Pear + Apple Cake // Easy Baking // (Gluten Free) (Refined Sugar-Free) //

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'Spring Season' is officially here,  yay! And I can't be happier about it... Well, winter was a bit harsh (and not my favorite at all) but despite the weather, what I most love about the cool season is the pleasure of soul-warming comforting food. Don’t you, too?!... I mean, what's not to like about a warm bowl of pasta, a cup of hot chai latte in a cold afternoon or piece of sweet cake just coming up from the oven. Really?! You can’t beat that awesomeness. 

And as our winter is coming to an end, I can only think of the baked recipes that we’ve been making and enjoying; like this maple apple cake. There're so many more baking recipes that I wanted to give it a try… but when it comes to baking, I prefer to keep it as simple and as easy as possible.

However, here it is another refined sugar-free + gluten free cake, which I’ve been making a couple times; ‘Pear and Apple Cake’. This sweet cake is very easy to put together and most of the gluten free flours I use in this cake, you can find in supermarkets or a bulk foods store. You will find buckwheat flour included in the list of ingredients, but if for any reason you are unable to get it you can substitute it with brown rice flour. I’m also using two types of natural sugars here, coconut sugar and creamed honey. The coconut sugar gives a sweet nutty flavor while the creamed honey gives a sweet moisture to the cake, I really love combining both. But you can use either, separately or combined, whatever suits your palate. Hope you try this cake, is incredible delicious...even Lia was excited to try it! 

As always love hearing from you, and if you have any questions just let me know. Happy New Season!

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PEAR+ APPLE CAKE (Gluten Free) (Refined Sugar-Free)

This cake would yield 5-6 people.

Cake mixture:

1 C. Tapioca flour
1/2 C. Buckwheat flour
1/2 C. Coconut flour
3/4 C. Almond flour
1 1/2 tsp. Baking powder 
Pinch of salt
4 Medium-large Eggs 
1 C. Almond milk (unsweetened)
3/4 Vegetable oil
8 Tbsp. Coconut sugar, or to taste
1/4 C. Creamed honey, or to taste

Fruit Preparation:

3 Pears, cut into halves (use semi-firm pears)
2 Green apples, peeled and cut into chunks
1 Tbsp. Ghee or unsalted butter
1 tsp. Cinnamon
Fresh Lemon juice of 1/2 small lemon

Preheat oven at 160C/320F. Grease a cake pan (for this I use a 23 cm/ 9 inch round cake pan/tin). Set aside.

> In a saucepan over medium heat melt ghee or butter and add apples, cinnamon, lemon juice and about 2 Tbsp. of honey. Cook until apples are tender. Set aside.

> Now, in a bowl add all dry ingredients; flours + baking powder + salt. Add eggs, almond milk, vegetable oil, coconut sugar and honey and mix until all ingredients are well combined. 

> Fold in cooked apples. Pour mixture in prepared cake pan. Arrange pear halves on top and lightly press into the cake mixture. Sprinkle with coconut sugar and cinnamon. And Bake for about 45 - 50 minutes. 

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Radish + Red Quinoa Potato Salad with Sumac + Cumin Vinaigrette and Homemade Croutons /// Hungry + Hurry + Healthy ///

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Hey, How are you?! We've been having a lot of weather changes, kind of a complicated weather transition. Rain (and lots of it), gray days,winds and not enough sunny days.September hasn't been behaving too good. Funny thing is that soon it will be spring in here.

So as you can imagine, finding good light to photograph the food we prepare, cook and eat everyday in our home, hasn't been easy. My best light always comes from around our dinning room and the kitchen, so while preparing this photo shoot in the dinning room and just after taking a couple of shots.. guess what?!...Yes, you guessed right. Gray clouds + rain! Fortunately didn't last longer and I was able to photograph this salad, that has become one of our favorite salads, lately.

This salad is pretty much the result of one of those hungry + hurry + super busy days, after running everywhere doing parenting, diy house chores, etc, etc.You know, those days that make you even hungrier! And since I know I have plenty of these days, I always keep quinoa cooked and ready to go in the fridge, plus green leaves + collards washed and chopped so I can simplify prep. + cooking time. And while putting together salads can be easy, what to put into the salads can become challenging sometimes. That's one of the reasons many people think that "salads are boring", but its just the opposite. Salads is a super enjoyable food to make and to eat. And as well as providing nourishment to your body (which you already know), actually salads are one of the best options to go when you're having super busy days, and your body is not quite able to digest heavy foods or foods that are not healthy at all. 

So what to do when you're hungry, in a hurry, incredibly busy but you still want to eat healthy?... Just choose foods that would keep you satisfy (such us healthy fats, green leaves and collards, seeds, sprouts), foods that would provide nourishment, energy and that would be better for your body to absorb and digest. Here's my super Healthy in a Hurry vegetarian salad for you!

As always I'd love hearing from you. Any questions just let me know!

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For the Salad:

3/4 C. Red Quinoa, cooked
2-3 Medium Boiled Potatoes, sliced
1 C. Fresh Spinach Leaves
3-4 Radish, finely sliced (you can also use the radish green leaves)
2 Hard boiled eggs, cut into wedges
Fresh Homemade Croutons
Sumac + Cumin Vinaigrette

To make the Croutons:

2 C. of a loaf of bread, such us sourdough bread or french baguette or any bread of your liking. Cut into cubes (like in the picture above).
4 Tbsp. Olive oil
Garlic Powder, to taste
Sea Salt, to taste

Preheat oven to 176C/ 350F. In a medium-large bowl add olive oil,garlic powder and salt and mix well. Add cubed bread and toss by using your hands. Spread over a baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Now, fresh croutons are ready for the salad!

To make the Sumac + Cumin Vinaigrette:

3 tsp. Sumac, or to taste
4 tsp. Cumin or to taste
Fresh juice of 1/2 medium lemon
3/4 C. Olive oil
1/4 C. White vinegar
4 Tbsp.Organic Agave or Honey
Salt to taste

In a small jar, add everything except the olive oil. Mix well. Then add olive oil to the jar and shake until well blended. Now the vinaigrette is ready!

Now, putting everything together / layer by layer:

In a serving dish pour red quinoa, then the green leaves, potatoes, slices of radish, eggs and croutons. Pour over the vinaigrette, serve and enjoy!

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Super Uplifting Smoothies that Can Keep You Happy + Healthy //// (Refined Sugar-free)

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Smoothies are incredible! Is like drinking happiness… and there’s only so much good you can do to your body by drinking a smoothie that is not a secret anymore. A drink like this, have the ability to heal your body inside + out, keep your organs clean and give you the nourishment you need to feel recharge and satisfied. And that is pretty amazing, don’t you think?! Eating right and healthy can become challenging sometimes, specially if you’re on the run all day long (which I think most of us are), believe me, sometimes I wish the day could have more hours. And that’s when smoothies come along! 

You can prepare ahead your leafy greens + fruits in advance by cutting and packing them into zip-lock bags or glass jars. And store your prepared smoothie bags in the freezer, they will last for several months. I personally prefer cutting and freezing a few bags of bananas (and other fruits such us; berries, mangoes, kiwis, pineapple and green apples) and store leafy greens in separate bags in the fridge. You can use either of these methods to simplify things around the kitchen. They both work great, really!

The great thing about smoothies is that they can fill you up for hours and so there’s no need or place in your body for sugary snacks or other not- so healthy snacks either. I love having the detox green smoothie in the morning for breakfast to refresh my body and the revitalizing green tea smoothie as my afternoon snack. J. also enjoy these two but his choice is the delighted berry mix for sore muscles. It’s delicious! 

So below I made a list of some of our favorite smoothies. They all packed with amazing fruits and green leaves but some have particular ingredients to boost other body needs. So here "The Smoothies for Everything"; from detox to relief for stress!


You can always substitute kale with spinach leaves or any green leaves of your choice. And add more or less liquid, according to taste. Just remember that the more liquid you add, the more runnier your smoothie will be.

1 C. Kale
1 C. Spinach leaves
1 Medium Green apple, cut into quarters
Fresh Ginger, to taste
1/2 C. Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
1 Banana semi-ripe, frozen
Ice, optional

In a blender combine, kale, spinach leaves, apple, ginger, banana, orange juice and ice. Blend everything until smooth and serve.


1/2 Avocado
1/2 C. Coconut water
1/2 Banana semi-ripe, frozen
1 Kiwi
1/2 C. Spinach Leaves
1 /2 C. Fresh Squeezed Orange juice
1 tsp. Chia seeds
Ice, optional

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend everything until smooth. Serve + enjoy!


1 Green Tea Bag = 1 cup of tea
1 C. Mango, cut into chunks
1 Small Banana semi-ripe, frozen
1/2 C. Coconut Yogurt / or Greek Yogurt
Ice, optional

Brew the green tea bag for about 5 minutes, remove tea bag and let cool tea completely or to room temperature. In a blender add mango, banana, yogurt and green tea, (ice). Blend everything until smooth!


1/2 C. Mix berries, or any berries of your choice
1 C. Spinach leaves
1 Small Banana semi-ripe, frozen
5-6 almonds, soaked overnight
1/2 C. Almond Milk
Ice, optional

In a blender add all ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve + enjoy!


1 Chamomile Tea Bag = 1 cup of tea
1 C. Pineapple, cut into chunks
1 kiwi
1/2 Banana semi-ripe, frozen
1 Green apple, cut into quarters
Mint leaves
Ice, optional

Brew chamomile tea bag for 5 minutes, remove tea bag and let cool tea completely or to room temperature. In a blender add fruits, mint leaves and chamomile tea (+ ice), blend everything until smooth. Serve + drink + relax!



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HELLOOOO!!! I need to start with a big Hello because I feel super happy about today's post!  Why?.. well my new eBook is here!!! It is called; Starting Whole and is all about "How To Start with Whole Foods". Why? Since changing my eating habits and starting with whole foods I've been getting so many benefits in my life + well-being that I wanted to share this information with you too. 

Eating healthy doesn't have to be a complicated thing, really. And it doesn't have to be something that is 'only' available for some people either, on the contrary it should be something available for everyone to enjoy.

I wish someone would guide me and give me the information that I needed when I decided to transition from process to whole foods, honestly. And that's one of the main reasons behind 'why' I created this digital book. To show and help anyone that wants to start changing their eating habits, and wants to live healthier + feel great inside+out and doesn't know How or Where to Start. The creation of this e-book came after my personal experience and challenges with processed food and refined sugar, so it has been made with a lot of love too.

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>> How To Start with whole foods step by step.

>> Learning what to eat: simple + easy.

>> The complete guide to create you whole foods pantry (including 
      my favorite sweeteners to substitute refined sugar) .

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>> PLUS other exclusive info + recipes + more!

Is this GREAT or what! So you can be part of all this information + resources + exclusive meal planner + etc, by just subscribing via email HERE and I'll send this eBook (made with lots and lots of love) straight to you. 

BTW: You my Awesome subscribers don't have to worry because this book will go directly to your inbox. 

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The Super Vegetarian Roll // Vietnamese Inspired Rolls with Pickled Sauce // (Vegetarian) //

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Hello! Hello! Aldy here! Well first of all let me tell you that this blog has been under a lot of changes lately, so mostly I've been submerged into blogging + design for the last couple of weeks. There are still a few things that need to be fixed but I'm getting there, so if you get an error while browsing the site, just let me know, ok. On the other hand I'm working on a little project too and I'd let you know soon. So stay tuned!

Now, today I'm sharing with you these AWESOME vegetarian rolls because they are so easy to put together and so deliciously flavorful that you couldn't believe it. Really! you can call it super serious fast food! I promise you that once you start making them it becomes almost an everyday habit. And if you're as 'craze' as me about vegetarian + quick + wholesome cooking, well...I'm pretty sure you'll love it too.

So quick story. The first time I tried this food was while I was living in Australia (yes, I lived there for a while too). I used to go to a bakery close by and just buy myself a super nice Vietnamese roll. The ingredients and flavors felt so 'amazingly great' after the first bite that I don't think I've ever tried a sandwich so yum. I mean a sandwich is a sandwich, right?! You wouldn't expect much, but when something so humble is elevated with such interesting ingredients...well I think it becomes simply superb. Here it is my Vietnamese Inspired Rolls with Pickled Sauce. I just love this.

Seriously though, you can make this roll in no time, have it for lunch when you're really busy (and hungry), bring it to work (just pack + go + save too!), serve it by it self or with a bowl of soup (warm or cool), you can also add slices of chicken, beef or pork. I like mine with just vegetables but J. likes adding chicken to it. So make it + eat it + enjoy it !  

And I would love you if you share with me via twitter, pinterest or google+.

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To Make the Rolls:

1 sourdough baguette bread, cut into half
1 Carrot, shredded
Fresh Cilantro / Coriander, about a handful (or as much as you like)
1 -2 Radishes, cut into slices
Half of one cucumber, cut into slices
A few slices of small red chilli (optional)
Mayonnaise to taste

Spread some mayonnaise over half of each roll. Then add radish, cucumber, carrot and coriander. Add pickled sauce over the top of each roll and serve!

 To Make the Pickled Sauce:

Quarter of one green apple, cut into small cubes
Quarter of one red onion, cut into small cubes
2-3 Tbsp. White vinegar , or to taste
Sea Salt to taste
2-3 Tbsp. Fresh lemon juice, or to taste
1 Tbsp. Coconut Sugar

In a small bowl, add all ingredients and mix until everything is well combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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Maple Apple Cake // Easiest Refined Sugar Free + Gluten Free + Milk Free Cake //

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This apple cake is the kind of baked treat that push me to a “must have break” in the afternoon. Believe me! (the perfect indulgence while Lia takes her usual nap)… a cup of tea, a book and a good slice of this apple cake and everything becomes a super –nice- happy-moment.  Gratifying myself with something that I made just feels so good! Funny about this cake is that I’d have never thought in a million years that I would be making + eating a cake without gluten + refined sugar and milk! 

Since changing my eating habits, I started experiment a lot with gluten free flours and is something that I find incredibly interesting.  I mean, making a cake without ingredients; such us regular raising flour, milk or refined sugar, was not possible to me at all. Simply because, I didn’t understand the importance of whole foods and how the implemantation and use of rich + wholesome ingredients ( instead of refined/ processed ingredients) work and how come they could provide nourishment + health benefits to the body. But I guess everything has it’s own time, no?!

So as I was saying changing my eating habits took me to all that experimentation with gluten free flours and in my process of finding new ways with ingredients, I found a few different (GF) flour combinations and recipes to play with. With time and after a while, I found myself creating my version of a gluten free cake, a cake that can be eaten any time of the day. It’s a simple, humble cake but with an amzing flavor that can surely make one ask for seconds!

Now, let me share with you a bit more about this cake, ok. 

This cake doesn’t take longer to cook, (which is wonderful when you’re a busy  mom, (like me / or just a busy lady with no much time for baking), the other thing is that this is totally foolproof ( so, don’t worry if this is your first time experimenting with wholesome ingredients because this is incredibly easy to put together). I also like making this cake with walnuts; it adds a bit more crunch + nutty flavor and complements the apples really good. So you can try either, with or without the walnuts. They're both wonderfully delicious!!!

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1 C. Tapioca Flour
1/2 C. Almond Flour
3/4 C. Coconut Flour
1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
4 Medium-Large Eggs
3/4 C. Vegetable oil
3/4 C. Honey / or any sweetener of your choice/ to taste
4 Medium-Large Green Apples
2 Tbsp. Ghee/ or substitute with unsalted butter
Fresh Lemon Juice of 1/2 lemon
Organic Maple Syrup to taste
Vanilla Paste to taste (optional)


1- Apples: peeled + cored + cut into cubes. Set aside. In a  pan over medium high heat add ghee and as soon ghee starts to melt the add apples. Lower heat. Add lemon juice, (vanilla paste) and maple syrup and cook until apples are golden in color, tender and all juice + liquids has been absorbed.

2- Batter: in a bowl add all dry ingredients, mix and make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add eggs, vegetable oil and honey. Mix until all ingredients are well combined. Add cooked apples, (and walnuts if desired) and mix to combine. Pour batter into a greased pan and bake for 18-25 minutes (time may vary depending on the type of oven you're using) at 150C/302F.  And that's it!

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Almond Salty Caramel Buckwheat Granola / Feel Good + Nutritious Granola / (Refined Sugar Free)

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Hey, pretty people! How are you?.. Me, well I have been GRANOLA(ZING) (granola + amazing = granolazing) (I know this is not a word but, believe me, this is the only way to describe how delicious + nutritious this granola is!) - so as I was saying; I've been Granolazing my morning breakfasts + afternoon snacks with this buckwheat granola! And obviously I needed to share this recipe with YOU !!!! 

This granola is completely refined sugar-free + has a SUPER-nice caramel flavor (which I deeply love) + the buckwheat (which is gluten free + also nutritiously packed with vitamins B1, B2, and minerals such as; potassium, magnesium, phosphate + iron) give the granola and incredible crunchy wholesome taste! I hope you'll try this recipe because "it will pretty much rock your world" once you try it!

Now having said that, (and while my little Lia is shaking the keyboard upside down + laughing while Mommy says; Don't do that, please!) I created a list of How-To Homemade "Buckwheat Granola Tips" for you, in the recipe below, so you can start making and "Granolazing" your morning breakfasts + snacks too. Ok! 

As always I love reading your comments or share with me via twitter, pinterest or google+.And if you have any questions just let me know!  

Oh, BTW you can use this almond salty caramel buckwheat granola as a topping too, add it to your favorite ice cream or chocolate cake + ice cream + this granola on top and it will be beyond delicious!!!

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"HOW TO" Making Buckwheat Granola Tips:

> If this is your first time using buckwheat to make granola, just make sure to use "Raw Buckwheat Groats" (NO Toasted Buckwheat aka Kasha. Which has a different color and texture than raw buckwheat).

> If you like to get a more chunky-clumpy granola (I love it too), you can do that! Just don't stir the granola during the baking process. And you'll get a giant granola cookie - meaning; The granola will become all clump together, then you just break it into small + medium pieces! 

> The granola will not be crunchy when the baking process is finished, and that's ok. Because the granola  becomes nice + crunchy as it cools.

Dry Ingredients:

3/4 C. Raw Buckwheat Groats (no toasted buckwheat / kasha)
1 1/2 Oats
1 1/4 C. Almonds
3/4 C. Pecans
3 Tbsp. Sesame Seeds
3 Tbsp. Pumpkin Seeds
1 1/2 Coconut Flakes
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt / or to taste
Wet Ingredients / Sweetener:

8 Medjool Dates, chopped in small pieces (Soaked in hot water for 1 hour)
1/3 C. Creamed Honey / or to taste
1/4 C. Coconut Sugar
1/2 C. Coconut oil (melted)


Preheat oven at 150C/300F. 

In a large bowl add the dry ingredients. Set aside.

In a separate bowl add all wet ingredients and mix well.

Pour wet ingredients mixture over dry ingredients and give it a good stir so everything gets covered with the dates + coconut oil mixture.

Place granola over a large baking tray / or two medium baking trays and spread evenly, bake for 15 minutes, remove from the oven stir and bake for another 10 minutes. It will be ready when its nice, crispy and golden brown. Let it cool and transfer the granola into a glass jar! 

Now go and enjoy it with your favorite topping!!!