Gluten-Free Lemon Almond Pound Cake

I was recently at a coffee shop serving GF lemon pound cake made with almond flour… at 5$ a slice.lemon pund cake

For some reason I got it into my head that I MUST make this myself… but better, cheaper, and with less sugar. So I did.

I must say, the results are fabulous!

You should try it at home!


1.5 sticks of unsalted butter, very soft

1 1/4 C white rice flour

1 1/4 C almond flour

3/4 C (raw) honey

3/4 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp xanthum gum

1 C plain yogurt or slightly watered down Greek yogurt

4 large eggs

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

2.5 tsp lemon extract


Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and pre-heat the oven to 360F (350 for those of us at sea level). Generously grease two bread pans with butter and set aside.

Combine the rice and almond flours, honey, remaining butter, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on medium speed for about a minute. Add the baking powder, baking soda, xanthum gum, yogurt, eggs, vanilla, and almond extract and beat on medium- high speed for 2-3 minutes; the batter should be smooth and fluffy. Scoop the batter into the bread pans in equal parts. Don’t worry if the batter is not quite level, it will even out in the oven. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until a bamboo skewer inserted in the center comes clean and dry. Set the pans on racks to cool. Once pans are cool to the touch, invert the cakes onto cooling racks. Cut into thick slices with a serrated knife to serve. The cake keeps, covered, at room temp. for up to a week.


Spicey Curried Lentil Soup

Spicy Curried Lentil Soup

I love all things curry! Not only does it taste delicious, it has so many health benefits! Curry spices improve digestion, immunity from colds and flus, increases blood circulation, and helps to prevent Alzheimer’s Dz. What more could you want?

What you need:
1TBS oil (I use ghee)
1” fresh ginger, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium sized onion, diced
1 garnet or jewel yam, chopped
1 yellow pepper, chopped
1-2 TBS red curry powder or paste (I prefer Mae Ploy brand- extremely spicy!)
1 13.5oz can coconut milk (I prefer Natural Value brand, BPA and additive free)
1 TBS chicken Better than Buillon (or 1 cube chicken buillon)
2 C red lentils (soaked for 20 min, then rinsed)
2 kaffir lime leaves, dried. Or splash of lime juice
Optional: chopped basil for garnish

In large stock pot at high heat, heat oil, and add garlic ginger, onions. Cook until the onions are transparent. Add yam, pepper, chicken buillon, curry powder. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes, stirring intermittently. Add lentils, and stir for 3 minutes (to prevent sticking to the pot). Add coconut milk and lime leaves. Increase heat to high, and add 8C water to the pot. Once the soup is boiling for 2 min, reduce heat again to medium high. Cook for 45 min, stirring on occasion to prevent soup from sticking to the bottom of the pot.


This makes a lot of soup! Makes about 12 cups, stores well in the freezer.

Fior Di Mandorla

(Traditional Italian almond flour cookies. Who knew they would know that they are gluten free, dairy free, and almost sugar free!)


  • 2 eggs whites beaten until fluffy
  • 2 C almond flour
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/2 C honey
  • pinch of salt

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Super- Filling Coconut Almond Quinoa Breakfast

By Andy Jacobs

Serves 1


  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp almond butter
  • Handful of coconut flakes
  • Drizzle of honey or agave if desired

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Sugar Free Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

A dark chocolate lover’s recipe!


  • 1/2 C Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 C Black Onyx or Bittersweet Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 C Almond Powder
  • Pinch of stevia and/or salt as desired

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Nourishing Kitchari

After living and studying yoga in Southern India, I realized the amazing wealth of healing foods from the Ayurvedic tradition. Khitchari is a staple dish for new mothers, convalescence, and those working to strengthen their digestion.

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Crustless Kale Quiche

How many of you grocery shop on the weekends? What if I told you that you could save time, money, and lose weight by shopping on a different day, like Wednesday? Sounds crazy right? Well, here are the TOP three shopping guidelines to follow to accomplish just that.

1. Have a list. Lists save time, plus, by focusing on the list, you end up buying healthier items, consuming less processed food, which is great for you waistline and good for your wallet.

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Curried Squash Soup – A Winter Favorite!

1 large Kabocha squash, peeled, de-seeded, and roughly chopped

1lg Onion (chopped)

2 cloves of garlic (smashed and chopped)

1” ginger root, peeled and chopped

1TBS dried celery

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