Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Cake

This gluten-free cake was inspired by Ferrero Rocher. For a few weeks I just couldn’t stop envisioning chocolate and hazelnuts mixed together in crunchy, creamy perfection, so in the end I gave in and made the cake. Funny thing is, the finished cake, though completely delicious, doesn’t remind you of Ferrero Rocher in any way. […]

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 […]

Cheap & Easy Cake Stand & Other Oscars Party Decorations

Last Sunday was the cooking event of the year (in my house at least!) I’m talking about my annual Oscar’s party, which has somehow snowballed into an awesome tradition of fancy clothes and fancy food and more people than we can comfortably fit around our TV. Learning from my experiments last year, I picked out a few […]

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 […]

Experiments with Christmas Cake

Christmas cake is another British tradition and, despite the vague sounding name, Christmas cake is a very specific type of cake –  a fruit cake with spices, usually iced with a layer of marzipan under a layer of icing. There are several traditions around the making and eating of the cake (or of the Christmas […]

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 […]

Chocolate Raspberry Hazelnut Cookies

Well it is Choctober so it’s the perfect excuse to make something chocolatey and delicious. The chocolate and raspberry combo has always been a weakness of mine so, as soon as I started experimenting with fruit-based cookies (and remind me to share my recipe for orange chocolate chip cookies!), I knew this recipe had to […]

Naturally Sugar-free Desserts

Today I’m super excited to announce a little project I’ve been secretly working on! Well, if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter then maybe it wasn’t such a secret but I haven’t mentioned it here before now. I’ve made a recipe book!! I loooooove desserts but I decided recently to attempt to cut out […]