not too almond-y not too bland. Oh, and the cashew cream is so velvety, it makes me teary eyed.

The flavour combo of this whole thing is that of an amaretto sour (the cocktail) – which so happens to be one of my favourite drinks…along with anything in alcohol in it.

Go to the store, grab some sexy rhubarb stalks, rub them between your fingers and come over to the kitchen to make some damn tasty – and good looking – cake!

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Spiced Rosemary Sea Salt Brownies (Dairy Free)

April 1, 2015

Spiced Rosemary Sea Salt Brownies (Dairy Free)

Spiced Rosemary Sea Salt Brownies (Dairy Free)

Spiced Rosemary Sea Salt Brownies (Dairy Free)Spiced Rosemary Sea Salt Brownies (Dairy Free)

There’s a new bad boy in town: he’s hot, dark, and ready to satisfy your cravings. If only we could bake the perfect lover! (maybe we can? Remember Cher in Witches of Eastwick?). One thing we can bake for sure is this fudge-y brownie recipe that has the perfect touch of heat and spice.

Put on your sexiest outfit and head over to Baked The Blog to get the full recipe. Hunk not included.

Caramel Leche Kumquat Cake (Dairy Free)

March 24, 2015

Caramel Leche Kumquat Cake via Artful Desperado

Caramel Leche Kumquat Cake

Caramel Leche Kumquat Cake

Here’s a little ode to spring; a cake that’s fragrant, moist, and tasty. Sounds sexy, yes? Part mexican tres leches cake, part bread pudding, this cake is one comforting treat that’s perfect for this in-between weather. You know that cozy feeling of dipping a cookie in milk? Same thing is happening here, except this is (dairy free) caramel milk!

Oh and kumquats are almost gone for the season (I think) so you better use them while they’re here. These little pockets of sunshine are so damn tasty, you literally just prop them on top of anything and BAM! It’s a citrus party. They also get extra points for being cute and small. Kinda like me, except I’m taller (teeheee).

Ok ladies and gents, get your sexy aprons on and come over to the kitchen ’cause we’re about to bake some goodies.

PS. You can spot my phone in the last photo (#fail). Totally got caught grammin’ yo! Luckily I closed grindr ’cause cake and peen don’t mix…ahem..anyways, get the full recipe after the jump!

Caramel Leche Kumquat Cake

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The Best New Brew: Cold Brew Cacao Latte (Dairy & Caffeine Free)

March 18, 2015

The Best New Brew: Cold Brew Cacao Latte (Dairy & Caffeine Free)

The Best New Brew: Cold Brew Cacao Latte (Dairy & Caffeine Free)

The Best New Brew: Cold Brew Cacao Latte (Dairy & Caffeine Free)

The Best New Brew: Cold Brew Cacao Latte (Dairy & Caffeine Free)

You guys, I’m hooked on this brew! You see, I love coffee and I love a cold caffeinated milky sipper, especially while working at my desk – but unfortunately I can only handle tiny little amounts of caffeine as it makes me shake with the jitters like a chihuahua naked and wet in antarctica, and milk? Oi. Nope.

This brew has everything you (and I) need: a nice rich cacao flavour (slightly bitter and earthy), a bit of sweetness from creamy macadamias, and a touch of spice with some added cinnamon (which is optional). Mind you, I say there’s no caffeine in this drink cuz it ain’t coffee, but cacao has it’s own “caffeine” compound called Theobromine which has different properties (that’s a whole other topic).

Cold Brew Cacao happens to be the next big thing – even Mast Brothers opened up a bar serving this bad boy. Ready for it? You’ll love it!

Hop over to the artful kitchen to get the full scoop.

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Creamy Basil Coconut Orange Brown Rice Breakfast Bowl (Dairy Free)

March 10, 2015

Basil Coconut Orange Brown Rice Breakfast Bowl

Basil Coconut Orange Brown Rice Breakfast Bowl

Here’s a quick and easy breakfast that tastes like taking a vacation in Thailand. Basil and coconut are a winning combo on almost any dish, so why not bringing it to the breaky table? Ima rite?

To be honest I really don’t like “porridge” anything as most often than not it’s a bit of a tasteless slop. But when you spruce it up with spices, fruit, and super food like acai berries, then I’m game. This bowl has a touch of agave syrup which keeps it neutral and not crazy sweet. OH also this tasty dish will keep you full for a while which some us of in the hungry hippo club totally appreciate :D

Grab some fresh basil and come over to make some

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Orange Macadamia Challah Bread Pudding with Coconut Créme (Dairy Free)

February 26, 2015

Orange Macadamia Challah Bread Pudding with Coconut Créme (Dairy Free)

Orange Macadamia Challah Bread Pudding with Coconut Créme (Dairy Free)

This is as rich as it sounds. Better yet, it combines a little bit of a hawaiian touch with macadamia nuts, orange, and coconut. This recipe is a merge between bread pudding and bostock. AWESOME. You can get the full recipe over at Baked The Blog

Dairy Free Rum Buckwheat Pancakes with Vanilla Maple Syrup

February 24, 2015

Dairy Free Rum Buckwheat Pancakes with Vanilla Maple Syrup

Dairy Free Rum Buckwheat Pancakes with Vanilla Maple Syrup

Breaky for the masses! Seriously I love searching and testing new breakfast recipes like it’s my job (it kinda is). So now that I have decided to chill on the dairy, I’ve found a plethora of recipes with substitutions that are so good you don’t even miss the cow juice.

One of my latest faves is this buckwheat pancake recipe which I jazzed up with some rum, because, if you’re going to hit the sauce you better make it early in the day (great work ethic!). A touch of vanilla infused maple syrup makes this a cozy little winter treat.

Get the full recipe after the jump

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