Rich & decadent chocolate cake, layered with sweet coconut icing & drizzled in chocolate ganache.
Ummmm, chocolate! I have always associated chocolate with the holidays.
Chocolate chip cookies for Santa, hot chocolate by the fireplace, milk chocolate candies in pretty boxes, and then there is chocolate cake. But not just any cake, rich & decadent German Chocolate Cake with that sweet & sticky coconut glaze to be exact. Doesn't the sound of that bring a smile to your face? And you haven't even had a bite yet. Well, we're going to fix that!
Satisfy your chocolate cravings and give yourself a little boost with these vegan & allergy-friendly protein bites.
My kids are always asking me to make more protein balls. Every time I make them, they get gobbled up. I could totally complain about how quickly they burn through these little treats, but I really can't . I mean, there could be worse things they want to eat.
Thankfully, you can whip up a batch or two of them in no time, because no cooking is required. Yesterday, I tried my hand at a different combination and OH MY GOODNESS, these are just so so good. Rich, chocolatey, bursting with espresso and best of all, hidden inside these little gems, is protein. Yay for SunButter & Arbonne Chocolate protein powder!
Rise and shine! You don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to enjoy fresh free-from muffins. Just add water and oil to Enjoy Life's ready-to-use mix, and breakfast is looking pretty delicious.
Baking on a restricted diet can be difficult at times... especially in the beginning. I remember how overwhelming it seemed when I had to learn how to read labels, learn to bake all over again with substitutions, and then learn how to shop find new & safe brands to buy! Thankfully, I found Enjoy Life Foods early on.
Enjoy Life Foods is one of my favorite allergy-friendly brands! Their whole philosophy is about forfeiting the bad stuff without giving up taste or texture. Love that! I always have in my pantry a few bags of their chocolate chips, a box or two of cookies and my son, Xander, loves their bars! They recently came out with a few boxed mixes and so I just had to try them out. Typically, I would bake from scratch but sometimes, it's nice to have a mix handy (just in case), especially when you're new to baking allergy-friendly.
"Ohhhhhh, the weather outside is frightful....but this Cocoa's so delightful,,,,."
To be perfectly honest, the weather outside is B-E-A-U-tiful (60 degrees and only 5 days away from Christmas) & the Cocoa is still so delightful but this doesn't make for a great song, does it?
Regardless of the unseasonably warm weather, December holiday festivities have continued, the latest event being the showing of The Polar Express at my son's school that included a special delivery of Hot Chocolate for their viewing. I'm pretty sure most parents wouldn't even blink at hearing that but for us Food Allergy Mom's, it's a completely different story, and thankfully, my son has a teacher who called and gave me a "heads up".