Friday, March 4, 2016

* quinoa chocolate cake *

Good morning Friends! 

I hope you all had a great week... well mine was pretty rough so I needed some 
chocolate in my life :) 

I made this chocolate cake, 
it is of course gluten free and it tastes amazing!! 

Quinoa chocolate cake

* 2 cups cooked quinoa

* 4 eggs

* 1/3 cup coconut milk 

* 1 tsp vanilla extract 

* 3/4 cup melted coconut oil 

* 3/4 cup maple syrup

* 1/2 cup coconut sugar 

* 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder  

* 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 

* pinch of salt 

* 1/4 cup blueberries

* 2tbsp chocolate chips ( I used carob chips ) 

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, grease a 9" square pan with coconut oil 

2. Combine all your wet ingredients and the quinoa in a food processor .

3. Combine your dry ingredients in a bowl, then add them to your quinoa mixture. 

4. Stirr in blueberries.

5. Pour the batter in your pan and sprinkle with chocolate chips.

6. Bake it 45-50 minutes 


Let me know how your turns out if you make it! I loved it! 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Be yourself, be happy, be creative,


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

* What's in my library bag? *

Good morning Everybody!

I had a pretty good selection of books this month.:) 
Unfortunately I didn't have tim to read all of them, well who has time to read two novels a month? What was I thinking? :) 
I will try to do better next time :) 

1. I quit sugar  : great recipes without any refined sugar ( obviously :) ); I've tried a few of them and they all turned out very good!

2. Everything I Never Told You  : well this is the one I didn't have time for, but i'll try to  get it again !!

3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up  : I wanted to see what is all the hype about .... It's a very interesting read, but honestly I am still waiting to declutter our house  :D 

4. The Girl on the Train  : This was my first thriller, and I enjoyed it a LOT. You should definitely read it before the movie comes out. 

5. Humans of New York  : beautiful photos, it would be a great coffee table book !

Well these are my library finds for this month. :) 

I hope you're having a great week! 

Be yourself, be happy, be creative, 


Friday, January 29, 2016

* wake up call #5 *

Good morning Friends!

Another day, another breakfast recipe. 
I made my very first granola the other day, and I take it to work every morning, 
I love it so much!

* Homemade granola * 

* 2 cups nuts ( almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds etc.) 
  roughly chopped 
* 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes 
* 2 cups rolled oats 
* 2 tbsp chia seeds
* ground cinnamon 
* 5 tbsp melted coconut oil 

1. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees (120 Celsius).
2. Mix all your ingredients.
3. Line a baking sheet with baking paper. 
4. Spread your granola on the baking sheet.
5. Bake it for 20-25 minutes, until golden .

Allow it to cool and  definitely try some before you put it in a mason jar. 


I eat it with some fresh berries and plane greek yogurt, I hope you'll enjoy it too!

I am hoping to share some very exciting news next week! :) 
Have a wonderful weekend! 

Be yourself, be happy, be creative,


Monday, January 25, 2016

* orange, carrot cakes *


 Good morning! 

We are on our second snow day in South Carolina, and I finally had time to make some 
delicious snacks again. 

My mom made these in Hungary, sent me the recipe and the next day my sister and I 
both made it :) 
It has no flour, no refined sugar in it, but the carrots and the fresh orange juice 
make it perfectly sweet for a little afternoon snack. 

* Orange, carrot cakes * 

* 10 dkg coconut oil 

* 2 eggs

* 2 yolks

* 20 dkg almond meal 

* the zest of one orange 

* the juice of half of an orange 

* 1 medium carrot ( grated ) 

* 5 tsp maple syrup 

1. Melt you coconut oil and mix it with the eggs and the yolk, 

preheat you oven to 350 degrees ( 180 Celsius ) 

2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the coconut oil mixture. 

3. Grease your baking sheet ( i used my smallest, square one ) with some coconut oil 
and pour your cake mixture in it. 

4. Bake it for 35 minutes. 


Have a wonderful week! 

Be yourself, be happy, be creative,