Before citrus fruits leave us and we move on to mangoes and other spring-summer fruits, I wanted to make these grapefruit almond cupcakes with their bold citrus flavor. I love the scent of grapefruit in any form: fresh grapefruit being sliced or juiced, a cocktail infused with grapefruit rind and even hand soap or body lotion. So much so, I got a grapefruit essential oil … Continue reading Grapefruit Almond Cupcakes | Gluten-Free
Zucchini has my nomination for vegetable of the season – if you’ve been following my recent recipes, you’ll see that I’ve used it in everything from taco lettuce wraps to double chocolate zucchini oat muffins. And because it’s so easy to cook with and has the lightest flavor, it really does work in anything. For this healthy dinner of zucchini spaghetti with red pepper pesto, … Continue reading Zucchini Spaghetti with Red Pepper Pesto | Vegan
The moment I received a carton full of fresh, juicy oranges straight from the orchards of Nagpur, I knew exactly what I was going to use the first few fruits for – this chocolate orange almond olive oil cake (phew!). Orange and chocolate together make a classic combination, but that flavor is even more nuanced when paired with almonds and olive oil in this moist, delicious … Continue reading Chocolate Orange Almond Olive Oil Cake | Gluten and Dairy Free
This recipe is one of my new favorite when it comes to chocolate desserts – it’s easy, completely fuss free, eggless, gluten free, grain free, low carb and quick! Does it get better than this? Not really, if you ask me. As long as you stick to these exact proportions and use the best quality chocolate you have available, you’re set to make these perfectly … Continue reading Chocolate Mousse Shots | Eggless, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb, Quick!
If you ask me, small-batch desserts are perfect. They satiate the need for sweet and you aren’t left with dozens of cookies or too many slices of cake staring at you waiting to be eaten every time you stop by the kitchen. This batch of guilt-free fudgy chocolate almond cookies was gone in an evening and deservedly so! It’s acceptable that they were gone so quick: this … Continue reading Guilt-free Fudgy Chocolate Almond Cookies
This past weekend, we had plans to go to Sunday lunch at one of our favorite Italian spots. Naturally, that means consuming a larger-than-usual amount of carbs in various forms from focaccia to pasta to pizza to those delicious ladyfingers nestled between layers of coffee cream in tiramisu. For myself at least, I don’t believe in diets – I believe in balance. Savoring good food and drinks go … Continue reading Quick Breakfast Salad | No Carb & Healthy
Ever since I made this soup, I’ve thought of it as the vegetarian version of chicken soup for the soul. This roasted red pepper tomato soup is perfect at this time of the year where the weather is constantly changing – first it’s hot and humid as ever, 20 minutes later it’s cool, breezy, pouring rain. Everyone is bound to get sick. I’ve always heard … Continue reading Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup | My Go-To “Sick Soup”