Dark Chocolate Mousse Truffle Squares

These dark chocolate truffle squares are smooth and intensely chocolatey.

Dark Chocolate Mousse Truffles Gourmande in the Kitchen Dark Chocolate Mousse Truffle Squares

Pure deliciousness, that’s what these little squares are.

Now if you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you’re probably already familiar with my penchant towards the dark stuff.

I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for a good chocolate tart, a silky pot de crème, a rich chocolate fudge slice, and I’d give everything a good dip in it if given a chance.  So I suppose it comes as no surprise that I’d be swooning over chocolate truffles, but let me tell you, these are no ordinary truffles!

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Chermoula Sauce

Thick wedges of roasted acorn squash tossed with Chermoula sauce makes a simple but flavorful side.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Chermoula Sauce Gourmande in the Kitchen Roasted Acorn Squash with Chermoula Sauce

It’s hard to miss the piles of squash filling up the market stands at the moment and that can only mean one thing … fall is officially upon us.

If you asked me to pick a flavor to define the season I’d say squash and pumpkin win hands down.  The orange-hued beauties transition us from the last days of summer to early fall right through the holidays and into the new year.  Not only are there endless ways to serve them (as a side, in soups, or salads, for dessert, etc…) but they play well with so many different flavors and cuisines, making them incredibly versatile.

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Chia Seed Pudding Breakfast Pots with Raspberry Rosewater Sauce

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A creamy almost instant pudding made from chia seeds is swirled with a bright and tangy raspberry rosewater sauce and topped with fresh raspberries in this easy… 

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Hibiscus Strawberry Rhubarb Iced Tea

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The light floral notes of hibiscus and the sweet/tart combination of strawberries and rhubarb make a cooling and lively iced tea that’s naturally caffeine-free. If… 

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10 Ways to Use a Tea Towel and a Giveaway

Organic Cotton Tea Towels

10 ways to use a tea towel and a chance to win 4 hand silkscreened organic cotton tea towels for your own kitchen. Sharp knives, a sturdy cutting… 

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30 + Fresh Ways to Enjoy Spring Produce | A Recipe Collection

30 Recipes for Spring Vegetables and Fruits

Fresh and easy meals that feature the best of spring’s bounty. (Click on the arrows to scroll through the slideshow and click through to see… 

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Garlic Dijon Spinach With Pine Nuts from The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook and an Interview with the Author and Giveaway

Dijon Spinach with Toasted Pine Nuts from the Slim Palate Cookbook

Before the age of 18 he lost 100 pounds, taught himself to cook, started a successful food blog and if that wasn’t impressive enough, just published his… 

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An Earth Day Pledge and A Re-Usable Drink Container Giveaway from Mighty Nest

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The next time you grab a cup of coffee or a bottle of water before you head out, consider what those drinks are in.  Whatever… 

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Grain-Free Fair-Trade Chocolate Chip Cookies from One Simple Change and a Giveaway and Q&A with the Author

grain-free chocolate chip cookie recipe

A recipe for grain-free, fair-trade chocolate chip cookies and an interview with the author of One Simple Change: Surprisingly Easy Ways to Transform Your Life… 

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Daikon Rolls with Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto (Raw, Vegan, Paleo)

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Wafer thin slices of daikon are spread with a fresh cilantro pesto, layered with cucumber, avocado and sprouts and then rolled up tight in these… 

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Berry Beet Açaí Breakfast Bowl (Raw, Vegan, Paleo)

berry beet acai breakfast bowl

An easy make-ahead, anti-oxidant packed breakfast bowl featuring three kinds of berries that’s a little sweet, a little tart and totally satisfying. I’m head over heels… 

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Cucumber Noodles with Asparagus and Ginger Scallion Sesame Sauce (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan, Paleo)

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Quickly blanched asparagus spears top a pile of ginger scallion doused cucumber noodles and are finished with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds. This is… 

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