Gluten Free Apple Bread

My son is visiting! So excited! He loves to cook, bake and everything related. He’s been following a gluten-free diet for about a month now, will see how that turns out. Meanwhile, we had a great time baking this delicious apple bread. We made some little mistakes, like mixing up tablespoons with teaspoons, but it didn’t matter because it smelled and tasted wonderful anyway.

We had this bread for breakfast with a nice cup of coffee, we also had it for dessert with a little spoon of ice cream!

He found in the internet a mixture of flours to replace wheat flour. So you can transform any baking good to gluten-free. It was interesting all the way from the grocery store to the tasting. Just delicious and above all, building good memories!

GLUTEN FREE APPLE BREAD

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All Natural Banana Nut Chocolate Ice Cream

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This is the simplest ice cream you’ll ever make. So easy and… healthy! Yes healthy! It has absolutely no sugar added, just the natural sweetness from the bananas. So yes, we can have a little healthy delicious treat.

It is made out of frozen ripped bananas, cocoa powder and pecans.

Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan, paleo.

I’m sure you can create lots of different combinations with the same banana base. Be creative! But try this one first!

BANANA NUT CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM

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Happy Birthday My Dear

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Happy Saint Patrick’s day!! I love Saint Patrick’s day, I feel it is a festivity full of energy, positiveness, happiness, proudness, brightness, or maybe it is just the luck of the Irish! Most of all it is my husband’s birthday! I wanted to prepare something very special for him. I know he really likes cheesecake, so I decided to go with this version that I created. Something green to go with Saint Patrick’s theme, something tart I didn’t want it to be over sweet and of course what can be better than cheesecake!

It may seem like a lot of steps, but they are all very simple and it goes very quickly. Hope you like it. And have a very, very Happy birthday my love!

LIME CHEESECAKE WITH LIME CURD AND MERENGUE TOPPING

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Chocolate

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I have a friend who is an Amuzgo indian and speak the Amuzgo dialect. She speaks spanish too (thankfully). She is very dear to me and my family. She is from the south of Mexico, from the State of Guerrero.

Every time she goes and visit her family, she brings us something. Once she brought lemon grass which I planted in my garden. Other time she brought a kind of green beans that are very big (gigantic), I also planted them in my garden. Last time she visited her family she brought us homemade chocolate. I mean real homemade chocolate made from scratch, from picking up the cacao from the cacao tree! At the ranch, her family have several different plants and trees. Among them Cacao and sugar cane. Continue reading

Cafe de Olla – Coffee from the Pot

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Cafe de Olla is a traditional hot drink from Mexico. Tells the story that during the Mexican Revolution, the “soldaderas”, women who helped with the revolution, used to prepare this special drink on bonfires for their soldiers to comfort them and give them strength.

It is called coffee from the pot because it is prepared by boiling the coffee, spices and piloncillo (the purest or least refined form or sugar cane) in a pot. Usually a clay pot. Some people add clove and different kind of fruit. But the recipe here is the way I like it the most.

It is such a delicious beverage not only for its flavor, but for its aromas full of sweetness and spices, that it has turned into a traditional distinctive mexican drink. A Coffee that tastes and smells like Mexico…

I’m sure you’re going to love this coffee specially with this cold winter weather

CAFE DE OLLA – COFFEE FROM THE POT

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Berry Cheesecake

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There is something about individual dessert that I really like. Maybe portion control, maybe not wanting to share, maybe not liking someone digging into my food.  At the end, I simply enjoy my and only my dessert.

That’s why I made this tasty cheesecakes in indivisual ramikens. Everybody gets to enjoy their share. Not one slice bigger than the other, not one scoop bigger than the other in a sharing dessert and best of all, no one trying to eat faster than others because before you know it, it will be gone!

All the ingredients are special in this cheesecake, together they make a bomb full of flavor! The berries with the lime, the macadamias with the graham and the creamy cheeses that tightens all the flavors together. Mmmm..

BERRY CHEESECAKE

Makes 6 individual desserts

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