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Black Sesame Latte (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)

This black sesame latte is paleo, vegan, and Whole30-compliant, and it is so delicious and perfect for Halloween! It has the most addicting flavor.

Black Sesame Latte

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’m a HUGE latte lover. I have several latte recipes on my blog, and a few of my favorites are:

Black Sesame Latte Recipe

There’s something so dang delicious about that creaminess of milk with a yummy flavor, and this black sesame latte is a brand new recent discovery that I just can’t get enough of!

Black sesame seeds have been my favorite since very young growing up in a Korean household. My mom would use them in both sweet and savory recipes. There’s something so amazing about sesame seeds’ nutty and addicting flavor, especially when they are toasted, and I love black sesame seeds more because of their color.

Black Sesame Latte

Black Sesame Latte

Blacks Sesame Paste

To make this black sesame latte, you first have to make black sesame paste which is actually really simple and easy. It’s a similar process to making tahini, but it’s slightly sweetened and thick in texture. It’s usually sweetened with honey, but I decided to use medjool dates instead to make it Whole30-friendly.

Because of the medjool dates, the black sesame latte is slightly sweetened, which I think is the perfect amount. However, if you prefer it to be a bit sweeter, just add your preferred sweetener at the end.

Black Sesame Latte

Perfect for Halloween

Because this black sesame latte is such a fun dark color AND it’s caffeine free, it’s perfect to enjoy with kids and on Halloween. You can even call it witch’s brew or monster’s blood drink and have fun with it!

If you aren’t a fan of hot drinks or if you are reading this in the summer, you can even serve it over ice to enjoy it cold. And if you are totally weirded out by this black sesame latte, just try it out! It’s seriously so so creamy and delicious. I promise you won’t regret it!

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Black Sesame Latte (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)

Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 233 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This black sesame latte is paleo, vegan, and Whole30-compliant, and it is so delicious and perfect for Halloween! It has the most addicting flavor.

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Ingredients

Black Sesame Paste

Black Sesame Latte

  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk or any dairy-free milk or your choice
  • 2 tbsp black sesame paste
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1 scoop grass-fed collagen Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off
  • Optional: Additional sweetener of your choice Omit for Whole30

Instructions

  1. In a large dry pan over medium heat.

  2. Add black sesame seeds and toast stirring for 3-4 minutes until fragrant.

  3. Remove from the pan and let them cool completely.

  4. In a high powered blender, combine sesame seeds and medjool dates.

  5. Blend until ground up and gritty.

  6. Add sesame oil, then blend until the mixture becomes a smooth paste.

  7. Heat almond milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Remove from heat.

  8. Combine all ingredients for the latte in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy. You can also use an immersion blender.

  9. Taste, and if you want it sweeter, add a sweetener of your choice then blend again.

  10. Pour into a mug and enjoy!

  11. Store unused black sesame paste in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month.

  12. For iced black sesame latte, pour in a glass over ice.

Nutrition Facts
Black Sesame Latte (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 498mg 21%
Potassium 137mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 49.2%
Iron 7.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower (Paleo, Whole30, AIP, Keto, Vegan)

This Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower dish is a flavorful and delicious side for everyday or for the holidays, and caters to all dietary needs: paleo, Whole30, AIP, keto, and vegan!

Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower has been having a moment in the health food world and blogs. We are using it as rice, in gnocchi, in cheese, as risotto, and even as oats. I’ve been so focused on trying to be creative with this amazing versatile vegetable that I totally forgot about how delicious it is in its pure original form!

Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

So I decided to bring it back with this Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower recipe. There’s something so delicious about the combination of lemon and turmeric so I decided to infuse that flavor into this savory and addicting side dish. I know it says it’s 4 servings, but I may or may not have eaten the whole thing in one sitting after making these. They are that good!

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How to Make the Best Tasting Roasted Cauliflower

After roasting them for years, I’ve found that there are several tricks to making the tastiest cauliflower that’s evenly cooked with the best texture that’s crispy and not mushy:

  • When you cut them into florets, try to make them all similar in size to ensure even cooking.
  • If you wash the cauliflower before cooking, make sure they are dry before adding seasoning.
  • Toss with oil and seasoning in a separate bowl to make sure they are evenly coated.
  • Roast in an even single layer without crowding the pan. Use two pans if you need to.
  • Many ovens heat unevenly so make sure to turn the pan halfway through cooking.

These tips are pretty simple and easy to follow so make sure to not skip out on them. I promise – they really do make a difference!

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Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower (Paleo, Whole30, AIP, Keto, Vegan)

Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 107 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower dish is a flavorful and delicious side for everyday or for the holidays, and caters to all dietary needs: paleo, Whole30, AIP, keto, and vegan!

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Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley

Lemon Turmeric Dressing

  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 

  2. Chop the cauliflower into bite-sized florets, making sure that the florets are similar in size. 

  3. Whisk together all ingredients for the lemon turmeric dressing. 

  4. Place the cauliflower florets in a large bowl, and toss with the dressing. 

  5. Spread out the cauliflower on a baking sheet in a single layer. 

  6. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes until tender and golden brown, turning the pan halfway through. 

  7. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower (Paleo, Whole30, AIP, Keto, Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 300mg 13%
Potassium 113mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Vitamin A 3.2%
Vitamin C 23.1%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups (Vegan)

These 6-ingredient Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Cups filled with yummy cherry jam are the perfect Valentine’s or Halloween treat. They are so easy to make and you don’t even need to turn on the oven!

Soooo ever since I made my Cherry Garcia Ice Cream over the summer, I’ve been obsessed with the combination of cherries and chocolate. I think I actually prefer it over strawberries and chocolate which is saying a lot.

Now that we are fully into Fall and cherries are not in season anymore, I’ve been purchasing frozen cherries and they are amazing. Not only do they taste delicious, they are pitted already making them so easy to use in recipes like these Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups.

Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups Recipe

These vegan and paleo chocolate cups filled with cherry jam are one of those easy peasy dessert recipes that do not require baking and actually look like it took a lot more effort than it really did. Both the chocolate and the jam component are super simple to make, and you only need 6 ingredients from start to finish!

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Perfect For All Occasions

Not only are these Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups perfect for the holidays because of their bright red colored filling, but you can also make them for Halloween and call them “Bloody Chocolate Cups.”

They are even perfect for Valentine’s Day if you have a chocolate loving honey, and it’s so easy to whip up while looking fun and impressive.

If you aren’t a cherry fan, you can even try this recipe with raspberries or strawberries, or any other fruits great for making jam with. They are such a yummy treat with a burst of surprise in the center, the combination of textures and flavors is something that everyone will love.

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Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups (Vegan)

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Setting time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 chocolate cups
Calories: 138 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These 6-ingredient Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Cups filled with yummy cherry jam are the perfect Valentine's or Halloween treat. They are so easy to make and you don't even need to turn on the oven!

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Ingredients

Equipments

  • Mini muffin tin
  • Mini muffin liners

Cherry Jam Filling

Chocolate Cup Layer

Instructions

  1. Line a mini muffin tin with 12 mini muffin liners.

  2. Place the cherries in a food processor and pulse a few times to get them chopped.

  3. In a small saucepan, combine cherries, maple syrup, and lemon juice.

  4. Heat over medium heat for 5 minutes until the cherries will break down and release its juices.

  5. Remove from heat and stir in chia seeds.

  6. Place in the refrigerator to cool and thicken for about 1 hour.

  7. Use a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl nestled on top of a pot of simmering water to let the chocolate chips and coconut oil heat up and melt. You can also microwave them for 30 seconds at a time while stirring in between until melted. Stir together until smooth.

  8. Use a teaspoon to scoop the chocolate into the bottom of each mini muffin liner, then tap the muffin tin gently on the countertop so the chocolate spreads and flattens out. 

  9. Use the spoon to spread the chocolate all the way up sides of each liner,

  10. Place the muffin tin in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to harden.

  11. Remove from the fridge then place a teaspoon of cherry jam in the center of the hardened chocolate. You won't be using all of the jam.

  12. Top the cherry jam filling with about 1 1/2 teaspoon of melted chocolate, tap again on the countertop to flatten out the top. (If the chocolate has thickened, heat it back up so melts and thins out.)

  13. If using, sprinkle the top of the chocolate layer with sea salt. 

  14. Transfer to the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the chocolate cups to cool and harden completely. 

  15. Remove the chocolate cups from the muffin tin and peel off the liner.

  16. Enjoy immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups (Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 chocolate cup)
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 9.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.