Sesame halva

Halva (aka “halwa”, “helva”, “halvah”) is possibly one of the first desserts ever created. You will find it celebrated in innumerable forms, each dependent on its country of origin, and there are many countries willing to claim this sweet treat as their own. My two-toned raw halva recipe [below] is inspired by this Turkish sesame…

Putting it all together

I have already mentioned my love of mini desserts, and they can be especially awesome when their powers combine. Picture above is tonight’s dessert, a plate of treats featuring three recent recipes for raw sweets: pretty little raw petit fours with dehydrated crowns of slivered almonds and agave syrup; smoodgy coconut balls (made bite-size!); and…

Icky sticky nutty bars

I am getting used to hearing the words “I want some, please” whenever my toddler’s gaze lands upon something sugary and sweet. One of my little one’s favourite treats is the fruit bar. You may have spotted these under various guises in the baby aisle at your local supermarket. As an avid label-reader, it really…