Pumpkin-Chestnut Soup

Making soup from scratch is a remarkable feat of alchemy. The pumpkin-chestnut soup is not only nutritious and nourishing; it provides a brothy goodness, along with a dense texture of fresh winter vegetables. My soup is a rich orange colour and has a full-bodied pumpkin and chestnut flavour; it can be served as the first or the main course. Make this soup for a wonderfully gastronomic experience! Pumpkin-chestnut soup is the perfect dish for your Christmas table.

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Dundee Cake

Dundee cake is a traditional Scottish fruitcake, a classic treat for all, which derives its name from the city of Dundee. Dundee cake is considered one of the best desserts in the world. My Dundee cake is vegan, egg-free, dairy-free, and butter-free; my vintage-inspired Dundee cake not only has the same texture and flavour as the traditional fruitcake, but reaches all parts of your palate with its floral aroma of a citrus orchard in bloom and its lush richness of fruits and finishes leaving a mellow rum aftertaste.

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Sophia’s Hibiscus Jello

Sophia’s hibiscus jello is a delicious light way to finish a romantic meal. Sophia’s hibiscus jello made with hibiscus syrup captures the sweet and tart flavour, the floral and fruity bouquet, and the ruby red colour — the colour of sexual attraction — of the exotic hibiscus blooms. My recipe is very easy and quick, and yet Sophia’s hibiscus jello is a majestic Valentine’s Day dessert; hibiscus is considered an aphrodisiac herb that boosts libido. My hibiscus jello recipe does not contain gelatin or artificial food colours. Sophia’s hibiscus jello is vegan, gluten-free, and alcohol-free.

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Vasilopita

The Greek New Year’s Eve lucky cake is called Vasilopita. The cake contains a hidden gold or silver coin which is slipped into the dough before baking. The person who is fortunate enough to receive the slice containing the coin is believed to attract good luck throughout the year. The most enthralling element of the Greek custom of Vasilopita for the New Year is that this amaranthine recipe has endured for centuries in Greece. Family and friends join in the cutting of the Vasilopita in early January every year.

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Digestive biscuits with cranberries

These lovely digestives with cranberries take biscuits to the next level: crunchy and semi-sweet bursting with tart cranberries. This is not only a simple and elegant recipe but also a tried and tested one. Digestive biscuits with cranberries make for the perfect dunking material. These beloved biscuits are an indulgent holiday treat. Indeed, homemade digestives with cranberries are a treat all on their own, but that doesn’t mean you cannot make them feel more festive with a Christmas biscuit tin. Here’s a cute Christmas food gift to surprise all your friends and family with this season!

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Crème de Marrons (Chestnut Cream)

Crème de marrons is a glamorous dessert and a perfect festive, vegan and gluten-free centerpiece for Christmas/New Year’s Eve breakfast party! Chestnut cream is a versatile indulgence: a rich and nutty spread, a delicious cake/biscuit/crêpe filling, an incredible sweet addition to smoothies.

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Thanksgiving dinner menu

Find the perfect Thanksgiving dishes with Healthy Bread by Sophia! Plan a vegan Thanksgiving dinner menu with these recipes, including aperitif cocktails; starter/appetizer; main dish; and dessert, that will impress everyone at the table!

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Festive chestnut and mushroom stew

Indulge yourself with this festive chestnut and mushroom stew, while you celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and the festive season with family and friends; this is the perfect vegan and gluten-free main dish that will make your Christmas merry and bright! Chestnut and mushroom stew is the quintessence of winter flavors: savory chestnuts, sweet baby onions, rich-fleshed winter tomatoes and earthy mushrooms combined with an oriental aroma of spices.

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Hecate’s Black Tart

As Halloween comes closer, let’s honour the chthonic goddess of the underworld, Hecate. Hecate is a dark goddess in ancient Greek religion and mythology. Hecate’s Black Tart is perfect for a witch’s feast and a Halloween party! Hecate’s Black Tart with its rich and sweet pumpkin-chocolate filling and its soft-chewy molasses crust is vegan and sugar-free!

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Chocolate Whiskey Cake

Chocolate lovers, here’s something to dream about! Chocolate whiskey cake will make everyone’s holiday extra sweet. This festive cake is infused with plenty of whiskey and has the richest drizzle of dark chocolate and whiskey ganache; it is perfect to serve guests at a holiday dinner party or to give away as a gift.

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