I was in Denmark having a lovely afternoon coffee when I saw the most beautiful lemon poppyseed pastry in the coffee shop. Of course, I ordered a piece. As I ate it I thought hmm, I should come up with my own version! Well, easier said than done. I tried twice, but each time the … Continue reading Lemon Poppy seed Cake – Gluten Free!
If you have made my delicious, fresh coconut almond milk, you will undoubtedly have extra coconut pulp leftover from using fresh coconut. Well, I've got the perfect recipe for you! I literally dreamed up this recipe. I was thinking the day before how I can use the fresh coconut pulp for cool recipe. Previously I'd … Continue reading Chewy Coconut Cookies
If you think I love hummus a bit too much, well...that may be true. Along with lentils and garbanzo (chickpeas) beans, kidney beans are one of the healthiest beans for you. Like most beans, they contain large amounts of fiber, protein, and magnesium. They also help to lower cholesterol, improve your memory, good for your … Continue reading Red Kidney Bean Hummus with Green Olives
Sundried Tomato Hummus New and improved recipe! Like a lot of my hummus recipes, this also does not include the use of tahini. Of course, if you want to add some, feel free! Another important issue is to rinse the tomatoes, as the oil that the tomatoes are soaked in is usually canola, which is … Continue reading Sundried Tomato Hummus
Egg breakfasts are some of the simplest meals in the world, which can sometimes mean they lack creativity. Scrambled eggs are great and all, but sometimes you gotta mix it up, especially when vegetables are involved! This recipe is really simple, with an easy veggie base that can be topped with a fried egg, scrambled … Continue reading Sauteed Veggies and Eggs
If anyone tells you that mulled wine, hot wine, or spiced wine is for the holidays only, just ignore them and walk away. We are deep into winter in the Northern Hemisphere, with some of the coldest wind chills recorded in history! Now more than ever is the best time to enjoy hot mulled wine … Continue reading Mulled Wine
Persimmons are not a common fruit around these parts. Many people think they look like tomatoes and have no idea how or when to eat them. Lucky for me, growing up in Brazil, persimmons (or caqui, as they are known there) are everywhere. I know how they taste, and I also know that you must … Continue reading Persimmon Spice Cake – Gluten Free!
I was at Whole Foods recently for lunch, and I saw some bison meatballs at the buffet. I thought, "Oh, that's an interesting lunch idea," so I tried them. They were overcooked, dry, crusty (most likely reheated from the day before) and basically bland all around. When I got home I realized that I could … Continue reading Bison Quinoa Meatballs with Sage and Chive
Stuffed peppers is one of my favorite dishes. If I'm eating Mexican food, 99% I'm going to get a stuffed pepper. While the traditional stuffed pepper dish comes with meat and cheese, I thought of branching out a bit and trying a breakfast version. In the winter I usually forego my typical smoothie breakfast, in … Continue reading Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Just in time for the holidays!! A delicious gluten free cupcake recipe, filled with fresh chopped apples and all sorts of spices! Every year for the holidays I make my Vegan Apple Crumble or my all time favorite, Ginger Pear Crumble with Coconut Whip Cream. This year I decided to mix up, while still keeping with … Continue reading Apple Spice Cupcakes – Gluten Free!