Just A Cake – You Might Say

I stay away from desserts as much as possible – but when one click leads you to a healthy baking recipe such as this gorgeous take on a cake, you share, you bake, and you indulge: INGREDIENTS: For the cake: 2 cups blanched almond flour ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ½ tsp baking soda ½ […]

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Food: Lemon Cake The Healthy Way

Whether you’re aim is to be gluten free, have embraced the Paleo or Keto lifestyle or welcome vegan, this recipe for lemon cake is one to keep handy for when craving sweets: RECIPE ¼ cup coconut flour ¼ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ cup coconut oil ¼ cup maple syrup 3 […]

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Cake In Gold For Special Occasions

The recipe for this amazing golden coconut-raspberry cake is pretty interesting and one I am challenging myself to make – just because. Although it is a wonderful variation for those planning a wedding or a bridal shower: RECIPE Vanilla coconut batter 200g grated coconut 100g coconut flour (you can also substitute it with rice flour) […]

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Food: Cupcakes for All Special Occasions

Easter, bridal showers, mother’s day, baby showers, mother’s day and even a graduation celebration for anyone with a whimsical style – these cupcakes are the coolest. INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup canola oil 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 large eggs […]

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Must Have Apple Not-so-Pie For Thanksgiving or Just Anytime

If I am to order dessert, believe it or not I opt for apple tart everywhere I go. And the best ones are the ones I buy ready made at Trader Joe. But for Thanksgiving this year, I decided to make something from scratch – So for dessert number two,  I am going with his […]

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So You’re Incharge of Bringing Dessert or That Appetizer For Thanksgiving

Some of us are fortunate enough to get invited to that wonderful relative’s house for Thanksgiving or even a group of friends if you happen to be far away from family. The only upside or down, is having to bring either a dessert or an appetizer to contribute to one of the most important meals […]

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Afternoon tea in London – On My Bucket List

Sure, I’ve done tea in the countryside in England, but never one in London. Not sure why that is, but I bet it’s the need to run around and see every tourist sight in the two-day stay I normally schedule for this fair city. Anyway, next Spring I will be going to just outside London […]

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Travel: Best Breakfast in San Francisco Past the Tourist Trap

San Francisco is an easy city to explore on foot, or a bus, or Uber or any means to get past all the tourist areas and the best way to plan it, is to start out with breakfast to some of my favorite and tested spots  in my city and the rest of the list […]

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Dessert: Apples, Cognac, and Cardamon in cake that is

Here’s a pick me upper I think I am going to bake for tonight bypassing dinner all together. I think I owe it to myself to indulge a little. And if you are feeling the same way I do, then by all means…. INGREDIENTS 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 2 large eggs, at […]

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Sunday Morning Reads 100817

I felt the chill of Autumn this morning – after leaving my window wide open overnight – since the 70 degree temps from the evening before. Something we experience here in San Francisco in October. Even though it was cold, it felt wonderful to breathe in the clean early morning air, and opening my eyes […]

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