foodandspice

Peanut Butter Brownies

Just once in a while I like to treat my husband and friends (okay, and myself just a little) with a pan of homemade brownies. Brownies take very little time to think about, to prepare for, and to cook, so they’re great for spur-of-the-moment treat decisions. They’re versatile too, and can handle the addition of []

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Cocoa Brownies with Peanut Butter Chocolate Icing

There was some peanut butter chocolate icing left over from a peanut butter chocolate cake I made the other day and, needless to say, I didn’t want it to go to waste! Instead of making another cake, I made a batch of cocoa brownies and topped it off with what remained. These cakey brownies are []

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Brownies with Dried Fruit

Most of the treats that appear on Lisa’s Kitchen are savory, but bleak fall days call for dark and decadent solutions. Rather like chocolate cake, these brownies are based on a Nigella Lawson recipe. I wanted a moist, gooey brownie, without the crunch, so I added some dried fruit instead of nuts. The flavor of []

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Gooey Peanut Butter Brownies with Carob Chips

Craving some bar cookies, I went into the kitchen and whipped up this gooey blondie mixture with carob chips. Nice moist brownies are always a treat, and the peanut butter and carob paired well in this recipe. Served with a steaming cup of tea or coffee, every bite will be savoured. These brownies are very []

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Chocolate Brownies with Fresh Ginger

My sweetie is a big fan of ginger treats and so I couldn’t resist making these chocolate ginger brownies for him. These are super easy to whip up and very moist and flavourful. The recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart’s Cookies. I will confess that I am not a huge fan of Ms. Stewart as []

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Quick and Easy Brownies with Xylitol

I was recently treated to complimentary bags of Xylitol and Erythritol. These natural sweeteners, which are safe for diabetics and reportedly good for dental health, are produced from corn cobs or the bark of hardwood trees such as birch. Xylitol actively promotes their products in the US and Canada. They only use North American hardwood []

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Cocoa Nut Butter No-Bake Fudge

One of my favorite food bloggers is Johanna of Green Gourmet Giraffe. Recently, she posted a no bake fudge that had my mouth watering and of course I just had to try it, though I generally prefer savory treats. The addition of maple syrup, nut butter and pistachios really make this a rather almost healthy []

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Easy Fudgy Brownies

Savory girl that I am, I don’t often make decadent treats, but a dear friend of mine wanted to learn how to make gooey squares. What better way to start than with this ridiculously simple recipe for rich fudgy brownies — 10 minutes or less of prep time, and a little washing up while waiting []

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No-Bake Coconut Oil Fudge

I know that when most of us think of fudge, we don’t think of it as necessarily being the most healthy treat, but in this case I assure you that it is. Just the goodness of coconut oil, coconut milk, raw honey, unsweetened cocoa and some vanilla with a dash of almond extract. I’ve been []

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Vegetarian Christmas Entertaining Ideas

Whether you observe Christmas or another religious or cultural holiday, or just an opportunity to take some time off work, this is a season for celebrating family, friends and — of course — food. With cherished traditional recipes and tantalizing displays of elegant dishes and treats, food plays an important role in our observance of []

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Quinoa Nut and Fruit Protein Bars

Often I don’t want to fuss with breakfast, or should I say most of the time, meaning a quick alternative must be on hand for not only morning grazing, but also healthy bites to satisfy cravings whenever they hit. Energy bars have always been a good choice, though most of the store-bought varieties are filled []

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

I found the idea for these easy, soft and moist, and healthy gluten-free peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies while browsing on facebook one day and eventually found out that the recipe was created by Erin at Texanerin Baking. Egg-free and flour-free too, they contain cooked chickpeas that end up like a flour-based dough after []

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Vegan Black Bean Brownies

Considering how much I adore legumes and how important a role they play in my daily diet, I suppose it’s no wonder they recently showed up in a dessert. Mind you, these earthy brownies are not too sweet and healthy enough to eat for breakfast in addition to a snack. The beans, combined with the []

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Avocado Brownies

My favorite brownies are those that most resemble fudge in texture and flavor and these moist brownies with creamy avocado are likely some of the best I have tried for a good long while. Moist, fudgy and not too sweet, these brownies are also eggless. The creaminess comes from the mashed avocado. Let your friends []

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