Grapefruit Gelatin Panna Cotta Cups | Swirls and Spice

Grapefruit Coconut Panna Cotta

Grapefruit season is in full swing; the latest fruit I sampled was at its prime, practically bursting with juicy sweetness!  The tangy citrus flavors pair perfectly with coconut panna cotta in this healthy gelatin dessert. For a middle of winter pick-me-up, fresh citrus fruit is an optimum choice.  The scent of citrus may improve mood and reduce stress and anxiety.  So save the rind and inhale deeply as you make … Continue reading Grapefruit Coconut Panna Cotta

Coconut Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter and Lentil Frosting

Coconut Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Lentil Buttercream Frosting

Tender coconut cupcakes topped with fluffy chocolate peanut butter frosting are the home-baked version of candy aisle bliss.  However, unlike candy, these treats have a hidden healthy twist! Chocolate and peanut butter are an inspired match.  So are chocolate and coconut.  These cupcakes fuse all those crave-worthy flavours together in each tender bite.  And the frosting is both sweet and healthy!  How can anyone resist … Continue reading Coconut Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Lentil Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Waffles with Pink Raspberry Frosting

Chocolate Waffles with Natural Pink Raspberry Frosting

If there ever was a frosting destined for chocolate, this raspberry frosting is it.  Put it on chocolate waffles, chocolate pancakes, or chocolate cupcakes and you have a naturally delicious burst of pink colour and zingy berry flavour.  Chocolate waffles are especially nice because they can appear as either breakfast or dessert.  I made a double batch of Chocolate Buckwheat Waffles and froze them, per … Continue reading Chocolate Waffles with Natural Pink Raspberry Frosting