Category: Bake

Whole grain apple cake with mascarpone icing

Whole grain apple cake with mascarpone icing

When growing up, apple cake was our family’s all time favorite. A birthday party without apple cake was unimaginable at our house. My mum would bake her signature apple cake (with a custard-like filling) for the weekend, and very often it was already gone by […]

Gluten-free black bean brownies

Gluten-free black bean brownies

I love to search for new recipes and explore alternative baking methods or ingredients. While my primary source is wonderful online blogs, I enjoy browsing real paper cook and baking books (find the sites and books that most inspire me here). One of the first “healthy” […]

New Year’s resolutions … beetroot chocolate cake

New Year’s resolutions … beetroot chocolate cake

It’s a new year, and with it usually, lots of New Year’s resolutions are being made. It’s that time of the year when we reflect about the past, make goals for the upcoming year, and decide which bad habits to let go off and what new […]

Goodbye 2017 … Peanut butter and jelly cupcakes

Goodbye 2017 … Peanut butter and jelly cupcakes

Towards the end of the year when December 31st approaches, people tend to pause and reflect on the last year that seemed to have passed too quickly. Looking back at 2017, it has been a fantastic year for me. It’s my first full year back in […]

Happy Holidays … food tastes better when shared

Happy Holidays … food tastes better when shared

To me, food is much more than nutrition. When shared with others, it’s community, joy, celebration, laughter, and love. That’s what the holidays are all about. Spending time with your loved ones, gathering around a big dinner table, and sharing food and stories. I usually […]

A word about superfoods … matcha gingerbread cookies

A word about superfoods … matcha gingerbread cookies

Açaí, chia seeds, matcha, turmeric, maca, spirulina, … there are so many superfoods that are supposed to make you feel the best version of yourself. Although I think that by following a balanced diet you should not need any supplements, I do like to incorporate […]

Christmas cookies … almond biscotti

Christmas cookies … almond biscotti

There are a lot of exciting recipes for Christmas cookies, and I can’t decide which ones are my favorite. One of them is definitely traditional Italian biscotti (or cantuccini). The subtle taste of almonds and the crunchy texture make this an enjoyable cookie for the holiday season […]

Baking for the holidays … German Christmas fruit bread

Baking for the holidays … German Christmas fruit bread

It’s that time of the year when everyone is getting ready for the holidays, planning family gatherings, and baking their favorite holiday cookies. And somehow it’s the old traditional recipes that satisfy the most. It’s something about that warm and cozy feeling when you have […]

What I’m thankful for … healthy pecan pie

What I’m thankful for … healthy pecan pie

Although Thanksgiving is already over, it’s always a good idea to be thankful and eat pie! Since I lived in the US, thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s all about spending time with your loved ones and cooking and eating delicious food. while […]

A word about sugar … sugar-free banana bread

A word about sugar … sugar-free banana bread

Sugar has always been quite a controversial topic for me. On the one hand, I know the health damages sugar can cause and on the other hand, I love cake, pastries, and sweet treats. So how can that work? I have to admit I’m struggling … […]