Gluten-Free Coconut Almond Flour Cake {Inspired by Middle Eastern Cake Harissa}

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A dense, moist, and sticky sweet Gluten-Free Coconut Almond Flour Cake, inspired by the Middle Eastern Cake Harissa.

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I hope you had a great weekend! If it snowed where you live, I hope you stayed safe and warm and had the chance to enjoy the snow…or at least bake something delicious! Mike and I are in DC and we’ve been hunkered down since Friday enjoying the snow; this weekend we had our second snowfall, which was actually a doozy: winter storm Jonas! Being from Buffalo, I am in my element, and although we were starting to go a little stir-crazy by Sunday afternoon, we actually had a lot of fun.

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Piña Colada Banana Bread

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Banana bread-lovers, this Piña Colada Banana Bread is a must-try if you enjoy the tropical flavors of pineapple and coconut! I’m weird in that I don’t like bananas much. I buy them for two reasons: 1) they’re one of my hubby’s favorite fruits (not surprising, since we have pretty much opposite tastes in food), and 2) to let them ripen to near-rotting (yup, I love them super sweet) and either freeze them to use in smoothies or make banana bread. See? I’m weird....

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Sweet and Savory Teriyaki Nut Squares {Paleo}

Sweet and Savory Teriyaki Nut Squares {Paleo}

So, here’s how this oddball recipe came to be… I was recently thinking about my Stovetop Maple Nut Brittle when the idea for a savory version came to mind. That spun off into a savory granola idea, then a savory granola bar, and then nut bars. Teriyaki nut bars, to be exact, because Mike and I had just come home from lunch at our favorite Japanese restaurant and I had Japanese food on the brain. Welcome to the inner workings of the mind of a food blogger, lol....

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Coconut-Sesame Rice

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Would you believe I absolutely hated rice as a kid? I attribute this to the fact that my mom served what she called “Mushroom and Wine Rice” to my sister and I the first time we remember ever having rice. Although I think it sounds delicious now, this is not something your average five-year-old will generally devour; needless to say, I grew up thinking I hated rice....

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Pina Colada Smoothie {Frozen Treat Week}

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The final treat I’m sharing in honor of Frozen Treat Week is a real doozy. In keeping with the other two healthy treats I’ve shared for this event (3-Minute Easy Cherry-Chocolate Sorbet and Almost-Instant Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Soft Serve), today’s treat is equally healthy. And every bit as delicious. I’m not even kidding when I say that last summer I don’t think I touched a carton of ice cream once because of this smoothie. And that’s not to say that I didn’t crave ice cream....

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Coconut Tiger Prawn Curry

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So, who in the food world (home cooks included) doesn’t miss Gourmet, right? Luckily we still have their old magazines and books to thumb through to reminisce and find inspiration. This recipe hails all the way from 1998 and is a real winner in a timeless way. If you like Indian food and/or curry, this dish is sure to be a hit. And I was happy that unlike many curries, this one doesn’t use curry powder at all – just a lovely combination of ingredients providing sweet, heat, and spice for a perfect balance. Head over to my guest post on Culinary Covers for the […]...

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