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Chocolate cake with almonds

Winter is one of our favorite seasons to cook in. There are plenty of high-quality ingredients to choose from, which gives us the opportunity to get creative in the kitchen and come up with delicious + healthy recipes.

Here are 3 recipes that we’ve been loving this season:

Almond Cake:

  • 3/4 cup Coconut Sugar Or Granulated Sugar
  • (divided)
  • 4 Egg (at room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Organic Dark Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F. Coat a 9-inch spring form pan with cooking spray. Line the bottom with parchment paper.
  2. To prepare cake: Process almonds and 1⁄4 cup sugar in a food processor to the consistency of almond butter. Using a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat eggs on medium speed until fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 1⁄2 cup sugar and beat on high speed until pale and tripled in volume, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the almond mixture, then oil, then almond flour, then milk, mixing on medium speed after each addition until just incorporated before adding the next. Mix in lemon zest and cinnamon. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake the cake until a tester inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs attached, 35 to 40 minutes. Run a thin knife around the edge of the pan and remove the sides. Let the cake cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Invert onto the rack and remove the pan bottom. Put a large-rimmed baking sheet below the rack.
  4. To prepare the syrup: Meanwhile, cook sherry and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Poke several holes in the bottom (now top) of the cake with a fork. Brush with half of the syrup. Let the cake absorb the first layer, then brush with the remaining syrup. When cool, cover with plastic and let stand for 1 hour or up to 1 day.
  6. To prepare ganache: Place chocolate in a medium, heatproof bowl. Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until just boiling. Pour the cream over the chocolate and let stand for 5 minutes. Gently stir to combine. Let stand for 30 minutes to thicken.
  7. Carefully transfer the cake to a serving plate, leaving the now-top side up. Frost with the cooled ganache.

Maple Miso Parsnips


  • 4 Parsnip (medium, chopped)
  • 3 tbsps Miso Paste
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsps Maple Syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 °F (190°C). Add the parsnips to a mixing bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the miso paste, oil, and maple syrup until well combined.
  3. Pour the miso mixture over the parsnips and mix or toss until they are well coated.
  4. Spread the parsnips onto a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until caramelized and browned, flipping halfway through.

Brussels Sprout Slaw with Ginger Gold Apple


  • ½ cup walnuts (coarsely chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest (plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice finely grated)
  • 1 tablespoon shallot (minced)
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts
  • 1 Ginger Gold or other firm, crisp apple (julienned)
  • ¼ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (shaved)
  • 2 tablespoons chives (snipped)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Spread the walnuts on a pie plate and toast until fragrant and browned 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool completely.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the lemon zest and juice with the shallot, mustard, and sugar. While whisking constantly, drizzle in the olive oil and whisk until emulsified. Season the dressing with salt and pepper.
  3. In a food processor fitted with a slicing blade, shred the brussels sprouts; transfer them to a large bowl. Add the dressing, apple, cheese and chives, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Garnish with the toasted walnuts and serve.

Would you like to eat one of these recipes, but don’t have the time to cook them? Well, that’s what we are here for. Let’s talk, send us a message, and we can start creating a custom-made menu for you and your loved ones. 

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