Rustic Grain-Free Strawberries & Cream Shortcake with Granola

Good morning food lovers, I wish you happiness & bliss on this beautiful spring morning! I have a light and fluffy delight for you today with this moist, delicious angel-food style cake today. I’m continuing my May Grain-Free Baking Challenge and this is just perfect for spring! The cake is so yummy and completely gluten…

Coconut Spice Banana Bread

Are you ready to taste the best banana bread of your life? Well what if I was to tell you it is indulgence without guilt…would you believe that it is gluten-free & grain free? Well it is and continues my May Grain-Free Baking Challenge. I challenge all to find the satisfaction of baking with whole…

Grain-Free Chocolate Paradise Layer Cake with Raspberries & Espresso Chocolate Chip Buttercream + Welcome to my May Grain-Free Baking Challenge & Giveaway + Health Conscious Baking Basics 101

OMG…..do I have a great cake for you today! This cake is a dream….this cake is divine…this cake is so to die for I considered naming it death by chocolate or it equally could have been called the cake from heaven because it could bring you to life with one single bite! My chocolate paradise…

Five Alarm Kimchi + 7 amazing ways to eat it!

Let me tell you guys, I am so proud of this recipe…you are gonna LOVE this recipe..though not exactly traditional…it is sooo darn good i tell ya!!! My husband, brother and I ate an entire jar in one sitting before it even had time to ferment! Thankfully this recipe makes 3 mason jars full so…

Smoky Chili Flake Oil

Not your basic chili oil folks, this chili oil is flavorful and takes your basic oiling of the pan to new heights with its umami profile! It’s not overly spicy but is more smoky in character and the flavors get bolder the longer it sits so it only gets better! This is chili oil so…

Three Chili Paste

Happy Weekend Foodies! This weekend I have a series of recipes to take your next Netflix & Chill evening to the next level! This recipe, along with my kimchi recipe will be your next Asian inspired meal condiments! Thai recipes and Korean favorites will be happy they met their match, but the thing I love…

Healing my Body through Clean Eating!

Hello my fellow food lovers, Today I will take a break from my usual recipe posts to talk about something near and dear to my heart and that is my struggle with autoimmune disease and obesity. It sounds so awkward for me to say obesity because for years i was so thin and was told…

Spicy Marinated Chickpeas

I have been really enjoying this healthful journey I’ve been on in this stage of my life and even at my young age, my health has been compromised too many times to count due to my autoimmune disorder. I am so grateful that food can be the most potent medicine of all when it comes…

Handmade Pasta 101

Can I just say, I am totally proud of myself this week friends, i was finally able to mark making fresh pasta off my culinary bucket list! I was able to make it a few times and now I know it like the back of my hand. I still remain a humble student to this…

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Here’s a quick and easy dinner idea FOODIES! Pasta Puttanesca….does that sound familiar? Your first thought may be, “isn’t that the dinner cooked for the heartless Olaf in Lemony Snicket’s famous telling of the Baudelaire orphans? Yes! Your second thought may be the taboo history of the origins of this delicious pasta. Pasta Puttanesca was…

Perfect Homestyle Pudding

Do you ever dream of creamy, decadent pudding infused with rich vanilla flavor or milk chocolatey heaven with a kick? Does pudding ever enter your dreams and you just wake up craving this homemade sweet, creamy goodness? Well, I do and I answered the call and got started on this recipe as soon as I…