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Now Pouring: An Addictive Coconut Matcha Smoothie Recipe

A mean, green vegan shake you’ll make over and over
May 20, 2015 12:00 pm
matcha smoothie recipe
Photo: Clay Williams

Jen Yee is the pastry chef at NYC’s Lafayette Grand Café and Bakery, an expansive all-day bakery and restaurant in the heart of New York’s NoHo neighborhood. Know what’s hot right now? Jen does: matcha. Get ready to melt, bake and sprinkle with this bright green tea powder. It’s smoothie time.

15 Gluten-Free Desserts To Know And Love

Cut the wheat and pump up the good stuff!
May 19, 2015 2:00 pm

There are lots of silver linings to gluten-free desserts, but the big one is that they don’t fill you up to the point of bursting...so you can eat more! Take your pick of baked goods — cookies, crème brûlée, cake, mousse, even soufflé — and celebrate national Celiac Awareness Month like a boss. A Nutella boss who wants seconds of dessert. 

Dessert Lessons: This Matcha Chocolate Truffles Recipe Is For You

Fact: Powdered green is the new gold
May 14, 2015 11:00 am
matcha truffles recipe
Photos: Clay Williams

Jen Yee is the pastry chef at NYC’s Lafayette Grand Café and Bakery, an expansive all-day bakery and restaurant in the heart of New York’s NoHo neighborhood. Know what’s hot right now? Jen does: matcha. Get ready to melt, bake and sprinkle with this bright green tea powder. 

A Taste Of Taiwan: Make These Pineapple Tarts

You’ll see these sweet pastries all over the island
May 1, 2015 12:00 pm
taiwanese pineapple tart recipe

With square, buttery crusts encasing a jammy pineapple filling, this pastry is a unique Taiwanese treat. You'll find them sold as if they were fine truffles throughout Taiwan, wrapped in fancy boxes and packaging. No one can resist them once they’ve tried just one, so a box of these is a popular gift item and a must-have souvenir when traveling. Because of their neat, square shape, it’s not exactly easy to make pineapple tarts at home. But warm and freshly baked, they’re well worth the effort.

Brown Sugar Walnut Butter Recipe

Don’t mind the peanut butter; it's just jealous
Apr 24, 2015 2:00 pm
brown sugar walnut butter

We’re...can we even say it? We’re just nuts about Nut Butters, the all-spread cookbook from recipe blogger Mary Loudermilk. Once you’ve perused her impressive selection of delicious pulverized nuts, including almonds, hazelnuts, pecans and more, you’ll never open a store-bought jar of peanut butter again. 

Dessert Alert: 8 Of Our Latest, Greatest Chocolate Recipes

Taste the creamy, dark, complex and salt-sprinkled
Apr 17, 2015 2:00 pm

We don’t post just any old chocolate dessert recipes on Food Republic. We hand-select the finest treats from across the culinary universe, polish them up till they shine with the intensity of a thousand sprinkles and send them straight to your hippocampus. That’s the part of the brain where food cravings start, proliferate and eventually take over. Dig into chewy cookies, silky mousse, the frozen, rolled and dipped in nuts, and have yourself a sweet evening.  

Salted Caramel Hazelnut Butter Recipe

Spread this stuff on everything, starting right now
Apr 14, 2015 3:00 pm
salted caramel hazelnut butter

We’re...can we even say it? We’re just nuts about Nut Butters, the all-spread cookbook from recipe blogger Mary Loudermilk. Once you’ve perused her impressive selection of delicious pulverized nuts, including almonds, hazelnuts and more, you’ll never open a store-bought jar of peanut butter again. Start digging out crackers because you’re going to want to start slathering this salted caramel hazelnut butter.

Quinoa Coconut Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Ancient grains and cocoa make a killer cookie
Apr 8, 2015 3:00 pm
quinoa coconut chocolate cookies

Whole grains can and should be a big part of dessert — why not? They’re substantially healthier, and you don’t have to sacrifice flavor, creaminess or heft. Blogger Erin Dooner’s new book, The Sweet Side of Ancient Grains, is a testament to baking with barley, spelt, buckwheat and other whole grains. 

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