This is the first time ever when I post a recipe on my blog but just to be clear I am not the author of Chocolate Truffles in Beetroot Powder but Marta Dymek from the amazing Polish vegan blog Jadłonomia.
Chocolate Truffles in Beetroot Powder by Marta Dymek
For 20 small truffles you need:
• 100g dark good-quality chocolate
• 75ml of coconut milk
• one tablespoon of coconut oil
• one small beetroot
Turn on the oven and set it to 100 °C. Slice your beet into very thin strips (use a knife or a mandolin slicer). This step is very easy but may be a little bit time-consuming so no rush, take your time. Lay the beet strips on a tray lined with a baking paper and dry them in the oven for 25-35min until they are dried (should look like beet chips). Place them in a chopper/grinder (I guess food processor will be good as well) and pulse until beets are nice fine powder. Easy, isn’t?
The chocolate truffles part is even easier: melt chocolate in a slow cooker or use a saucepan filled with water, bring it to a boil and place another bowl with the chocolate in it on top of the saucepan. Use a whisk or spoon to stir the chocolate, add coconut oil. Turn off the stove and stir in coconut milk until smooth. Allow the truffle mixture to cool to room temperature and once cool, refrigerate minimum 3 hours.
Using a teaspoon or a small melon baller, scoop balls of chocolate mixture
and drop the chocolate balls into the mound of beet powder to coat. Don’t worry if your truffles look roughly formed, aren’t they even more beautiful like that? At last they are made with love by you:)
Thank you Marta for the beautiful inspiration, I wouldn’t have created these illustrations without your recipe.
I know that not everyone likes Valetines but hey, it doesn’t matter if you do or not. Open a bottle of pink bubbly something and a heart shaped box of pralines (macarons would be nice as well) and celebrate the fact that tomorrow you don’t have to get up as early as usual. Happy Valentines, happy Friday!
Kristi Lanzit from Bulldog Bistro emailed me in December and asked if I could redesign her blog a little bit and make a new logo. I remember that I clicked the link she sent me and was immediately hooked for two reasons: first of all I love to illustrate food and second… I fell in love with these two cuties (both on the picture taken by Kristi) that remind me of Bruno, the boxer dog of my parents. Bulldog Bistro is a blog about gluten free cooking and although I am not gluten intolerant I was drooling when I saw some of Kriti’s recipes.
Kristi wanted something "cheerful, jubilant, lively, colorful, and upbeat” to make her readers feel that gluten free cooking is fun and easy. She was the one who picked the colous: hot pink, turquoise and yellow so I knew that we were on the same page. I added to the combo a few grey tones. Kristi wasn’t afraid of modern bold design so seriously, she was a dream client! We ended up with illustrations, logo, pattern and blog header you can see on the images above and below:)
For everyone who doesn't like Mondays: free wallpaper to download here! These sweet doughnuts I created for Papertheque (I posted about it last week) may make you smile and sweeten your hard Monday, I hope so. And hey, remember it's 14th of February soon so prepare yourself & your screen for being in a good mood.
Recently I don’t post any personal projects so I thought I would share this one with you. I illustrated this portrait for Bri Emery for her 28th birthday in January:) Btw it’s Friday isn’t? Then happy weekend everyone!
I thought that I would show you one more thing I created for Papertheque. Ola, co-founder and owner, asked me to design a small stationery set. She wanted something very clean and simple but also colourful and a little bit quirky. My first thought was about creating a small “thank you” card but then I started experimenting and ended up with a A4 letter size that provides much more space (in case a note to a client needs to be a little bit longer:). For the biz cards I redesigned the little flower I created last year for Papertheque and added two more colours. On the back I decided to use a very simple pattern. I thought that stripes would be a nice contrast with the round shapes of the flower and illustration on the letter paper.
Do you remember this sneak peek? It was last month while I was working on the new collection for Papertheque, a small stationery brand based in Warsaw. Now I would like to proudly announce that the collection is ready, printed on a beautiful eco friendly paper and available in a few stores in Poland. However Papertheque is considering opening an international online boutique:)
Im off to Poland to visit my family and my dear friends:) Weeeeeeee! The illustration above was made by me exactly last year for Winter Papertheque collection.
I designed & illustrated these posters for Squeezed Up, the coolest juice bar in Stockholm, in December short before my trip to Australia. Since I’m still freelancing for them and working currently on more illustrations (yes yes, stay tuned!) I thought that I had to post these ones first. Btw did I tell you that I LOVE to illustrate food?
I started this morning with random experiments. You remember this wrap party project by Bri Emery & other creative girls from Los Angeles? I created for this lil event four illustrations that have been used as printable gift tags (btw still to download here!). Today I randomly went back to the wrap party project and this is what I created. Just to have fun and play with colours a little bit. I realised that I haven’t been using much blue, time for change and... a little bit of love too. Talk about love, stay tuned to see more LOVE illustrations this week!