Hand-painted Miniature Medieval Bestiary Paintings by Megan Levacy. Photo: Man-Eating Crocodile (via Cry The Bird )
Raspberry Dark Chocolate Banana Bread
If you find a place with this bread, I will move there. Straight up.
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Chocolate Beetroot Smoothie (via Chocolate Beetroot Smoothie)
Ingredients 2 cups dessicated coconut, unsweetened 1 ripe banana (the more ripe the better), chopped 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 pinch cinnamon 3/4 cup whole fresh or frozen raspberries (via Gormandize With A-dizzle and K-bobo: Sugar-free and Vegan Raspberry Fudge)
The rosemary pinenut shortbread is the best cookie I’ve ever had in my life. These look a bit irregular but only because I’ve packed most up to give away- they come out pretty perfect and just like the photo. Highly recommend. Also I made them first two days ago and they taste even better the day after then they did at first so make them ahead of time and keep them around for a while. First attempt at biscotti and they taste fantastic but definitely room for improvement on shaping. And the lemon poppy seed are good cookies but I actually don’t like sweet sweet cookies so I made them more for everyone else who seem to love them. I also attempted a ginger honey cookie but my oven works in waves of heat instead of degrees so they spread too much for presents.
(via Beetroot & Chocolate Cake – Recipe) Not vegan or gluten free, but adaptable enough and road tested for moisture, which is my main thing with new cake recipes.