Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake Pie with Almond Crust, Gluten and Sugar Free

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I started this blog to share recipes, and as a call to the universe to send the sun to Seattle.  I write early in the morning, due to a fairly bad insomniac tendency (I wonder if this is what gets … Continue reading

Ground Flax is the New Black

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Wow, so who knew you could make yummy low-to-no carb baked goods by using flax meal instead of other flours? I knew almond meal and coconut flour were good substitutions for wheat flour, but they both, while better for those … Continue reading

Hearty Flax Waffles with Raspberry Puree and Greek Yoghurt

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The 4th of July means, this year, a mid-week holiday.  And waffles are totally necessary.  But what’s a carb-phobe to do?  Let me solve your dilemma with a fantastic suggestion….Flax waffles!  But first…you need a waffle iron.  I didn’t have … Continue reading

Chocolate-Coconut (Flourless, Sugar-Free) Cake with Marscapone Whip, and other inspirations

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Blood. Sugar. Coconut. Chocolate. Marscapone. What powerful, potent words. I obsessed over them this weekend, as I low-carb baked, blended, seared and smushed. The sun finally came out, Sun-day, and even though I got in a minor car accident a … Continue reading

Toasted Pecan-Coconut Granola and a Renunciation

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Oh, there is no sun today, no sun at all.  Only rainfall.  Seattle is grumpy with summer-wanters and I’d turn to carbs for a pick-me-up, but I know no salvation lies there.  I’ve prostrated to that fickle god a million … Continue reading

Chocolate, shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

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In Seattle, where the June sun rarely waxes poetic, I soothe my vitamin D deprived brain by indulging in chocolate. So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,    So long lives chocolate, and this gives life to me. … Continue reading

Chinese 5-spice chicken marinade and a night at the movies

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Even though it was raining off and on yesterday, laments yours truly, Brian and I got out the Hibachi.  We are not big-time grillers, hence the weensy grill, but meats on grills are good things, and meat, in general, is … Continue reading