EASY Vegan French Patisserie Fruit Tarts (Paleo, GF, DF)

The EASIEST, QUICKEST, MOST FORGIVING French Pastry Crust with Creamy Egg-Free Custard. Thick, Nutty & Sweet. Better than store-brought Fruit Tart. 134 Calories.  Alongside roads, tall lilac trees and the green buds of spring are seen to appear ever so gradually, dotting the pavements with specks of white, green and even pink to welcome in the…

100 Calorie Starbucks Copycat Lemon Loaf (Paleo, Nut-Free, Oil-Free)

1- Bowl Flourless, Oil-Free Lemon Cake. Only 100 Calories. Extremely Moist and Fluffy. Quick. Easy. From the window, I watched as the rain pellets gently fell to the ground. Every drop was an added gift to mother nature. The entire world had turned into a glassy wet reflection. I gently caressed my braided hair, resting it softly on my…

8 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake (Paleo, GF, DF, Refined Sugar Free)

No FLOUR, No OIL, No BUTTER, No REFINED-SUGAR Chocolate Cake I walked into the store, my eyes glued on the large containers of colored foil paper. Each neatly wrapped bundle contained a delicate piece of Lindt chocolate. I glanced at the labels: Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles, Strawberry & Cream White Chocolate, Caramel with Sea Salt Dark…

Ferrero Rocher Biscotti (Paleo, GF, Vegan, Oil-Free)

A winter memory from 2 years ago… The snow had piled up like a thick blanket over the pavements. Everything around me, touched by winter, had all completely turned white. The clear, bold skyscrapers that once stood in the center of the city of Rochester now was a misty blur of white and grey. The…

Raspberry Orange Almond Cake (Paleo, Gluten Free, DF, Oil Free)

November 2016 Recipe Redux  Challenge: Trimming the Table “The holiday baking season is upon us. Time to pull out all the stops. Show us the healthy holiday dessert you will be sharing with family and friends this season.” I eased the oven door open to take the cake out just as the oven clock beeped….

Macau “Serradura Pudding” 木糠布丁(GF, Paleo, DF, Vegan Options)

A dollop of whipped cream, a sprinkle of cookies crumbles, another layer of cream, then cookies again. The fragrant smell of coconut and ginger penetrated through the entire kitchen…it was heavenly. I sneaked a glance at Zoe before dipping my finger into the mixing bowl. She laughed and shook her head. Yum..Creamy, smooth and crumbly. If I could…

Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes (Paleo, GF, DF)

1 strawberry, 2 strawberries…mm… Maybe 3 strawberries? Humming under my breath, I began the task of meticulously slicing the delicate strawberries. The knife revealed the pale soft flesh that diffused into the rich red color on the edges – perfectly sweet and ripe. It reminded me of all the reasons why I love summer. I love farmer’s…

Low-Carb Chocolate Banana Walnut Loaf (GF, Paleo, Oil-Free, Refined Sugar Free)

September 2016 Recipe Redux Challenge: First Cooking Recollections Stir up some of your earliest culinary recollections. Did you stand at your grandmother’s elbow to learn to cook? Or did you learn by stumbling through a cookbook by yourself? Share a healthy recipe and the accompanying story about one of your first cooking memories. Blueberry Muffin?…