Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe: A Sweet Escape!

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!” – Charles M. Schulz

If this is your motto in life as well, you’ve come to the right place! Today I’ll be sharing with you one of my favourite dessert recipe, the flourless chocolate cake! Yes, that’s right, flourless!

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A Chocolate Affair: Moelleux au Chocolat Recipe!

Hello lovelies! Can you believe it’s December already?! The holidays are just around the corner and the weather is getting colder, which means……Chocolate!!

Today I have a very special recipe for you. It’s fast, simple yet sophisticated and oh so full of chocolate to leave you feeling good and warm. Ladies and gents, a round of applause for the Moelleux Au Chocolat!

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Good Old Fettuccine Recipe

Hey lovelies!

First of all, TGIF!!!

Second of all, I’m spending the day alone at home with nothing much to eat and zero intention to get dressed for anything or to order food (still working on that triple chin from Christmas)

And so for that, I decided to make my favourite comfort food, a good old Fettuccine!

It’s a simple recipe that takes around 15 minutes to cook and 2 minutes to devour. There goes nothing:

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Chocolate Cupcake Recipe: A treat for the Holidays!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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First of all, congratulations on surviving till the Holidays break without murdering your bosses or professors. Second of all, I would like to express my love and gratitude for my readers. I wish I could give you all personal gifts, but I can’t (for now), and hence, I’m going to share with you this Chocolate cupcake recipe with chocolate frosting (which is like, AWESOME!)

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Hot Chocolate – Hot Cocoa: Info and Recipes

If there’s one thing the whole world could agree on, it’s that Hot Chocolate is simply D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!  It takes you back to that warm and happy place where you’re wearing fuzzy socks while watching Saturday morning cartoons. It’s basically a passport to Winter Wonderland!

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Lemon Chicken Piccata Recipe

Chicken has a special place in my heart. I’m always looking for new, fast and easy recipes for when I have some free time to cook. I came across the recipe for Lemon Chicken Piccata which is an Italian dish; it’s light and delicious and oh so full of flavours! This here is my version of the dish, served with a side of Italian rice.

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Ingredients: (For 2 plates)

  • 2 large skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • A handful of mushroom (canned or fresh)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Dried oregano

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Directions:

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into  cubes. Season the pieces with salt and pepper to taste and dredge them in flour.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet; pan-fry the chicken pieces until golden brown on both sides.
  3. Remove and put away the chicken.
  4. In the same skillet, cook and stir the minced garlic for about 30 seconds.
  5. Pour in the chicken broth. Stir in the lemon slices and bring the mixture to a boil. Let cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 8 minutes.
  6. Add the lemon juice and mushroom; simmer until the sauce is reduced and slightly thickened, about 5 minutes more.
  7. Drop the butter into the skillet until melted. Add the chicken pieces and cook together for about 4 minutes, and you’re done!

You can serve this dish with rice, grilled potato slices with herbs, angel hair pasta or just be creative! Sprinkle some dried oregano on the plate before serving, it will add extra flavour. The lemon sauce is so rich without being too acidic, everyone just loved this! Waiting for your feedbacks ♥

Banana Blackberry Loaf Recipe

Hey guys! I will share with you my recipe for a very moist Banana Blackberry Loaf! It’s so simple, fast and easy, you will definitely be making a second batch in no time!

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1.5 tbs olive oil
  • 3 tbs natural yoghurt (full fat or low fat)
  • 2 tbs natural organic honey (or to taste)
  • 3 small tbs baking powder
  • 1 small tbs Vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • A cup of mashed bananas
  • Half a cup of blackberries (or other berries of choice)

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Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 160 degrees (Celsius). Oil and flour a loaf pan so the cake won’t stick while baking. Don’t forget the sides
  • In a bowl, beat the eggs and add the flour slowly. The batter will be thick at this point, but don’t panic!
  • Add the remaining ingredients, leave the mashed bananas till the end. After adding the bananas (make sure they are mashed well, no big bumps) the batter will become more or less liquid. 
  • Pour the batter in the greased loaf pan and add the berries on top. You can push them inside the batter if you want as well.
  • Bake at 160 degrees (C) for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cake cool down a little before you remove it. Best served cold.

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NB: Use extra ripe bananas (still edible though!) for a sweet taste. You can even omit the honey. Add ground nutmeg and cinnamon for an extra flavour!

Whiskey Dark Chocolate Truffles ♥ light version

I really enjoy a good dark chocolate truffle! Today I’ve decided to make my own. Here is the recipe:

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar. I used granulated Stevia.
  • 2 tablespoons evaporated whole milk. I used regular milk and it was just fine!
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 tablespoon of fine whiskey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 150 g Sugar free dark chocolate (I used canderel), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

Mix the first 4 ingredients in a saucepan till it boils then add the rest of the ingredients on very low heat just till the chocolate melts and let cool in the fridge for around 40 minutes before it turns to solid completely. Remove from fridge and with a spoon scoop off some chocolate and roll it into a ball with your hand and cover it with the cocoa powder.

Since it’s cold today in Lebanon, I left them in a box outside the fridge! Not that they lasted long anyway 😉 Everyone wants more! Enjoy ❤

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