Santa’s Brandy Cake Brownies Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

It’s the time of year for baking tasty treats – and scoffing them all in front of the fire! So, how about trying out my super simple recipe for tea infused, chocolate rich brownies. They are totally vegan and gluten free, and wonderfully indulgent. You’ll be in for a real treat, and it doesn’t make…

A healthier way to eat Chocolate…

Happy International Chocolate Day! Most of us love chocolate, yet we’re often made to believe there’s not a healthier way to enjoy it. The good news is, raw chocolate really is good for you. Instead of blitzing cacao beans, the raw chocolate process uses lower temperatures, which preserves all of the lovely nutrients. Cacao is…

Ethical Advent Day 8 – Chocolate Truffles!

Welcome to Ethical Advent 8, which is a short and sweet post – very sweet. Today I am featuring my favourite chocolate truffles – the most indulgent and ethical box of chocolates for special occasions… Everyone needs a little Booja Booja now and then. Made in Norwich, in the UK, Booja Booja are are made…

Ethical Advent – Day 1 – Hot Chocolate

Hello! Welcome to the first day of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Please follow to see what’s revealed each day this month. It’s going to be an exciting mix of delicious festive food and drink, gift ideas and eco-friendly tips. What better way to start my Ethical Advent Calendar than with a chocolate post. After all,…

Ethical Advent by Monsoon of Random

As an ethical consumer, it can be very hard at this time of year. Subjected to all kinds of adverts and the temptation to spend mindlessly. Christmas wish lists may be a minefield of gifts you’d rather not buy, because you know the conditions under which they were made, or the materials that they are…

Random Food… Gooey Vegan Chocolate Cake at Bella Italia!

Did you know that Bella Italia have some fantastic vegan options? Well, not only do they have lovely pizza and pasta, they also have this gorgeous decadent morsel of a chocolate cake, the Morello Cioccolato… The even better news is that as well as being vegan, this cake is entirely gluten free. Happy days! It…

Recipe Book Review – Divine Vegan Desserts

You know you’ve found the perfect recipe book, when you open the pages and find yourself dribbling down your chin. No? Just me then. Oh well, I’m not ashamed. Lisa Fabry’s Divine Desserts has me doing just that, and with everything from simple poached pears and Summer pudding, to chocolate ganache and Black Forest Gateau…

Eat, Drink & Wear Chocolate!

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and a rewarding and relaxing time with family and friends. Christmas, for us, has involved lots of tasty chocolate this year. We’ve demolished a box of Booja Booja (probably the best vegan truffles in the known universe)… We’ve also been sipping on delicious mugs full of raw…

Ombar… New & Amazing Chocolate Alert!

Whilst at VegFest a couple of weeks ago, I basically consumed a lunch and dinner which consisted of chocolate and cake samples. I know, I know, it’s not the healthiest way to eat, but in my defense, it was mostly raw chocolate, sweetened with non-refined sugars. And in the case of my latest discovery, enhanced…