Sugar Free, Gluten Free Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe feels like one step forward in my quest to discover a quick and healthy breakfast food. It’s made with almond flour instead of wheat, so it’s relatively low in carbs and high in the good fats from nuts (both almonds and walnuts). The sugar comes only from whole bananas and all […]

Chocolate Baileys & Apricot Amaretto Pavlovas

Ok this is my last sugary indulgence post for a really long time, I promise! I allowed my low-sugar rules to lapse completely between Thanksgiving and New Year so I could indulge in traditional cooking (and eating) over the holidays. I knew it was only temporary so I made sure I allowed myself all of […]

Decorating the Christmas Cake

After a couple of months slowly soaking up brandy I decided it was about time to get the cake iced, decorated and ready to serve. Here in the US even this part is surprisingly difficult because it’s difficult to find marzipan in large enough packets and fondant icing ready to roll. This year I was […]

Orange Almond Cake with Vanilla Bourbon Mascarpone

Tuesday was my husband’s birthday so I organized a meal out for the 2 of us. I was attending an event that evening so I decided it was a good opportunity to go out near the event and get to know a different part of town a little better. I couldn’t get a reservation for […]

Apple & Oat Breakfast Bites

I think I’ve mentioned before the struggle I have with breakfast and finding something that’s both quick and healthy. Well these apple and oat bites were my latest attempt at solving that problem, and did a pretty good job! Aside from the apple, there’s practically no sugar in the recipe (and you could remove it […]