Saffron “cheese”-cake with raspberry hearts

Vegan cheesecakes – that aren’t actually cheesecakes, but a nut based version that are similar to cheesecakes have become quite trendy. I tried a recipe a while back and liked the idea. Added in a personal touch – and here we have the result. A colorful saffron “cheese”-cake with raspberry hearts.

saffron cheese cake

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Colorful square chia seed truffles

It’s summer! And it’s too hot in my kitchen for baking… Still, the kids at home, we can all need a treat every now and then. I first made these truffles for Albin to bring to school on the last day. Since school has a no-nuts policy, they are nut free. Since I have a protein-policy (that’s a new word :-) ) – they contain protein in the form of flax seeds and chia seeds. They are covered in a mix of colorful coconut sprinkles, just for fun! Vegan, raw food, nut free, lactose free, grain free and sugar free. Something for everyone….

grain free, nut free, lactose free and sugar free truffles. Vegan and raw food

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Lemon cranberry muffins

A few days ago I baked lemon muffins for the opening of a Pilates studio here in Luxembourg. As the incredible fragrance of sweet lemon filled my kitchen, I got thinking… How could I improve these? A few days later – here’s an amazing recipe for lemon cranberry muffins. The step certainly wasn’t big! But the cranberries does make the muffins just a little bit extra special. And they look very cute with the red dot!

grain free lemon cranberry muffins

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16 pieces of sweet chocolate cake

Even though I normally try to keep the use of honey and dried fruit to a minimum in my baking – every now and then I just have to break the rules and make something extra special. This amazing, sweet chocolate cake, has quite a few medjool dates in it, making it rather sweet, and kind of sticky / chewy. A real treat for a special day!

Very special sweet chocolate cake

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Zucchini lemon muffins – a back to school treat

After a nice sunny week of holiday the kids were back to school today again. I thought I should make a treat for them to bring as snack to make it a little nicer for them. A quick check in the fridge – I found zucchini and lemons. OK I thought – that could work! And it did! Great combination in fact!

grainfree muffins with lemon and zucchini

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Grated apple muffins mistake, becomes – Great Cupcakes!

Once at school I actually learned something useful. Yes – seriously! I learned how to make a fantastic apple pie. Now – that’s a skill I’ve used more often then being able to name all the rivers in Japan! The trick to this pie was to grate half of the apples and soak them in orange juice. Yum! So I had that in mind when making these apple mini muffins that by accident turned into cupcakes!

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From unwanted zucchini – to much wanted bread

Not being a particularly big fan of zucchini – I don’t know why I keep buying them. Again I found myself staring at one in the fridge thinking – I really should use that for something before it goes bad. So I thought of the root celery bread I made a while back and decided to do something similar… Zucchini and lemon bread!

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Liesels Real food Apple cake

Yes, I’ve said it before (when I made the Pumpkin and Carrot Apple Cake) but I’ll say it again – I love having cake for lunch! I’m also pretty good at telling myself it’s ok, by putting as much “real food” as possible inside the cake. Eggs, sweet potato, butter, apples and some nuts… What can I say – I’m easy to convince!

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