Gluten Free Vanilla Cake

This is so delicious and took about 10 minutes to put together. This cake takes 30 minutes to bake and of course you can make your own gluten free frosting to go along with it. Ingredients and directions to follow

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Banana Bread (gluten free)

I know…it’s bananas 🍌 lol. I have been gone for a while. You know how it is when nice weather comes around. 🤷🏽‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️ Now that it’s getting cooler outside we’ll I’m bacck. Hope everything and everyone is well. Below is a quick, simple and delicious gluten free banana bread recipe. This time I will try to include measurements…say what?? Yes I know, I don’t usually include measurements but today I will. Hope you try it out and if you do please let me know how it turned out for you. 
Needed:

3 very ripe bananas 

1 egg

5 tablespoons melted coconut oil

1/2 cup Greek yoghurt 

1/4 cup brown sugar (you can omit if you think bananas are sweet enough)

Mix those together in a bowl

Next add:

1 & 1/3 cups of gluten free flour 

1 teaspoon of baking soda 

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger (fresh is great)

A splash of vanilla extract (optional)

1/4 teaspoon sea salt 

Be creative: (optional add ins)

Walnuts

Chia seeds

Flax meal

Chocolate chips

Coconut flakes 

Mix those together into a batter and place in a greased  loaf pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Once heated, bake for 55 minutes. 

Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn. Once done. Allow to cook. Take a pic and enjoy :). 

Curry Fried “Rice”

So is it rice or nah? Well…..it’s sort of, its cauliflower rice. Add a little Asian touch and girls night in is set in 15-20 minutes. Less time than picking out a good movie on Netflix, might I add. Anyway, I have been gone for sometime, long story short #life. I am going to give you my recipe for a quick curry fried cauliflower rice recipe with an Asian fusion.

I used:

One pack of frozen cauliflower rice (Trader Joe’s- or make your own)

Frozen pineapple chunks 

A tablespoon of coconut oil

One clove of Garlic 

Tri-color bell peppers 

Organic extra firm tofu 

1/4 tablespoon curry powder

1/4 tablespoon ground ginger

1/4 tablespoon turmeric powder

Pink Himalayan sea salt (adjust to taste)

3 tablespoons coconut aminos 

Cashew (optional)

Here’s the simple how to:

Heat up the coconut oil in a skillet and add the chopped up garlic. Sauté for about 3 to 5 minutes. Cut your extra firm tofu into chunks and add to the skillet. Add the package of the frozen Cauliflower rice along with your tri-colored bell peppers and allow to cook for about 10 to 12 minutes until it is soft. At this time, take your curry powder, turmeric and ground ginger and mix well into a bowl along with the Himalayan salt. Pour this mix onto your cauliflower rice and mix well. Allow to cook for about 5 minutes more.  Once your meal is almost ready add the coconut amino and cook for one minute. Turn off the stove and voila! Dinner is served. Chopsticks up!! Enjoy. If you try this out please let me know. Thanks for stopping by

Because..roses are great in any color

Enjoy the simple things..in a minute, in an hour, in a day. Don’t let it pass by without creating great memories. Have less, focus more!! Live simply..focus on what matters. Focus on the things that have been, is , and will be here!! #makememoriesdaily

Avocado Mousse 

Say what??? That’s right…I made a delicious avocado mousse and wanted to share the details. Hope everyone is doing well and I hope the weather hasn’t been too horrible wherever you live. I cannot believe how time is flying by this year. March, we’re in March already. What happened to February? I know I didn’t sleep for 28 days straight…sure seems like it. 


So here is the simple way to make this quick yummy healthy dessert. 

I used:

Very ripe avocado 

cocoa powder

dates (adjust for sweetness)

vanilla extract

very little sea salt (I used pink Himalayan) 

cinnamon 

ginger

Almond milk (to help with blending)

Blend these ingredients together and voila 😋😋 you can top this with fresh fruit, homemade caramel sauce, homemade whip topping, nuts coconut flakes etc. 

If you try it out let me know how it goes 🙂

Honey, Bunches of Oats 

Hello👋🏾. Hope this post finds everyone doing well. It’s been sometime since I have posted a new recipe here (not that I haven’t been cooking). The struggle of picture taking, editing, uploading and posting is real. But fun. Anyways a quick, delicious breakfast meal idea for you today. Hope you enjoy :). 


Oatmeal…I  cooked my gluten free oatmeal with Tumeric, ginger, cinnamon almond milk and cashews. 

Once done I topped it with:

Chai seeds

Organic unsweetened coconut flakes

Fresh strawberries 

Dried cranberries 

Can you say yummy. Super delicious and healthy. Oh and this is filling as well so you won’t get that , I ate oats for breakfast so that means I’m hungry as I’m eating it feeling. :). How do you top your oatmeal? Please share and thanks for stopping by. See you soon 🙂 

Arepas (gluten free,vegan)

Hi guys..hope everyone is doing well. Here is a quick and yummy arepas recipe for you guys. If you do try it out please let me know how it goes. Hope you enjoy

To start off have on hand:

2 cups corn flour 

2 cups almond milk

1 cup grated cheese

4 tablespoons vegan butter 

2 tablespoons salt 

Corn kernels

Oil for frying 

Method: 

Prepare the flour, salt. grated cheese and corn kernels. In a small saucepan warm the milk, and melt the butter then add to the dry ingredient mixture forming a batter. Using a large spoon, scoop a fist size amount of the batter and mold in a circular shape. (Wet your hands to prevent the dough from sticking). Fry on each side for about 4-5 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy 🙂

Tip:  Top this or stuff with whatever filling you life. Cheese, beans, rice, greens, peppers..you name it  lol 😂. 

Personal Pizza Pie

So….who doesn’t love pizza. The problem, few places offer gluten free pizza. There are frozen gluten free pies but they take such a long time to be ready and can be quite expensive. Of course, I decide to make mine. I know exactly what’s in it and  it cost practically nothing since I already had most of the ingredients. The wonderful thing here is being able to customize this. 

Simple as:

Corn tortillas 

Shredded mozzarella Cheese

Steamed Broccoli 

Boiled Sweet potatoes 

Jalapeño slices

Olives 

Tomato sauce

Salt and pepper 

My method: I layered two corn tortillas and placed cheese in between the two layers. Next I spread tomato sauce on the top tortilla and layered the remaining ingredients as follows:

Tomato sauce

Cheese 

Sweet potatoes

Broccoli 

Olives

Jalapeño

More cheese 

Salt and pepper
Next, I baked this on 350 for about 30 minutes. I made five personal pizzas and they were gone gone gone. Do try this out and let me know how it turns out. If you have a similar recipe please share. Enjoy 🙂

Chai Pumpkin Spice Latte (gf, df, caffeine free,vegan, sf)

Yum yum yum 😋 is what comes to mind whenever I hear pumpkin spice latte. However, I don’t drink coffee anymore and will sometimes have herbal coffee substitute. This is a quick yummy fall pumpkin spice recipe that is absolutely delicious and guilt free. Try it out and let me know what you think. Even if you have just a few of these ingredients you can still have a delicious drink. 


You will need:

Caffeine free chai tea bags

Pure Pumpkin purée 

Black pepper

Vanilla extract

Cinnamon powder and sticks for garnish

Powdered ginger

One clove (optional)

Nutmeg (optional)

Almond milk (coconut milk will do as well)

Stevia or sugar substitute (optional)

Sugar free Whipped topping (omit if vegan or make your own 😉)

Method: 

Bring some water to a boil, turn off the stove. Place a few chai tea bags into the hot water and allow to brew for 5 Minutes. Use more tea bags for added strength. Remove the tea bags and turn the stove on low heat, Add in some pumpkin purée and stir well. Next, Add some cinnamon, ginger powder and the clove. Stir and allow to boil about 1 minute. Add in your milk at this point, and your sugar substitute, vanilla and a dash of black pepper, stir for an additional 30 seconds. Remove the clove from the mixture and pour into mug of choice. Top with some sugar free whipped cream, and cinnamon powder or fresh grated nutmeg and you might just forget about summer…….ya right! 😉 

 Enjoy and let me know how this turns out if you decide to try it out. 

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