Last weekend my family and I took a trip to a local farm (Dubois Farms) and had the chance to pick Concord grapes for the first time, so naturally we went overboard and brought a few pounds of the fruit home (the natural smell of them = best olfactory marketing ever). I originally planned on just making a sauce of sorts to top some vanilla ice cream, but thought that was too boring (and not healthy enough) so I was inspired to dream up this dairy-free and vegan-friendly treat. Continue reading
The Italian equivalent to a slushy, granita, a Sicilian cousin of Italian ice is a semi-frozen shaved or scraped dessert made with sugar, water and other flavorings. It has a texture that varies from coarse to smooth (depending on the region), whereas Italian Ice is more sorbet-like in texture (freezes while being mixed, like ice cream).
My version of this icy Italian treat features fresh watermelon, strawberries, lime and an unlikely pairing that makes a delicious topping to drizzle on top.
Combining three of my favorite ingredients (aka my holy trinity for healthy desserts) matcha, chia and dark chocolate, this healthyish (emphasis on the -ish) bread pudding is a delicious twist on a traditional dessert. And did I mention that there’s a Nutella drizzle to top it all off? Continue reading