Sweet Bella Vita

a dash of motherhood… a sprinkle of homeschooling… and a pinch of photography ( with a side of compassion )


vegan chocolate macadamia biscotti

So my husband played around with a recipe for the last couple of weeks… and he finally got it to where we all love the biscotti !

1 and 1/3 cup of brown rice flour flour

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

1/3 cup cup of coconut sugar

mix the above together

1/3 cup of macadamia nuts

1/3 cup of chocolate chips ( or more if you like more chocolate )

put the chocolate and macadamia nuts in food processors to have smaller chunks


1 vegan egg replacement (1 tablespoon of ground flax with 3 tablespoons of water )




1/3 cup of maple syrup

2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil

then mix all the ingredients together and roll  to form shape




cut into cookies and place on cooking sheet at 325 degrees for 27 minutes ( depends on your oven )


they should come out a perfect blend of crunchy and chewy



enjoy !


note: it is always fun to change recipes to ones liking … so maybe use a different flour , or more chocolate / macadamia or bake for longer if a crunchy biscotti is desired 😉


hello little bird

A few days ago I spent a good part of a day hearing a bird singing and walking to my window, pulling aside the curtain only  to NOT see any bird there… then finally I left the curtains open and I discovered I have a new friend!


he / she spends the day on my windowsill singing away … and peeking into the house


My pictures are not the best , as my windows are a tad dirty ( with 2 dogs and three kids) , and if I move too much my little friend flies away.


but I  am totally loving the company 🙂


even in the pouring rain my little friend was there

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On another note, I have another little friend coming to visit me this week… I am meeting my niece for the first time!!! I am so excited … and I get to see my brother, my sister in law and my nephew… my kids have no idea they are coming and will absolutely freak out tonight when they see their cousins!

oh and my husband was on a cookie roll this past weekend! mummmmm

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I wish you all a fantastic week!