I know it's
been a while.
Let me make
it up to you.
Summer, fall, and winter have long since
come and gone and unless you've been
following us on Instagram (you ARE following
us, aren't you?) it would seem that we have
gone away. We haven't, and I'm here to tell
you that nothing tastes better than a
We have been working behind the scenes,
re-calibrating and throwing our hands up in
the air for this rollercoaster of a learning
curve. But, that's not important. What IS
important is that we can't think of a better
time to show our love for your support than by
sending you our own version of a Valentine.
Because, who doesn't want breakfast in bed?
So, get ready to be served, and while your
enjoying this decadent spread, remember: the
best is yet to come.
editor + founder
Double-Chocolate Pancakes &
2 c flour
3/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c + 2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 c unsweetened almond milk
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c vegan chocolate chips
In a small bowl, combine almond milk, ground flaxseed, vanilla, and
apple cider vinegar and whisk together. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa
powder, and sugar. Whisk together to remove any clumps and
combine. Note: if cocoa powder is quite clumpy, sift before mixing
for even distribution.
Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until just combined. Gently fold
in chocolate chips.
Let batter rest while heating griddle on low for 10 minutes. Cook
pancakes 2-3 minutes per side.
Makes 8 six-inch pancakes.
2 c frozen organic strawberries
1 c real maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
In a small saucepan over low
heat, combine all ingredients.
Allow to simmer for 15 minutes,
then mash strawberries with a
potato masher until mostly
smooth but with a few chunks
remaining. Continue to simmer
on low for an additional 20
minutes, stirring frequently,
until reduced, thickened, and
Sip On This...
Albero Cava Brut
This organic sparkling wine is a gem
of pure bubbly bliss. The drier Brut's
pair well with sweeter breakfasts like
this one, balancing the rich chocolate
flavors with crisp, citrus ones. Both
organic and vegan, at just $7.99 a
bottle it's worth picking up a few for
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6 golden dried figs
1/2 c unsweetened pomegranate juice
1/4 c triple sec
2 tbsp granulated sugar
In a small sauce pan, combine
everything except figs. Simmer 15
minutes, the pour over figs in bowl.
Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before
serving. Best made the night before.
Sure, everyone thinks of oysters when aphrodisiac food comes to
mind, but did you know figs rank even higher on the lusty eats scale?
As do avocados, asparagus, pomegranates, beets, and more. Part
myth, part science, the shapes and symbolic traits of the food we eat
have been known to stir deeper feelings than just a full tummy by
sending subtle cues to our sub conscious. Word on the street is that
figs were the original forbidden fruit. So, while serving your
Valentine these chewy, slightly citrus delights, marvel at how being
so bad can still be so good.
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