Eggless Dark Chocolate Mousse with Date Cream

Fulfill your holiday chocolate cravings with this deliciously simple dark chocolate mousse infused with vanilla bean and espresso and topped with a date caramel cream. It is light in texture, rich, and indulgent. And for those that like extra decadence, this mousse can be easily thickened by adding chocolate and using less cream and sweetened…

The Ultimate Classic Brownies

This classic brownie recipe is anything but modest. With no rising agents to lighten the load, the result is pure, unadulterated, dense, chocolatey indulgence. And that, in my opinion, is the best way to enjoy a brownie. This recipe makes for a deliciously fudgy brownie with a satisfying crackling surface. It’s also one that I…

Date, Chocolate, and Rose Water Truffles

Sublime chocolate and rose water truffles. These are made to be consumed slowly and with no regrets. Sweetened with the delicious caramel flavor of dates, they just melt in your mouth at once. Here is an instant recipe for instant pleasure. P.S. these truffles are also, coincidentally, guilt-free. INGREDIENTS/ MAKES 8 TRUFFLES 6 medjoul dates,…

Double Chocolate Muffins with Orange Blossom

Double chocolate muffins. But not just any double chocolate muffins. These are made with orange blossom water, yogurt, and olive oil for a rich flavor and moist texture. They are chocolatey, soft, and utterly delicious. Each bite provides a distant taste of the orange blossom just to remind you it is there. I like the…

Date, Oat, and Nut Superfood Bars

Rich in fiber, protein and healthy fats, you would never think that something so delicious could also be so good for you. Sweet and chewy Medjool dates, crispy oats, crunchy almonds, flax seeds, and all those healthy mediterranean flavors in one delectable and naturally sweet vegan and gluten-free granola block. I also added a bit of…

Olive Oil, Pistachio, and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here is my twist on the traditional chocolate chip cookie and the Italian Bocconcini al Pistachio di Bronte. These crispy and chewy treats are made of extra-virgin olive oil, crushed pistachios, and creamy chocolate chips. The olive oil is distantly tasted in a way that only enhances the overall flavor of the cookie. The texture is…

Nutella Cheesecake Fudge Bars

I know that it sounds quite mischievous, but it is the season for these types of indulgences after all. Unless, you are like me and lack the willpower to avoid making them after the holidays. In that case, your addiction may require some intervention. Nonetheless, I have a feeling that you will be quite pleased…

Honey, Nut, and Date Chocolate bars

Ah chocolate… It comforts us in times of  joy, despair, and need. And there are few things more satisfying  and rewarding than making your own, especially if it requires only minutes. This recipe is the quick and effortless route to rich, smooth, and flavorful gourmet chocolate. It is quite versatile and you can customize it as you…

Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffles

I have been attempting to create a recipe that combines two of my favorite desserts; cheesecake and pumpkin cake, and all while requiring little time and effort. After some experimenting, I found just the perfect combination of ingredients. Here are my absolutely decadent pumpkin cheesecake truffles. Made with smooth cream cheese, pumpkin, cookie crumbs, and rich spices, you…

Express Chocolate Date Truffles

Dates are a dietary staple across the Arabian Peninsula, especially during the holidays.  Rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, they are the perfect alternative to traditional holiday sweets. Combined with rich chocolate,  and toasted hazelnuts, these chocolate date truffles will be sure to please your loved ones and guests. Not to mention the little effort they require…