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valentine cake

valentine cake

My sweet Hubby was dead-set on making me a chocolate cake for Valentine's Day. But not just any chocolate cake, no…but a gluten-free version of this chocolate beet cake that I've been threatening to try my hand at for nearly two years. Seeing as I'm inherently more of a cook (read: improviser/rule-breaker) than a baker … Continue reading

guilt-free pumpkin pie!

guilt-free pumpkin pie!

There's a ton of recipes out there for healthy and food-allergy friendly pumpkin pies. I've toyed around with a few, and after a bit of tinkering I've come up with one that really suits my taste – a creamy, thick pumpkin custard that's not too sweet, with a hearty crust that will leave me satisfied … Continue reading

sweet retreat: beach bonfire and maple marshmallows

sweet retreat: beach bonfire and maple marshmallows

Happy November 1st everyone! The holidays are quickly approaching, and with that comes a bevy of party invites, hosting, shopping, decorating, baking, sending cards, and basically running around like a chicken with its head cut off! It's important to remember to take care of yourself amidst the holiday frenzy; to actually enjoy these moments as … Continue reading

figgy treat

figgy treat

This is definitely a riff on my garlicky broiled tomatoes. Prepared the same way, only this version gets sweetened up with maple syrup and cinnamon, it's perfect for brunch or as a light dessert. It tastes and looks so decadent, yet it's a perfectly healthy indulgence! Though figs are in season during the late summer, … Continue reading

watermelon-mint aguas frescas

watermelon-mint aguas frescas

Savor the spirit of summer with this refreshing and hydrating sipper. Aguas frescas translates to “fresh waters”, and after drinking this, you'll certainly agree! GF/V/SF INGREDIENTS: 1/4 C tightly packed mint leaves 2 Tbsp agave nectar (a terrific low-glycemic index substitute for sugar) 1 C boiling water 4 cups cubed watermelon Cold drinking water Juice … Continue reading

peach and pistachio semifreddo (sugar-free!)

peach and pistachio semifreddo (sugar-free!)

It's hot. And you're craving something sweet and cold and creamy. Like gelato, only, that doesn't quite fit in with your sister's wedding slim-down plan. Luckily, healthy semifreddo is here to save the day! A semi-frozen treat with the texture of soft-serve ice cream, semifreddo comes together in a bowl and in your freezer. That's … Continue reading

mini oatmeal-almond cookies

mini oatmeal-almond cookies

Cookies. My most favorite sweet treat growing up. Ice cream, brownies, cupcakes, they're fine and dandy, but if I had to, I could live without them. But not cookies! They were my thing! (explains why Cookie Monster was my favorite character!) As puberty hit accompanied by her friend, ms. metabolic slow-down, and as my intolerance … Continue reading