Temperatures here in Texas have been in the 90s for quite a while and ‘finally’ reached the 100F mark last week. What better time to make popsicles… lots of popsicles (which I will also post soon), and some granita! My daughter is obsessed with making (and eating) popsicles and even prefers them over ice cream. Which is great because its a lot easier to make and there are so many fun, delicious and healthy options. I personally love granitas, which is in a way a different form of serving popsicles… well, kind of. I sometimes use the same mixture and instead of pouring it in the popsicle mold, I freeze some and make a granita. I just love the airy refreshing texture of it…. nothing better on a hot day. What I love about these is that they are made with raw honey, so no processed sugars, much better for you and so much yummier….
These Coconut & Honey Oat Waffles are one of my breakfast staples! So healthy – for a great start in the day – and the combination of honey and coconut is second to none. You might have noticed after I posted the Maca Pancakes with Wild Blueberries the other day, that I opened a new category in my recipe section – Breakfast. I cannot believe I went on for 5 years on this blog without that category! I am an absolute breakfast person, it seriously is the best meal of the day for me. …
I might be getting a little ahead of myself here, but I am in super fall mode. It was still a blazing 95F here in Dallas this weekend but that did not stop me from starting my fall baking with this Spiced Red Pear Pie with Honey. Yuuuum! I will always prefer a pear over an apple and will always pick pear pie over apple pie – as much as I love apple pie. Red anjou pears are my favorite although they taste almost like the green anjou pears, but I tend to think their flavor is more intense and sweet. Of course, you can substitute with any pear you’d like. And the combination of the pears with ginger, cinnamon and honey is soo yummy and super fall-y….
I cannot believe it is already September… time if flying! Summer is almost over and I have to admit, I am really excited about fall. September is my birthday month (am I really turning 32?!) and, it is also national Honey Month! Did you know that? I thought I celebrate with this extremely moist and tasty Honey Coconut Bundt Cake. I have to say that this cake was a total experiment but I hit the jackpot! It is unbelievably moist and soft thanks to coconut milk and honey, and, I think coconut and honey is one of my new flavor combos. Sooo good. Jackpot….
I’ve been wanting to make ice cream for a long time and my daughter has been talking about making popsicles so we met in the middle yesterday and made this Hibiscus Honey Sorbet. Well, I also ran out of sticks for my popsicle mold, so… Anyway, this sorbet was super easy and has only 3 ingredients! Plus, it is sugar free. I know I always post a lot of decadent recipes here full of butter and sugar but I am actually living a pretty healthy lifestyle and eat very well, believe it or not, and I always like finding recipes that are yummy and guilt-free or healthy. Especially for my daughter. This sorbet is made of hibiscus tea with honey and agave syrup. If you don’t have an ice-cream maker, fill it in popsicle molds instead! It actually makes awesome popsicles….
I m so excited the christmas season is finally approaching! I just can’t wait. So I kicked off my christmas baking a littler sooner than last year and as usual, with something gingerbread. Last year, I started the season with these Gingerbread Petits Fours and this year I am gushing over this Honey Gingerbread Bundt Cake….
Well hello summer! I know its not quite here yet but this cake sure helps to pretend. What speaks summer more than strawberries and cream? This greek walnut cake is made with orange juice, olive oil, greek yogurt and whole wheat flower so it is actually kind of healthy, which makes up for the load of cream. At least lets pretend. Anyway, it is super delicious and makes a cute dessert for any summer party!
I think it’s about time I post this recipe. Banana cake with coconut. This is one of my favorites cakes that I’ve been making for years. It’s not just extremely delicious but super easy (all you need is 2 bowls and a whisk), quick and – healthy! Yes, healthy. And being pregnant (almost 6 months!) I’m always glad to have something for my sweet tooth to snack on that is not making me feel too guilty. And it is soo good, too – super moist, soft and fluffy.