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Not actually a fruit...

The first stalks of fresh, local rhubarb have started to appear in my area and I simply could wait to start concocting delicious yummies.

Traditionally I have always opted to combine this tart vegetable (yes rhubard is a vegetable) with fresh berries (as I did a couple of weeks ago during ‘Strawberry Madness‘).

In looking for more rhubarb inspiration however I stumbled across a couple of recipes that coupled this flavour with orange. I was skeptical but decided to be adventurous. I’m really glad I did!

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chocolate fruit and nut cookies

Fruit and Nut - Chocolate Inspiration

These lower sugar, vegan, gluten free cookies are inspired by my obsession with fruit and nut chocolate bars. Something about the mix of sweet fruit with bittersweet chocolate and toasted nuts has always been pure joy for my taste buds. These cookies have all the flavour of my favourite chocolately treat with the additional of actual nutrients!

These cookies are great with coffee or tea, and I’ve been told they aren’t too shabby as dessert with ice cream. Even my mom asked for the recipe, which is saying a lot!

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