Berry Cherry Tart

Thursday, May 19, 2016 5

  We moved to California about a decade ago from the East coast for work reasons. The first thing I told my husband  once we talked about the move was we need a house with fruit trees. I always had this dream of having a house with a large veggies patch and fruit trees amongst other ...

Tahini Hazelnuts Cookies

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 3

  I do about 90% of my baking this time of the year. Partly because in our family we are more of a savory than sweet kinda people. I love to make handmade edible gifts as much as possible, usually simple baked goodies, infused oils, spice mixes etc. I just find them useful and people appreciate ...

Chai Spiced Almond Butter

Thursday, December 3, 2015 6

  I love nut butters for their versatility! They are perfect with so many things. And with so many good brands on the market I never tried to make my own until I put two things together. Last week it was freezing and I made spiced hot chocolate after dinner. I experimented by adding almond butter ...

Kind Bars

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 2

Yesterday I started off making my usual healthy energy bars that I make once a month to snack on. Basically to keep me and my family off junk food. They are not exactly low in calories, but eat in moderate quantities; it provides you with heart healthy fats from almonds and pumpkin seeds, fiber in psyillium ...

Nutella Mylk

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 1

I've yet to meet a person who doesn't like Nutella. The nutty, sweet, chocolate spread is a global phenomena. What concerns me about Nutella is the additives that go into it. When it should basically be hazelnuts, chocolate, sweetener, vanilla and a little salt. Nutella milk is a nutty chocolate shake, delicious, thick with all the ...

Lentils & Oatmeal Cookies

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 3

I have been making these cookies for years now. And over the years the recipe has evolved into a much healthier version of itself. From refined white sugar, all-purpose flour and butter to oat flour, virgin coconut oil, maple syrup ( a fraction of the original) and seeds. Lentils in a cookie you may ask? "yes ...

Omega 3s Chocolate Squares

Thursday, May 28, 2015 13

Need a tasty, crunchy, chocolatey treat, look no further. These treats are loaded with omega' 3s from chia, flax and hemp, soluble fiber from psyllium, sweetness from dates, zing from ginger and crunch from nuts and seeds, These squares are heart healthy and satisfying anytime. Take them on plane or road trips, keep them in ...

Citrus Almond Olive Cake

Sunday, January 11, 2015 1

Winter is citrus season. California produces some of the most delicious citruses found anywhere in the world. One of my favorite is Meyer lemons which grows in Northern California in abundance. For this cake however we will be using regular oranges. Along with other " Mediterranean Californian" ingredients this cake is healthy and delicious.   Ingredients 1 cup ...