If you’re looking for the perfect, warming beverage for cool, winter nights, look no further than this dairy-free, sugar-free Raspberry Hot Cocoa! This recipe is made rich and luscious with whole-food ingredients, and low-glycemic sweeteners.
I’ve got to say, I’m not a huge fan of snow. But, seeing so many people have their first snow fall has got me green with envy! I say this because Southern California has been battling Santa Ana winds that brought in hot weather, and worst of all, wildfires. If you follow me on social media, you may have seen this link to help those involved with the wildfires. So, please check that out and share it, if you have the time!
Now, back to all of you that are chillin’ (pun intended 😉 ) in cooler climates, or those that just want to get into the holiday spirit! I had put out a poll listing a few different flavors of hot beverages and the Raspberry Hot Cocoa was getting a lot of votes! Buuuut, I also had a lot of people asking for sugar-free anything. So, I thought that marrying the two would make for a wonderful flavor, and comforting, Sugar-free Raspberry Hot Cocoa would be the best solution!
What really inspired all of this hot beverage recipe development? These Pebble Cove mugs from Lenox that I fell in love with a few weeks ago. There’s something about the mesmerizing pebble-like shapes, covering the outsides, but abstracted and grey (*swooooon grey*). If you’ve been following me for a little bit, you know that I love Lenox products and have worked with them to develop a few AWESOME recipes for their wonderful wares.
I’m sure you’re thinking, “Jackie, what is the big deal with this stuff, isn’t it just plates and glasses?” To which I say, “Uh, no!” Mostly because this is high-quality dishware that lasts and lasts, looks great, BUT is also dishwasher and microwave-safe. Plus, you can find their products at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Macy’s, not just online. All that is pretty great, to me (especially the dishwasher-safe part)!
So, back to this recipe. These mugs hold 14 ounces, so these are hefty portions of rich, dark chocolatey, hot cocoa. TIP: if your local grocer doesn’t have raspberries in stock, or they’re really tart like mine were, use frozen raspberries. But, thaw them out before blending them, for this recipe. Typically, frozen produce is picked in season and is ripe, so the berries should be sweeter. Now go, make this easy and delectable, Sugar-free Raspberry Hot Cocoa!
These Baked Vegetable Pakoras are an amazing way to get tons of veggies into super-delicious, baked bites! Recipe from Vegan Richa’s Everyday Kitchen, and is vegan, soy-free, nut-free, and has a gluten-free option!
I hope you’re as excited as I am for the release of Vegan Richa’s newest book: Vegan Richa’s Everyday Kitchen! The powerhouse known as Richa Hingle has a hugely popular blog, that share’s her name, and already has one cookbook out. You may know it.. the best seller, Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen!
Richa’s blog has many drool-worthy photos and is filled with colorful foods that are super flavorful. I’ve followed her for YEARS, seriously, since my blog’s inception in 2011. It’s been quite amazing to see her evolution into what she is today, and I really admire her and the hard work that she’s put in.
All of that to say, I was stoked to have a copy of her newest book show up on my doorstep, in October. And even more stoked to make these tasty Baked Vegetable Pakoras, out of it! Pakoras are typically fried, and while I love ordering them at restaurants, I don’t make them at home. Having this healthier, baked option changes the game!
If you’re interested in checking out more recipes, besides these baked vegetable pakoras, from this book, here’s a list of blogs sharing them!
- Black Pepper Cheesy Mac and Broccoli
- Red Curry Soup with Lentils
- Bombay Potatoes and Peas
- Easiest Black Bean Burgers
- Buffalo Chickpea Tacos
After the recipe, enter to win a copy of Vegan Richa’s Everyday Kitchen! (US Residents, 18 & older only, please)
Looking for Thanksgiving Leftover Recipe Ideas? I’ve got you covered with these delicious dishes ranging from simple to fully-transformed! Originally, I thought that this post wouldn’t appeal to many. But, after doing a poll on Instagram (finally), it was a resounding “YES!!” from a large majority of you!
So, I got to work, and made 3 of these just this morning, while the last couple are from years prior. I hope that you love them as much as I do! But, I must say, that the quality of the outcome depends on what your leftovers are like. If you like your leftovers, you’ll probably be just fine! Though, you may need to add a lil’ something here or there, depending on your preferences.