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Vegan Brie Cheese

Vegan Brie Cheese

This Vegan Brie Cheese is surprisingly similar to the real thing. And very easy to prepare. you can also give it your own spin by adding any herbs or spice for a different flavor. Serve with with crackers, fresh baguette, fresh fruit or have fun coming […]

Raw Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge

Raw Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge

This healthy Raw Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge is one of my favorites no cook, gluten-free options for the morning. Have some fun and add any toppings you want. I added berries, cacao nibs and banana to this particular recipe but other fresh fruit or nuts/granola for […]

My Baby’s First Birthday

My Baby’s First Birthday

To my littlest love, on your first birthday: I can’t believe you are already one! Time has passed by so fast and so slow at the same time. I still can remember the day we first met, as if it had been yesterday. I was so excited and at the same time so nervous. It all went so perfect. I and you worked so hard as a team. Until the time finally came and at 7:06 pm our lives changed forever.

Your dad still remembers me saying “Ya está aquí, ya está aquí”. I felt so full of joy that nothing else of what was going on really mattered. I finally had you in my arms and I was never going to let go.

At first, the days went by very slow, we were just starting to get to know each other. Everything was just so new for both of us.
Hoya and Saxa were also very confused. You smelled and sounded like a human but just moved like nothing else they had seen before. Plus, you were taking all of our attention. But despite that, they also loved you from the very first moment. It didn’t take Saxa less than 5 minutes to start playing with you and removing your little socks to hide them all around the house. Your great-grandparents, grandparents, and uncles were also here. They were so happy to be with you. You came to fill our family with joy.

Days became months and you were just growing so fast. Each day you did something different and it never stopped amazing us.
I remember the first time you moved your legs with the music, the first time you were able to sit by yourself or the first time you crawled. I could mention all the amazing moments, but the list will just never end. So I will just keep them in my heart and memories forever.
I always tell your dad how I don’t want you to keep growing but he says that he is excited to keep seeing you grow. Hear you say Mom and Dad for the first time, call Hoya and Saxa by their name, watch the soccer games with him.

I guess I am also pretty excited about that. I have to be honest I was also even excited of you turning one even if that meant you were not going to be my baby anymore. Soon you won’t need me to cuddle you to sleep. Soon you won’t be waking up in the middle of the night just so we bring you to our bed. Soon I will not be chasing you all around as you crawl. Soon you will be your own person doing your own things. But of something you can always be sure, I will be your greatest supporter and cheerleader. And in spite of how old you are, you will always be my baby.

In the words Robert Munsch:
“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
as long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.”

Happy birthday my sweet boy!

Love you forever, 

Mom

Healthy Golden Milk French Toast

Healthy Golden Milk French Toast

This Healthy Golden Milk French Toast is delicious and lower in calories than the traditional version. And if that is not enough it also has anti-inflammatory properties thanks to the miraculous benefits of Turmeric. As you have probably read on previous posts or if you were […]

Gluten Free Cinnamon Apple Oat Pancakes

Gluten Free Cinnamon Apple Oat Pancakes

Light, fluffy, and tasty, you won’t believe this Gluten Free Cinnamon Apple Oat Pancakes are low in calories. Not to mentioned oats are high in fiber and great for your health. If you have seen my instagram you have probably noticed  I am a pancake […]

Chocolate Glazed Gluten Free Donut

Chocolate Glazed Gluten Free Donut

Satisfy your sweet craving with this decadent Chocolate Glazed Gluten Free Donuts. Sweet, fluffy and actually good for you!

This past weekend we were at Capitol Hill and we stumble with a beautiful donut shop: District Doughnut. If you live in D.C. you have probably heard of them. Of course Adrian couldn’t resist! I mean who can resist donuts?

We decided to try two of their season special: Pumpkin Glazed + Milk Chocolate Glazed. I have to be honest they were insanly good! Probably full of sugar, but is all about balance right?

Afterwards when we were home I decided to make my healthy version of the Milk Chocolate Glazed. You are proabbly not going to believe me but i promise they turned out as good as theirs (minus all the sugar). If you don’t believe me you can ask Adrian who was very doubtful when I first started making them. But by the end of the weekend there was not one donut left!

The best part of these Chocolate Glazed Gluten Free Donuts Recipe is that is so simple to make. You just whip up the donut batter, fill your donut pans and after 15-18  minutes you have your donuts! Of course you can’t forget the glazing! Honestly I think it is the best part of the donuts. And it is only made of two ingredients – chocolte chips and coconut oil- can you believe it?

If you have a sweet tooth like me, you should also check out this Maple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

Chocolate Glazed Gluten Free Donuts

November 5, 2018
: 6 donuts
: easy

These Chocolate Glazed Donuts are gluten-free, Paleo friendly and low in sugar!

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp. cacao powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil + 1 tbsp. for the frosting
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a standard donut pan.
  • Step 2 Place oats in a blender or food processor and blend until fine.
  • Step 3 Add the cacao powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix to combine.
  • Step 4 In a separate bowl add the yogurt, milk, egg, vanilla extract and coconut oil and whisk until combined.
  • Step 5 Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir together.
  • Step 6 Add the batter to the 6 holes of the donuts tray and lightly tap the tray on the counter to evenly distribute.
  • Step 7 Place in the oven and bake for approx. 15-18 min.
  • Step 8 In the meantime in a microwave safe bowl combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Melt in the microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring each time, until completely melted.
  • Step 9 Once your donuts are ready allow them to cool a little bit before adding the glazing. Enjoy!
Healthy Skillet Baked Egg with Kale

Healthy Skillet Baked Egg with Kale

Fuel up in the morning with this Healthy Skillet Baked Eggs with Kale. Best part is that it is low in carbs and high in protein. I recently bought this individual cast iron on Amazon and I have loved it o far. Initially I got […]

Healthy Vegan Tofu Crumble Tacos

Healthy Vegan Tofu Crumble Tacos

These Healthy Vegan Tofu Crumble Tacos are one of my favorite Meatless Monday recipes. They are spicy, brittle, delicious and actually good for you (no fried stuff). Being a Health Coach and daily yoga practicioner people commonly ask me if I am vegan. The answer […]

Maple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

Maple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

Capture the sweet flavors of fall in this  Maple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe. Make them gluten-free by substituting all purpose flour for gluten free flour.

I am a little obsessed with fall. You can definitely tell from the recipes I have shared on the blog late (Healthy Apple Strudel). But it is not just that I love fall flavors I also believe we should try to eat what is local and in season.

Why should we eat local foods?

Eating food that is local gives small farmers the opportunity to grow and stay on business. As a former entrepreneur, this is very important to me and I always try to support small business as much as I can.

Another good reason why you want to consume locally is flavor wise. The main reason is that food is fresher, therefore, it tastes better. Think of the food you cannot get locally. How many miles has it traveled to get to you? Think when it was picked, factory-washed and sealed in a plastic? It doesn’t sound so good now, right?

Additionally,  when you eat what is available in your surroundings you are also helping the environment. If produce doesn’t need to travel miles and miles to get you it means less carbon dioxide impact.  I know, I know you probably hear this everywhere. But it is true we need to start doing something to help our environment or else we are going to be in big trouble.

There are a lot of other reasons why consuming locally has a lot of benefits on your health, the environment, and your community. Saying this it doesn’t mean I don’t sometimes eat strawberries in fall or apples in summer. But I try to eat more of what is available that season and comes from a local farmer. Plus in that way when I am starting to get bored on some foods it is already time to change up my recipes.

These Maple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe are one of my favorite Fall recipes. The subtle taste of the pumpkin spice combined with the flavor of cinnamon and maple it’s just the perfect combination.

Maple Cinnamon Muffins

November 2, 2018
: 12 muffins
: easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup maple syrup, real maple
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • ½ cup milk
Directions
  • Step 1 Pre-heat the oven to 375°F. Prepare a 12-cup muffin pan with liners or by greasing the cups.
  • Step 2 In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
  • Step 3  In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter, egg, greek yogurt, maple syrup and milk.
  • Step 4 Create a well on your dry ingredients and slowly incorporate your wet ingredients into the dry.
  • Step 5 Divide the batter between the prepared liners and bake for 18-20 minutes. Allow them to cool before removing. Enjoy!
Healthy Apple Strudel

Healthy Apple Strudel

Colder climate and abundant apple harvests make this Apple Strudel a perfect dessert or breakfast option. Traditionally loaded with sugar, refined carbs, and butter this Healthy Apple Strudel is gluten-free, low in fat and sugar. It is already Fall which means apple picking season is […]