Gluten free strawberry crumble

Although we are not on a restricted gluten free diet, I like to explore different possibilities for gluten, when I can. It also seems that going gluten free greatly improves my husband's control of his diabetes. Spring in the air, fruits are looking better and better every day, I found this amazing recipe here, and… Continue reading Gluten free strawberry crumble

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Homemade healthy granola bars

For the times when you're craving something sweet and doesn't really need that nasty chocolate bar to fulfill your desert desire, I have the healthy solution! These granola bars are sweet, nutty, crunchy and delicious. It is great as a snack, tucked in your purse for work, for kids in school and as a quick… Continue reading Homemade healthy granola bars

Perfect classic pumpkin pie

Finally it's time for pumpkin pie! Not that we can't enjoy at other time of the year, but when the air is crisp, the leaves are turning red and a light jacket is needed to walk the dog, it is time to fill the house with the sweet smell of a pumpkin pie baking away… Continue reading Perfect classic pumpkin pie

Rich and creamy Vanilla ice cream – without an ice cream maker

While we're enjoying the end of this summer I keep experimenting with ice cream and sorbets, learning about techniques and having lots of fun. I am not using an ice cream maker yet, I want to learn the old-fashioned way first. The second recipe I tried is a plain, luscious and basic Vanilla ice cream.… Continue reading Rich and creamy Vanilla ice cream – without an ice cream maker

Strawberry and spiced chai tea sorbet – Frozen treat to make before summer is over

I've been experimenting with ice creams and sorbets all through this summer and loving it. I thought it would be my first step towards making my mind about buying an ice cream maker. I had lots of fun and my food processor did the job, so far. I am a big sorbet fan. I find… Continue reading Strawberry and spiced chai tea sorbet – Frozen treat to make before summer is over

Chocolate, honey and ginger fragrant squares (Pão de mel) and my 100th post!

So happy that pretty things have come together in this almost one year of blogging and this is my 100th post! I've learned so much about food, blogging and myself, met wonderful people and made my family healthier and happier with my cooking. Goal achieved and enthusiasm increased! So I chose a chocolate and honey… Continue reading Chocolate, honey and ginger fragrant squares (Pão de mel) and my 100th post!

White chocolate and coconut strawberries

I was so successful with my chocolate strawberries for Valentine's that I had to make them again last weekend when we had company for dinner. Talking about a favorite that also fits my husband's ongoing diabetes-friendly diet! A couple of tricks will help to cut the sugar down, if you need to: dip just half… Continue reading White chocolate and coconut strawberries