Raw Nut-Free Cacao Hamentaschen

The Jewish holiday of Purim is in a few days.  This festive holiday, commonly celebrated with wild costume parties and drunken escapades, commemorates the time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination.  The villain of the Purim, a man named Haman, is remembered by the traditional food of the holiday – the Hamentaschen. Continue reading

Fudgy Grain-Free Cocoa-Banana Cake

When it’s cold outside, there’s no place I’d rather be than in my kitchen.  I find the blustery days to be the best days for cooking and baking projects.  My kitchen gets extra-warm from the heat of the oven and the stovetop, and promises of delicious food keeps me feeling cozy and warm, even when it’s frigid outside. Continue reading

Soom Chocolate Tahini Brownies

IF STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND WITH ONLY TWO FOODS…WHAT WOULD THOSE BE???
You know me well enough by now.  Don’t you?
Chocolate and Tahini.  Dark chocolate, to be exact.  And silky-smooth tahini.
What is it about these two foods?  I crave them, they make me feel good.  And why wouldn’t they?  Both dark chocolate and tahini are superfoods, they contain vitamins and minerals that make my body feel its best, day after day. Continue reading