Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

Chocolate Nutella & Walnut Cake with Vanilla Mascarpone

In these challenging times, uncomplicated and delicious home cooking is more of a necessity than ever. Having a repertoire of such recipes is essential, and we have been aiming to bring you these via Noosa Foodie for the past 4 months. Whilst healthy eating is important, the occasional treat (especially homemade) is a great way to cheer yourself up.  We make this Chocolate Nutella and Walnut Cake in our Italian Long Lunch Cooking Class. It is always well received and ticks all the boxes: it’s a little bit naughty but extremely nice, quick and easy to make and guaranteed to brighten even the gloomiest of moods.

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Chocolate Brownies

With Easter nearly upon us, our thoughts are no doubt turning to Chocolate! Given that we all have a little more spare time at the present, it’s the perfect opportunity to try your hand at some baking. This easy recipe I developed for Chocolate Brownies is fool-proof and will ensure success for even the most novice of cooks. Feel free to substitute the walnuts for other nuts such as pecans or macadamias.

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Brownie Balls

I’ve just returned from a week at Eden Health Retreat in the beautiful Currumbin Valley. Apart from the pristine environment, plethora of activities and fantastic facilities, one of the highlights was the food.  There was no going hungry in this health retreat as we were spoilt with breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner each day – all nourishing and balanced, lovingly prepared and definitely delicious. Creating nutritious food that tastes amazing is one of my favourite challenges, and with this in mind this week I share with you my recipe for Brownie Balls. If you are endeavouring to clean up your diet and fill your body with healthy foods, these scrumptious little morsels will hit the spot if you have a chocolate craving.

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Chocolate and Orange Avocado Mousse

Noosa Foodie loves to cook by the seasons, and as avocados and oranges are plentiful right now this seemed like the perfect recipe to share.

I created this dessert for our Hello Paleo! cooking class (it is sugar, dairy and grain free), and as well as being extremely nutritious is super-decadent and delicious.
Serve this at a dinner party and your guests will be none the wiser I promise you!

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Chocolate Heaven in Noosa

For anyone that loves chocolate (and let’s face it, that’s most of us), the best chocolate to be found in Noosa is without doubt at Cocoa Chocolat. Offering an exquisite selection of hand-crafted chocolates and truffles made from the very finest ingredients, a visit to their shop on Hastings Street or their factory and shop at Eumundi is not to be missed.


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