Desserts

Caipirinha Mousse

Caipirinha Mousse

When it comes to desserts, I always try to create them with a refreshing taste and not too sweet. In this recipe I used fresh lime juice and zest, and also reduced the sugar to only about 10 g per serving. This Caipirinha Mousse is inspired by a recipe I got from a good friend a long time ago. We all love this dessert, but the initial recipe was complicated and caused many headaches. Here I created a version that is easier to prepare, but you have to be precise when measuring. Optionally, to make it vegetarian, you can replace the gelatine with just the right amount of agar agar. The vegetarian version will be creamier, but not as foamy and firm as the version with gelatine.

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Apricot & Hazelnut Energy-Balls

Apricot & Hazelnut Energy-Balls

Have you tried making your own energy-balls yet, the superfood of 2017? If not, you should really give it a try. They’re not only super healthy, they’re also so easy to prepare and you can store them for up to a week in the fridge. That way you and your family can enjoy healthy snacks every day. In this energy-ball recipe, I used apricot and hazelnut in combination with lemon and honey, which created a fresh and nutty flavor.

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Almond Coconut Balls

Almond Coconut Balls

Energy balls are healthy small bites packed with highly nutritious ingredients. They are one of the food trends of 2017. With only five ingredients I created a very easy, quick to prepare, and super delicious version of a Raffaello-style energy ball,  a perfect Valentine’s treat for you and your loved one. This is also a great example of a healthy dessert and will help those of us who made a New Year’s resolution of a healthier lifestyle. I’m using almond and coconut, rich in healthy fat, fiber, magnesium, and vitamin E, and organic honey as a sweetener. Did you know that honey has antibacterial properties? That’s why honey is often called a natural antibiotic. We’ve never been using a lot of refined sugar in our house, but after starting my blog about two years ago, I cut out refined sugar completely. It feels great to eat healthy desserts.

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Poppy Seed Mousse on Wild Blueberry Coulis

Poppy Seed Mousse on Wild Blueberry Coulis

Dessert is a must for any special occasion such as Christmas dinner, and my theme for this year’s menu is Wild Christmas. The following recipe is a great expression of this theme using nature’s ingredients. The nutty and creamy flavor of the poppy seed mousse in combination with the fruity sweet wild blueberry coulis creates a delicious well balanced dessert that’s also not too sweet.

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Vegetarian Panna Cotta with Passion fruit & Physalis Coulis

Vegetarian Panna Cotta with Passion fruit & Physalis Coulis

The creamy vanilla taste of panna cotta combined with fruity citrus flavors of passion fruit and physalis coulis is a fantastic combination, especially if you prefer desserts that aren’t too sweet. After many attempts to create a perfectly creamy panna cotta using agar agar, I finally managed to get it right. Using agar agar instead of the commonly used gelatin makes this dessert perfect for every vegetarian. Agar agar is derived from algae, whereas gelatin is typically derived from animal products.

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