Cherry-Mint Ice-Cream

Cherry-Mint Ice-Cream | The Graceful Kitchen

Seeing as this is a post that involves CHERRIES, ICE CREAM, and PEPPERMINT, I really wish it could be more fun, bouncy, and carefree. I mean, who doesn’t get a carefree feeling when thinking about stuff like cherries? And ice cream?? And peppermint??? Continue reading

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“Orange” Soup

"Orange" SoupDon’t you just love soup? I know I do. Soups are delicious, nutritious, and easy to make. I believe you really need to go out of your way to make a soup unhealthy, and I have yet to encounter a soup that was difficult to make (including “frilly” sounding ones like French onion soup and creamy Vichyssoise). Continue reading

No-Bake, All-Out Chocolate Mousse “Cake”

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This cake really is a special treat. If you’re looking for a healthy dessert recipe – look elsewhere (may I suggest tahini cookies, these chocolate cookies, or even a spoonful of this)… Because THIS cake is one that you really should eat just a slice of.

Luckily for you, although this cake is amazingly delicious, it’s also SO rich that it’s easy to be satisfied with just a bit, which truly helps with portion control. Continue reading

Creamy Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

You know those times when you are so grateful for Mother Nature for making really awesome things? Things that don’t really make sense, like the Duck-Billed Platypus. Or things that make you stare with awe and admiration, like a double rainbow. Or things that make you want to eat them everyday for the rest of your life because they feel so rare, even though they aren’t really… Like Jerusalem artichokes.

Let’s clear up a few things. As much as I love Jerusalem, the Jerusalem artichoke has nothing to do with it. Wikipedia has kindly informed me that it probably got its’ name from the Italian word “girasole“, which means “sunflower”.

If you haven’t tasted this thing already, do yourself a favor and taste it!!! It’s a funny little tuber that looks like ginger-root, has the consistency of a potato, and tastes like artichoke. Take a second to imagine the possibilities… Yes. Isn’t that awesome? Told you so. Continue reading