Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lemony-Coconut Cake

Here's a recipe for another yummy cake.  It is best served warm, I find.  The texture reminds me of corn-muffins and the lemony flavor is delicate, not overpowering.


4 eggs
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 cup almond meal
1 - 1 1/2 cups milk
juice from 1 lemon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbs vanilla extract
stevia, to taste

unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)

*Note: the ingredients listed above make a delicately lemony flavored cake.  If you would like something with a stronger lemon flavor you could try adding more lemon juice and using less milk (for correct liquid-ratio).*


Use a wire whisk to whisk the eggs.  Heat the coconut oil on stovetop over low until melted.  Whisk well into the eggs.  Next, mix in the 1 cup milk and coconut flour, mixing to get out any lumps.  Add the almond meal and mix.  Add the lemon juice, baking soda, vanilla extract and stevia and mix well. Add in more milk if the mixture is too thick.  It's amazing how the coconut flour absorbs the liquid so well! 

Grease pan and sprinkle with a layer of shredded coconut on the bottom (optional).

Pour the mixture into the greased cake, pie pan, or muffin tin.  Sprinkle some more shredded coconut on top (optional).

Place in an oven preheated to 350 for 30-35 minutes (for cake or pie pan, less time for muffin-size) or until the edges *just* begin to brown.

This cake is very good when served still warm but it is also good out of the fridge as a left-over! 

For the chocoholic, you could add some home made chocolate sauce, but I do find that does overpower the lemony-aspect of this cake. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Rosemary-Dill Yogurt Deviled Eggs

I love deviled eggs!  Here's one version of the recipe using fresh herbs and yogurt...


12 hard boiled eggs
1/3 cup whole milk yogurt
3 tbs. olive oil
2 tbs. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp cayenne powder
1 tbs each of finely chopped fresh rosemary and dill
Sea salt or Himalayan salt, to taste


Hard boil the eggs and allow to chill in the fridge (I prepared my eggs the night before).  Peel the eggs and rinse them, draining off all excess water.  Cut eggs in half and remove the yolk.

Place all yolks I a medium size bowl for mixing the filling.  Mash all the yolks to a smooth consistency using a strong (does not bend easily) fork.  Add the remaining ingredients and continue to mix, combining thoroughly.  I like to taste it to see what else it might need before filling the eggs (i.e., if you want more salt, pepper, etc.).

Once the filling is ready, use a teaspoon to scoop the filling into each one of the eggs.  I don't like to use a lot of plastic containers but this Rubbermaid one (pictured below) is made just for eggs and I love to use it to hold deviled eggs...

Enjoy the eggs alone or on a salad!

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