Don’t let the hibiscus intimidate you. The flowers are often available in the Latin aisle of your supermarket. Or you can purchase hibiscus tea and make it very strong. The rest of the ingredients are likely already in your kitchen. The recipe itself is only 6 ingredients. The flavor is definitely “una fiesta en la boca!” aka a party in the mouth!Thanks to Kassia Emily Fiedor and "Cocina Holistica"!
Madrid-Style Spicy Spanish Hot Cocoa
Begin by making a a jar of the Spicy Spanish Hot Cocoa Mix. Then use this recipe to make two perfect cups of hot and spicy cocoa like they serve on the streets of Madrid. If you like, use the servings multiplier on the recipe to make cocoa for a crowd. Oh, and remember, the secret to great hot cocoa is the cold water that you use to dissolve and keep the mix lump free. Then add the steaming milk and you have a silky, hot cocoa.
Spicy Spanish Hot Cocoa Mix
This recipe is inspired by abuelitas everywhere! A hot cocoa mix (made with cacao) that adds cinnamon and cayenne for an extra kick. Then just follow this link to get the recipe for a perfect cup of Spanish hot cocoa like they make in Madrid!
Decadent Vegan Chocolate Mousse
The secret to this amazing plant-forward mousse is the avocados and the date sugar. Completely plant-based, and no refined sugar, just dried dates. You won’t believe the taste and the texture! A gift for the the New Year! To you from Chef Leander!
Hazelnut Double Chocolate Biscotti
Traditional almond biscotti gets a Northwest makeover featuring chopped hazelnuts and gluten-free oat flour. Super easy to make, meaning it’s “twice-baked” and on your plate in about an hour.
Sesame Cashew Power Balls
Indulge yourself! Here is a great tasting, chewy treat that travels well and satisfies the afternoon (or morning) munchies. Six ingredients and 15 minutes is all it takes. They are one of my favorite snacks. Not too sweet, and oh so satisfying!
Classic Waldorf Salad
Chopped apples and celery, grapes, walnuts and a few dried cherries are a classic dish known as Waldorf Salad. A light, vegan-mayo dressing adds a nice contrast to the fruit. Elegant enough to be served as an appetizer, side dish, or even as a light dessert at the end of your holiday meal.
Savory “Cheese” and Garlic Biscuits
These biscuits are the perfect savory side for soups and salads! And they are so easy to make, I'm sure they will show up often at your table. Try them alongside some fresh Instant Pot Mushroom, Farro soup!NOTE: This video also details the process of using a kitchen scale to make cooking, and especially baking, easier and more reliable. For other video's like this, check out the How To tab on our Cookbook Page Thanks to Kassia Fiedor for permission to adapt their great recipe! Make sure to check out Kassia's website as well!