Every recipe idea that popped into my head was some combination of chocolate and mint. Of course, they were also all vegan, gluten free, soy free... (you know how I roll).
It started with the idea to make filled chocolates as holiday gifts. I knew I was going to make "No-nut Reeses" and Chestnut Caramels. I was also definitely going to make "Peppermint Patties". Then another genius2 idea developed. I had a bunch of fresh mint leaves and a little bit of rum in the freezer. You know what that means...
Yep. Mojito-Filled Chocolates!! My (other) BFF decided to share them at her little gathering, and they were a big hit with everyone - non-vegans included! That always makes me happy.
I felt like the zing of the rum mellowed out overnight, but it's still in there, so they're definitely not recommended for children.
One of my close friends had a double reason for celebrations this holiday season. He is also vegan and adheres to a gluten free diet, so what better treat for double celebrations than double chocolate cupcakes? Still being on a mint kick, they turned into Double Chocolate Mint Cupcakes.
|Minty Chocolate Frosting!|
They were perfectly fluffy and moist, with no refined sugars!
I thought it was over, but yesterday I passed the frozen section at Whole Foods and I couldn't resist grabbing a So Delicious® No Sugar Added Mint Chip coconut milk ice cream.
Not everything I make is sweet.3, And although, I do have the most fun experimenting with gluten free baking, I had actually planned to post a yummy and very simple raw salad today. Unfortunately, I neglected to take a photo of it4, so the Easy Guacamole Kale Salad recipe will have to wait a quick sec. So, so sorry, but doesn't the anticipation make it more exciting?
Create a Fabulous Day!
1. If that's even possible.
2. If I do say so myself.
3. Or contains chocolate and mint.
4. Before it was gobbled up.