recipe review - gingerbread cake by Half Baked Harvest and vegan gf gingerbread by Minimalist Baker

recipe reviews: gingerbread caramel cake + gf vegan gingerbread

I’ve decided to start on a different sort of post – reviews! I do a lot of baking, but not all of it ends up on beware the beans because I only like to share original recipes. I also do a lot of photography, even if the photos’ sole purpose is to improve my skills

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gluten free vegan espresso and teff christmas cookies

espresso and teff christmas cookies // gf, vegan

Something festive this way comes.  A little cinnamon there, a pinch of nutmeg there and delicious goodness everywhere. Including, but not limited to, my healthier take on gingerbread, made without refined sugars, refined flours, dairy, gluten or eggs. Not only are these espresso and teff christmas cookies ideal for dunking in a christmas morning cuppa,

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rhubarb banana cake

rhubarb banana cake + cashew icing // gf, vegan

I’ve had a very, very busy life lately. Studying my soul away, graduating from high school and completing my final exams hasn’t left a lot of time for baking, blogging and social media-ing. Now, finally, I have had a free weekend to bake – after working every saturday for the past few months. I also

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carrot cake bliss balls // gf, vegan

super seed carrot cake bliss balls to supercede all others // gf, vegan

Out of all the things I cook and consume, I struggle with snacks the most. The whole concept of ‘snack’ is kind of beyond me – I normally just munch on fruit to keep me going until dinnertime. But now that I am a fully fledged vegan (which you can read about here), sometimes you

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a teaser: anzac biscuits (vegan + gf) with greetings from austria

Well hello beware the beans followers/lovers/obsessed ones & hello world! Greetings from a (slightly 😉 ) smaller country than Australia, placed in the center of europe: Austria. My names Lara, a 17 year old from Vienna, and  if you have seen Rosie’s previous post you know what is going on. If not: We are doing a

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gluten and dairy free austrian kaiserschmarrn (torn pancakes)

a nod to austria with torn pancakes: kaiserschmarrn // gluten and dairy free

Pancakes are pretty great. Austrian kaiserschmarrn or ‘torn pancakes’ are a seriously awesome alternative. I was introduced to these by Lara, who is from Vienna, and also happens to be the other half of our first ever cross-cultural collaboration. We decided that there was no better way to share our cultures then through the thing

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carrot and coconut cream porridge // gluten free, vegan

carrot and coconut cream porridge // gluten free, vegan

Does anyone else consider porridge a healing meal? The warmth that spreads through your hands as you clasp the bowl, the soothing texture that clings to the tongue… Seems to me that porridge is quite the therapeutic breakfast. After cooking a batch, your entire kitchen will also smell kind of like a bakery, which is

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dark chocolate zucchini brownie muffins // gluten free, vegan

dark chocolate zucchini brownie muffins // gluten free, vegan

This isn’t a new recipe. I guess it’s not really an old recipe either. It would be more appropriate to say it’s a recycled recipe. This is a revisited and improved recipe of an older post for vegan chocolate muffins.  So that tired (and I’ll admit, imperfect) muffin recipe has been upgraded and replaced by this one for dark chocolate

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spiced chia porridge + mandarins // gluten free, vegan

Some days (like, literally every single one, let’s face it) all you need to start the day is a warming bowl of porridge. And to make each spoonful of soothing oats even better, chai-style spices do the job nicely. What would I do without you, cinnamon? Ginger? Cardamon? Not make this spiced chia porridge with lightly roasted mandarins!

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Roast Pumpkin Scones {Gluten Free}

roast pumpkin scones // gf, vegan

My search for the perfect gluten free scone was a long one. I knew what I didn’t want – a scone-shaped brick that crumbled away the very second you even thought about slathering it with jam. I shuddered at the thought that I would never be able to smother a scone in sweet strawberry conserve

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