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…

Skinny Pulled Orange Chicken (Paleo, GF, DF, Oil-Free)

The simplest 7 INGREDIENT Mexican Inspired Pulled Chicken. No SLOW COOKER needed. Tender, succulent. Deceptively Easy – all in 1 HOUR!  February 2017 Recipe Redux Challenge: Taco Tuesday “February 21 is a Tuesday. So show us your healthy, creative take on the taco.” I walked pass the beautiful vibrant shades of oranges, yellows and greens. I paused…

Mediterranean Poached Eggs (GF, Paleo, DF, Oil-Free, Vegetarian)

“I ate a dozen hard boiled eggs all the way on my 8-hour ride from Guangzhou back home” my dad proudly announced. As you can tell, my dad loves eggs. I had heard this story many, many times. So often at the dinner table or over the phone my parents would share stories from their childhood…

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…

Foolproof Chinese Soy Poached Chicken 鹵水雞 (GF options)

“I received a free sample of Kikkoman soy sauce mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Kikkoman and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”  Warm, Fragrant, Aromatic…What was that? I dashed into the kitchen and carefully…

BEST Chicken Tikka Masala + Turmeric Cauli-Rice (GF, Paleo, DF, Oil-Free)

Deciding what to make for Christmas dinner was definitely not an easy task. Turkey? Ham? Lamb Chops? Ribs? Nothing really sounded right. “What about Salmon? Isn’t that an Irish Christmas Tradition?” That sounded pretty good too. Sighing, I turned my attention back to my laptop screen hoping to somehow…magically…feel inspired. I moved my index finger…

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….