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A New Year and More Macarons

A New Year and More Macarons

Posted on Jan 9, 2014 in All Recipe Posts, Biscuits & Cookies, Chocolate, Fruit, Special Diet, Tarts & Patisserie | 9 comments

I think I’m quietly going mad at the moment.  Although, perhaps not as quietly as I imagine, most days My head is filled with flavours, textures and recipe ideas for new chocolates, recipe ideas for a cookbook, ideas for protein bar flavours, ideas for this blog!  All this is distracting me as I am trying to work my way through a number of...

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Lebkuchen Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lebkuchen Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Dec 17, 2013 in Biscuits & Cookies, Chocolate, Low Carb, Nuts, Protein, Protein Cookies, Special Diet, Uncategorized | 2 comments

It almost feels as though Christmas has appeared out of nowhere this year, catching me unawares.   I have been flat-out working on my new artisan protein bar venture (yes, watch this space, protein bar aficionados … ) and this has taken me away from the blog and from recipe creation and testing.   I have also started making chocolates but...

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Of the Comfort of Chocolate and Brownie Whispering

Of the Comfort of Chocolate and Brownie Whispering

Posted on Sep 17, 2013 in All Recipe Posts, Bars & Slices, Chocolate, Desserts | 24 comments

There are some things that chocolate cannot fix. I don’t mean this flippantly at all.  What I mean is that some things cannot be made better by anything.  Not chocolate, not time, not anything. I’ve not posted a recipe on the blog in well over a month now and for this I am sorry. I lost my beautiful father a few weeks ago after a sudden and...

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Crossing the Streams

Crossing the Streams

Posted on Jun 23, 2013 in All Recipe Posts, Biscuits & Cookies, Chocolate, Nuts, Protein, Protein Cookies, Special Diet | 9 comments

Life is about compromise.  You really cannot please all people all the time.   I have been doing a lot of compromising of late.  It can wear you down.  Sap your energy.  Leave you feeling that you have neglected the things that are important priorities in your own world. It pays to take a step back and renegotiate your boundaries.  That is my task...

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Choc Chip Cookies vs Cookie Dough Truffles … protein dilemmas!

Choc Chip Cookies vs Cookie Dough Truffles … protein dilemmas!

Posted on May 25, 2013 in All Recipe Posts, Chocolate, Protein, Protein Chocolates, Protein Cookies, Special Diet | 6 comments

When Giles sends me on a mission, he says “please.” And afterwards I get a cookie. I like the idea of cookies as a reward for a good deed done or an achievement reached.  Don’t you? I’ve been watching reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Possibly my favourite show ever.  LOTS and LOTS of cookie references throughout the...

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A Passion for Cupcakes

A Passion for Cupcakes

Posted on May 17, 2013 in All Recipe Posts, Chocolate, Cupcakes, Fruit, Uncategorized | 10 comments

So, okay, I am due for another protein packed fighting fit recipe but, you know, there were cupcakes to be made.  Extra delicious cupcakes.  I also felt the urge to pipe swirls.  So cupcakes you shall have! Not just any cupcakes.  Not dry sandy cupcakes.  Oh, now that’s something.  I really dislike dry, sandy cupcakes.  What is that about? ...

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Chocolate Hazelnut Torte (Special Diet)

Chocolate Hazelnut Torte (Special Diet)

Posted on May 5, 2013 in All Recipe Posts, Cakes, Chocolate, Low Carb, Nuts, Special Diet | 20 comments

  Nobody should be denied a little pleasure in life.  Nobody should have to make do with insipid desserts or cake just because they have an allergy, a food intolerance, or a medical condition.  Where there’s a will, there is always a way to be inclusive and leave everyone else none the wiser, with a fabulous cake or dessert. This is pretty...

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Rocher Spread (Protein)

Rocher Spread (Protein)

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 in All Recipe Posts, Chocolate, Fillings, Nuts, Protein, Protein Miscellaneous, Special Diet | 10 comments

It started with yet another craving for chocolate hazelnut spread.  I was thinking Nutella but, you know, the Nutella I grew up with.  Not that sorry, trans fatty, overly sweet, where the hell are the hazelnuts and cacao spread that masquerades as Nutella these days. Yes, I’m a little bitter about it.  No, I don’t plan to get over it anytime...

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