by Meli C

Vegan Brownies



These are not your typical brownies. No oil, no butter, no eggs.  You won’t be able to tell. Perfectly flaky crust on the top and chewy inside, these are the easiest and yummiest brownies I’ve ever made.


2/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, or about 100 g (I prefer Ghirardelli)
1/2 cup + 1 tbs of tahini
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 heaping tsp baking powder
1 cup powdered sugar
2/3 cup combination of rum and orange juice (or you can leave the rum out and just use either juice or water)


Preheat the oven to 350F.
Melt the chocolate over simmering water (bain marie).
Meanwhile, using an electric mixer, mix the tahini with the liquid, whether it be the water or rum and juice mixture.
Add the melted chocolate and the powdered sugar. Mix well.
Sift the flour and baking powder into the mixture, and keep mixing well.
Grease and line an 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Pour in and even out the batter.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the outside is crusty but a toothpick comes out slightly gooey.

*Recipe adapted from this one.

July 27, 2015   No Comments

Dear Uruguay


It feels to me like the year just started, yet somehow it’s already April. Even though it’s been a while, I still wanted to share some photos from our first trip of the year (or last trip of 2012) to Uruguay last December-January.

We spent two incredibly relaxing weeks with family and friends, in a beautiful place that was very difficult to come back from.

3 {Clericó: white wine sangria}

{An afternoon at Garzón}








13{above photos @ Jose Ignácio}


14{Gorgeous sunsets @ Manantiales}

PS. The last time we were there, we got married :)

April 4, 2013   1 Comment

Bolinas, CA

The second half of 2012 was extremely busy (in a good way), but still is why I’ve disappeared from the blogosphere for  several months.

However, back in September we were able to get away for some quiet family time in a beautiful place, and I wanted to share some photos from that special long weekend.

Tucked into the northwestern US coastline, just an hour or so north of San Francisco, the town of Bolinas is quite the hidden gem.


December 20, 2012   3 Comments

Musical Mondays

I’ve been meaning to share a few Neon Trees songs on here for a while…and so, without further ado, these are my favorite two.

Wishing everyone a great week!

August 20, 2012   No Comments

Musical Mondays

I’ve already shared a link to Metric’s newest single, but I needed to say that the entire album is fantastic. I’ve been listening to it this past week and it’s amazing from beginning to end. I never felt the urge to skip a song.

Below are a few of my favorites…

…and a happy Musical Monday to all! x

 Photo via

July 8, 2012   No Comments

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