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Red Velvet Cupcakes

February 16, 2016

E: Cuz sometimes you just want to live a little. I made these cupcakes for Valentine’s Day mostly to treat my sister in law Jocelyn. Once I find a topping with a lower sugar content I will share it. This ended up yielding about 16 cupcakes. 

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Dessert, Recipes

Devil’s Food Cake with Chocolate Ganache

July 14, 2015

Devil’s Food Cake with Chocolate Ganache

 

E: It’s no secret I love chocolate. So perhaps when I say I made this cake for my mother-in-law and sister-in-law for mother’s day, I would be lying a little. But really, my husband’s sister text me that I could bring drumsticks or devil’s food. So I brought this cake. I have to admit it’s about my third time baking a cake. The first time was for my friend Steph’s birthday, where I made a german chocolate cake. This time I googled cake videos to learn how to coat it and layer it. It turned out great! It’s not healthy, more of an indulgence for a special occasion. I always find it very endearing when a host has baked some type of dessert. Anyone can buy a cake, but not everyone will make one.


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Breakfast, Dessert

Skinny Banana Nut Breakfast Muffins

May 4, 2015

Skinny Banana Nut Breakfast Muffins

 

E: It’s sunday evening. I’m catching up on my shows. We had my husband’s family over to watch the first game of second round of playoffs. Warriors won. I made these yesterday morning. This recipe is my idea of a healthier banana nut bread. Mostly, I try to stay away from granulated sugar and white flour. If you want to make it healthier you can substitute the butter with vegetable oil. I also made alf with nuts, and half without. When Sam tried them, he couldn’t even tell I used healthier substitutes. Success!

These whole grain muffins are a great for those busy mornings when you don’t have time to make a huge breakfast. It’s easy because it takes one bowl and one muffin tin. There is nearly no clean-up. You can set them in the oven and for about half an hour do other chores around the house. Once they are ready you can enjoy with a warm cup of chai-latte or coffee. 


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Breakfast, Clean Recipes, Dessert, Recipes

Clean Crepes with Fruit

February 4, 2015

Clean Crepes with Fruit

serving size:  2 crepes

yields: 2 servings

calories per serving: 338

nutritional info: protein 13 grams; fat 10 grams; fiber 8 grams; carbs 51; sugar 9 grams

 

E: There is no way to fool my body when it comes to sugar and dairy consumption. Any type of food that is high on the glycemic index wreaks havoc on my skin. This means that I usually avoid dairy, sugar, and grains like white rice and white flour.  This is why I substituted the sugar with maple, the white flour with wheat flour, and the cow’s milk with soy-free unsweetened almond-coconut milk. Top these with your favorite fruit. I highly suggest making these for your guests. Add some cinnamon sticks as decor for your presentation. As we say in spanish, “Buen provecho.”

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