Vegan Coconut Mango Tapioca Pudding

Today I'm sharing with you a recipe of delicious Vegan Coconut Mango Tapioca Pudding, which was a huge hit on my first cooking master class. This pudding-like coconut milk dessert combined with ripe mango pulp is rich but at the same time very light. With this simple dish, I tried to capture a little bit of summer warmth and sunshine, because the food is not only fuel for our bodies but also a great source of joy for our souls. There are two small tricks to make this Vegan Coconut Mango ... Continue Reading

Light Kefir Panna Cotta with Strawberry Compote

Panna Cotta is one of those desserts which look very fancy but actually incredibly easy to make. This silky, custard-like goodness is so great for summer. Because let's face it, it's not fun to spend a few hours in the hot kitchen baking pies and sweating next to an oven. That's why summertime is when Panna Cotta can shine in all it's glory, especially when topped with seasonal berries or fruits. For this particular recipe, I suggest cooking simple Strawberry Compote to add a little brightness ... Continue Reading

Buttermilk Orange Panna Cotta

Light but creamy Buttermilk Panna Cotta is a foolproof dessert choice. You can cook it way ahead of time plus it's almost impossible to find a person who doesn't like it. Everybody will enjoy this creamy vanilla bean deliciousness topped with fresh oranges. It's a perfect dessert for warmer weather. Especially spring, when you can sit outside and have a teaspoon of light panna cotta and a sip of slightly chilled sweet wine. Yeah, life can be unbearably good sometimes! It's surprisingly ... Continue Reading

Refreshing Blood Orange Coconut Sorbet

This is the first batch of a blood orange sorbet we've ever made. The result came out so great that we immediately fell in love with this simple dessert. We like it for its fantastic purple color and refreshing citrusy, slightly tart, flavor. We already can tell, that this sorbet will be incredibly good during a warm spring day when the sun is shining bright, and you crave for a scoop of a frozen treat. There are quite a few blood orange sorbet recipes floating around the web these days. ... Continue Reading

Buttery Pear Mini-Cakes

At Viva La Food we think that pear is one of the best fruits for baking. That's why we already posted a few very special desserts where pear shines in all its glory. For example, Fantastic Chocolate Pear Cake is one our latest creation, we know you'll love it from the first bite. Granted our love for this beautiful fruit we decided to create one more dessert. This time it's buttery, perfect for any season, Pear Mini-Cakes recipe. In this cakes we used only whole spices and fresh ginger, ... Continue Reading

Super Easy Cottage Cheese Doughnuts

Dreaming about soft, hot, and light as a feather homemade doughnuts? There is nothing easier! We called this recipe Super Easy Cottage Cheese Doughnuts for a reason. Just a few simple ingredients, you probably already have in your kitchen, and you can make the magic happen. Spend about 40 minutes of your time to get one of the most delicious breakfast/dessert you can imagine. When we deep fry something, we like to use sunflower oil. It has a high smoke point and a neutral flavor, unlike ... Continue Reading

Best French Lemon Crêpes

If you follow Viva La Food long enough, you've probably noticed that we are crazy about crêpes. We have several different recipes on our website, such as Beer Crepes and Caramelized Apple Crepes. We often cook them for brunch or even dinner, and always experimenting with different recipes and proportions. All things considered, we're incredibly happy to share this French Lemon Crêpes recipe, which we can name the most foolproof we've created so far. The secret is instead of using ... Continue Reading

Fantastic Chocolate Pear Cake

Funny story, we made this Pear Chocolate Cake for the first time just a few days before it appeared on the cover of Bake from Scratch magazine. Our pictures were so similar for a second we thought they published our photo. But that was just a coincidence proving that great minds think alike =) We've never compared the recipes but can tell you that our version is excellent. This dessert is a pure chocolate delight with tender pears inside. Continue Reading

Halloween Mini Butternut Squash Compote Pavlovas

Halloween is one of my favorite American holidays. Witches, demons, and ghosts are my theme =) Plus you can dress up as silly as you want to. I always wait for this day with a childlike excitement. But this year is even more special! Why is that? Because I collaborated with amazing girls from LatteJournal to bring you not only cooking inspiration, but also a whole bunch of ideas for a sophisticated Halloween Dinner decoration. Awesome, isn't it?! Wait for my next post and see our cool ... Continue Reading