anna brones

writer + artist + activist

Posts Tagged ‘chocolate

Recipe: The Best Birthday Cake Ever

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Who ever said it was sad to make your own birthday cake was wrong.

Here’s the thing about baking your own birthday cake: it ensures that you are in full control of what you are eating to celebrate your day. No crumbly cupcakes because your friend forgot that you actually hate cupcakes, no overly sweet processed frosting because your neighbor only had time to go to the bakery department of the chain grocery store and no half-eaten chocolate mint ice cream cake left in your freezer for the next six months.

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Written by Anna Brones

September 24, 2012 at 07:42

Recipe: Coconut Chia Pudding with Raspberries and Chocolate

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I have a chia seed obsession. I have been known to put them in smoothies, and mixed with water and a little lemon juice, it’s they make for a great wake up drink. But using them in a dessert? Even better.

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September 17, 2012 at 11:25

Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Mousse with Sea Salt

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Sometimes you need a decadent recipe that you can make in less than twenty minutes. This one is it.

As we all know, there is no better combination than dark chocolate and sea salt. Made with avocados, the mousse is also vegan, but serve it to your non vegan friends and they’ll be so sold on the creamy chocolatey goodness that they’ll never notice the difference. You’ll get points for a posh dessert and no one will ever know that you made it in the frazzled half an hour that you had between your last work meeting and your dinner party.

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June 25, 2012 at 10:50

Two Years of Writing a Food Column

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Today marks two years of writing my Foodie Underground column. How I have managed to produce a column every single Monday for 104 weeks is beyond me, but somehow it’s still going. Hence the celebratory post and birthday torte recipe. Enjoy!

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April 2, 2012 at 14:18

Inspired By Chocolate and Sea Salt

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Prompted by a phone call with a food-loving friend, I went a little over the top this weekend. It all started with a question: “Why is no one making Chocolate Sea Salt Flakes?”

If no one is making them, you might as well make them yourself.

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Friday Photo: Urban Heart

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A classic shot from a classic city (San Francisco if you couldn’t tell), and although I am not the biggest advocate of Valentine’s Day, I figured this image was fitting.

Need some Valentine’s Day inspiration that won’t  require spending any money but just might make you a little happier? Write a love letter to chocolate, a contest sponsored by Portland’s favorite patisserie, Pix!

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February 13, 2009 at 18:28

Friday Photo: Chocolate

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It really looks irresistible doesn’t it?

Written by Anna Brones

December 12, 2008 at 20:52

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