Black Bean Brownies


OK, to be honest the thought of using black beans in dessert sounds like a rather foreign concept, as I myself normally associate the use of black beans with savoury recipes such as Mexican tacos, salads, and soups.

But hear me out and you will not be disappointed at all. This Black Bean Brownies recipe creates the utmost succulent, fudgy, sweet, and soft brownies that nearly melts in your mouth. To this very day these are still my friends favourite with requests to whip up a batch whenever there is a dinner party on. … More Black Bean Brownies

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Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies


Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy Holiday!

As a Christmas gift to myself and my family for dessert I have decided to put a healthy spin on the traditional decadent chocolate brownies using my favorite vegetable, sweet potatoes. This Vegan Sweet Potato Brownie is the perfect recipe to make for desert at your Christmas lunch/dinner. Another plus to this recipe is that this is a way to slip the vegetables into your children’s diet without them suspecting a thing. … More Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies

Adzuki Bean, Coconut, Maca, and Sesame Seed Bliss Balls


Bliss balls are all the rage these days either for an on-the-go breakfast, for pre or post workout, a small snack to keep you going, or even as a dessert.
When I step into my kitchen and put on my apron, I go in with a positive intention, clarity in my mind and a sense of calmness as I find that it is essential to evaluate your state of mind and emotional process prior to assembling any item/meal. Cooking is an expression of love and devotion to creating a masterpiece that will nourish your body and those that you are preparing this for.
Now as you gather the ingredients to make my Adzuki Bean, Coconut, Maca and Sesame Seed Bliss Balls ask yourself:

Why am I doing this task? How do I feel at this moment in my body, my mind, and my emotions? Am I enjoying this? … More Adzuki Bean, Coconut, Maca, and Sesame Seed Bliss Balls

Adzuki Bean (Red Bean) Paste


Adzuki beans are a wonderfully nourishing food source, except when they are combined with a lot of other unhealthy ingredients such as sugar. The base of many red bean recipes is adzuki beans pastes include sugar as one of the key ingredients. In my Red Bean Paste recipe below I only utilise the natural sweetness of the red bean itself, enhanced by the natural sugar in dates. This recipe is so easy to make and only requires 2 ingredients. Yes, the adzuki beans do take a while to cook, but why not utilise this time efficiently and do your yoga practice, meditate, read…or even research new places to travel and explore, putting your taste buds to the ultimate test out on the road. … More Adzuki Bean (Red Bean) Paste